The head of Lancaster firm FGH Security has described his company’s involvement in the Queen’s visit as one of the most prestigious events he has been involved in.
More than 100 frontline members of FGH staff – including security supervisors, security operatives and stewards – worked alongside Lancaster City Council, Lancashire Constabulary, the Metropolitan Police and Royal security to ensure the safety of members of the public and management of the crowds.
The Queen’s visit to Lancaster took place on Friday May 29, when the Monarch arrived at Lancaster Railway Station before she visited Lancaster Castle.
She was then taken by royal car through the streets of Lancaster and on to Bilsborrow, near Preston.
The castle was accessible by invite only but crowds gathered at the official viewing areas around the city to catch a glimpse of the Royal visitor.
Peter Harrison, FGH managing director, said: “Since founding the company this has to be one of the most prestigious events that we have ever been involved in. It was a unique event that needed us to address all the security requirements whilst still ensuring that the people attending the event could make the most of it and give Her Majesty a warm welcome.”
Alex Redman, FGH operations manager, described the atmosphere around the streets of Lancaster today as “celebratory and patriotic”.
He said: “This is an extremely prestigious event for FGH and our city, attracting national coverage; an ideal opportunity to show the UK why we are the best events team in the country.
“I would like to thank all the staff involved in the day for their professionalism and cheeriness despite the rain and the early start.”
White Cross Business Park based FGH Security is one of the UK’s leading manned security providers and is the best Event Security Team in the UK (Security Excellence Award Winners –Event Security Team of the Year category 2014).
They have a range of public and private sector clients includinh the NHS, a number of councils, TNT and Manchester Pride.
They provide a range of services from security personnel and door supervisors through to large scale event security management solutions.