Newman Event Services Support London Marathon Test Event
In May, Newman Event Services played a critical role in the successful delivery of the London Marathon test event. The 5k run, held at Kempton Park, saw the company secure and staff arrival areas, check every attendee and ensure a negative Covid-19 lateral flow test result was provided before entry. Our experts were initially contacted about a primary search role but, upon further discussion, demonstrated their expertise to provide additional services when it became clear the event would benefit from the consistency of one trusted security partner.
We care about providing the best level of customer service, therefore our specialists reviewed every aspect in detail, including the re-organisation of the arrival route and crowd management and security plans for the last mile, entry point, start pens and grandstands. Our trained crowd management stewards assisted attendees in and around the location, providing directions from local transport hubs, giving early reminders of instructions and undertaking counter-terrorism observation. Meanwhile, a comprehensive security team ensured thorough searches at every entrance, performing ticket and bag checks as well as friendly customer liaison. Newman Event Services was proud to play an integral role in the success of this key UK Government Covid-19 test event program.