Manchester Academy Venues Renew Showsec Security Contract!

24 August 2022

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our longstanding contract of over 12 years with the Manchester Academy Venues has been renewed for another two years!

Over the years, Showsec has provided the Academy with wide-ranging security services, including event safety stewarding during popular live events at the UMSU (University of Manchester Students Union) building and Academy 1. For example, Showsec provided comprehensive security when major artists like Stormzy, Dua Lipa, Rag and Bone Man, The Vamps, Bad Boy Chiller Crew and Aitch performed there.

For anyone unfamiliar with the venues, the Manchester Academy is composed of four concert venues located on the campus of the University of Manchester. Utilised by the Students’ Union, the venues are housed in two buildings, the original Students’ Union, built in 1957 and the Academy, built in 1990. In 2004, after the merging of the universities, the venues carried the “Academy” moniker.

“It’s fantastic news that we have secured a further 2-year contract with Manchester Academy. I look forward to continue working with everyone there and strengthening our relationship further.”
Mark Wunderley Showsec Area Manager – Greater Manchester.

Photo: (Left to right) Amy Barratt Showsec Operations Executive, Mark Wunderley Showsec Area Manager and Sid Khoza Showsec Operations Supervisor