Raising Standards in Safety

Memorable two days of open and honest debate on safety and security took place at the FSOA’s (Football Safety Officers Association) conference and exhibition on their 30th Anniversary at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon from 22-23 March this year.

The event was attended by many industry-leading experts, including the keynote speaker, Mark Roberts, Chief Constable of Cheshire and the national lead on football policing.

The excellent relationship which has developed since Showsec became the FSOA’s main sponsor has been based on a solid commitment to taking crowd safety techniques to new levels and creating even safer environments within the country’s football stadia across a wide range of events. This has ensured that the partnership has been beneficial to both parties while also enhancing the experience for the public using many stadiums.

Showsec has worked on several initiatives with the FSOA, most notably providing additional crowd management and stewarding support for clubs in need of it and specialised training for staff seeking to broaden their skills and knowledge.

“This year’s conference has been the best in our 12 years of attending, both as delegates and as the main sponsor. The opportunity to speak candidly and honestly about the post-pandemic landscape of resourcing of events proves that we are ready, as an industry, to accept the landscape and innovate to overcome the difficulties we now face in these times of uncertainty. Thank you to the entire management team at the FSOA who consistently provide the unique platform and atmosphere to engage with so many industry figures with problem-solving at the forefront of our intentions” – Richard Church, Head of Resourcing, Showsec.

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