Showsec Signs 3-Year Deal With Manchester Academy Venues

20 May 2019

For over a decade, Showsec have been providing security and crowd management services for all four of the Manchester Academy venues: Academy 1, 2, 3 and Club Academy. From touring gigs to club nights, Showsec are proud to announce another three-year contract has been signed to continue working closely alongside the venues.

Located in the heart of the University of Manchester campus, an impressive portfolio of events for students to enjoy all year round are hosted within the Manchester Academy venues. As the University of Manchester Student’s Union has over 40,000 members and is one of the largest student unions in the country, Showsec work with the venues to help create enjoyable experiences for their visitors and students alike.

Showsec plan their operational delivery suited to the location, type of event and audience profile which is why we have established a strong relationship with the Manchester Academy venues and have been their trusted supply partner for over ten years. From AC/DC to Lady Gaga, Nirvana, Muse and Prince to Kylie Minogue – the Manchester Academy venues have a reputation for hosting quality entertainment on a nightly basis.

Whether it’s an up-close-and-personal gig or Academy 1 boasting a capacity of over 2,000 – Showsec are at the centre of the action and are on hand to provide crowd management and event security.

Manchester Academy has consistently praised the professionalism and helpfulness of Showsec staff across their venues and this has contributed significantly to the success of the partnership. Over 300 events are hosted across the venues annually and the Showsec team can experience working in a variety of environments.

Craig Bennett, Area Manager for Greater Manchester says “We’re delighted to be rewarded a new contract with the venues as it’s great to see hard work paying off. I’d like to thank the staff for always delivering exceptional service, and the Manchester Academy venues for providing opportunities for our workforce.

“It’s fantastic to know that we can continue working alongside one-another for three more years and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with events to come.”

John Grundy, Senior Operations Manager for Manchester Academy Venues adds: “We’re delighted to have signed the new contract with Showsec, and we look forward to the next three years. We’re keen to develop our relationship with Craig Bennett and the team to maintain, and improve, where possible, the excellent standard of service provided by their staff.”

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