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Coventry security specialist expanding on back of busy summer

A Coventry security company is expanding its team after completing one its busiest summers ever – including playing a key role in this year’s summer games.

National event management specialist Stadium has opened 11 full-time positions at its headquarters on Bodmin Road, with a further 140 casual roles across the country.

It comes on the back of new contract wins and growing existing contracts, closing the curtain on a busy summer after working on a number of major projects.

Stadium began an action-packed summer by providing traffic and crowd management services for 26 concerts in 19 days in June, kept crowds safe at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone for the first time in July, and played a pivotal role in the summer games across August.

While more than 1.2 million tickets were sold to watch sporting stars in Birmingham and beyond this summer, Stadium worked in the background to support events ranging from bowls to basketball, and also trained more than 200 previously unemployed people in the local area as part of the West Midlands Combined Authority’s Jobs and Skills Academy.

The programme was backed by £5 million in funding to help upskill local people by securing qualifications in sectors such as security and stewarding, and provide them with opportunities during the summer games.

Carl Taylor, Managing Director at Stadium, said: “It has been fantastic to be involved in one of the busiest summer calendars we have ever had at Stadium, particularly after long periods of disruption for our industry from the pandemic.

“Concert season has been particularly frantic due to several re-scheduled performances following Covid-19, on top of existing touring schedules announced by artists and promoters.

“We’ve won new contracts and expanded existing ones – such as our work at Silverstone this year – and we have been really proud of our involvement in this year’s summer games so close to home, working to help upskill the local workforce.

“This has enabled us to continue our growth and expand our team with a range of roles both in our Coventry headquarters and further afield, so we’re really excited for the future.”

Stadium is recruiting for 11 roles in Coventry including a Traffic and Event Parking Operations Manager and a Training Coordinator, two full-time posts in London, and another full-time position in Liverpool, with casual roles across the country.

It is particularly interested to hear from people who worked at the summer games.

The company was formed in 2009 and provides traffic management, event services and training, as well as rental of security barriers, the hiring of stewards and Security Industry Authority (SIA) security staff for events.

It supports events ranging from the Olympic Games to Premier League football matches, and sell-out concerts to high-profile conferences.

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