Gloucestershire Security Firm awarded Kingsholm World Cup Security Contract

JS Security the leading Gloucestershire security company have been awarded the contract to be the provider of matchday security services for the four upcoming Rugby World Cup matches at Kingsholm Stadium.

The contract covers match day security, including the hospitality areas, car park security and any additional security requirements. The contract which will involve in excess of 80 staff per match will begin with the first of the Rugby World Cup matches at Kingsholm on the 19th September, Tonga vs Georgia. All four matches at the Kingsholm Stadium are sold out.

John Search, Managing Director of JS Security commented on the awarding of the contract:

“We are delighted to have been chosen for this prestigious contract. Gloucester being a host city is a big thing for the city and the area as a whole. There is a real buzz in the area and we are looking forward to playing our part and ensuring that the supporters have a safe and enjoyable experience.

“As we already hold the contract for matchday security at Gloucester Rugby Club we know the venue very well. We also have a great deal of experience of working with large scale events that attract many thousands of people. It is great to see that the Rugby World Cup coming to the county is benefitting local businesses.

“We will be putting together a bespoke team for the Rugby World Cup, combining some of our most experienced personnel, graduates from our Apprentice Scheme and new personnel. Many of the staff will have worked at the ground before. As security on the day will involve bag searches we would encourage spectators coming to any of the Kingsholm games to avoid bringing bags where possible or to arrive at the ground well before the game”.

Sean Roberts, Operations Manager for the Rugby World Cup matches being held at Gloucester Rugby concluded by commenting on the selection criteria for this key contract:

“A key factor in our decision making process was the desire to appoint a reliable company. We were also ideally looking for a Gloucestershire based business with a proven track record and JS Security met all of these criteria.”

Gloucester Rugby sign JS Security

Gloucester Rugby have announced their latest new signing –  JS Security as the provider of their match day security services for the next two years.

The contract, which will amount to a six figure sum over the two years, will cover match day security (including the hospitality areas), car park security and any additional security requirements for special events at the famous Kingsholm ground. The contract will begin with the JP Morgan Premiership Rugby 7’s Series on 1st August.

Stephen Vaughan, Managing Director of Gloucester Rugby stressed the importance of the contract:

“We can have anything up to 16,500 people in the ground on a match day and the quality of their experience, good order and the safety of all, are of paramount importance to us.”

“Gloucester Rugby has enjoyed a close working relationship with JS Security over the years, and had become increasingly aware of their services and the excellent reputation they have been building for themselves.”

John Search, Group Managing Director of JS Security commented on the new appointment:

“We are absolutely delighted to have been entrusted with this prestigious contract. Alongside our business, building site and leisure manned guarding services, we have been looking to build our reputation for event and venue security.”

“A contract of this nature combined with our existing work for Cheltenham Festivals, places us in a great position to develop this side of the business even further. I’d like to thank Gloucester Rugby for entrusting us with this vital contract.”

JS Security will be providing in the region of 20 security personnel on each home match day and the firm will be looking to add more staff to its team of experienced security professionals as a result of this contract win.
“We will be putting together a bespoke team for Gloucester Rugby, combining some of our most experienced personnel, graduates from our Apprentice Scheme and new personnel.”

“We will be looking to recruit some additional experienced and qualified security staff to join this team and will be looking to find these from within Gloucestershire.”

“If anybody believes they have the right experience and qualities to work on such a prestigious contract we would encourage them to get in touch with us,” commented Jon Schofield, Managing Director of JS Security.

Mark Williams, Operations Manager for Gloucester Rugby concluded by commenting on the selection criteria for this key contract:

“A key factor in our decision making process was the desire to appoint a Security Industry Authority accredited company. We were also ideally looking for a Gloucestershire based business with a proven track record and JS Security met all of these criteria.”