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Protection in the Face of Terrorism

After the devastating attack at Ariana Grande's 'Dangerous Woman' tour at the Manchester Arena, the UK came together in support of the victims.

The One Love concert held at the Emirates Old Trafford, home of Lancashire Cricket, required the involvement of G4S Events to secure the live event and organise staff in just over a week. 
One love concert, terrorism, security


  • Achieve zero harm of over 50,000 people
  • Deliver contract within an extremely short timeline
  • Work closely with Counter Terrorism and Police
  • Safely grant access to attendees with 100% searches
  • Deliver an exceptional customer experience
  • Support families and victims of the Manchester Attack
  • Plan for any eventuality

The Solution

The whole of G4S came together to support the event and Operational Directors across the country delivered their support.

  • Engaged with Counter Terrorism to mitigate any severe threat
  • Access and egress protection for guests in a high-threat environment
  • Delivered innovative technology to create additional covert security
  • Increase security to the highest levels ever seen at a concert
  • Provided the most experienced staff in our workforce to deliver exceptional customer service and comfort guests

The Benefits

No other security events company was able to deliver this event securely in one week.

  • Delivered 600 staff
  • Provided 100% Airport Style Searches
  • G4S Risk, Aviation, Manned Guarding, Canine and The Gurkhas all offered support
  • Over £300K of covert technology was delivered for free

The G4S Events Team for the ‘One Love Concert’ supported the event by delivering over 600 staff within a weeks’ notice. It was a uniquely emotional evening but the staff support given was outstanding and helped to create a positive atmosphere. The team delivered 100% searches throughout the event and helped to maintain a
safe environment.

ian Aspey, Safety officer at lancashire cricke