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FGH Security Announces Acquisition of Mitre Group

The Acquisition of Mitre Group

31st January 2024 – FGH Security, which incorporates FGH Training, a leading provider of security, crowd management, and safety training, is excited to announce its recent acquisition of Mitre Group, who are renowned for high-quality training solutions specialising in stadium safety.

Background of the Acquisition

This strategic acquisition combines FGH Security’s twenty years of expertise in keeping people safe in high footfall environments, with Mitre Group’s thirty years of experience in stadium safety training.  The move is part of FGH Training’s ongoing effort to enhance its capabilities and deliver comprehensive solutions in #KeepingPeopleSafe within the global stadium safety and major event markets.

Implications for Customers and the Market

Customers of both FGH Training and Mitre Group can expect to benefit from an expanded portfolio of services.  With FGH customers benefiting from additions including Level 4 in Spectator Safety and Strategic Readiness Exercises, and Mitre Group customers benefiting from access to service from the wider FGH Security including Crowd Dynamics Modelling, Counter Terrorism Risk Management and the supply of SIA and Safety Steward Personnel.

Future Prospects

FGH Security has decades of experience keeping people safe at some of the world’s largest sporting and cultural events and is currently expanding in both Europe and the Middle East.  The acquisition of Mitre Group is the beginning of what promises to be an exciting journey towards setting new industry standards and providing exceptional training solutions across the world, with a real potential to add value to organisations like FIFA, Saudi Pro League, IOC, the Super Bowl, F1 and the Commonwealth Games.

About FGH Security

Established in 2003, with nearly 3000 employees, they are one of the UK’s largest privately owned security companies.  They are the only manned security specialist to win the Sunday Times Best Places to Work accolade (in 2019 and 2023), as well as multiple awards for Crowd Management, Event Security, and Training.  Customers include Wembley Stadium, Lancashire Cricket Club, and Liverpool FC, for whom FGH Training also delivers spectator safety courses.  Recent high-profile deployments included Eurovision 2023 and being the Official Stewarding Provider for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

About Mitre Group

Established in 1992, with extensive experience in stadium safety, and over 20 trainers and assessors, many of whom are former Police DFO’s (Dedicated Football Officers).  Mitre have trained stadium safety officers for around 50% of the Premier League and Championship League clubs, as well as thousands of safety stewards across the UK.  They are renowned for their quality, providing not just certifications, but also high-quality learning, ongoing CPD and support with safety planning in the form of tabletop exercises.  Customers include Aston Villa FC, Arsenal FC, and the Metropolitan Police Service.

Peter Harrison, FGH Security MD & Founder Commented:

“We are very excited.  Both organisations have similar values and standards, with some exceptional subject matter experts who have dedicated their career to keeping people safe.  We look forward to sharing best practises and continuing to build on both organisations previous successes.  There will be no immediate changes to any structure or service offering, but we are keen to welcome feedback from all stakeholders.”

Bromley Sibson, Mitre MD Commented:

“I am delighted to be passing on the Mitre baton to FGH Security, an organisation I have respected for several years. Having their expertise and outstanding commitment for #KeepingPeopleSafe combined with Mitre’s high-quality stadium safety training offer presents a remarkable opportunity to raise standards across the global stadium safety and major event markets industry. I can’t thank the Mitre staff enough for their hard work over the last few years and wish them and FGH Security all the best for the future.”

For More Information

For more information about the acquisition or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Matt Smith

FGH Training

Matt.Smith@fghtraining.co.uk

 

 

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