FGH has a long standing working relationship with the Great Run Company, providing the security for a number of Great Run and Swim events based in the North West. Events that our operatives have been deployed at in the past include the Manchester Junior and Mini Runs and the Salford Swim. The Great North Swim, held in Windermere, is one of the highlights of our Events and Security Guarding Divisions’ year. We deploy over 50 security operatives over the course of three days and with roles ranging from guarding the site during the build and break process, through to marshalling spectators and swimmers on the event days. The Swim is Europe’s biggest open water swimming event with around 10,000 participants.. The variety of categories, from ½ mile to 5 kilometres, means that there is a swim out there for all participants; from novices to seasoned outdoor swimming enthusiasts. In addition, the event includes thrilling elite races featuring some of the world’s best swimmers.
As a company we have a large sport-focused client portfolio and have become recognised as an industry leader in this area. This is due not only to the close working relationships that we forge with organisers, enabling us to add value to the event, but also our endeavour to deploy staff who have an active interest in sport, or who may be sportsmen or women themselves. This allows us to provide a security deployment compatible with the event and its competitors; staff able to empathise with customers and delighted to add their own support to any help and information that is needed.
“This was another fantastic weekend” explained Becky Webster (FGH Operations Manager). “The event goes from strength to strength each year and it still maintains its community feel as swimmers support each other. It’s great to know that we play a key role in one of the highlights of the open water swimming calendar.” “The event serves as a testament to the calibre of our staff and how our divisions work together seamlessly to provide complete security solutions with exceptional service delivery.”