Clearly, the eyes of the world would be on Saudi Arabia and the success of these events, therefore we were determined to ensure a positive outcome for all involved. The ESM team liaised closely with venue stakeholders, transport teams and the local security committee to agree on operational requirements, whilst carrying out due diligence in the writing of overall security policies and procedures. Following the creation of these dedicated plans tailored to the needs of each individual zone, our Security Managers were able to oversee a detailed procurement programme.
Stringent tenders were put in place with an emphasis on selecting the very best local security partners; all of whom met the criteria for relevant experience, provision of high service levels and industry best practice. Furthermore, we also acted as Quality Assurance for the stakeholders and overall customer – the Ministry of Sport. With the aforementioned Joshua vs Ruiz title fight broadcast worldwide and attended by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, it was critical to implement detailed, effective security measures.