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Don't you just love it when a plan comes together?

They’re the people that you never notice when a major event goes to plan. For Crewe-based Alpha Omega Securities, this summer marks the 10th anniversary of providing safety at some of the county’s major public events.

Among the dates on the company’s calendar are the Royal Cheshire County Show at Tatton, and the Nantwich Show at Dorfold Park.

An army of security personnel are deployed to keep crowd control, protect VIP guests and celebrities and supervise the smooth flow of more than 30,000 visitors.

The work starts weeks before the events themselves, liaising with event organisers and showground construction teams to ensure site security as they set up the giant trade marquees.  

The company was founded by former kickboxing champion and Nantwich man Ken Lawton 20 years ago, and employs more than 200 security personnel.

He said: “Our prime aim is for families to have a wonderful time at the shows and for the exhibitors, who come from all over the world, to leave with a great impression of Cheshire. Incidents of theft or unpaid entries are few and far between, but we are on hand to deal with problems should they arise.

“People are in high-spirits and having a good time. It’s a balance to not get in the way of this but be ready to handle any trouble fuelled by warm weather and too much alcohol.

“Our main focus is to keep people safe. Any large gathering of people is sadly a potential target for terrorism these days, and we have specialist training in how to monitor crowds and strike in the event of an emergency.

“We have a very good relationship with local police and we work hand in hand with them to ensure these events pass peacefully.

“The showgrounds are vast but we know them well and it’s good to have a long-standing relationship with the teams behind the Royal Cheshire County Show and the Nantwich Show.

“They work incredibly hard to showcase all that is great and good about the countryside and give so many people a superb day out.”

Nantwich Show chairman Michael-John Parkin said: “It’s a huge responsibility ensuring the event runs smoothly and for more than 10 years Alpha Omega has supported our aims of giving the public a memorable day in the glorious South Cheshire countryside.”

Alpha Omega also provides site security, CCTV monitoring and key-holding services for large companies and business parks and hosts counter-terrorism courses for event organisers.

Pictured: Nantwich Show chairman Michael-John Parkin with Alpha Omega managing director Ken Lawton and operations director Andy Taylor


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