Olympic Torch Relay Events

As the Olympic Torch made it's way across the United Kingdom to Stratford, Response Security Solutions' event security team were hard at work keeping the crowds safe at a number of public torch relay events, ranging from two simultaneous concerts in Maidstone to lining busy A-Road routes across Kent and Surrey, finishing up having the honour of providing the crowd management solution for the Buckingham Palace leg of the torch relay. All the events combined attracted somewhere in the region of 200,000 visitors from diverse backgrounds and nationalities, as the United Kingdom took it's time to shine on the international stage.

As one of an elite few in the world to hold a BA(Hons) in Crowd Safety Management, Response Security Solution's senior consultant, Andy Hollinson was heavily involved in the planning stages of each event and worked alongside several agencies involved in the smooth running of each event, these included local councils, London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), and Police teams from both Metropolitan Police and local forces in Surrey, Kent and London; along with the event management companies responsible for each individual leg. On each occasion a crowd management plan had been produced and implemented by Response Security Solution's senior management team, and carried out by an experienced team of crowd safety supervisors, licensed security professionals, and enthusiastic stewards.

With the eyes of the world being on the Olympic Torch Relay, thanks in no small part to live streaming on the BBC's online page, it was critical that at all stages the Response Security Solutions team were ambassadors for our clients and helped the Olympic brand to be seen in a positive light, whilst ensuring crowd safety was paramount. In fact, Response Security Solutions team feature on in the region of 200 Youtube videos, at least 60 Twitter mentions, and several thousand photos, many of which have been placed on social media as people remember how they enjoyed the once in a lifetime opportunity to witness this historical occasion.

Response Security Solutions provide bespoke Event Security services and Crowd Management solutions to clients across the UK using a professional team of highly qualified event security specialists and event safety qualified stewards. For further information on security services, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or call 0845 166 1981 for an informal discussion.

Olypmpic torch passing by Response Security Solutions at Buckingham Palace