Established in 2004 by Tony Knights, Knights Group Security are a comprehensive, quality orientated security organisation.
At Knights Group Security, we understand the importance of the correct security procedures. Therefore, our staff are fully trained, screened and vetted with the primary focus of; customer service, equality & diversity, health & safety and general public safety to suit any organisation.
Since establishment, Knights Group have provided manpower teams to West End venues and private close protection to celebrities.
Before the Group’s formation, the Group was mainly delivering SIA Courses for the statutory requirement of SIA licence holders. During this time, Tony received a call from Twickenham National Rugby Stadium, requesting the supply of manpower for the U2: Vertigo Tour concert. Still serving in the Army, Tony filled the initial requirement of 33 stewards with serving soldiers that he worked with. Within a few days Twickenham requested an additional 176 stewards. As a result of this Tony drafted Yvonne Bryce into helping him fill his new commitment.
Due to the high quality of service provided at Twickenham Stadium, the Group was offered a contract to supply manpower on a regular basis. This gave our clients and competitors the perception that we as a company were crowd management specialists.
In 2007, Knights Group became substantial in size, recruiting more staff to assist in the daily running of the organisation. It was at this point, the Group went on to provide manpower at Wembley National Stadium.
By 2009, the company’s growth had exceeded, it soon became a regulation that all stewards within the security industry required a Level 2 NVQ Qualification in Spectator Safety. To accommodate this, Knights Training Academy was formed. Knights Training Academy has been established for over 8 years and continues to deliver a diverse range of qualifications.
London 2012 Security
In 2012, Knights Group were approached by the London 2012 Olympic Games Makers in regards to supplying over 1,800 event day staff which included; Stewards, SIA Operatives, Supervisors which was split into two subcategories: Group Leaders and Area Leaders.
Prior to the 2012 Olympics, Knights Group also provided security at Test Events such as; Lords Cricket Ground (Archery), Hadleigh Farm (Mountain Biking), Greenwich Park (Equestrian), ExCel Centre (Boxing & Table Tennis), Selhurst Park (Pentathlon) and Surrey Classic Cycle Race.
Knights Group also trained over 70,000 event day staff in preparation for the Olympics.
Since establishment in 2004, the Group is in the position to work and deploy an excess of 800 qualified staff on any given event day.
Yvonne Bryce – Managing Director
Tony Knights – Director
Jamie Knights – CEO
Bob Fulbrook – Operations Manager
Emilea Lopez – Staffing Manager
Fiona Pennant – Control Room
Jim Harkness – Recruitment
Jo McBrearty – Training Manager
Chloe Nancarrow – HR Manager
“The Knights Group are proud to be supplying manpower to all areas of the security sector as an approved SIA contractor. Supplying event staff to venues such as national stadiums, professional football and rugby clubs, as well as concerts and festivals means that we continue to employ over 1500 staff members nationwide. Our advanced corporate and customer services training is being recognised by our clients and the positive feedback we receive paves the way for accommodating growth”