July 2017 Newsletter
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Knights Group Newsletter July 2017
Managing Director’s Welcome
Welcome to this month’s newsletter. With our ISO and SIA ACS Accreditation audits taking place, we have been working extremely hard in the background to meet all the standards set by these accreditation’s.
Over the last couple of weeks, the Group have been deploying staff to various festivals both based locally and in London. Alongside this, the HQ team have also been busy pre-planning for all fixtures released by our clients. As always please make sure you are continuously checking Parim for the latest available shifts.
As most of you are aware, the Prudential Ride London is fast approaching! Our Operational team have been working relentlessly behind the scenes to make sure this event runs smoothly. Just like last year, we have been allocated four areas: Knightsbridge, South Kensington, Kensington and Hammersmith. Therefore, if you haven’t already, please make sure you book in for this.
Once again, I look forward to seeing you all deployed on the ground.
13 YEARS AT TWICKENHAM
Since establishment, Knights Group Security have provided thirteen years of security services at Twickenham Stadium!
Before Knights Group Security’s formation in 2004, the Group was mainly known as an Approved SIA Contractor.
Through the aid of Tony Knights, the Group was able to deliver SIA courses for the statutory requirement of SIA licenced holders. It was during this time, Tony received a phone call from Twickenham National Rugby Stadium, requesting the supply of manpower for the U2: Vertigo Tour Concert.
Whilst still serving in the Army, Tony filled the initial requirement of 33 stewards with the serving soldiers that worked alongside him. 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 showed all clients and competitors the perception that as a company, Knights Group were crowd management specialists.
Since establishment, the Group has provided event security to Twickenham Stadium for over thirteen years. This month, U2 will return to Twickenham Stadium for The Joshua Tree Tour. It will be pleasure to be able to deploy all our staff to this concert, as not only will this reflect on the operational growth of the Group, but it will also be extremely memorable!
EMPLOYEE OF THE HALF-YEARLY
On Monday 19th June, Managing Director Yvonne Bryce presented the half-yearly employee award to both Jessica Redford and Chloe Nancarrow.
Yvonne Bryce stated “Presenting both Jessica and Chloe with this award was a great pleasure, both girls have been working relentlessly behind the scenes ensuring that the Group continues to be compliant with its upcoming annual assessments for both its ISO and SIA ACS accreditations. Both accreditations are schemes that the Group has worked extremely hard on achieving, maintaining and improving over the years, so they are very precious to us.
Presenting this award is a small token of our gratitude for their continued hard work.”
On behalf of everyone at Knights Group, congratulations!
10 YEAR SERVICE
Since establishment, Knights Group Security have employed thousands of staff members to join our busy team. Over the course of our business expansion, we’ve seen our staff grow from working as stewards, to response, to supervisors and even to company reps!
As a Group we find it extremely important to celebrate our staff’s professional milestones. Therefore, when 0ne staff member passed his 10 years as an employee for Knights Group…we had to celebrate!! On Saturday 10th June, Director Jamie Knights travelled down to Esher Rugby Football Club to present Steve Cann a special thank you gift from the Group.
Steve has provided 10 years of steward services for the Group, and continues to provide his services on a daily basis!
Pictured above: Knights Group, Director Jamie Knights presenting Steven Cann with a signed Paul Gascoigne memorabilia.
On behalf of everyone in the Group, thank you Steve for being our first employee to work with us for 10 years!! We look forward to the years to
EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
The last couple of weeks have been operationally busy for the Group. Therefore, we have decided to award our Employee(s) of the Month to the following individuals: Ahmed Abdullahi, Cristian Hooton,Tahj Glover, Adedji Odulana and Kieran Diaso.
For exhibiting an outstanding performance and responsibility whilst performing their duties as an event day steward!! Well done guys!
A KNIGHT WITH FRANK BRUNO
On Saturday 23rd June, The Knights Foundation held their Summertime Ball with special guests Frank Bruno MBE, Ian Towning and Garry Richardson at Oakley Hall Hotel.
The evening kicked off with British Radio presenter, Garry Richardson asking Frank Bruno numerous questions – to which Frank responded with his wit and unmistakeable laugh.
There was an increase of excitement which took place when Knights Foundation CEO, Nicky Banger teamed up with Ian Towning for an auction.
The evening continued with our gift of a commissioned oil painting of Frank Bruno in his fight to Mike Tyson was also auctioned.
The evening of the Summer Ball, raised enough funds to purchase a three-wheeler all terrain buggy for Asher Jones. Asher, is a 5-year old boy who has Quadriplegic Spastic Cerebral Palsy. This is where the muscles are stiff or rigid in all four limbs. With the terrain buggy, this will allow Asher and his family to be able to enjoy activities such as walking and going to the beach.
The Knights Foundation continue to help deprived children; children with illnesses, disabled children and their families. We will continue to support the Knights Foundation throughout its expansion as a charitable organisation.
Knights Group Security
Established in 2004, Knights Group Security are a comprehensive, quality orientated, security organisation who aim to maintain and achieve the highest standards to promote their clients’ business and events.
Knights Training Academy
Established in 2009, Knights Training Academy aim to deliver a diverse range of training solutions from work-based qualifications such as Apprenticeships and NVQ Training to high quality short courses including First Aid Training, SIA Training and Assessor/Verifier Qualifications
The Knights Foundation
Established in 2015, The Anthony Knights Foundation Trust offers gifts and assistance to carers and families managing disabilities throughout their everyday life. These gifts are those of aids which can help those with managing a disability, which in some cases allows them to maintain a certain level of independence and respite services.
Knights Property Services
Established in 2013, Knights Property Services specialise in selling and letting properties in highly desirable areas across Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire. Knights Property Services is an experienced and innovative agency that provides expertise in all aspects of the residential sales and lettings market.
Memco is a British coffee house combined with an experience of drinking your quality coffee with legends. Authenticated Memorabilia gives their coffee shop a theme that will suit all. Their mission statement is simple: Providing an atmosphere that is warm and welcoming with the very best customer service.
Knights Group Sports
Knights Group Sports work with leading professional sports clubs and organisations to deliver fulltime education and development programmes.
With the new football season approaching, take a look at the upcoming events the Group has in store.
Wembley Stadium (Wembley Inducted ONLY)
5th August – Tottenham v Juventus
6th August – Arsenal v Chelsea
19th August – Tottenham v Chelsea
26th August – Challenge Cup Final
Ride of London
30th July – Prudential Ride London
Crystal Palace (Palace Inducted ONLY)
5th August – Crystal Palace v Schalke
12th August – Crystal Palace v Huddersfield
29th July – Woking v Swindon
15th August – Woking v Eastleigh
19th August – Woking v Leyton Orient