Events management training firm proves a hit

EMSS trained the security staff for a recent Simple Minds concert
EMSS trained the security staff for a recent Simple Minds concert

An events management and security training firm from Wollaston has trained 5,000 professionals.

Event Management Security Solutions (EMSS), which is based at the Scott Bader Innovation Centre, has trained people from as far away as Poland and Germany, as well as from England and Wales.

The training has included security, first aid, customer service, door supervision, conflict management and leadership.

Managing director Mark Barber has also acted as an operations director for KAL Music, helping to produce concerts for Jools Holland, Marc Almond, Melanie C and Simple Minds.

He said: “So far 2014 is turning out to be another successful year for EMSS as we have already hit our annual training target of 5,000.

“We are one of the most experienced frontline conflict management companies in the UK, and also one of the largest training companies.

“We provide full protective security provision to major events, along with full legislative back-up.”

The company has been on an upward path since the turn of the decade, having been awarded the contract to manage the delivery of door supervisor training to 15,000 candidates for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Mr Barber, who is recognised as a consultant expert by vocational education body City & Guilds, added: “This was the largest training project undertaken in living memory. We trained not only experienced professionals but people from many diverse backgrounds, along with the British Army.”

EMSS is one of a handful of pioneering businesses based at the Scott Bader Innovation Centre, which provides office space, labs and workshop facilities on flexible terms for growing companies.