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Head of Operations for Crowd Safety Training


Square Metre Ltd.


Roy is Head of Operations for Crowd Safety Training for the North of England, delivering the only Level 5 Crowd Safety Management Diploma available in the UK.

Roy has been working with crowds for three decades and has had experience at all levels of crowd management. His most recent posting was Head of Resourcing for Showsec where he was responsible for 4 managers, 6 supervisors and 4,000 casual staff who needed to be recruited, trained and booked for work on a national (and sometimes international) level.

Roy came into the event industry under the tutorship of Mick Upton in the early 90’s. He became Training and Development Manager for Showsec and when Mick retired in 1999, Mick handed Roy the ‘training wing’ which has gone on to provide education for thousands of candidates every year.

In 2006 Roy became one of the first crowd managers to undertake the new Foundation Degree in Crowd Safety Management at Buckinghamshire University and subsequently went on to lecture on the same course. In 2014 Roy was instrumental in the writing of the National Occupational Standards for the Event Safety Operative (ESO) which has become a standard for the industry.