Event management firm boosts workforce as business booms

A Coventry security company is expanding its team after completing one of its busiest summers, including playing a key role in this year’s Commonwealth Games.

National event management specialist Stadium has opened 11 full-time positions at its headquarters on Bodmin Road, with a further 140 casual roles across the country.

It comes on the back of new contract wins and growing existing contracts, closing the curtain on a busy summer after working on a number of major projects.

Stadium began the summer by providing traffic and crowd management services for 26 concerts in 19 days in June, kept crowds safe at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone for the first time in July, and played a pivotal role in the summer games across August.

While more than 1.2 million tickets were sold to watch sporting stars in Birmingham and beyond this summer, Stadium worked in the background to support events ranging from bowls to basketball, and also trained more than 200 previously unemployed people in the local area as part of the West Midlands Combined Authority’s Jobs and Skills Academy.

The programme was backed by £5m in funding to help upskill local people by securing qualifications in sectors such as security and stewarding.

Carl Taylor, managing director at Stadium, said: “It has been fantastic to be involved in one of the busiest summer calendars we have ever had at Stadium, particularly after long periods of disruption for our industry from the pandemic.

“Concert season has been particularly frantic due to several re-scheduled performances following Covid-19, on top of existing touring schedules announced by artists and promoters.

“We’ve won new contracts and expanded existing ones – such as our work at Silverstone this year – and we have been really proud of our involvement in this year’s summer games so close to home, working to help upskill the local workforce.

“This has enabled us to continue our growth and expand our team with a range of roles both in our Coventry headquarters and further afield, so we’re really excited for the future.”