More than 60 G4S FM staff have had a taste of life in the fast lane, with an adrenalin-packed fortnight ensuring the smooth-running of the Isle of Man TT, one of the most demanding road races in the world.
The FM team provided security, car park stewarding, general spectator stewarding, paddock management, road closure support, and cleaning as part of a three-year contract for the international motorcycle racing event. G4S FM has had a relationship with the road race for more than 25 years.
G4S FM has also managed the transport, security and safety of the TT trophies - not only at the event itself, delivering the trophies to pit lanes and presentations - but all year round, escorting them to various exhibitions.
The Isle of Man has a population of some 86,000, but the TT brings another 40,000 visitors just for the main TT weekend, which obviously brings with it huge logistical challenges.
“We have a strong track record within G4S as an expert in providing essential support for motorsport,” said Stuart McCudden, G4S managing director on the Isle of Man. “Supporting the Isle of Man TT, this most prestigious motorsport event, is one of our most demanding, and enjoyable, challenges in the year. The course is 37.7 miles long, all on public roads closed for racing. We support the road closures and provide a range of FM services along the entire route. I can't think of another FM relationship like it. We are a true one-stop-shop for the race organisers.”