Picture gallery: Showsec supplies historic Preston Guild

Security company Showsec provided event services to the five-month long Preston Guild, which culminates this month.

  • Showsec at Preston Guild Vintage Festival Weekend 2012-5.JPG

    Showsec at Preston Guild Vintage Festival Weekend 2012-5.JPG

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    Showsec at Preston Guild Vintage Festival Weekend 2012-4.JPG

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    Showsec at Preston Guild Vintage Festival Weekend 2012-3.JPG

  • Showsec area manager Robbie Jarvis, operations executive Joe Taylor and operations supervisor Peter Stanton at Preston Guild Vintage Festival Weekend 2012-2.JPG

    Showsec area manager Robbie Jarvis, operations executive Joe Taylor and operations supervisor Peter Stanton at Preston Guild Vintage Festival Weekend 2012-2.JPG

  • Showsec at Preston Guild Vintage Festival Weekend 2012-11.JPG

    Showsec at Preston Guild Vintage Festival Weekend 2012-11.JPG

  • Showsec at Preston Guild Vintage Festival Weekend 2012-8.JPG

    Showsec at Preston Guild Vintage Festival Weekend 2012-8.JPG

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    Showsec at Preston Guild Vintage Festival Weekend 2012-7.JPG

  • Showsec at Preston Guild Vintage Festival Weekend 2012-6.JPG

    Showsec at Preston Guild Vintage Festival Weekend 2012-6.JPG

  • Showsec at Preston Guild Vintage Festival Weekend 2012-10.JPG

    Showsec at Preston Guild Vintage Festival Weekend 2012-10.JPG

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    Showsec at Preston Guild Vintage Festival Weekend 2012-9.JPG

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The event is held once every 20 years and dates back to 1179. This year it saw a variety of events take place between May and September. It finishes this Sunday (9 Sept).

Showsec was contracted across the entire period to plan events including large, city-wide parades and food markets, providing between ten and 125 staff for each event. The parade saw 250,000 visitors line the streets to watch 90 floats and 3,500 performers.

The main weekend, held on 1-2 September, included a series of vintage-themed activities, including a 1970s soul disco and a 1940s-style tea party.

Robbie Jarvis, area manager of Showsec, said: "With so many different events, both in genre and size, flexibility and understanding of the events and demographics was vital. We were involved across all elements, from build and break strategy to event day guest relations, and had a very open chain of communication with event managers Tim Joel and David Bilton.
   
"This is a once in a generation event and we felt it was really important that we offered more than just security. We wanted our team to become an intrinsic part of the event and recruited locally to enhance the knowledge our staff could bring to visitors."

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