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Weekly Round up 21/09/2021
It has been a over a month since our last newsletter and wow we have been busy! Hence the lack of news on our part.
It has been a fantastic summer season. In our last newsletter we had just finished up at Bloodstock (amazing!) Since then we have not stopped. Football season is in full swing. We have been back to Silverstone for the British leg of the moto GP. We have worked at antique festivals, art displays at Sheffield Botanical Gardens and another local festival at Don Valley Bowl, aptly named Rock the Bowl.
There have been a series of events in Sheffield's famous Tudor Square which we have been proud to be a part of. Not to forget 2 Tom Jones concerts and an Olly Murs concert taking place at various locations across the country. Last weekend saw the return of Wentworth Festival. A fantastic event filled with entertainment set in beautiful grounds.
This week we have been involved in a number of events aimed at new students arriving for their first year at Uni. A display in the Winter Gardens celebrating the launch of "Everyone is talking about Jamie" and we have staff working at the 5 day international cricket match between the England and New Zealand women's teams.
Weekly Round up 14/08/2021
August keeps rolling on and the events keep rolling in!
Last week was the busiest one we have had since we started to come out of lock down. We had staff at two festivals in Sheffield. Tudor Square was taken over for Leadmill in the Square and the Sheffield Students Union played host to Get Together Festival. There were open air concerts, football matches and even 2 games of cricket.
No rest for the wicked though as the first part of this week was dedicated to the final preparations for Bloodstock 2021. For anyone unfamiliar with Bloodstock it is the UKs largest metal festival. With some of the heaviest bands on the planet playing to thousands of metal fans!
As I write this our staff are getting prepared for another action packed day looking after customer across the festival arena. A special mention this week to our pit crew, our specially trained staff responsible for keeping music lovers safe front of stage. It is a very physically demanding job but they have come together as a team make sure they are taking care of the customers and each other.
And because a massive festival is just not enough! We have staff working at various football matches this weekend. Including Chesterfield, Barnsley, Nottingham Forrest and Port Vale.
Weekly Round up 06/08/2021
It has been our busiest week yet since the nation has been given the green light to open up. Not that we are complaining of course, the complete opposite in reality, this is what we live for! Events are in our blood and we have had the privilege of being part of a wonderful variety in the last 7 days.
In the run up to the new football season a lot of clubs have been playing friendlies. After over a year of not doing them, the pre match stand checks was a ritual that brought back a certain amount of nostalgia.
This week also sees us return to cricket clubs in Derby and Chesterfield for matches in the Royal London Cup.
Queens Park, in Chesterfield is not only playing host to cricket this week but also "An evening of Queen" part of the "I want to break free tour". More than a few umbrellas may have been spotted in the crowd but the wet weather did not dampen the spirits of the Queen fans or our staff for that matter. They are definitely no stranger to the changeable British summer time weather.
This weekend we have staff working at two festivals in Sheffield. Leadmill in the Square and Get Together. It promises to be a great weekend for fans of music.
Last week we mentioned something that our ops team have been working on. We can now announce that S1SS will be working at Bloodstock, the UKs number 1 metal festival. This the first year we will be working with the organisers and we are very excited about the opportunity.
On a final note, our training team are currently in the middle of planning for the launch of our SIA door supervisor courses in September. Something we are both very proud of and excited to be able to offer. Look out for the launch of our training page for more details.
Weekly Round up 30/07/2021
The weather has turned somewhat this week from practically tropical sunshine to a more traditional British summer. Mercifully, not before a very successful The Fringe at Tramlines Festival last weekend across Sheffield City Centre. While the main fesitval rocked out in Hillsborough Park the Fringe was set up to celebrate Tramlines' more humble roots with a series of more intimate gigs in smaller venues.
No sooner had the echos of bands and music lovers cheers started to die down when the sounds of football fans returned across the country. Teams across the land begin their preparations for the upcoming season, with a series of friendly matches.
Behind the scenes we are working on being part of something very exciting this month. We can't say much but what we can say is it is guaranteed to be very loud and very heavy! More details to follow as our Ops team finalise their planning.
Weekly Round up 23/07/2021
As the heads of 200 members of S1SS staff hit their pillows on Sunday night (Monday morning for some of us) there was probably little time to reflect on the weekend before we were asleep. Working the weekend at Silverstone for the F1 weekend is many things. Exciting, challenging, fun and yes, exhausting but it is worth it when we get to hear from some of the people who we helped make the event an even better experience. This dropped into our inbox Monday and it highlighted that despite the hot weather and long days our team went above and beyond making a positive impact on our customers
“Been at Silverstone this last weekend and just wanted to let you know that the blonde-haired lad with glasses you have is a credit to your company. He had to deal with a few difficult customers during the 3 days and I thought he handled the situations I witnessed with a great deal of professionalism. Anyways thank him from me.”
This weekend sees the return of The Fringe at Tramlines. While the main event will be held at Hillsborough park a series of gigs and performances that make up The Fringe will be hosted by local venues across Sheffield city centre. Members of our team will be taking up various duties across the course of the weekend and are very much
Weekly round up - 14/07/2021
What a weekend! Our staff have been welcoming the public to Cliffhanger an outdoor festival that takes place annually in Sheffield city centre. There was entertainment, activities and attractions spread out across Devonshire Green, the Peace Garden's and Fargate. It was a great event with people enjoying what was on offer in a safe and secure way.
We also had stewards working at Bramhall lane as the site hosted a pop up vaccination centre.
Ahead to this weekend. The one we have all been waiting for: the return of Formula One to Silverstone for the British leg of the Grand Prix. We are looking forward to welcoming a capacity crowd to the stands for a weekend of non stop motor racing thrills.
Later in July we also have staff working in Sheffield at the Tramlines Festival Fringe events. Another event we always look forward to as it signifies summer is truly in full swing.
Finally, the announcement on Monday that large scale events can restart again from the 19th is excellent news for all in the events and entertainment industry. We are committed to continue to offer the highest levels of service and best practice when it comes to keeping all our customers and staff safe in line with all current legislation, guidance and venue requirements.
Weekly round up - 02/07/2021
It has been another busy week for Sierra 1 Security Stewarding. We had staff working at “Together in the Square” a free festival run by Yellow Bus productions, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Council. Tudor square was transformed into a festival space with deck chairs and benches for the public to watch the various acts and performances.
We also had Stewards working at Silverstone as they hosted the British GT Championships. It was an action packed 2 days of motor racing. It was great to welcome fans back into the stands and has just made us look forward to the British Formula 1 Grand Prix even more (if that was possible)
This week we have staff working at vaccination sites around Sheffield as well as some of city’s waste management sites. It is worth a special nod to our training and recruitment teams who are interviewing, welcoming and arranging training for new staff on an ongoing basis. Keep up the great work!
This weekend we have the honour in playing a part in the Armed Forces Day celebrations taking place in the Peace Gardens on Saturday. It will be a scaled back event, but it is great that it will still take place to recognise the contribution our service people both, past and present and their families have made.
It’s summer (even though the weather has not seemed to have gotten the memo) and it would not be summer without cricket. We have staff working at the T20 match taking place this Friday at Derbyshire County Cricket Club. The hosts will take on the Worcestershire Rapids. It promises to be an exciting day of cricket for the fans.
Weekly round up - 24/06/2021
The British Formula 1 Grand Prix has been officially confirmed and we could not be more excited. It is one of our bigger events of the summer and we are always excited to be part of it. We will be welcoming the crowds of enthusiastic racing fans, in one of the first full capacity events of the summer.
In Sheffield we have been working closely with the council, keeping the public safe at vaccination centres. Including the large pop up vaccination centre in Tudor Square. It has been great to be supporting the council, the NHS and the many volunteers who have given their time to help get the vaccines out to the people of Sheffield.
Tudor square is a busy place at the moment. This week a free festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday. Being run in conjunction with Yellow Bus Events, Sheffield Council and the University of Sheffield the day will see various different events take place in Tudor square including poetry, street performers and many other acts. We will be on hand to make sure everyone enjoys the entertainment safely and has a great day out. Let’s hope the weather will be as great as it has been in recent weeks!