'Dunkirk' Security Firm Gets Top Accreditation

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Published at 8:52am 23rd December 2016.

A Weymouth firm who helped provide security during the recent filming of the Hollywood Blockbuster - Dunkirk have won top accreditation.

A Weymouth firm who helped provide security during the recent filming of the Hollywood Blockbuster - Dunkirk have won top accreditation.

Event Security Southern Limited have gained Approved Contractor Status from the Security Industry Authority for a 4th year running.

The company was first started in 2012 by Dan Wilson who was later joined by Kay Purnell and now has a turnover of around £1.5M a year.

Dan Wilson said: "I started the Limited Company with an offer of a Contract with just 4 staff and myself, we all worked literally night and day to deliver a service that in my eyes was sadly lacking from other Security Providers within the Private Security Industry, Today we have an incredible team some 10 times what we started with, and have forged relationships with other service providers that have to follow our strict practices and service delivery which we monitor very carefully."

Event Security Southern Ltd were proud to provide the Security for the 2017 Blockbuster Film Dunkirk featuring stars like: Tom Hardy and Harry Styles, They worked for many weeks providing up to  80 Security Operatives each day over two locations: Weymouth Harbour and Swanage, Many of the team have worked on productions like: Top Gear, Eastenders, Commercials, Harry Potter and of course local favourite: Broadchurch

Speaking about the Location Security side of the Company Kay Purnell said: "This summer has been a very busy one for us, As Directors both Dan and myself need to be on location for most shoots; We had over 50 staff out when we shot Dunkirk at night on Weymouth Harbour which I was running: whilst Dan was running the Security for Broadchurch in West Bay. We as a Company never disclose our tasks until we have finished and sometimes like this Production; only talk about it months after, or after it has been screened; Client confidentially is key!"

Event Security Southern Ltd is proud to hold Approved Contractor Status and ISO 9001 which encapsulates some 100 different indicators from Policies and Procedures to working within the Local Community. They either give financial donations or provide Security Operatives at  greatly reduced rates or for free in some cases, which saves the event or club money which importantly gives the opportunity to raise more money for their good causes or the club a chance to provide extra kit for their players.

This year alone they have supported:  Weymouth and Dorchester Carnivals by providing Staff, Dorchester Rugby Club, Portland Ladies Football Club, Weymouth U15 Rugby Team, Team George's Bowling Event, Steve Charles Help a Friend, Beerex and Weymouth Boxing Club.

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