Steven J. Blake
Steve started his career within the Event & Festival Security and Crowd Management industries and experienced the development of the Safety and Crowd Management sectors first hand.
Steve is a Technical Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), a Specialist Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, a member of the UKCMA (United Kingdom Crowd Management Association), a committee member of the IOSH Sports Grounds and Events Group, a Member of the Association of Security Consultants, a Member of the Association of Festival Organisers, is listed on the UK Register of Independent Security Consultants, an SIA Licensed Close Protection Officer and holds a Level 5 Diploma in Event Safety Management from Derby University. He also teaches numerous Security Industry Authority, First Aid, Spectator Safety qualifications and bespoke Crowd Management, Event Safety and Event Security courses and lectures nationwide.
He has a proven track record of over 35 years as an accomplished Safety, Security and Crowd Management professional operating nationally with an extensive background in Strategic Planning, Operational, Managerial and Directorial roles delivering solutions for a wide variety of event and security industry sectors in varied and diverse environments.
He was Safety, Security and Crowd Management Manager for the Tour de France 2014 (Stages One and Two of the UK Grand Depart), the world’s largest annual sporting event with 4.7 million spectators in the UK alone. Until 2013 he was Safety, Security, Crowd Management and Development Director of the Vaynol Estate North Wales’s Strategic Major Event site.
Steve is passionate about standards and competence within the industry and lectures on Crowd Management and Event Safety Nationwide.
Safety, Security & Crowd Management Planning / Strategic, Tactical & Operational Planning / Operational Management & Consultancy / Stakeholder Liaison / SAG Liaison / Large Scale Security & Crowd Management / Safety Documentation Development / Operational Troubleshooting / Road Events / Festivals / Music Concerts / Sports.
Dip ESM, (Tech IOSH), SIIRSM , RISC, (UKCMA)