Security and enforcement specialist Interforce, formerly TSG, will provide uniformed patrols to ensure public safety and the prevention of crime and disorder at Henley Festival this summer. 

Production manager, John Harris, met Interforce at Event Buyers Live and brought the company into Henley Festival’s restructured security model, designed to maintain its acclaimed customer service provision. 

John commented: “We hope that Interforce, which is trained to a higher level than SIA, with a police-style approach, will respond to our audience and ensure we continue to meet the high standards that Henley Festival is renowned for.”

The Interforce rebrand distinguishes the company’s events/venues/public spaces remit from the police’s Tactical/Territorial Support Group arm, which is also abbreviated to TSG. 

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‘Interforce’ better highlights the company’s priorities too, providing efficient specialist interventional support and enforcement to deliver public safety and crime prevention solutions to organisations and environments, while differentiating it from the greater private security industry.

At Henley, Interforce officers will deliver a practiced, profile level of reassurance while ensuring the event’s zero tolerance on drugs and underage drinking.

Interforce managing director, David Boswell, said: “We’re busier than ever, which is a product of business development manager, Duncan Cullen, explaining the rebrand to clients/potential clients, highlighting Interforce’s weight of unique selling points and detailing our experience across the event model.

“Interforce is a versatile organisation working in partnership to reduce risk, reduce vulnerability and help deliver safe, secure events. We’re delighted to be in the mix with the other proven parts of Henley Festival’s security effort and we’re really looking forward to the 2019 edition.” 

Paul Allott is a director and co-founder of Event Industry News, Event Tech Live and the Event Technology Awards.