Blackpool Pride attracts thousands of visitors each year from across the UK. Blackpool Pride works to promote an awareness of equality and diversity and reduce homophobia in the wider community. This culminates in the Blackpool Pride Festival which is a celebration of cultural identity and LGB&T lifestyle where visitors can meet and make friends and be themselves in an environment where everyone can feel safe and welcomed. The Festival itself was based at the Blackpool Winter Gardens and included over 50 market stalls, a Trans Zone, several bar areas, crèche facilities and a separate children’s entertainment area. There was a wide range of artists playing in the main event hall, including Christopher Maloney and 5th Story.
This year we have worked with the event organisers to provide the security for the event and provided a team of friendly and helpful staff with the aim of contributing to the the welcoming and inclusive feel the event organisers were trying to achieve.
Providing the right security solution for events is always about ensuring that everyone attending has a positive and enjoyable time and we understand that we’re often the first point of contact they have when they arrive so we make sure that we always give a great first impression. We also worked with the Winter Gardens’ Management to ensure our staff were fully briefed on working within their operating procedures so we could efficiently work alongside their own staff in case of an emergency.