Pilgrims has been awarded a contract to provide a full range of security services at BBC Studioworks Ltd, the commercial arm of the BBC which runs the broadcaster’s former White City studio complex in Shepherd’s Bush, London.
The newly redeveloped complex offers studio space to broadcasters and hosts high profile productions including the latest series of The Jonathan Ross Show.
Security services to be provided by Pilgrim under the terms of the contract include manned guarding and close-protection of VIP guests and celebrities along with CCTV monitoring, front of house, reception, a full event management team for all shows broadcast at the studios (currently up to three per day); audience management and search roles (for events up to 500 people).
The contract follows Pilgrim’s success in securing a five year, six premises deal with ITV earlier this year and represents a significant expansion by the company in the broadcasting and media sectors.
Commenting on the contract award, Pilgrims Senior Operations Manager, Anthony Wisdom said: “We were chosen because we were able to offer a complete bespoke security solution. The clients liked the fact that we were not just a security company but risk management specialists. They were impressed by our existing broadcast experience and our ability to produce the standard and emergency operating procedures both for the site and studios from scratch.”