30 January 2014
The London Eye, Royal Festival Hall, Waterloo... if your job is to coordinate public safety and crime prevention activities around these locations, it’s no small task. You need to share information quickly and regularly with key individuals in order to protect the interests of thousands of people.
As Security Co-ordinator for the South Bank Employers Group (SBEG), this is a day-to-day job for David Clark. The SBEG is a not-for-profit association of the largest organisations in London’s South Bank, Waterloo and Blackfriars, dedicated to improving, promoting and protecting this popular destination.
David’s role is to help businesses, the local authority and the police share information for the sake of safety and security. However, this hasn’t always been easy: “We were all struggling to share information in real time. If there was a security incident, people had to report it via mobile phone calls. But these were expensive and time-consuming,” he explains.