Showforce to provide crew in 23 Olympic venues

Showforce has landed a contract with Aggreko, the official temporary energy services supplier to the 2012 Games, to provide additional event crew across 23 venues and the Olympic Park.

Dave Clayton and Robert Wells
Dave Clayton and Robert Wells

The contract is for the duration of the Olympic build up and breakdown period and is expected to last until September 2012.

Showforce will be providing everything from specialist event crewing, plant operatives and forklift drivers to cherry picker and scissor lift handlers.

In a statement, Aggreko said it contracted Showforce as its "dedication to providing quality, experienced staff and its willingness to invest in training", was in keeping with Aggreko’s own company standards. It said that Showforce’s accreditation process for the Olympic site workforce was "one of the best available" in the market.

Dave Clayton, chief executive of Showforce, said: "Supporting the global leader in temporary power and temperature control solutions in its preparations for the world’s greatest sporting event is a huge achievement for the entire team. It is a testament to the quality service that Showforce is renowned for and underlines our commitment to invest in training and systems to ensure that we continue to set the benchmark in the provision of specialist event crew."

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