The G7 Summit was hosted by the United Kingdom in June 2021 in Cornwall. The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, chaired the summit which was attended by a number of high profile leaders from around the world including President Biden, President Macron and President Trudeau of Canada. Security for this event was managed and delivered by the Devon & Cornwall Police (D&CP) supported by a small number of private security companies. Given the profile of the event, security was a high priority issue that requred detailed planning and coordination. FSI Europe was one of the private security companies who were proud to support Atalian Servest for this event. FSI were assigned the task of securing Newquay airfield, a task well-suited to us given our military credentials, as all Leaders arrived and left by air transport the airfield was a very busy location particularly at the start of the summit and on departure day at the end of the summit.
FSI's support to Atalian Servest started in the months before the mobilisation with regular weekly/daily meetings to ensure that the planning for the event was put in place. FSI themselves then interviewed over 300 security officers for this assignment. From that number 190 staff were selected and mobilied to Newquay in early June. This is a significant achievement given the location, the time of year and the prevailing COVID conditions. FSI conducted some initial training and then deployed on task from 7th June. The airfield task involved perimeter security and patrolling, vehicle searches and the management of personnel search lanes. The task was broken down into 8 zones each with a D&CP presence. FSI ensured there was a supervisor for each zone and a shift manager for overall command and control. There were a number of incidents to deal with from protestor activity to contraband items being brought onto the airfield, all of which were dealt with efficiently and professionally. The event was deemed a great success and FSI's performance in supporting Atalian Servest was integral to that success. The D&CP were highly complimentary about FSI's conduct, especially in the search lanes.
Having supported major events in the UK before, FSI was proud to have been involved in G7, supoorting Atalian Servest. There are many keys to success for large scale mobilisations like this, prior planning, hands on management at every stage and most importantly good people. FSI is privileged to employ suppliers and staff of the calibre provided at G7.