What a year 2017 has been!
For MOM, 2017 started with the YES seminar in Groningen at Eurosonic-Noorderslag. The main highlight of the 23rd seminar being a panel asking 13-16 year olds whether festivals were reaching them as an audience and concluding that festivals were not reaching the new audience and their many different consumption patterns.
January continued with work for the Olympic and Paralympic coaches focusing on negotiation with a kidnap scenario in Birmingham.
February started with a new course for the NEC Group focusing on their event safety representatives and looking at the risk, these were identified through immersive learning exercises.
Later in the month, the company worked in Dublin creating a course for IADT for postgraduate event managers from theatres and other venues which was a great success.
MOM continued to work with SES on the Network Rail contracts and providing research projects for major stations as well as advising on event safety for the Queens and Edgbaston Aegon Tennis tournaments.
The end of February and early March saw MOM again working with UK Sport providing leadership programmes for Olympic Head Coaches through immersive learning at the RNLI training centre in Poole.
The team then moved on to their long-standing contract with the Scottish Police College where they provide crowd management courses for the bronze, gold and silver commanders.
Later in the month, there were more travels to Scotland to provide a postgraduate session for students at Edinburgh Napier University where the MOM CEO is a Professor in Public Policy.
In April, MOM worked on a facial recognition project for We Are FSTVL. Also in April, courses were run in rail safety for the SES management team.
MOM then conducted the latest round of National Association of Arenas certificate and diploma courses, providing event education for arena managers across the UK.
In late April MOM in conjunction with iSSUE and the YES Group provided a seminar in Milan for Italian event professionals where 120 people took advantage of the networking opportunities afforded.
In May, the Ultimate Grand Prix immersive learning programme was carried out in Edinburgh for Visit Scotland and Napier University to great effect. MOM also worked with the Yourope board to shape the Yourope Festival Conference in Norway in November.
In June, the company worked with the SEE Arena in Belfast looking at the possibility of increasing the venue floor capacity but finding a range of other possibilities to be taken forward into next year. MOM also delivered feedback on Queens and Edgbaston Aegon Championship tournaments in regard to safety and counter-terrorism measures. MOM also delivered programmes with its partner Silverback in Norway during this month.
In July, MOM supported Lambeth Country Show by providing information and statistics related to the shows crowded spaces.
In late July and early August, MOM worked with Roskilde Festival in Denmark providing a research project into the counter-terrorism activities and other aspects of safety at the festival.
In July, MOM also provided an education course for Merseyrail in relation to the delivery of crowded space management. MOM provided a management away day for the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham as well as delivering papers at the Eastern European Event Conference in Sibiu Romania.
August provided a well-earned rest for the team but work continued in September, firstly with a BT training course in Dublin for the Young Scientist of the Year event and then the second set of NAA courses culminating with over 50 students passing their certificates and/or diplomas.
MOM was very active towards the end of September supporting the Yourope Event Safety Group with the 24th Seminar edition taking place at the Reeperbahn Festival in Germany as well as providing courses in Abu Dhabi and for the Scottish Police.
October started with the facilitation of the tabletop exercise for the Battersea Park Fireworks and then the E3S Conference on security and safety at events with MOM playing a key role in the conference development and also on the day.
In mid-October MOM delivered some EOD training for the Wembley management team and then came one of the highlights of the year: MOM, working with Pascal Viot and Amandine Massy provided the Professional Certificate course, in French, in Switzerland which concluded in December with over 20 people gaining their awards. This partnership with iSSUE is crucial to the company going forward.
November saw MOM delivering their own behavioral detection course for SES at London Bridge one of over thirty of these courses provided now by SES Security at major stations across the UK.
Towards the end of November, MOM played an important role in the delivery of the Yourope Festival conference ensuring that everything ran as smoothly as possible in quite atrocious weather.
December is usually a quiet month but was one of MOM’s busiest of the year with them facilitating the New Year’s Eve tabletop for the ‘Marking of Midnight’.
MOM has also been working for the Government of Saudi Arabia providing event and entertainment programmes for the last three months which culminated in 60 people receiving certificates by the end of the year.
Topping the year off was the start of two major new railway station projects for Clapham Common and Euston with the SES Group.
An excellent year for the company but supported throughout by our main client the SES Group. MOM work with SES on their developing academy project, station security work, management support, governance and many other aspects.
Thanks go to all of our staff, associates and clients for their continued support and belief in the ethical approach of the company. Without you we are nothing.