Three Scottish companies have secured contracts to provide key services at the upcoming 2015 Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, being held at Gullane Golf Club, East Lothian from July 9-12.
SecuriGroup, the largest security company headquartered in Scotland, Spectrum Service Solutions, specialists in event cleaning and Portakabin’s Lanarkshire events division have all been appointed to provide a wide range of services in the build up to and throughout the prestigious event.
SecuriGroup, who employ over 2,500 personnel, operates across a range of sectors in the UK and Ireland, providing services such as security guarding, retail security, mobile and keyholding, CCTV, facilities management, event security and door supervision and training. As sole security supplier to The 2014 Ryder Cup, SecuriGroup recently extended its relationship with The European Tour by agreeing a new three-year deal to provide services at the Scottish Open.
Allan Burnett QPM, Operations Director at SecuriGroup, said: “It’s fantastic to be working alongside The European Tour once more and our key aim is to ensure that the Scottish Open is an event that is delivered safely. We’re dedicated to setting the standard of security services in our industry and are looking forward to providing this level of service once again in Gullane this July.”
It is the second consecutive year that Spectrum has been awarded the cleaning contract for the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open by The European Tour. Spectrum is also extending its relationship with the European Tour, having already provided the cleaning and waste management services at last year’s Ryder Cup matches at Gleneagles.
The agreement will see Spectrum resume its responsibility for the maintenance of a clean environment for all public viewing areas, hospitality suites, officials’ offices, and public catering areas during practice and competition days. Spectrum is also extending its relationship with the European Tour, having already provided the cleaning and waste management services at last year’s Ryder Cup matches at Gleneagles.
Sara Speirs, Spectrum’s Managing Director, said: “We are extremely pleased and excited to win this contract with The European Tour for the second time. It’s testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who have established a reputation for expertise and excellence at outdoor events, that we have the opportunity at this year’s Scottish Open to further enhance this reputation.”
Portakabin is also following up its role at The 2014 Ryder Cup by providing temporary structures for the Scottish Open. Structures will include 10 secure containers, 36 offices ranging in size from three metres to 12 metres, 14 public, staff and contractor toilet facilities, two brand new VIP trailer toilets for on course public use and 21 single chemical toilets for staff and players on course.
Jonathan Reid, General Manager at Portakabin, said: “Portakabin has a long history with this event going back 15 years, so naturally we’re thrilled to be involved again. The opportunity to work alongside The European Tour at another Scottish venue is one we plan to make the most of.”
Peter Adams, Championship Director for the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open, said: “This year will see a number of Scottish suppliers provide crucial services for the duration of the Scottish Open and it’s certainly something we are proud of.
“The Scottish Open is one of the biggest tournaments on The European Tour calendar, attracting some of the biggest names in golf, so we require a level of service that will ensure the event runs smoothly and safely. We believe these appointments will go a long way to achieving that.”
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