“The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.” Confucius
S.T.O.R.M 4 Events Ltd has been developed by Steve Blake Event Safety, Security & Crowd Safety Consultant / Trainer and Garry Jones, Safety, Security, Counter Terrorism and Contingency Consultant / Trainer to address the fundamental issues current with Event Safety, Security and Crowd Safety industry and to deliver fit for purpose certifications, qualifications and bespoke training that meets the requirement of today’s standards and makes them ‘fit for the future’. In addition STORM provides bespoke consultancy and specialist event services within the same fields delivered by leading sector competent practitioners with years of experience, bringing together the best of the private and public sectors to deliver ‘Excellence as Standard’.
What’s in a Name
“S.T.O.R.M’s vision is to provide our clients with the most cost-effective solutions within Event Safety, Security and Crowd Management without reducing standards of service or compromising on public safety.”
Steve Blake (Director)
The Company name stands for Strategic, Tactical, Operational Risk Management, the 4 in the company name equates to the four areas of the events industry that we specialise in, these being Event Safety, Security, Crowd Safety and Counter Terrorism. The use of the Raven relates to Steve’s call sign for decades and Is the symbolism attached to it from British Mythology, that of the Guardian of the Island of Britain, hence the Ravens at the Tower of London. The Raven is said to have special visionary powers – the ability to see fate.
With over 60 years joint experience and an understanding of the industry from a Strategic, Tactical and Operational level from the events industry, public and emergency services sectors and being at the forefront of industry organisations and bodies gives S.T.O.R.M. a unique position from which to deliver dynamic safety, security, crowd safety, counter terrorism, training, consultancy and specialist services.
The impetus behind the foundation of S.T.O.R.M is a genuine passion for raising the strategic, tactical and operational standards within the industry, supported by training and qualifications that are based on the current and future risk management requirements for the delivery of safest and most secure event environments possible. The rate of incidents with event and crowd safety, the raised counter terrorism threat, the training deficit and the staffing insufficiency within the industry are all factors that are both reasonable and foreseeable to mitigate against when planning for today’s events environment.
S.T.O.R.M 4 Events Ltd are proud to be members of The Football Safety Officers Association / International Institute of Risk and Safety Management / Association of Security Consultants / United Kingdom Crowd Management Association / Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and the Security Institute.