About Us

The United Kingdom Crowd Management Association (UKCMA) was formed in 2001 to represent the interests of key commercial organisations whose primary business is providing crowd management and event security services. The organisation meets three times a year and provides a forum for all members to address the emerging challenges facing the industry.

UKCMA represents the highest professional performers within the sector, discusses progressive views and engages similar minded associations. The UKCMA members offer a voice to the tens of thousands of security professionals engaged within the events industry.

It is consulted by a range of associations and organisations including the Security Industry Authority, ACS Standards and Strategy Group, The Events Industry Forum, Skills for Security, the revision of The Purple Guide, Police and Security Working Group, Home Office SIA Transition Consultation Group, SIA Diversity Conference and endeavours to engage with all strands of the sector.

Most importantly it has a significant impact on the training undertaken and standards achieved in delivering services relating to public safety, pushing the boundaries of training to new levels.

Aims and objectives from constitution

  • To promote the use of competent, professional and safe Crowd Management suppliers at events requiring crowd management skills.
  • To represent the interests of the Crowd Management industry to Government bodies,¬†consumers and other organisations.
  • To establish, document and further develop common standards of crowd management¬†competency across the industry.
  • To promote the development of crowd management industry training standards.
  • To liaise and co-ordinate with other related industry bodies, organisations and stakeholders, which may affect the industry, including those from other countries.
  • To act as a catalyst and champion for the collection, dissemination and promotion of best¬†industry practice.
  • To act as a vehicle for mutual support between members.