The UK Crowd Management Association (UKCMA) has expanded its membership and remit with two new members, Capita Symonds and University of Derby Corporate.
The addition of Capita Symonds, as one of the leading exponents within its sector, reflects the UKCMA’s desire to extend its associations to include relevant professionals in the field of public safety at events. There is a clear synergy between crowd management and public safety and it is hoped that by sharing experience and knowledge that working practices can be improved in this area.
The UKCMA also welcomes the addition of another respected educational establishment, the University of Derby Corporate, which hosts the Centre for Event Professionals Development www.derby.ac.uk/cepd . The University is respected for engaging with ambitious commercial performers and provides cutting edge educational development to enhance their business’s successes. They will offer alternative services to members and external parties when it comes to educational platforms. The UKCMA already enjoys strong ties with members Bucks New University, which has conducted pioneering research in the area of events crowd management.
At the UKCMA recent board meeting Mark Harding was re-elected Chairperson, Chris Woodford Secretary and Darren Edwards as Treasurer. Mark Harding says:
“These new members both strengthen our commitment to drive up standards in crowd management, improve public safety through widening knowledge bases and developing the availability of relevant education to members.”