Responding to the Manchester Arena attack I wanted to say a quick thank you to CityCo following the work you did in the aftermath of the Manchester terrorist attack on 22nd May 2017. It was clearly a tragic and challenging situation and my team are very grateful for the speedy, helpful and professional response. The interface that you provided between the emergency services, security services, the City Council and HOME during that period was reassuring and vital to enabling us to support our team and customers, and importantly keep trading. I really hope that we don’t need these services again but it is good to know that you will be there if we do. Thanks again, Dave Moutrey, Director and Chief Executive HOME
Counter-Terrorism Awareness Training
We run free counter-terrorism awareness training in partnership with Greater Manchester Police and the North West Counter Terrorism Unit.
Advisable for both management and operations-level staff, Project Griffin is the national awareness initiative for business, produced by NaCTSO to protect our communities from terrorism.
The training guides on the current level of threat, how to prepare and recognise suspicious activity and how to respond if necessary. The workshops discuss a simulated event.
Following the tragic Manchester Arena attack in May 2017, CityCo organised training for 700 people and 205 individual organisations.We have trained businesses from commercial, property, hotel, SME and retail sectors.
The course is open to CityCo and BID members and runs for 2.5 hours. On successful attendance of the workshop, members are provided with a certification of training.
After two years of partnership work, CityCo’s Operations Team is now also also qualified to deliver accredited training to members in-house. This allows for smaller, bespoke sessions and venue-specific discussion. Larger-scale, sector training will continue to be delivered by the police.
For membership enquiries, please email Athena.