Best Operations Team
Brighton & Hove Albion FC
BHAFC Operations Team overcame enormous issues this season (2016-2017) due to the Southern Rail strikes which has left them with tens of thousands of supporters stranded at the American Express Community Stadium with no trains to get them home.
The club’s travel management plan demonstrates how, in each of the past five seasons, more than half (53%) of match day attendees have travelled to the stadium using multi-modal travel, i.e. combining walking or cycling with public transport. Hence the reason the rail strikes impacted so heavily on the club.
The operations team have showed their strength and resilience in the past 7 months by putting contingency plans in place which includes implementing new park and ride sites, bus shuttle services etc to cope with the loss of trains that carry around 12,000 supporters to each of their home games. Sometimes at extraordinarily short notice, their ability to deal with the disruption, was lauded by fans and club staff. It is due to their excellent communications and cooperative working skills that they were able to get fans safely home.
This is in addition to their day to day work and usual match day services which includes saving the lives of four supporters who have survived cardiac arrests.
Cancer Research UK Events Team
Cancer Research UK event operations team works tirelessly year round to deliver exemplary fundraising event experiences and nationwide local marketing activity for over 400 events annually. Collectively, we own deliver and manage all aspects of the event from conception to realisation. A core team of 90 people, grows in season to incorporate our internship and market leading event apprenticeship schemes throughout the country, and we recruit a further 10,000 volunteers to help the smooth running of our operation. Each year this culminates in nearly 400 events ranging in size from 1000 people to 15,000 people enabling over 600,000 participants to have fun, get healthy and achieve something amazing whilst raising vital funds to beat cancer sooner. Last year the team through delivery of our events delivered incredibly in excess of £65m for Life-saving research.
MTD Olympic Games Rio Project Team
MTD supplies high end products and services for the construction of temporary water infrastructures, with an excellent service provided by her dedicated and experienced personnel.
The contract with Rio 2016 was signed on January 22, 2016. The race to the Opening Ceremony on August 5 started for our project team. We hired 100 employees (80% was locally recruited inexperienced staff), rented an office/warehouse, and took care of lots of other things like housing, equipment shipping. We visited all venues, made designs and execute the temporary water infrastructure at 70 different Olympic venues on time (non- and competition venues, sponsor- and country houses). A project that normally takes 12 months was realized in 6 months!
9 days before the opening, we signed an additional contract for drinking water supply and wastewater removal at all the water buffer bags. Again a big challenge but properly executed on time.
Our water filter improvement units secured safe drinking water for the visitors, athletes and animals. We are proud to say that nobody got sick thanks to drinking MTD water.
In October, everything was dismantled and MTD went back in business as usual with realizing their projects worldwide.
MTD YOUR EVENT PLUMBER SINCE 1987!
Behind a great year of sport at The O2 is a great operations team, or as we would maintain, the Best Operations Team!
We began in January by hosting the only NBA season game played outside the United States and closed by being the home of the globally viewed Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in November. Sandwiched between these sporting pinnacles was the return of David Haye to heavyweight boxing, the continued triumph of Anthony Joshua, as well as the further growth of mixed martial arts with both UFC and Bellator, as well as finals for The British Basketball League and Premier League Darts.
To make this happen, our world class Operations Team consistently deliver. Specialists in making events work at this unique and globally renowned venue, technically advanced with the ability to deliver in high pressure circumstances and to tight timescales, they are the backbone of the venue’s success.