Axis Security provides 24-hour protection for Sage Gateshead

The Sage Gateshead
The Sage Gateshead (credit: Mark Savage)

Axis Security, one of the UK’s leading providers of integrated security services, has secured a contract to provide around the clock security at The Sage Gateshead, a prominent live music venue and education centre in the North East of England, designed by Sir Norman Foster and home to Northern Sinfonia, orchestra of The Sage Gateshead.

Well-known for delivering essential security solutions to high profile clients such as The South Bank and Goodman Business Parks, Axis Security will take on responsibility for a number of important duties at the busy concert venue. The team will carry out traditional security activities, such as 24-hour protection of the building and routine patrols, but will also act as front of house customer service and assist with customer queries.

“Axis Security will be providing security and protection for the building, which is worth £70 million”, says Stephen Little, Director of Building

Services at The Sage Gateshead. “But what is more, they will also be providing a valuable face-to-face service for all visitors, both customers and artists, who arrive at the venue. The Axis Security officers will be the first people that the artists meet when they turn up to perform, so this is an incredibly important role for us and has a big impact on what we do here.

“Axis Security secured this contract because, during the interview process, they offered us a competitive package that met all of our criteria and cost implications better than that of any other company. They also presented themselves and their tender, in a very professional manner.

The Sage Gateshead is an international destination that hosts performers of all genres, ranging from acoustic, indie, country, folk, world, jazz, electronic and dance to classical music. They offer a modern and outstandingly equipped venue to a wide variety of innovative artists, including concerts by their very own orchestra, Northern Sinfonia. The Sage Gateshead is also a cultural centre for music education, running learning and participation programmes to inspire and support musical talent and appreciation.

David Riley, Commercial Manager for Axis Security in the North East was extremely excited to be offered the opportunity to work with such an auspicious partner: “This type of security is synonymous with our culture at Axis Security; it is customer focused, high quality and forward thinking. Our aim is to build a true partnership with The Sage Gateshead in order to help, in whatever small way, ensure the future success of the venue.”


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