Renowned Event Safety Specialist Edward (Eddy) Grant – CMIOSH FHEA has been appointed to the role of Director of Safety at LFX Events Ltd. Eddy will lead the growing Event Safety division within LFX Events and takes responsibility for the development of the company’s event safety division. driving progress as the business expands with significant new contracts and international growth.
Eddy is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Safety and Health, Professor of Professional Practice in Event Management, at the Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership. University of Cumbria, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Eddy is pleased to now be able to work full-time at Partnership alongside his permanent colleagues at LFX. Having worked on numerous projects with LFX since 2008, this seems like a natural progression. Speaking about his appointment, Eddy said:
“Working with Luke and the team is a really positive step forward, not only in delivering safety to the existing customer base, but also in developing and delivering new partnerships with industry partners. “
Eddy is a leading authority on event safety across a range of formats including music events, road racing and cycling, greenfield and urban event site design; His expertise includes risk assessment, venue assessments and design, and entertainment licensing, as well as the strategic and operational management of events, security and safety systems. He is trained and qualified as a High Court Expert Witness for event security matters and using this experience he also designs, develops and delivers table top exercises for large scale events.
Eddy will continue his commitments as Professor of Professional Practice on several event security courses at the University of Cumbria, including the ground-breaking STORM Events Counter Terrorism & Risk Management Course.
Founder and Managing Director of LFX Events, Luke Fitzmaurice, said:
“Having worked together in various guises for almost thirty years, I couldn’t be more pleased to bring Eddy into the business at this important time as we demonstrate significant growth and expansion.
Eddy brings a huge amount of knowledge, experience and passion to the business, but crucially we share the same commitment to delivering the highest standards of care and safety management to our customers, their staff and suppliers, and to the public.