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19 September 2023


ExCeL London & ICTS reveal new canine detection partnership to further strengthen venue security.


  • Partnership to bring additional safety and security to London’s largest event venue 

  • ICTS accredited to latest Home Office approved NCTAS-P standards

  • Collaboration to benefit event organisers, exhibitors and visitors alike


ExCeL London, the capital’s largest event venue, and leading security company ICTS UK & Ireland have joined forces to further enhance the venue’s safety and security through its detection canine team.

International Consultants on Targeted Security (ICTS) boast more than 35 years’ experience in the sector and are one of a handful of organisations accredited to NCTAS-P standards – a collaborative initiative between the Home Office, Counter Terrorism Policing and the National Protective Security Authority.

ICTS now works in partnership with ExCeL’s own security personnel to provide both specialist detection, and general purpose dogs across its extensive event portfolio, as well as its 100-acre campus.

ExCeL’s Head of Security Henry Havis, who also chairs the AEV’s Security Working Group, said: “The safety and security of everyone who comes to ExCeL London – be it event organisers, exhibitors, suppliers, staff or our four million annual visitors – remains our utmost importance. 

“Since ICTS joined the team here at ExCeL we've already seen even further benefits to our operations thanks to their experience, professionalism, and passion for what they do. They have seamlessly integrated themselves into our security team, along with our stakeholders, local residents and neighbouring businesses, to ensure we have an even better 360 approach to everyone's wellbeing. We love having them as part of our team.”

Andy Dodds, Divisional Director of Canine Services at ICTS, added: “We're delighted to be a part of the ExCeL London team and to further enhance and develop their existing security measures. Despite it being a new partnership, we've been able to hit the ground running and have successfully overseen recent high-profile events such as the all-electric Formula E championship, and are looking forward to many more this year.”  

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