Vespasian raising the BAR @ Ben Ainslie Racing HQ

Vespasian raising the BAR @ Ben Ainslie Racing HQ

Sir Ben Ainslie, gold medalist and Britain greatest ever competitive sailor is the drive and focus behind Britain’s attempt to ‘Bring the Cup Home’ within Louis Vuitton’s America’s Cup. 

In June 2014 Ben Ainslie announced launched the Land Rover BAR Team with the assistance of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge. Land Rover BAR selected Portsmouth to build its cutting edge global headquarters. The multi-million pound facility, located on Portsmouth’s historic Camber Dock, houses everything from office areas to the yacht hanger. The BAR Team’s dedication to community engagement is supported by the facility also housing areas designed for engagement with local schools and charitable organisations.

December 2015 saw Land Rover BAR select Vespasian Security to provide security guarding, patrol and CCTV monitoring services to their headquarters. Responding to the multifaceted nature of the building, Vespasian introduced several patrol and communication systems designed to seamlessly integrate departments across the BAR organisation. Business continuity for BAR is paramount to ensure that the team can develop at speed whilst in close competition with other teams across the world. The electronic systems introduced by Vespasian focused on increasing the speed of communication and routing of specific information to the departments across the organisation.

Deploying a specific system that managed all site checks, reported maintenance incidents, registered in bound enquires, recorded all deliveries and completed all lock down and open up patrols position by position, Vespasian created a process that ensured business continuity. Responding to the unique needs of the fciliti and the BAR Team, Vespasian provide specialist training to Vespasian team members enabling them to include areas such as pontoons and slipways in patrol routes without jeopardising safety. The BAR and Vespasian partnership look to continue long into the future with the autumn of 2017 seeing a renewal of Vespasian’s contract to supply the bespoke service.

The entire team at Vespasian Security are delighted to play a part in the effort to Bring the Cup Home and win the America’s Cup World Series assisting Land Rover BAR.

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  • Andy Denny

    We have never worked with a contractor from ANY area of the festival who is so dedicated to providing a first class service.


  • Nick Byrne

    Glad to see some friendly faces. When security greet you with a smile and a friendly hello, it’s hard not to give back and treat them with respect. Starting exchanges on the right foot makes a difference. Glad to see a security team that give the impression that they’re on ‘our’ side.

    Festival Customer

  • Ben Miles

    Vespasian has been with us from the start and we work well together as a team. We meet regularly to discuss service provision and they are flexible enough to meet our changing needs. Their expertise and experience of the industry have been invaluable to us and to the success of our venue.

    Little Johnny Russells

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