Vespasian Security

Vespasian Security was formed in February 2006. We are a family owned business based on reliability, strong communication and our passion for our community. We pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive approach to our clients and staff.

Although a relatively young company, we have expanded rapidly encompassing a full portfolio of security and crowd management provision. Proud to be based in Portsmouth, our sphere of operation has extended across England and into Wales. Vespasian has worked at many high profile and prestigious events sharing expertise of crowd safety management and we are a full member of the National Outdoor Events Association.

Vespasian also provides a robust security presence in the local night time economy and is very involved in community based activities demonstrating our strong corporate social responsibility ethic.

Services we provide include

  • Full crowd management and security consultation for all aspects of your festival, arena or venue.
  • Pre and post event police and council liaison
  • 24 hour guarding of the site for load in and load out
  • Backstage security
  • Artist protection
  • Front of house security
  • Pit teams
  • Response teams

Just a few examples of our experience and the events we operate at are:


  • Hyde Park
  • V-Festival
  • Lake of Stars Festival – Malawi
  • Isle of Wight Festival
  • The Big Chill
  • The Big Green Gathering
  • Eastleigh Music Festival
  • Cropredy Convention
  • Beaulieu Summer Pops
  • SouthseaFest
  • LeeFest

Arenas and Venues

  • Earls Court and Olympia
  • Castle Donington and Donington Park Race Circuit
  • Thruxton Circuit
  • Milton Keynes Bowl
  • Dover Castle
  • Carisbrooke Castle
  • Battle Abbey
  • Osbourne House
  • The Pyramids Centre
  • Boutique Festivals and Events:
  • Beltain Festival
  • Festibelly
  • OnionFest (Music for the pickled generation)
  • Meadowlands Festival


  • Millennium Stadium
  • Wembley Stadium
  • St Mary’s Stadium
  • Fareham Cams Alders Stadium
  • Rosebowl Cricket Ground
  • Special and sporting events:
  • The Brit Awards
  • The Royal Wedding
  • The visit of HRH Queen Elizabeth to Portsmouth
  • FA Cup Final big screen 15,000 capacity viewing area
  • Red Bull X Fighters
  • Sport Relief Mile
  • Moto GP
  • Central London New Years Eve Fireworks display
  • Albert Road Day 100,000


  • The Land Warfare Conference
  • Royal United Services Institute
  • BIBA Conference
  • NUT National Conference

Please view the case studies section of the website to see examples of our extensive experience.


  • 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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Approved Contractor

Vespasian Security Ltd. holds SIA approved Contractor Status for the provision of Door Supervision and Security Guarding services.