The 38th edition of The BRIT Awards was held on 21 February 2018 at the O2 arena London, attended by over 20,000 fans and celebrities. Accredit Solutions provided accreditation for all artists, security, production staff and TV crew.
In a time of international uncertainty, the need for airtight security at major music and entertainment events has never been more prominent. Following the bombing at Manchester Arena, large music and entertainment events have demand a higher level of security and personnel clearance than ever before.
The team behind The BRIT’s were looking for a clear, comprehensive solution that could provide much needed enhanced security for a sector with mounting clearance needs. They needed to step up their accreditation for this year to ensure the utmost safety of their event. They required accreditation for 4,000 staff and crew with a range of access needs, as well as the flexibility to add and change names in real-time. They also required a smoother and more efficient system and, critically, they needed to ensure all personal data and documents involved complied to new data regulations, ahead of the new GDPR laws.
The BRIT Awards presented a huge logistical and security challenge for Accredit Solutions. The partnership with The BRITs was also a challenge in that it was a completely new industry sector for the company, who have worked predominantly with sports stadium clients up to this point.
Accredit were able to perform more accreditation checks to staff and issue more accreditation passes than any previous BRIT Awards. They ensured the tightest personnel clearance measures the industry has seen, at a time they need it the most.