The Wimbledon tournament organiser looked up from his desk.
“Peter Colt! How the mighty have fallen. To 119th in the world, now, I see. All that family money can’t buy you the tennis fairy tale, Mr Colt…”
Peter smiled while seething inside.
“All that ‘family money’ didn’t earn me a wild card. I did that all on my own…”
The organiser nodded.
“Yes, credit where it’s due, you did. I hope you enjoy your last Wimbledon. Drink it in.”
Peter’s smile got even wider.
“Oh, I plan to do that. I see you’re still not enjoying the paperwork.”
The organiser grunted.
“Not one little bit. Still, it has to be done. Especially now they’re bringing in the new regulations in Martyn’s Law.”
“Yes, I’m not surprised that things are changing. The public inquiry into the Manchester Arena bombing showed several problems that need to be solved to ensure public safety. I imagine Wimbledon is taking those very seriously.”
The organiser stood up.
“Of course! We’re one of Britain’s premier sporting events. We were doing many of the things that the new regulations enforce, but now we have to pull them together into a plan. We also have to ensure everyone can communicate effectively and that everyone has the right level of training. We need the correct number of security staff, first aiders…the list goes on.”
He put down his files and rubbed the small of his back.
“We need a better system than lugging around all this paper, though!”
Peter pulled out his mobile phone.
“One of the advantages of having a family in business is that they are constantly telling me about new ways of doing things. Have you heard of Mango?”
The organiser shook his head.
“No, it’s all strawberries and cream around here!”
“Oh, very good! Mango is online compliance software that is stored in the cloud. You can use it anywhere with an internet connection. I know the managers of several concert venues and sports stadiums are looking at how they can use it to ensure they comply with Martyn’s Law. Everything can be accessible on a mobile phone app. You can even report suspicious activity on the app, so staff don’t have to leave their post to find someone to tell.”
The organiser looked at Peter’s mobile phone.
“Now that’s definitely worth a wild card, Mr Colt! That could save us so much time and effort.”
“Call my family’s friends at Penarth Management. They can help you with this and ensure you have support to achieve the ISOs you need.”
The organiser looked impressed.
“Colt 15, Wimbledon Love!”
Peter turned around, bumping into a young woman behind him.
“I’m so sorry!” he said.
The woman smiled and walked to the practise courts.
“Who was that?” Peter asked the organiser.
“That, Mr Colt, was Lizzie Bradbury. This is not going to be her last Wimbledon, I can tell you that!”
“And it isn’t going to be the last time I bump into her, I can tell YOU that!”
Is your sporting event ready for the implementation of Martyn’s Law? The new rules following the Manchester Arena terror attack public inquiry, named after victim Martyn Hett, are set to come into effect in the coming months. Find out more here.
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