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Topher to provide complete security for Senior Open

Story published at 10:05, Tuesday, May 5th, 2015


Chris Haywood & Binod Rai, MD and event supervisor respectively

Chris Haywood & Binod Rai, MD and event supervisor respectively

Topher Ltd. has been chosen by The European Tour to provide security for the 2015 Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex, at the Sunningdale Golf Club (Old Course), Berkshire, 23rd – 26th July.

Topher will be deploying a sizeable team to this well respected and popular event, to fulfil a full spectrum of security roles from access control to VIP protection. Topher’s team will be on-site during the lengthy build phase as well as for the four days of the championship itself.

Simon Alliss, championship director for the European Tour, joint partner with the R&A for the Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex, explained his decision to choose Topher Ltd. to provide security for the event, saying, “I was very pleased to see Topher’s tender for this contract, having experienced them first hand at the Travis Perkins Senior Masters at Woburn on previous occasions. Topher’s security officers are without doubt amongst the best in the industry.

“Not only do they provide a commanding security presence with their quiet professionalism and military poise, they are a valuable asset to customer relations as a first point of consumer contact. Topher’s well briefed officers, wearing their trademark green blazer, tie and khaki slacks, are popular and trusted figures with the public, something I’m keen to take advantage of for the Senior Open Championship.”

Chris Haywood, managing director of Topher Ltd., and a keen golfer himself, was delighted by The European Tour’s decision “The Senior Open Championship is a distinguished and high profile competition, and I’m very proud that Topher has been selected to provide security for this prestigious event. We’ll be ensuring the security of the site, public, staff, players and VIPs and augmenting the venue’s customer service offering with our approachable and well-informed security officers.”
Founded in 2007, Topher Ltd. specialises in providing security, parking and traffic management services to the live events industry. Topher is noted for its core staff base of ex-Gurkhas, who have brought their military training and quiet professionalism to over 200 events in the last seven years, including The Ryder Cup.

Topher Ltd www.topherlimited.co.uk

Senior Open Championship www.europeantour.com/seniortour/senioropen

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