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GSS & ASM Global – A New Partnership to Provide Canine Counter-Terrorism Protection Across UK Venues

Global Support Services is delighted to announce its partnership with ASM Global, the world’s leading producer of live entertainment experiences, to provide specialist detection dog services, plus additional counter-terrorism canine services across ASM Global’s portfolio of UK venues.

The three-year partnership will see Global Support Services (GSS) providing specialised security solutions, focusing on the use of dogs to achieve the highest level of detection and protection capabilities.

“The use of detection dog teams is an extremely important part of our security operations, helping us to deliver a safe and secure environment for our customers and employees,” said ASM Global Security Director Gary Simpson. “GSS come with an excellent reputation as highly experienced professionals with first-class quality training and extremely high regard for the welfare of their dogs. They also possess a great will to achieve a safe, friendly and welcoming atmosphere for all our guests.”

“For more than a decade, GSS has offered a world-class service focused on innovation and quality to ensure the safety of the public, our customers and our teams,” said GSS Chief Executive Officer Daniel Mailly, “With the exceptional experience of our management team and unique partnerships with universities, government agencies and dog charities, we aim to provide highly effective, welfare-focused solutions that redefine industry standards. We are delighted to begin this partnership with ASM Global to deliver dynamic, bespoke services so all of their guests can feel safe and secure whilst enjoying their experience.”

About ASM Global

ASM Global is the world’s leading venue management and services company.  The company was formed by the combination of AEG Facilities and SMG, global leaders in venue and event strategy and management.  The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues. From Aberdeen to Anchorage, and Sydney to Stockholm, its venues connect people through the unique power of live experiences.

ASM Global’s diverse portfolio of clients benefit from the company’s depth of resources and unparalleled experience, expertise and creative problem-solving.  Each day, the company’s 61,000 passionate employees around the world deliver locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum results for venue owners and amazing experiences for guests.  By consistently looking for new ways to envision, innovate and empower the spaces and places that bring people together, ASM Global elevates the human spirit while delivering the highest value for all stakeholders.  For more information, please visit

About Global Support Services

Global Support Services (GSS), a leading provider of specialist security services in the UK and around the world, was founded in 2010 to partner with clients to identify risk, provide reassurance and keep people safe. With a speciality in developing and deploying search and protection dogs to high risk areas such as stadiums, offices and critical national infrastructure sites, the company collaborates with the UK government, universities and charities to ensure the highest standard of canine detection, R&D and animal welfare. With the aim of being the industry’s supplier and employer of choice, GSS has been recognised by the Home Office as a Centre of Excellence, as well as the Financial Times, Investors in People, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, the Living Wage Foundation and others for its company culture and innovation. For more information, visit