Business Bites: Martyn’s Law Recording

In: Webinars
19th June 2024

The Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce and Not Another Marketing Agency are proud to bring you Business Bites.

Business Bites are a series of short webinars on topics relevant to your company irrespective of your size or industry.

This sessions guest speaker will be Richard Harris from Gardium Ltd, who will be providing an update on some current legislation (Martyn’s Law) that is currently going through Parliament and will affect any PAL (Publicly Accessible Location). If your business location or some of your clients’ businesses have members of the public on the premises, then this will be relevant to you.


Martyn’s Law (Protection of Premises Bill)

In 2017, 22 victims lost their lives to the terror attack at the Manchester Arena.

Following the attack, the Martyn’s Law Campaign Team led by Figen Murray, the mother of one of the victims, Martyn Hett, tirelessly campaigned to introduce Martyn’s Law to Parliament. (Protection of Premises Bill)

The main requirements of the proposed legislation would apply only in relation to certain premises that meet specified conditions.

The primary qualifying conditions for premises are that:

Their capacity is 100 or more individuals, and they are wholly or mainly used for one or more specified uses, falling into the following categories:

  • Retail stores or shopping centres
  • Hospitality and nightlife, e.g. bars, pubs, restaurants, cafés, nightclubs and other public clubs
  • Entertainment, e.g. theatres, cinemas, concert halls and arenas
  • Sports grounds
  • Recreation and leisure, e.g. public sports/leisure centres, ice rinks and gyms
  • Public libraries, museums, and galleries
  • Public conference centres, exhibition halls and other venues for hire
  • Visitor attractions
  • Hotels, holiday parks and similar holiday accommodation
  • Places of worship
  • Healthcare
  • Education and childcare
  • Public transport, including train stations, ports, and airports.
  • Public services and facilities

In this webinar, Richard from Gardium Ltd will look at what potential impact this new law will have on your business, what you need to consider and budget for, and where to obtain information and advice going forward.


Richard is CEO of Gardium Ltd. One of just a handful of security companies that are a social enterprise.

Formed in March 2022 its primary aim in to Raise Security Standards. Primarily this is done through education and training of Security Personnel, Businesses, and members of the public.

There has never been a more critical time fort for society to become more vigilant, better prepared and protected.

Richard has the benefit of many years of experience in business across multiple sectors. In security he has worked alongside the home office and CT policing, in security roles for a large variety of different events and venues, with celebrities, taught Martial Arts and believes in a ‘boots on the ground’ approach to stay a up to date on current risks and trends.

Richard works regularly with the SIA, IPSA, Skills Board, Anti Spiking, Martyn’s Law, and Labour Exploitation campaigns, as well as other security companies, to improve the standards throughout the industry and influence the direction of Public Protection for the future.

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