Winners – Best Digital Training Series

The Square Metre Group is thrilled to announce its 2020 programme of Lockdown Webinars have been awarded the title of Best Digital Training Series at the Digital Event Awards 2021. The business, which received the title from judges ahead of a number of competitors, led a highly successful crowd safety training webinar series during the first UK lockdown last year. The programme consisted of 10 different sessions led by crowd safety industry experts and was attended by people from around the world. The purpose of the events was to provide free online Continuous Professional Development (CPD) sessions that anyone across the globe could access to learn about crowd safety.

Nominees for the Best Digital Training Series were companies who had delivered a series of digital training courses dedicated to a specific audience or sector. It recognised the strength of content and education over a number of sessions as well as audience engagement, repeat attendees and feedback. The Square Metre Group picked up the accolade at an online awards ceremony held on Thursday 18th March 2021. The judging panel were clearly impressed by the team’s efforts, saying the series achieved “incredible numbers” and that it managed to, “engage with attendees on a truly international scale”.

In a statement on the winners page of Digital Event Awards website, one judge commented, “I especially liked the way these webinars tried to help people grow their networks. I’m sure this was a great benefit to attendees and as event organisers trying to replicate live experiences, it’s encouraging to see what’s possible in the digital environment”.

Andy Hollinson, Chief Executive Officer of The Square Metre Group, announced, “I’m actually lost for words for once. We’re honoured to receive this recognition and it’s a testament to the hard work our team put in to make this series of webinars happen. It was all about being able to give something back to the industry and help crowd safety professionals from around the world develop their knowledge and expertise for free during what was a difficult time for everyone. Thank you to our team, the speakers and all the attendees for supporting us throughout the series.’


Based in the heart of Worcestershire, the Square Metre Group is one of the United Kingdom’s leading training providers. Since 2014, the company has armed learners with the skills, knowledge and confidence to excel both personally and professionally. Their robust, cutting-edge training programmes encompass a range of subjects and can be delivered around the world either online or face-to-face.

Crowd Safety Training, which is a subsidiary of The Square Metre Group, is the world’s leading provider of professional crowd safety training. It provides a range of industry-accredited qualifications for learners at all levels of experience, whether they’re new entrants into the market or experienced managers seeking a Level 5 Award in Crowd Safety Management.