LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC

AND PARALYMPIC GAMES



With accountability for mobilising the UK’s largest peace-time workforce of 200,000 paid colleagues, Games Maker volunteers and contractors, we knew the success of the Games would be built around people. When we led the team at London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games we set about redefining the approach of major international events to the management of paid, contractor and volunteer workforce – all the time focused on brilliant delivery. We simplified processes, realigning the focus to ensure leaders could lead and people could deliver with the values upheld. We are proud to have staged the most diverse and inclusive games that captivated a nation.

PROJECT STATISTICS

Responsible for recruiting the

largest peacetime workforce


8000

paid staff


70,000

volunteer Games Makers


c120,000

contractors

This reflected the most diverse and inclusive workforce and redefined the international standard for workforce management at major events

Accreditations


In excess of

500,000

Accreditations processed to allow secure access to venues for all employees, volunteers, contractors, officials, competitors, venue maintenance

More than

8 million

volunteer hours supported the

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Uniforms


Over

1.4 Million

items of uniform were produced, warehoused and distributed in 5 months to clothe all Games Makers and officials