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Insights from Figen Murray: Martyn’s Law and the Future of Facilities Management

On 22 May 2017, a suicide bomb was detonated in the foyer of the Manchester Arena, killing 22 people and injuring 1,017. It was the deadliest act of terrorism and the first suicide bombing in the United Kingdom since the 7 July 2005 London bombings.

On that evening, Martyn Hett was simply enjoying a night out with his friends before he was tragically killed. 

Martyn’s mother, joined our teams from Lexington Reception Services and Lexington Catering to discuss her steadfast commitment to ensuring that Martyn’s Law changes the way security is managed and prioritised in the UK. 

Figen is a true inspiration, promoting peace in Martyn’s honour. She continues to work tirelessly to ensure that society becomes a safer place for us all. Since the terrible event of 2017, she has gone on to gain a MSc in counter terrorism, ensuring that subject matter expertise is in her own hands.

She recently walked from Manchester to London, meeting with the Prime Minister to push for Martyn’s Law. 

As facilities management professionals, it is important we understand and acknowledge the importance of security and how to ensure everyone remains secure and protected.

This event aimed to highlight the importance of facilities management, security and customer safety, as well as the actions we can all take to better protect against terrorism.

Thank you Figen for sharing your story with us. 

A special thanks to TC Facilities Management for collaborating with us on this event. 

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