Coventry-based event management specialist Stadium has secured the UK distribution rights for Israel-based Mifram Security, with the deal including the MVB 3X modular barrier system.

Stadium said the MVB 3X system has been used worldwide to protect large-scale events at stadiums and festivals, and to secure facilities such as military bases and hospitals. It has previously worked with the barriers on events including concerts at Anfield stadium, the London Marathon and this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Ireland.

With MVB 3X barriers enabling users to assemble or remove them swiftly without the need for tools, while being capable of stopping trucks weighing up to 7.5 tonnes and travelling at 40mph, Stadium director Carl Taylor said the barriers are a key facility ahead of the expected implementation of Protect Duty.

He said, “This is a key year for the security sector and for many businesses across the country as Protect Duty will require venues and events accessible to the public to draw up plans to prevent terrorist attacks and keep the public safe.

“We’ve seen the demand for hostile vehicle mitigation has risen substantially in the past 12 months as many businesses and local authorities are now starting to prepare for the new rules, so we’re really pleased to work with Mifram to help distribute across the UK and meet growing demand. The deal includes the sale and rental of Mifram products.

Stadium was formed in 2009 and provides traffic management, event services and training, as well as rental of security barriers, the hiring of stewards and Security Industry Authority (SIA) security staff for events. It operates globally and employs more than 1,000 staff.