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AP Security and PACA partner to raise aspirations through the Dare to Dream Programme

Partnership Overview

For the second successive year, AP Security and Portslade Aldridge Community Academy (PACA) teamed up together for the 2022/23 academic year to deliver the Dare to Dream programme to over 200 Year 9 students.

AP Security

With over 30 years in the events and security solutions industry, AP Security is one of the UK’s largest, independently owned, event security company.

With the founders still at the helm today, AP Security has navigated the company’s many changes over the past decades, all while keeping the core values the company was founded upon as a key priority.

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy

A high-achieving academy with a rich academic offering, PACA believe anything is possible and champion an entrepreneurial ethos, specialism in sport and technological focus to raise standards and develop the key skills each student needs to achieve success in the 21st century.

PACA believe that every student can achieve success at school, irrespective of their starting point and encourage them to be fully prepared and ‘life ready’ by the time they leave them.


This year, 15 students from PACA benefitted from one-on-one support from 5 members of AP Security’s team:

Luke Young – Control Room Supervisor

George Crosbie – Control Room Supervisor

Adam Simpson – Scheduling Manager

Kevin Souter – Southern Regional Manager

Mark Edwards – Senior Operations Manager

For AP Security’s mentor group, through these personal sessions and engaging workshops, they helped engage the students to build their confidence, encourage them to grow and think positively about their futures.

About Dare to Dream

The Dare to Dream programme challenges young people to change the way they think about their futures and gives them the confidence they need to fulfil their potential.

The programme centres around 6 key themes; self-awareness, mindset, gratitude, resilience, teamwork and employability, and engages with fantastic employers in across the South-East to make a positive impact.

Led by charismatic Programme Lead and More Radio host, Jack ‘the lad’ Hayes, Dare to Dream fuses highly engaging presentations with interactive workshops to reinforce the programme’s key themes, boost the next generation’s employability and build towards a more positive future.


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