Olympic Torch Relay - project management and marketing of event

The Hamilton Project were commissioned to project manage an eight mile section of the Olympic Torch Relay on behalf of Bury Council. A once in a lifetime opportunity to work on an event embraced by the whole of the UK.

The team managed and coordinated all aspects of the event in Bury, from liasing with London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to ensure the convoy and torch bearers passed through the borough safely and were adequately supported, working with the relevant emergency services to ensure the event ran safely, co-ordinating with relevant local authority departments to support the event such as traffic management, community safety and highways.

The Hamilton Project managed a publicity and public information campaign to ensure local communities were aware of the event (road closures, timings etc.) and took part in a variety of ways (banner making, dancing, live music, street parties).

As event organisers, The Hamilton Project were responsible for recruiting volunteer stewards to support the event and a plan to manage and support the stewards in the run up and on the day of the event. 80 stewards were recruited, along with 60 army and police cadets.

The event attracted audiences of around 70,000 along the route.