The United Kingdom (UK) suffered a series of horrific terror-related attacks during Summer 2017, which included the terrorist attack on the London Bridge and the suicide bombing in Manchester. In both cases, there were multiple fatalities, and many were seriously wounded.
During this period, an international manufacturing company had previously arranged a series of merger and acquisition meetings in London with site visits outside of the city centre too.
Members of the organisation’s senior leadership team were due to travel to the UK within 24 hours of these meetings, but the organization’s safety and security department raised concerns about the safety of the team that was travelling to the UK because of the heightened threat level. The organisation were considering deferring the meetings until the situation was less fluid but doing so could have jeopardized the commercial agreement that was being arranged.