Jo was asked to develop and facilitate an independent table top exercise to test the plans of the event organisers and the emergency services for the Wildlife Music Festival held at Brighton City Airport in 2016. Using her knowledge of event planning she reviewed the plans that had been approved by the Safety Advisory Group and put together realistic exercises to test these plans. In doing this she identified and included the change in legislation under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 that would be in force at the time of the festival. She effectively delivered and facilitated the exercise to participants from the event organisers and security, emergency services and local authorities.

Jim Bartlett, Sussex Police Silver Commander