Wednesday 18 November 2015 – Media Release

Women in the City – Personal Safety, Self-Defence and More…

A free event for women on 25th November, East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf

Personal Safety London has teamed up with Canary Wharf Group to host a special event aimed at empowering women working in the City.

The free event will bring experts in safety, security and self-defence, plus members of the MET Police, to equip women with key information on personal safety skills and vital awareness tactics to feel safer during the darker winter nights and the pending festive season in and around London.

Experts will be giving talks on personal safety focusing on what to look out for, how to avoid risks, advice on how to get home safely and tips on keeping you and your belongings safe, with an opportunity to ask questions to the panel of specialists.

Self-defence demonstrations will also be given to show smart techniques and intelligent strategies from disengaging and removing yourself from the most common types of attacks, with an opportunity to then sign-up to a new self-defence training course at Canary Wharf.

Alongside talks and safety strategies, the security team from Canary Wharf Group will provide an overview of how to keep safe while you work and travel to and from Canary Wharf, as well as important information regarding urban evacuation.

For more information on the event visit or to book a space email


Event details:
Wednesday 25th November, 6pm
East Wintergarden
Canary Wharf
E14 5NX

FREE (booking required)
Email to reserve your place

For further information contact:
Personal Safety London
020 3642 0872

Notes to Editors:

Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16m sq ft of iconic London real estate which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.

The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising five shopping malls, including the new leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens.  It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 100 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.

Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.

Personal Safety London has been supporting top organisations globally with the vital training of their staff for 7 years, working with London’s businesses, educational establishments, police, forces and government departments.

Personal Safety London’s dedication to empowering the individuals it trains has led to a fleet of physically and mentally trained workforces across the city. The organisation encourages companies to upskill their leaders and staff to be able to cope with risk or threat at home or abroad. PSL works hand in hand with existing corporate security teams to ensure the highest levels of physical response capability is available for staff and businesses working in the UK and worldwide.

Personal Safety London is a non-profit making organisation founded by lead event speaker Kirsty Henderson and is run under the management of the Five Rings Training Group.