Leading wristband and credentials supplier, ID&C secured over 25,000 guests and staff during the Thames Diamond Jubilee River Pageant in London.

Working with the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation, more than 25,000 guests, workers, captains and volunteers were identified using ID&C’s patented festival-style wristbands, while royalty and other guests of Prince Charles’ Spirit of Chartwell boat were issued with highly-secure VIP passes, also created by the specialist company.

Kevin Woods, Accreditation Manager for the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation said: “We were delighted with the work of ID&C in supporting our accreditation system by developing a set of wrist bands and swing tags to identify VIPs, guests and staff, incorporating the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant branding."

"ID&C were great to work with; they rose to the challenge of the complex accreditation needs of the event, were flexible and delivered on time.”

Despite the rain, some 1.2m spectators lined the banks of the Thames to watch the 1000-vessel flotilla cross the waters during the June 3 celebrations.
ID&C’s Matt Wilkey commented, “As a company, we’re delighted to have been involved in such a high-profile event. Our Smartlock wristbands are used at hundreds of music festivals every year and were the perfect solution for this event. They’re secure, easy to apply and impossible to copy.”

The Pageant - said to be the Thames's most spectacular in 350 years - began at Battersea with the ringing of Jubilee bells and concluded as the last boat completed the seven-mile, winding route to Tower Bridge.

The Guinness World Record-breaking pageant was the highlight of the four-day London celebrations and marked the start of the UK’s summer of high-profile events.