Figen is the mother of Martyn Hett, who at 29 years of age was tragically killed alongside 21 others at the Manchester Arena terrorist attack in May 2017. Since the Manchester Arena attack, Figen’s mission has been to promote peace, kindness, and tolerance in Martyn’s memory by speaking at schools, colleges, and universities across the UK, while also working with the Government and security industry to make the tangible changes that can help ensure no other family has to go through what hers has.
Figen is the force behind Martyn’s Law (Protect Duty), a legislation requiring publicly accessible locations to improve security against the threat of terrorism. Her ambitions to better understand counter terrorism saw her achieve a distinction in a counter terrorism master’s degree from the University of Central Lancashire.
Figen’s dedication and work in counter terrorism saw her awarded an OBE in the 2022 New Years Honours List.
During this session Figen will discuss simple and cost-effective tips every West End business should adopt to make your establishments and our District a safer place to shop and work.
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