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Crawley, West Sussex, United Kingdom, 2010/03/29 - G4S has been awarded a five year international contract for the provision of security services to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.
G4S, the largest security company in the UK and Ireland, has been awarded a five year international contract for the provision of security services to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. The contract will initially be worth approximately £17 million per annum.
Under the contract G4S will centrally manage GSK’s security services from the UK, using a high quality approach which will deliver consistent, co-ordinated and efficient operations, training and standards under an initial rollout across a number of GSK sites. G4S will be offering a broad range of security services to ensure the right security solution is delivered for each site.
The initial rollout covers the deployment of G4S employees to GSK sites across Argentina, Costa Rica, the UK, US and Venezuela, as well as a team which will secure GSK’s UK headquarters in Brentford.
Future rollout plans include G4S securing sites in the additional 28 countries in which GSK operates, such as France and Belgium, over the next 12-18 months.
Commentating on the exciting win, David Taylor-Smith, CEO, G4S Secure Solutions (UK & Ireland) said: “We are delighted to win this important strategic contract and be given the opportunity to combine our global capabilities and proven expertise to provide the best possible security solutions to GSK. As leading companies in our respective fields, we are looking forward to building on the strengths of this partnership and helping GSK protect its globally respected brand.”
G4S (g4s.com) is the world's leading security solutions group, which specialises in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 110 countries and more than 595,000 employees.
G4S Secure Solutions
G4S Secure Solutions (g4s.uk.com) is the largest security services company in the UK and Ireland with a turnover of more than £1 billion and over 35,000 employees. More than 6,000 customers, including 59 FTSE 100 companies and the majority of UK Government departments, depend on G4S to provide them with a safe and secure way to deliver their services.