Olympic fiasco firm moves to new base

A DIVISION of controversial staffing firm G4S is moving its headquarters operation to Banbury.

G4S hit the headlines in the summer when it was criticised for failing to adequately supply more than 10,000 security staff for the London 2012 Olympics.

Now up to 120 staff from its integrated services arm are to move from their current base at Broadway in Worcestershire to a new office at Banbury Business Park.

The division administers staff on contracts including transport, catering and cleaning.

A further 20 workers will come from the company’s care and justice services and regional procurement divisions.

Bosses say some jobs may be created if staff decide against moving.

Bob Taylor, managing director of G4S Integrated Services, said: “The timing is also right for us, as several other G4S businesses will be moving and it makes much more sense for us to be consolidating our office accommodation.

“The new premises will offer lots of advantages for our staff, with improved facilities, more space, and better transport links to London and key clients.”

He added: “We have consulted all affected staff about the plans and are helping them with any transport issues and investigating flexible working arrangements.

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“We have reassured them that there will be no planned redundancies associated with this decision.”

The move is expected to be completed in May next year.

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2:22pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Dilligaf2010 says...

No doubt they'll get lost on the way, they'll probably end up in Banbury Oaks, in Pasadena, California. :-p
No doubt they'll get lost on the way, they'll probably end up in Banbury Oaks, in Pasadena, California. :-p Dilligaf2010
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10:08pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Myron Blatz says...

This company should be barred from doing business, and its Directors banned from running another business. In addition to the Olympics massive fiasco, Group4's woeful track-record in prison and associated security provision speaks for itself - yet people in authority still back the Company and allow it to operate. Must have some powerful friends?
This company should be barred from doing business, and its Directors banned from running another business. In addition to the Olympics massive fiasco, Group4's woeful track-record in prison and associated security provision speaks for itself - yet people in authority still back the Company and allow it to operate. Must have some powerful friends? Myron Blatz
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2:08am Sun 13 Jan 13

Grunden Skip says...

Myron Blatz wrote:
This company should be barred from doing business, and its Directors banned from running another business. In addition to the Olympics massive fiasco, Group4's woeful track-record in prison and associated security provision speaks for itself - yet people in authority still back the Company and allow it to operate. Must have some powerful friends?
G4S 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 125 countries and over 625,000 employees.

Evidently myron (according to the G4S website) you are wrong, and they are the World's leaders in their field.
[quote][p][bold]Myron Blatz[/bold] wrote: This company should be barred from doing business, and its Directors banned from running another business. In addition to the Olympics massive fiasco, Group4's woeful track-record in prison and associated security provision speaks for itself - yet people in authority still back the Company and allow it to operate. Must have some powerful friends?[/p][/quote]G4S 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 125 countries and over 625,000 employees. Evidently myron (according to the G4S website) you are wrong, and they are the World's leaders in their field. Grunden Skip
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6:17pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Myron Blatz says...

Evidently Myron understandably doesn't believe the mumbo-jumbo and 'spin' about this particular Company, nor its nefarious dealings and associations outside the UK. I think people with much greater knowledge of the national and international security industry than Myron are probably right to question Group4's ability (no matter what it may call itself) and that the UK Olympics fiasco said it all.
Evidently Myron understandably doesn't believe the mumbo-jumbo and 'spin' about this particular Company, nor its nefarious dealings and associations outside the UK. I think people with much greater knowledge of the national and international security industry than Myron are probably right to question Group4's ability (no matter what it may call itself) and that the UK Olympics fiasco said it all. Myron Blatz
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