G4S Wins GSK International Security Contract
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.”