LOCOG Announce G4S as London ’12 Security Services Provider
March 21, 2011
G4S Secure Solutions Limited has been announced by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) as the Official Security Services Provider for London 2012.
Under the terms of the agreement, store G4S has also signed up as a tier three sponsor of the London 2012 Olympic Games and will be responsible for recruiting, anabolics training and managing the 10,000-strong security workforce that will be tasked with securing the Games alongside colleagues from the police and local authorities across all London 2012 competition and non-competition venues.
LOCOG and G4S will be collaborating with the Bridging the Gap scheme established by the British Security Industry Association, the Security Industry Authority, Skills for Security, and North Hertfordshire College to identify talented people from further education colleges across the UK.
LOCOG CEO Paul Deighton stated: “This deal represents where we are with our plans for the Games – we’re now looking at operational delivery. G4S will help us ensure that the security provisions in place are robust and of the highest professionalism and we welcome them to the London 2012 family”.
David Taylor-Smith, Regional CEO of G4S UK & Africa added: “We have worked extremely hard with LOCOG, the Police, central government and the host venues and boroughs to develop a security proposal which will provide excellent security for the Games, whilst ensuring that spectators, competitors and providers of services to the Games can enjoy the spectacle of one of the greatest sporting events in the world”.