G4S PLC



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  1. February 27, 2015

    When is a company too big to manage?

    “Can I know what every one of 257,000 people is doing? Clearly I can’t.” When HSBC’s chief executive Stuart Gulliver claimed...

  2. February 24, 2015

    Wrexham jail to be run by public sector

    The UK’s first “super prison” holding more than 2,000 inmates is to be run by the public sector, dashing the hopes of...

  1. February 23, 2015

    Press-fuelled populist clamour against Gulliver gains momentum

    The fickle Lilliputians conspired to blind Jonathan Swift’s Lemuel Gulliver, having previously celebrated him. HSBC’s Stuart...

  2. February 18, 2015

    Super-prison project carries dangers, says watchdog

    The prisons watchdog has cast doubt on government plans to build super-prisons in the UK, warning that early difficulties in...

  3. December 19, 2014

    Police drop probe into Serco’s prisoner contract

    City of London Police have dropped their investigation into Serco’s handling of a £285m prisoner escort contract, which was...

  4. December 10, 2014

    G4S and Serco won Whitehall work despite being ‘on probation’

    Five government departments awarded G4S and Serco fresh work during a period in which Whitehall “gave the impression” that...

  5. November 19, 2014

    British outsourcing groups dominate public sector contracts

    British outsourcing companies have strengthened their grip on public sector contracts over the past decade despite...

  6. November 14, 2014

    Week in Review, November 15

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Goldman promotion round highlights...

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    November 12, 2014

    Earth to investors: G4S has not restated earnings -- Update

    There are times when the hoax is so elaborate, you have to look beyond the attempted deception and admire the handiwork....

  8. November 12, 2014

    Defensive Sainsbury’s may need more firepower in supermarket wars

    Ascending the Sainsbury’s throne vacated by Justin King in July, Mike Coupe has quickly swapped his crown for a tin hat. The...

  9. November 12, 2014

    G4S pulls out of Guantánamo Bay navy base with sale of US division

    G4S, the world’s biggest security company, is to withdraw from the controversial Guantánamo Bay Naval Base after agreeing a...

  10. November 12, 2014

    Capita leads FTSE fallers as bid pipeline stutters

    Capita was the biggest fallers on a flat FTSE 100 on Wednesday, as the mixed fortunes of the UK support services sector...

  11. November 4, 2014

    Outsourcers strive to rebuild reputations after scandals

    The gleaming new Fiona Stanley hospital in Perth, Western Australia, is a state of the art facility, with 783 beds,...

  12. September 11, 2014

    Robot capable of handling unfamiliar objects unveiled

    The first robot capable of manipulating unfamiliar objects was unveiled on Thursday, with its creators predicting that it...

  13. August 13, 2014

    B&M backed by Goldman growth forecasts

    Goldman Sachs floated discount retailer B&M on a £2.7bn valuation in June. On Wednesday, the same broker valued the stock at...

  14. August 13, 2014

    Contract wins help G4S stage comeback

    G4S, the world’s biggest security company, staged a comeback in the first six months of this year, led by new contract wins...

  15. August 3, 2014

    G4S powers up robotic security

    It’s not exactly RoboCop. But it is a robot security guard – and it could be patrolling office floors within just 10 years,...

  16. July 23, 2014

    Longtime GSK favourite stumbles in the final furlong

    The Queen’s horse Estimate, former Gold Cup champion, has failed a drug test, as has GlaxoSmithKline. On Wednesday the group...

  17. July 18, 2014

    G4S loses detention cell contract in Wales

    G4S, the private security company, has lost a contract to run detention cells in Wales, in a blow to a sector that had been...

  18. July 17, 2014

    G4S sells Swedish alarm business for £37m

    G4S is selling its Swedish alarm business for £37m, as the security company battles to turn round its fortunes, which have...

  19. July 6, 2014

    UK outsourcing spend doubles to £88bn under coalition

    The amount spent on outsourcing services in the UK has doubled to £88bn since the coalition government came to power in...

  20. July 2, 2014

    UK job groups set for more than £30m in bonuses

    More than £30m in bonuses is due to be paid to companies delivering the government’s welfare-to-work programme, despite its...

  21. June 23, 2014

    Labour to take on outsourcing companies if it wins election

    Labour will mount an assault on big outsourcing companies if it wins the election, reducing their role in delivering the...

  22. June 5, 2014

    G4S to end Israeli jail contracts within three years

    G4S has confirmed that it will end all its Israeli prison contracts within the next three years after an annual general...

  23. June 2, 2014

    UK watchdog to probe G4S Israeli contract

    G4S, the global security company, came under further pressure on Monday when a UK government-funded watchdog agreed to...

  24. May 20, 2014

    G4S loses third UK chief executive in less than two years

    G4S, the world’s biggest security services group, has parted company with its third UK chief executive in less than two...

  25. May 15, 2014

    Welfare-to-work groups seek scale before next round of contracts

    Private sector suppliers of the government’s £5bn welfare-to-work programme are braced for a wave of consolidation as they...

  26. April 28, 2014

    G4S back in favour at Whitehall

    G4S, the company at the centre of the electronic tagging fiasco, has won a key role implementing the government’s...

  27. April 24, 2014

    ‘Risky’ contract for housing asylum seekers attacked by MPs

    Attempts to save £140m on the cost of housing asylum seekers by outsourcing the service to G4S and Serco were risky, poorly...

  28. April 14, 2014

    G4S under fire over chief’s pay

    Shareholders have criticised security company G4S, after it announced a big pay rise for its new chief executive, despite a...

  29. April 9, 2014

    G4S pays back £110m as UK government ban is lifted

    G4S, the global security company, has been given the all clear to win fresh UK government work after being barred following...

  30. April 3, 2014

    2013: A year of change for FTSE 100 chief executives

    Almost one in five of the UK’s largest public companies appointed new chief executives last year – the highest proportion...

  31. March 20, 2014

    G4S guards charged with manslaughter

    G4S has escaped prosecution over the death of a man at Heathrow airport in 2010 as he was being deported from the UK, but...

  32. March 14, 2014

    MPs demand tighter outsourcing controls

    Civil servants failed to spot problems on a series of botched outsourcing contracts, meaning scandals involving suppliers...

  33. March 12, 2014

    G4S agrees £109m settlement with UK government over tagging

    G4S, the security and outsourcing group, has agreed to repay the British government £108.9m plus VAT for overcharging on...

  34. March 6, 2014

    Tagging supplier Buddi quits MoJ deal

    Plans to replace outsourcing giants G4S and Serco as suppliers of electronic tagging equipment for offenders have collapsed...

  35. March 4, 2014

    Serco profits plummet after string of embarrassments

    Serco revealed a 62 per cent drop in profits on Tuesday as it admitted that chasing sales at the expense of customer service...

  36. March 3, 2014

    Ian Tyler appointed as G4S ‘minder’

    The government has appointed a senior “minder” from the business world to oversee G4S, the distressed outsourcing company,...

  37. March 3, 2014

    ISS aims to raise €1.1bn through stock market float

    ISS, the Danish security and cleaning company, said on Monday it was aiming to raise DKr8bn (€1.1bn) through its stock...

  38. February 27, 2014

    Capita rises above the outsourcing gloom

    Cost-cutting in the public and private sectors is expected to create a buoyant market for outsourcing, despite a series of...

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