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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. London and the World 2013

    With the capital’s population predicted to soar to 10m by 2031 and challenges from riv...
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  1. 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...

  2. February 23, 2014

    Outsource group G4S faces fresh accounting allegations

    Fresh allegations have emerged about accounting irregularities at G4S, the outsourcer facing a criminal investigation for...

  3. November 14, 2013

    G4S: the inside story

    On an overcast Friday evening on a rundown suburban street in Boston, Lincolnshire, a part-time plumber and a retired...

  4. November 5, 2013

    G4S blames scandals on aggressive acquisitions

    G4S’s new boss has blamed a short-term and over-aggressive acquisition strategy for a string of scandals at the security...

  5. October 24, 2013

    G4S replaces its UK chief executive Richard Morris

    G4S, the world’s biggest security company, has replaced its UK chief executive as it attempts to salvage its damaged...

  6. August 28, 2013

    G4S chief Ashley Almanza sets out to tackle debt hangover

    The first few months of Ashley Almanza’s new job as chief executive of G4S were never going to be pleasant. After being...

  7. August 27, 2013

    Misys finance chief to join G4S in latest board switch

    G4S has poached the chief financial officer of software group Misys, as part of moves by the FTSE 100 security group to...

  8. July 15, 2013

    G4S chief executive launches review in wake of turbulent year

    Security group G4S is to have a thorough review as the company faces concerns among analysts and shareholders about the...

  9. July 12, 2013

    G4S chief Almanza survives trial by fire

    When Ashley Almanza joined G4S as its chief financial officer in May, it was clear that the 50-year-old South African would...

  10. June 14, 2013

    UK directors’ deals: G4S, Cyan Technology, CLS, Paypoint

    Experienced non-executive director Clare Spottiswoode joined G4S three years ago this week but was in no hurry to garner a...

  11. June 11, 2013

    The business of London 2012: Britain’s other Olympic legacy

    The resignation in May of Nick Buckles as chief executive of security company G4S served notice of how a high-profile global...

  12. June 6, 2013

    G4S shareholders lambast the board

    Angry G4S shareholders bombarded the security company’s board with a barrage of accusations ranging from its involvement in...

  13. May 21, 2013

    One mistake too many for outgoing G4S chief Nick Buckles

    Nick Buckles, the outgoing chief executive of G4S, has survived a lot of exploding landmines. Not only did he weather the...

  14. May 21, 2013

    Buckles departure ends colourful period for G4S

    Nick Buckles’ departure as chief executive of G4S ends a colourful and controversial period for the security company. The...

  15. May 21, 2013

    Nick Buckles bows out as G4S chief executive

    Shareholders in G4S have expressed fears over the future direction of the company, as chief executive Nick Buckles stepped...

  16. May 10, 2013

    Lucrative run of contracts boosts G4S after Olympics fiasco

    G4S on Friday won its second contract in a week in another sign that the security company had been rehabilitated following...

  17. May 7, 2013

    G4S: unsafe hands

    For a company that earns its keep selling security, it is a shame that G4S cannot offer investors much of it. Shares in the...

  18. May 7, 2013

    G4S shares suffer over warnings of lower 2013 profit margins

    G4S blamed prison closures in the Netherlands and problem clients in Africa for an unexpected warning that profit margins in...

  19. April 15, 2013

    Olympics fiasco fails to dent G4S bonuses

    The chief executive of G4S is in line for a sweetened pay package of £4.5m in 2013 even though the FTSE outsourcer bungled...

  20. March 13, 2013

    Zombie tales are a wind-up

    Most people don’t believe in zombies. But insolvency practitioners do. They claim an army of undead businesses are gnawing...

  21. March 13, 2013

    Annual profits at G4S drop by a third

    G4S, the world’s biggest security company, has taken a dose of its own cost-cutting medicine, axing 1,500 jobs and selling...

  22. February 12, 2013

    G4S takes £88m hit for Olympics fiasco

    G4S has taken an £88m hit for its failure to provide enough security guards for the London 2012 Olympics after striking a...

  23. December 17, 2012

    Non-stick Nick to shrug off G4S threat

    Come on down, Nick Buckles, Corporate Survivor of the Year. Grandstanding MPs wanted his company G4S blacklisted from new...

  24. November 13, 2012

    Third Olympics director to leave G4S

    G4S has lost a third director in the wake of the Olympics security fiasco, as its failure to fulfil the high-profile...

  25. November 6, 2012

    G4S faces test as UK awards contracts

    G4S will find out this week whether the Olympics security fiasco has hurt its ability to win new government outsourcing...

  26. October 26, 2012

    Olver’s successor has big shoes to fill

    Jaw-jaw is better than war-war. This comment by Winston Churchill is as relevant for investor relations as for most other...

  27. October 5, 2012

    Amec loses executive in London

    Amec, the FTSE 100 engineering services specialist, is parting with its chief operating officer Neil Bruce with immediate...

  28. September 28, 2012

    G4S axes directors after Olympics fiasco

    The fallout from the Olympics security fiasco claimed two scalps at G4S on Friday and triggered a radical shake-up of top...

  29. September 27, 2012

    G4S chiefs await fate in Olympics review

    G4S executives will come under pressure on Thursday when the board meets to discuss its failure to provide the 10,400 guards...

  30. September 21, 2012

    G4S blamed for ‘11th hour fiasco’

    G4S was solely to blame for the “11th hour fiasco” in which it failed to provide thousands of security guards for the...

  31. September 11, 2012

    Locog withholds G4S Olympic fee

    G4S has not been paid for its Olympic Games contract since July 13, shortly after it emerged that the world’s biggest...

  32. September 10, 2012

    ‘High risk’ groups face outsourcing ban

    The performance of troubled Olympics contractor G4S will be reviewed “very carefully”, the Cabinet Office has warned, in a...

  33. September 10, 2012

    G4S chief to face second grilling by MPs

    Nick Buckles, the chief executive of G4S, faces a second showdown with MPs on Tuesday morning over the security company’s...

  34. August 31, 2012

    G4S hopes for redemption with Paralympics

    Five thousand G4S employees are providing security at the Paralympic Games, and with all going well so far, Nick Buckles,...

  35. August 28, 2012

    G4S: Olympics fiasco matters only in UK

    When G4S released its 2011 annual report, the new Olympic stadium was showcased on the front cover and the slogan “official...

  36. August 28, 2012

    G4S: Buckles disregards The Duke

    Some managers live their lives by John Wayne’s dictum: “Never apologise, never explain.” Not Nick Buckles. The G4S boss has...

  37. August 28, 2012

    G4S government deals slump nearly £200m

    G4S, the world’s biggest security company by sales, was left counting the price of the Olympics fiasco as it revealed its...

  38. August 26, 2012

    G4S wins favour despite Olympics fallout

    Shareholders in G4S are backing chief executive Nick Buckles ahead of the security group’s half-year results on Monday...

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