Standing Room Only at G4S 2012 Customer Workshop28 October 2011
Standing Room Only at G4S 2012 Customer Workshop
It was standing room only yesterday as James Dinsdale, MD of G4S Cash Solutions, welcomed banking customers and industry representatives to the second in a series of 2012 planning workshops in Central London.
As the Official Security Services and Cash Transportation provider for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, G4S has been working closely with its customers, LOCOG, Transport for London (TfL) and regional police forces to ensure it is well positioned to provide smooth services for the commercial centres affected by the events taking place throughout the UK next summer.
The session which was lead by Chris Rowe, G4S Olympic Project Director, included guest speakers from Loomis and TfL and covered issues such as:
· Impact of the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games on London roads
· Dealing with over 3 million expected Olympic visitors in London alone
· Business continuity planning
The content of each workshop has been designed to ensure participants can openly discuss with and challenge the speakers on areas they feel require clarification. Attendees have received toolkits designed to help kick-start their own internal planning processes ahead of 2012.
James Dinsdale said: “It’s fantastic to see such a positive turnout for these sessions and I’m delighted to be able to welcome our industry colleagues into this process. Starting an open and candid dialogue with our customers in a setting that allows them to hear and question speakers from such a diverse list as TfL, and the Metropolitan Police is essential if we are to support the business community in making the most of the commercial opportunities that the Games represent, as well as to meet the challenges they will pose.”
With the first of the retail workshops delivered last week, G4S plan to roll these 2012 planning sessions through to next summer to ensure as many customers, stakeholders and industry colleagues can collaborate effectively to ensure smooth services for 2012.
About G4S Cash Solutions (UK)
A subsidiary of G4S plc, G4S Cash Solutions is the leading UK provider of cash solutions, including secure cash transportation, ATM outsourcing solutions and outsourced till management. In the UK we deploy over 6,000 employees and utilise a fleet of around 2,000 vehicles throughout a network of 43 cash transportation branches and 10 cash and coin centres.
About G4S plc
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 an additional stock exchange listing in Copenhagen.
G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and more than 625,000 employees. For more information on G4S, visit