Epsom a safe bet thanks to G4S6 June 2012
G4S Events, Europe’s leading independent event safety and security company, once again secured the site at Epsom over the ever popular Oaks and Derby weekend.
More than 150,000 people attended the Epsom Downs to help kick off the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
The G4S team of more than 600 employees provided a range of security and safety management services during the event, including conducting ticket checks and bag searches at the gates across the site, as well as stewarding the crowds once they were inside.
Over 3,000 G4S employees were present at events held throughout the country, providing security services to businesses, revellers, and transport operators to ensure the bank holiday weekend was a success.
Epsom marked the first of a series of Jubilee festivities secured by G4S across the UK spanning sport, music and the tour of the Olympic Torch in Liverpool and St Helens.
Eric Alexander, Managing Director of G4S Events, commented: “The Jubilee celebrations present a fantastic opportunity for Britain to showcase its entertainment, sport and heritage. With any event of this scale, taking place across multiple locations, it is critical that the support and infrastructure is in place to guarantee the security of all involved.
“The skills and experience of our team mean we can provide the great British public with a safe and enjoyable bank holiday weekend.”
About G4S Events
G4S Events is Europe’s leading independent provider of event security and crowd management services providing security, event stewarding and consultancy services to conferences, exhibitions, community, sporting and live music events.
For further information on G4S Events go to www.g4s.com/uk-events
About G4S Secure Solutions (UK)
G4S Secure Solutions (UK) employs over 20,000 people throughout the UK, working with a wide range of public sector and commercial clients, including 59 FTSE 100 companies. The company provides specialist security solutions to over 5,000 customers across a range of sectors including: government, utilities, financial institutions, leisure and tourism, and transport.
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 125 countries and more than 625,000 employees.
For more information on G4S, visit www.g4s.com