Box Hill and G4S

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Fnaar, 17 Jul 2012.

  1. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Only 20 G4S peeps turn up out of an expected 300!! Get on your bikes and ride up and down it, Surrey folk !

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  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Volunteer - you might get a good spot to watch the race !
     
  3. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    Location:
    Northumberland
    If you turn up they'll swear you in as a deputy on the spot.
     
  4. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    Location:
    Welling
    I'm still amazed at all the fuss. Come on, was it really a surprise? This is a company that was famous for losing prisoners (how difficult is it to lock someone in a van, drive said van to anohter location, get person out of van). So the board sat down and thought "We, Group 4 Securicor, are known for being sh**e at our core business which is security. What we need to do is rebrand to distance ourselves from the embarrassments of the past. What's a good name that says Security but doesn't relate to Group 4 Securicor? I know let's call ourselves G4S. No one will ever associate us with the previous debacle!"
     
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  5. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    Location:
    Northumberland
    I always thought all the Citroen C1 cars you see flitting around Newcastle with the red and black G4S logo on the tailgate were gasmen, reading meters... why do they need so many lightweight 2 door cars?
     
  6. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    Location:
    Welling
    Nippy enough to catch the escaped prisoners
     
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  7. DRHysted

    DRHysted Veteran

    Location:
    New Forest
    They are.
    What group 4 did to try to rectify (make us dumb folk forget) their mistakes was start buying other companies, one of the compainies bought was securicor (hence G4S), they must have some intelligent folk working in their PR offices.
    Now security as a whole operates gennerally without enough staff to cover all eventualities, so when the olympics committee asked for an extra 8000 staff last December it was obvious that they wouldn't manage it.
    Most security companies (mine was one of them) said outright that they wouldn't even tender for any olympics work, due to the potential problems.
    As for volunteering, unless you have an SIA license (issued by a government agency) you can not legally do any security work.
     
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