G4S Awarded Five-Year Security Contract for Pharmaceutical Giant GSK

G4S, the largest security company in the UK and Ireland, has been awarded a five-year international contract for the provision of security services to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the research-based pharmaceutical and health care companies. The contract will initially be worth approximately US$25.7 million annually.

Under the contract G4S will centrally manage GSK's security services from the U.K., using a high quality approach which will deliver consistent, coordinated and efficient operations, training and standards under an initial rollout across a number of GSK sites. G4S will be offering a broad range of security services to ensure the right security solution is delivered for each site.

The initial rollout covers the deployment of G4S employees to GSK sites across Argentina, Costa Rica, the U.K., the U.S. and Venezuela, as well as a team which will secure GSK's UK headquarters in Brentford.

Future rollout plans include G4S securing sites in the additional 28 countries in which GSK operates, such as France and Belgium, over the next 12 to 18 months.

David Taylor-Smith, CEO, G4S Secure Solutions (UK & Ireland) said, "We are delighted to win this important strategic contract and be given the opportunity to combine our global capabilities and proven expertise to provide the best possible security solutions to GSK. As leading companies in our respective fields, we are looking forward to building on the strengths of this partnership and helping GSK protect its globally respected brand."

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