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G4S: Fighting to secure its own world

G4S: Fighting to secure its own world

  • May 2016
  • 32 pages
  • ID: 4147221
  • Format: PDF
  • MarketLine

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Summary
While G4S has long been associated with high-profile and embarrassing headlines, the Olympics aside, these have not often negatively impacted on either the company’s financial performance, or its ability to secure new contracts. Following the screening of a recent BBC Panorama documentary highlighting a string of abuses in one of its Secure Training Centres (STCs), fresh calls were made in the House of Commons for the company to be banned from bidding on government contracts. This case study examines a string of controversies, both at home and abroad, the impact they have had on the company, its prospects of future work for the UK government, and how well insulated the company is from the potential loss of a lucrative client.

Key Findings
Examines the troubles faced by G4S during its relatively short history

Assesses the damage these controversies have inflicted on the company's reputation

Looks at the restructing program undertaken, and the level of success it has achieved

Considers the company's prospects both at home and abroad

Reasons To Buy
How has G4S acquired such a negative reputation?

How has this impacted on its ability to win new contracts?

How effective has the restructuring process been?

Key Highlights
G4S employed 610,000 members of staff around the globe in 2015

24% of company revenue in 2015 was generated through government contracts

High-profile accusations of fraud, neglect and abuse have tarnished the company's reputation, both in the UK and abroad

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