Private security firm G4S has donated two and a half million pounds to the armed forces as a “goodwill gesture.” It’s after 18,200 military personnel in total were drafted in for London 2012 following their failure to provide enough security staff.
The 284 million pound contract stated that G4S needed to provide 10,000 security staff for the Olympic Games. Their failure to do this meant that 4,700 service personnel had to stand in, many of them cancelling their own summer holidays.
The two and a half million pound donation to the Armed Forces has been welcomed. The Director of The Army Sports Control Board Major General Christopher Elliott told BFBS earlier that the money will be split between all three services and will be used in a way that will leave a lasting legacy for Services Sports Men and Women.
The defence secretary, Philip Hammond, said the donation would “go some way” to recognising the burden placed on the armed forces by the security shambles.Tags: bristol security company, cctv bath, cctv bristol, Door Supervisor Bath, Dorr Supervisor Bristol, manned guarding bath, manned guarding bristol, security company bath, security company bristol