2014 Sports Personality of the Year Awards
Fresh from their successful operation at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, G4S was responsible for providing security at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards, which took place at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on Sunday 14th December. The Awards are one of the highlights of the annual sporting calendar and G4S provided security throughout, with event stewards, security officers and close protection officers present. The event was a great success and is another example of G4S’ work in Scotland.
Michael Cooper, G4S’ operations manager at the SSE, said:
“The Commonwealth Games was one of our best operations in Scotland to date and a great example of what G4S’ network of highly skilled, experienced event staff and security officers can deliver. However, we’re always looking to make each event we’re present at better than the last.
“That’s why we were extremely excited when we won the opportunity to provide security for the Sports Personality of the Year Award, especially given that we’ve enjoyed a strong working relationship with the SSE Hydro since it first opened in 2013 and have helped host some great events there. We mobilised more than 300 of our top event staff, many of whom already have multiple events at the SSE under their belts, including six dedicated close protection officers who will take responsibility for the various high-profile guests who will be attending.
“2014 has been a great year for G4S in Scotland, particularly when it comes to sporting events. It was great to help with the celebrations and see the year out on a triumphant note. Congratulations from all in the G4S team to Lewis Hamilton and the rest of the sports stars who were celebrated last night in Glasgow.”
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