G4S opens new HQ in Banbury
The company’s facilities management business, G4S Integrated Services, which has a turnover of more than £250 million and services more than three million square metres of premises including the Met Office, hospitals, health centres, schools and businesses across the UK, will manage its 7,500 employees from the new base.
Banbury will also be the main office for G4S’ global Chief Operating Officer, Eddie Aston, who oversees operations for the company’s 620,000-strong workforce around the world.
The building was opened by local MP, Sir Tony Baldry, who met some of the employees and executives at the office’s official unveiling.
G4S’ Managing Director for Integrated Services, Bob Taylor, said:
“We were attracted to Banbury because of the town’s excellent transport links and highly skilled local workforce. Over the past ten years we have grown our facilities management business into a UK market leader, with a turnover of more than £250 million, and this new office in Banbury will provide an important launch pad from which to base the next phase of our expansion.”
MP for Banbury, Sir Tony Baldry, said:
“G4S is a global British enterprise and it is fantastic that they have chosen to locate this important part of their operation in Banbury. The jobs, skills and income that will be generated as a result of G4S’ move will be a great benefit to the local community. It is undoubtedly a vote of confidence in Banbury and reinforces the town’s attractiveness to national and international businesses.”
Pictured in the header are; Bob Taylor, Managing Director of G4S Integrated Services; Sir Tony Baldry, MP for Banbury; and Nicholas Turner, town Mayor.