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    G4S Really Are A Noddy Company

    G4S & SERCO are at the top of my list of hated companies in the UK.

    Both are equally useless.

    Good story on the BBC site:

    BBC News - G4S probe after money van hatch left open in Norwich

    YOUTUBE:
    http://youtu.be/7KpluFIwpMM

    Bunch of amateurs!
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    Hehe saw the video yesterday on the local rag website.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    G4S & SERCO are at the top of my list of hated companies in the UK.

    Both are equally useless.

    Good story on the BBC site:

    BBC News - G4S probe after money van hatch left open in Norwich

    YOUTUBE:
    how money is transported by G4S - YouTube

    Bunch of amateurs!
    If I was an employee of g4s.... id be looking to leave asap. That company is utter shizzle.

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    G4S is, of course, what became of Group 4 Security. They of the escaped prisoners a number of years ago.

    Say no more!

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    they seem to be a persistently poor company, yet our governments bung contracts at them nonetheless, makes you wonder doesnt it.

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    Same goes for Capita; the number of government IT contracts they incompetently manage is staggering.

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    Both also being investigated for fraud.

    BBC News - Probe of G4S and Serco tagging contracts begins

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    Quote Originally Posted by difinity View Post
    Both also being investigated for fraud.

    BBC News - Probe of G4S and Serco tagging contracts begins
    And that's why I hate them.

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    G4S, the company who charged £553m for security at the London Olympics, just a tad over the £282m originally quoted.

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    The figures don't add up on the BBC site:

    £7.3bn turnover
    Pre-tax profit: £516m
    Quarter of turnover relates to government contracts
    Half of business in Europe
    Value of government contracts: £394m
    £394m is nowhere near a quarter of their £7.3bn turnover...

    Not that I'm defending G4S - I hate them as much as the next logical person - I just hate it when journos seemingly pull figures out of thin air

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixman_again View Post
    G4S, the company who charged £553m for security at the London Olympics, just a tad over the £282m originally quoted.
    TBF fair to them on that one it was the gov who bunged up then happily blaimed g4s.

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