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.
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?
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