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Security company's new site opens in Banbury
5:00pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
THE new headquarters of controversial security staffing firm G4S will officially open tomorrow.
The building at the Banbury Business Park, in Adderbury, has been occupied by 140 staff, many of whom have transferred from the company’s former base at Broadway in Worcestershire.
They include G4S’s global chief operations officer, Eddie Aston, who will oversee the company’s international operations.
The staff administers contracts including transport, catering and cleaning, while 20 workers have come from the company’s care and justice services and regional procurement divisions.
G4S employs almost 400 people in Oxfordshire involved in a variety of contracts, including event and hospital security.
Spokesman Michael Baker said: “We moved because there were better transport links in Banbury.
“Also, there’s a good mix of skills in the area and there may well be new jobs planned for the future.”
The building will be opened by Banbury MP Sir Tony Baldry.
Last year the firm hit the headlines when it was criticised for failing to adequately supply more than 10,000 security staff for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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