G4S, the world’s leading secure solutions group, will be providing an extensive range of services to the England team in Delhi for the 2010 Commonwealth Games, which began on 3rd October.
Under the terms of the agreement G4S will provide a range of logistical and security solutions for Commonwealth Games England, (CGE) which comprises 580 athletes, coaches, medical staff and headquarters staff and VIPs. G4S will manage all the security requirements for the team’s VIPs and receptions and will provide security on the shuttle between the Athletes Village and Games’ venues, and at the Team Lodge.
Should any members of the organisation or England team need assistance during the Games, G4S, which has a permanent presence in Delhi, will be available to provide extra manpower at short notice to resolve issues or bolster security, as and when required.
G4S will operate a 24-hour crisis centre at the Games to support the England contingent in the event of an emergency. Other services provided include logistics management, the provision of a fully staffed Athletes’ Lodge during the Games and transportation for VIP guests of Commonwealth Games England.
Ian Horseman Sewell, Director of G4S Major Events, said: “We are proud to be a supporter of the England team at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. There have been a lot of well-documented concerns about the organisation of this event, but we are here to ensure that for the England team the Games run as smoothly and safely as possible.
“We are providing an integrated security and logistical solution to meet CGE’s needs outside of the Village and the venues, complementing the arrangements provided by the Games organisers. The local knowledge of our Delhi-based team will be extremely important in ensuring the Commonwealth Games England team and its guests are happy, secure and safe for the duration of the Games.”
Joanna Robinson, Development Director, Commonwealth Games England, said: “We are delighted that G4S is enabling a lodge facility for the England athletes out in Delhi, and providing Commonwealth Games England with some essential local services. Having a safe and secure environment where the team can relax out of the public eye and meet their family and friends is very important. The professional approach of G4S in supporting the team in India has been a significant asset to our operational delivery at the Games.”