Hole in one: G4S secure the Open Championship
Global security specialists G4S have been awarded a 5 year contract to secure The Open.
The contract win means G4S’s long-standing relationship with this global sporting event will continue up to and including the 2020 Championship.
Commenting on the win, Managing Director of G4S Events, Eric Alexander, said:
“We are delighted that The R&A have chosen to continue working with G4S to secure The Open. We have consistently proven our ability to provide high quality and effective service for this prestigious international event for more than 40 years now.
“When weather forced the 2015 Championship to unexpectedly finish on a Monday – the first time since 1988 – we were able to respond quickly and put in place an effective service that worked because of our scale and expertise across our business.
“Our longstanding partnership with The R&A means we understand their needs and our track record proves we can be trusted to deliver in any circumstance, making G4S the clear choice to secure The Open.”
The 5 year contract will see G4S provide a wide range of services including stewarding and customer services, ticket checks, securing players, VIPs, and round the clock protection for the greens and other key playing surfaces.
G4S will bring a custom-built team to each tournament with mixed skill sets to meet the requirements of the course. The company has previously deployed over 300 personnel to the sporting event, including its renowned Gurkha unit.