For its innovative work achieved in the state of Florida, British security firm G4S recently accepted a prestigious award from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) at a ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami.
David Prodger, Her Majesty's Consul General, recognized G4S's commitment to the U.S., the special relationship with Florida and the innovation that G4S has brought to the security market by combining technology and labor solutions.
"G4S, with its 7,500 Florida employees, and North American headquarters in Palm Beach County, is one of the largest U.K. investors in Florida and a constant innovator of security services, ensuring the highest level of security and safety of their customers and their assets," Prodger said.
G4S specializes in security services with locations in over 100 nations. Fiona Walters, G4S's Chief Corporate Development Officer for North America, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
"We are delighted to have been selected by UKTI for this prestigious award,” Walters said. “While G4S has a more than 100-year legacy, it is vital to continue to innovate and redesign our services, whether that is software and hardware that helps retailers better manage and forecast their cash; software to allow clients to record and manage incidents to better manage and predict risk; or the use of technology to enable our security officers to better protect our customers' property, people and assets."
Co-hosting the event with the British Consulate-General Miami and Britweek Miami, UKTI presents The Business Innovation Awards annually to perpetuate the economic partnership between the U.K. and the United States. Eligible recipients include British entities doing business in Florida; Florida companies enhancing the U.K. economy, and individuals and groups that contribute to development of the alliance’s growth.
"We accept the award on behalf of G4S' 60,000 North American employees, and the 611,000 employees globally, who contribute every day to keeping our societies safer," Walters said.
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