G4S, the global security and outsourcing group, has won the contract to provide security solutions to Bank of America Merrill Lynch operations in the United Kingdom in a move that will form one of the company’s largest commercial UK contracts.
From December this year, the three-year contract will see over 200 officers from G4S Secure Solutions (UK) provide services such as reception security; access control; patrolling; administration; CCTV operation and systems and intelligence and risk management at the bank’s six sites across the UK and Ireland, including its headquarters at King Edward Street, London.
G4S’ contract with Bank of America is another addition to the growing partnership between the two companies. G4S currently provides security solutions to over 3,000 Bank of America branches across the United States and facilities across the world.
The deal will also see G4S provide sophisticated technology-based security solutions to the bank, including handheld devices for G4S officers providing intelligence, reporting and monitoring. Technology-enabled operations will include reporting procedures harmonised between the UK and the US leading to a single global standard for the bank.
Doug Hewitson, group managing director at G4S Secure Solutions, said:
“This is a key strategic contract win for G4S in the UK and Ireland and our officers will hit the ground running with the provision of industry-leading security solutions to Bank of America.”