If Gardaworld's hostile takeover of G4S goes ahead - my guess is not, as G4S is so opposed and their business outlook is good - it may further slow Wellingborough prison contract. Running prisons is an entirely different business from traditional private sector manned guarding. And surely a takeover would cast doubt of the corporate renewal process on which G4S's Deferred Prosecution Agreement hinges?
I was formerly Finance Director of the Prison Service and then Director of the National Offender Management Service responsible for competition. I also worked in the NHS and an IT company. I later worked for two outsourcing companies.
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