The International Foundation of Protection Officers UK & I (IFPO UK & Ireland) has welcomed Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I (SBF GB&I) as a corporate member. SBF GB&I is the maker of iconic soft drink brands including Lucozade, Ribena and Orangina and employs over 600 staff across sites in London; Coleford, Gloucestershire and Dublin.
Guy Mathias, Risk & Operations Director for Suntory GB&I stated: “Suntory Beverage and Food GBI is delighted to support this initiative and we look forward to working with IFPO to support our key worker, frontline security personnel.”
Engaging with the IFPO UK & Ireland will cement SBF GB&I’s professional commitment to support its frontline security officers in their learning and development goals, helping to maintain the high service levels they expect.
Nicholas Reed, GB&I Risk Manager at Suntory, commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity for a partnership with one of the only organisations dedicated to frontline security operatives. We are already members of security industry bodies, such as the Food and Drink Security Association and personally registered members of security management professional associations. Joining IFPO UK & Ireland also aligns with our company’s Growing for Good vision which commits to investing in people. It also supports all our personnel involved in those operations with professional development and relevant guidance.”
Mike Hurst, Director of IFPO UK&I said: “We are delighted to welcome Suntory Beverage and Food GBI as Corporate Members of the IFPO and to celebrate our shared commitment to promote learning, skills and career development to frontline security professionals and to support their Mental Health and Wellbeing. It is great to see that a corporation of the size and reputation of Suntory values its people and their development so highly.”