Mark Leftly: G4S numbers show why Buckles is still in a job

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The Independent Online

Outlook Talking of the Olympics, G4S's chief executive, Nick Buckles, must be glad to see the back of 2012. Despite having failed to provide enough security for the Games – not to mention that an 82-year-old nun infiltrated a US nuclear facility that a G4S subsidiary was guarding last summer – its figures yesterday were strong.

Those numbers show why investors backed Mr Buckles even though the public thought he should go.

Profit, then, is king – but it shouldn't be.

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