Suntory Beverage & Food GB&I joins IFPO UK & Ireland

The International Foundation of Protection Officers UK & I (IFPO UK & Ireland) is delighted to welcome 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, front-line 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, comments

“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.”

Presenting the Corporate Membership Certificate
[L-R, Mike Hurst (IFPO), Guy Mathias and Nicholas Reed (Suntory GB&I)]

Mike Hurst, Director of IFPO UK&I says…..

“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.” 


IFPO UK is a not-for-profit, professional membership association which provides professional learning opportunities for security practitioners, to impart the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to maximize job performance and enhance career potential.  IFPO has members in 68 countries and has security professionals in 56 countries studying its educational programs. The IFPO UK&I is also a member of the UK Security Commonwealth, the unifying trade association within the UK covering all sectors of the security industry.

Media Contact: Mike Hurst 07957 543128

About Suntory Beverage & Food Great Britain and Ireland

Suntory Beverage & Food Great Britain and Ireland (SBF GB&I) is one of the leading soft drinks businesses in the UK and Ireland. SBF GB&I was formed in 2014 as Lucozade Ribena Suntory and is part of Suntory Beverage & Food Europe. Our much-loved soft drinks brands include Lucozade Energy, Lucozade Sport,Ribena and Orangina.

Our business is driven by our “Yatte Minahare” spirit and our role is to have a positive impact on the lives of our consumers by providing them with a responsible choice of great-tasting drinks that people can feel good about while enabling them to lead active lifestyles. For further information, please visit: or follow @SuntoryBF_GBI

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