Press Release

27 May 2008

MITIE announces strategic partnership with SSS Managed Services

MITIE is pleased to announce that its security business has recently entered into a strategic partnership with SSS Management Services Ltd. that will support them in jointly developing their provision of integrated response and electronic security services. 

The partnership, which commenced at the beginning of May following a six month trial, will enable MITIE to expand its services to businesses looking to combine the installation and maintenance of their CCTV and access control systems with real-time remote monitoring, access and egress control and CCTV patrol capabilities. 

As part of the agreement, MITIE will relocate its existing remote monitoring activities to SSS’ state of the art communications centre in Bristol providing MITIE’s clients with access to improved stability in operating platforms and enhanced monitoring performance. 

The new partnership will also see the two companies developing a new and integrated response service which will combine SSS’ alarm receiving capabilities with the dedicated national response service which MITIE launched in April. Clients of both organisations will benefit from access to a single package that comprises both alarm receiving and response. 

To further enhance this, SSS will progressively take over responsibility for the despatching and controlling of MITIE’s response team when on the road helping to further reduce response times.

Jeff Flanagan, Managing Director at MITIE’s security business commented “Our partnership with SSS reinforces our commitment to provide customers with a more integrated approach to the protection of their people and property. The partnership will enhance our capabilities in both electronic security and response and we look forward to working with SSS to jointly grow our service portfolios in the future. 

Paul Burchfield, Managing Director of SSS commented “As a service provider we are always looking at ways in which the service delivery to our client base can be improved. We strongly believe that by combining the abilities of monitoring and response through this partnership with MITIE, that enhanced service levels will be available to our clients in a number of key areas. 

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For further information please contact: 

David Revis, Investor Relations and PR Manager, MITIE Group PLC
T: 020 7034 7306 M:07979 702465 E: 

Darren Gamage, Head of Marketing, MITIE Security
T: 01908 671317 M:07816 971916 E:

Editor’s notes 

About MITIE 
MITIE is a people business, made up of over 44,000 talented and driven people, all working in one of our key areas of expertise: facilities, property and engineering services. 

hey bring us passion and we invest in their potential. So when we say that MITIE is a company of world-class people delivering world-class services, we really mean it. The result? 20 years of growth, annual revenues of over £1.2bn, and a reputation for being the very best at what we do. 

MITIE installs, manages and maintains, making buildings and their facilities, smarter, greener, safer and better run. We do this for some of the country’s biggest private and public sector organisations, but what’s really different about us, is that we put as much effort into getting the details right for a simple plumbing job as we do to managing an entire office complex. 

MITIE is all about having the right people for every job, and the right attitude to getting it done. Simple, really, but it makes all the difference.

About SSS
SSS Management Services Ltd is an independent management service provider specialising in the provision of outsourced security and facilities solutions. 

By providing management services to major UK retailers for over 10 years, SSS has demonstrated a consistent track record and depth of knowledge of the security and facilities industries. 

Employing over 70 people within Aylesford (Kent) and Bristol, where its state of the art Communications Centre is located, SSS provides monitoring and management information encompassing supplier, equipment and system performance data, allowing for cost and performance strategies to be developed to meet the needs of clients for today and tomorrow. 

Possessing a unique combination of skills, experience and flexibility, SSS are able to balance and customise services to individual clients, large or small.