Mitie has won a security contract with the Bank of England, following a competitive tender process. The contract is initially for three years with the option to extend for a further two years.
Mitie will provide manned guarding services for the Bank of England’s high-profile site at Threadneedle Street in the City of London, as well as its site in Debden, Essex. Drawing on its extensive security expertise, Mitie’s team will support the UK’s central bank 24 hours, 365 days a year.
The Bank of England was founded in 1694 as private bank to the UK government and later moved to its iconic Threadneedle Street location in London in 1734. Today it is known as the UK’s central bank due to the London site location. In 1900, it lent its name to Bank tube station.
Jason Towse, Managing Director, Security, Mitie, said:
“We are delighted to have been appointed by the Bank of England to deliver crucial guarding services at its sites, including at the iconic Threadneedle Street site in the City of London. As the UK’s leading intelligence and tech-led security business, we are well placed to keep the sites safe and secure for such a prestigious client.”
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Founded in 1987, Mitie is the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company. It offers a range of specialist services including Security, Engineering Services, Cleaning Landscaping, Energy and Property Consultancy, and Custody Support Services.
Mitie employs 48,900 people across the country, looking after a large, diverse, blue-chip customer base, from banks and retailers, to hospitals, schools and government offices. It takes care of its customers’ people and buildings, by delivering the basics brilliantly and by deploying advanced technology. It is pioneering the Connected Workspace, using smart analytics to provide valuable insight and deliver efficiencies to create outstanding work environments for customers.