Press Release

25 April 2023

Mitie extends security contract with DP World

  • DP World Southampton has renewed its security contract with Mitie underpinning its sector expertise in maritime logistics security  
  • As part of the contract renewal, Mitie will continue to provide security services including security personnel, vehicle and personnel security checks, visitor authorisation, intelligence reporting, and crime prevention  
  • The two-year contract extension builds on Mitie’s successful 11-year partnership with DP World 

DP World Southampton, the UK’s leading provider of smart logistics solutions has renewed its contract with Mitie, for a further two years. The contract extension will see Mitie continue to provide essential security services for DP World at the deep-sea container terminal in full compliance with the International Ship and Port Facility security code (ISPS), and the Maritime Security Division (MSD) of the Department of Transport.   

As part of the contract, Mitie will continue to provide a range of security services including security personnel, vehicle and personnel security checks, visitor authorisation, intelligence reporting, and crime prevention. 

This contract extension demonstrates continued confidence in Mitie’s ability to ensure the security of DP World’s Southampton logistics hub. During the existing contract, Mitie’s proactive and responsive site operations has continued to identify areas for improvement, developing action plans, and implementing positive changes to enhance services across the facility.   

The new DP World contract follows a succession of customer contract renewals for Mitie, with the company having also recently announced the extension of its security services with long-time customer, Eurostar, highlighting the exceptional services that many of its transport customers have come to rely on.  

Jason Towse, Managing Director, Business Services, Mitie, said:  

“As the leading service provider in this sector, we’re delighted to continue working with DP World and the extension of this contract is testament to the strong partnership that we have built together over the last 11 years. We’re proud to continue providing our intelligence-led services to ensure safety and security at such a vital international trading terminal.“ 

Notes to editors

About Mitie  

Founded in 1987, Mitie’s job is to look after places where Britain works and is the leading facilities management company in the UK. We offer a range of services to the Public Sectors in Central Government and Defence and Communities (Healthcare, Education and Campus & Critical).  Our Technical Services (Engineering Services, Energy, Water and Real Estate Services) and Business Services (Security, Cleaning and Office Services) divisions serve private sector customers in Telecoms, Financial & Professional Services, Transport and Industrials and increasingly to the public sector. Finally, our Specialist Services (Care & Custody, Landscapes, Waste Management and Spain) division serves both the public and private sectors in these niche businesses. 

Mitie acquired Interserve’s facilities management business on 30 November 2020 and now employs 68,000 people. We are the champion of the ‘Frontline Heroes’ who have kept Britain working during the COVID pandemic. We take care of our customers’ people and buildings, through the ‘Science of Service’, and we are transforming facilities to be more flexible, safe, sustainable, and attractive to all. 

The business continues to execute its technology-led strategy and in the past twelve months has received multiple awards. Find out more at