Press Release

15 August 2023

Mitie nets new contract extension with Arsenal FC

  • Arsenal Football Club has renewed its security vetting contract with Mitie for a further five years
  • As part of the new contract renewal, Mitie will continue to provide vetting services including digital identity verification, right to work and CV checks, as well as verifying employment and education history
  • Mitie’s smart MyCheck™ technology will play a key role in the delivery of vetting services on this contract

Arsenal Football Club, one of the world’s biggest professional football clubs, has renewed its security vetting contract with Mitie for a further five years. The contract extension will see Mitie continue to provide essential vetting services include background checks, criminal records checks and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

As one of the world’s biggest football institutions both in history and stature, Arsenal places a strong emphasis on employee security and safety and requires stringent background checks on current and prospective employees. As part of the contract, Mitie’s market-leading vetting business, Procius, will undertake a suite of vetting services underpinned by its bespoke vetting technology platform, MyCheck™.

MyCheck™ will be used to carry out a plethora of background checks including digital identity verification, CV and right to work checks, as well as verifying employment and education history. This contract extension demonstrates continued confidence in Mitie’s security vetting expertise and its technology-led approach to background screening.  

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

“As a market-leading vetting services provider, we’re proud of our great relationship with a football club of Arsenal’s stature. We’re looking forward to continuing to provide exceptional vetting services backed by our smart technology solutions.”

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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. Mitie employs 64,000 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