Press Release

13 August 2007

MITIE's extension with Somerfield

MITIE's specialist retail business has recently extended its cleaning contract with Somerfield. In May 2006, MITIE won a contract to clean 500 stores, located north of the M4 corridor up to the Scottish border. It has now added an additional 200 stores in the south east region of England. 

The contract will go live during September and many of the cleaning operatives and supervisors will TUPE over from the previous incumbent. 

Clive Russell, Managing Director of MITIE’s retail business said: “We are pleased at the contract extension which confirms that Somerfield are satisfied with the high quality of service we have been providing since the original contract began. This contract extension enhances our position as one of the UK’s leading providers of retail cleaning solutions.” 

13 August 2007

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Notes for editors 

David Revis, Investor Relations and PR Manager, MITIE Group PLC
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Sarah Phillips, Marketing Communications Executive, MITIE Cleaning & Support Services
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Notes to Editors 


MITIE is one of the UK’s leading support services companies, delivering facilities, engineering and property services to more than 6,000 public and private sector clients. It is also one of the UK’s largest employers with over 45,000 people supporting customers every day.

MITIE provides all of the facilities services that organisations may wish to outsource including Catering, Cleaning, Document Management, Front of House Services, Energy Services, Engineering Maintenance, Facilities Management, Landscaping, Grounds Maintenance, Pest Control, Security and Waste and Environmental Services. MITIE also offers engineering and property services, improving buildings for its customers by providing Building Refurbishment, Fit-Out and Maintenance Services, together with Mechanical & Electrical Engineering. 

MITIE’s unique share ownership ethos ‘Management Incentive Through Investment Equity’ (MITIE) encourages our employees to focus on what our customers want. MITIE’s success in delivering sustainable growth, through responsible and proactive engagement with stakeholders, has enabled the Group to become a FTSE 250 company, achieving annual revenues of over £1bn. 

MITIE Cleaning and Support Services (MCSS) is the division within MITIE that specialises in providing first class cleaning services, from windows and computers to offices and hygiene services. The cleaning arm of the Group also comprises specialist companies including; Nuclear Services, Retail Services, Transport Services, Health & Hygiene, and Waste & Environmental. 

MITIE is the third largest cleaning contractor in the UK and is the only one to operate a national client call centre which runs 24/7, 365 days a year. MCSS has a wide range of customers across the UK including; Rolls-Royce, Palaces of Westminster, Scottish Parliament, Barclays Bank, Microsoft and Pfizer.