Press Release

9 June 2007

MITIE secures contract to screen baggage at Bristol International Airport.

MITIE is pleased to announce that they have recently secured a three year contract with the Airline Operators Committee at Bristol International Airport making the company the sole supplier for hold baggage screening.

The contract, which commenced on 9 July 2007, involves a dedicated team of 26 security specialists working 24 hours per day undertaking multi-stage screening of all hold baggage, prior to it being loaded onto departing aircraft. 

The success builds upon a thirteen year relationship within aviation at Bristol International Airport and further enhances MITIE’s position as one of the UK’s leading suppliers of security to the aviation and transportation sectors. MITIE currently has significant contracts operating at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton airports. 

Tony Medhurst, Managing Director of MITIE’s aviation security business commented: “We are delighted to once again be working with the Bristol International Airports Airline Operators Committee (AOC) and to have secured this important contract. Hold baggage screening is critical to the successful operation of security within the aviation environment and this contract reinforces our expertise in this area. We look forward to working with the AOC and their members to ensure that their security is managed in an efficient and successful manner.” 

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For further information and images please contact: 

David Revis, Investor Relations and PR Manager, MITIE Group
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
MITIE Group PLC 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 £1.2bn. 

MITIE Security is the division within MITIE that specialises in providing contract guarding, remote monitoring, key holding, patrol and alarm response services, electronic security and gallery attendants to businesses across the UK. 

MITIE Security is the second largest manned guarding business in the UK employing over 11,000 officers that provide services to a wide range of government, transportation, commercial, industrial and retail clients on over 2,000 sites.