MITIE is delighted to announce that it has been appointed as the exclusive manned security partner to the New West End Company, the Business Improvement District (BID) that is responsible for enhancing and promoting retail around London’s Bond Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street areas.
The three year contract which will commence on 1 June 2008, will see MITIE taking over the operation and management of the renowned ‘Red Cap Warden’ team which consists of 16 officers. The MITIE security team will be responsible for providing customer support and a visible security presence to aid the New West End Company in driving forward the West End to accommodate over 200 million visitors per year.
Jeff Flanagan, Managing Director of MITIE’s security business commented “We’re delighted to have been selected to support the New West End Company in creating a safe, friendly environment for visitors to London’s West End. The Red Cap Warden Team are recognised as one of the best examples of how public bodies and the private security industry can support the police in creating safer streets. Maintaining safe, secure surroundings in our major cities is important to us and we look forward to enhancing our relationships with other Business Improvement Districts and partners in the Wider Police Family.”
Richard Dickinson, Chief Executive of New West End Company said: “Our recently renewed mandate for a further five years provided an opportunity to review all our contractors and seek the most suitable suppliers to deliver our street management objectives moving forward. The selection panel was delighted with the application from MITIE who provided an innovative and creative approach which will reenergise the customer service approach of the Red Cap warden team.”
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