Press Release

22 April 2008

MITIE secures partnership to enhance the capital’s main shopping district

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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For further information please contact: 

David Revis, Investor Relations and PR Manager, MITIE Group PLC
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 

About MITIE 

MITIE is a people business, made up of over 44,000 talented and driven people, all working in one of our key areas of expertise: facilities, property and engineering services. 

They bring us passion and we invest in their potential. So when we say that MITIE is a company of world-class people delivering world-class services, we really mean it. The result? 20 years of growth, annual revenues of over £1.2bn, and a reputation for being the very best at what we do. 

MITIE installs, manages and maintains, making buildings and their facilities, smarter, greener, safer and better run. We do this for some of the country’s biggest private and public sector organisations, but what’s really different about us, is that we put as much effort into getting the details right for a simple plumbing job as we do to managing an entire office complex. 

MITIE is all about having the right people for every job, and the right attitude to getting it done. Simple, really, but it makes all the difference.