Mitie has won a new £3 million contract with Bristol Airport (BRS) extending its relationship for a further three years. The contract is to provide baggage screening services and has the option to extend for an additional two years. Mitie, which has provided services to the airport for over 20 years, was awarded the contract following a successful competitive retender process.
Mitie will continue to deliver behind-the-scenes security services by monitoring thousands of pieces of check-in luggage for around nine million passengers flying from the airport each year. The screening process will allow Mitie staff to ensure that prohibited items, such as flammable liquids, are not loaded onto aircraft, ensuring the safety of passengers and employees.
Moving forward, Mitie will work closely with the airport to identify opportunities for innovation and efficiencies to further enhance the services that are currently provided. For example, Mitie is working with BRS to look at ways to build on the screening services at the airport by using technology, people, and data to develop a new industry leading method of baggage screening.
This renewal builds on Mitie’s aviation expertise, with a range of different contracts also being held at Heathrow, Birmingham, London City, London Stansted and Belfast City Airports, reinforcing Mitie’s prowess in the sector.
Jason Towse, Managing Director, Business Services, Mitie, said:
“Having provided services to Bristol Airport for over 20 years, we are delighted to be continuing our strong relationship with this new contract, as we continue to deliver professional screening services. Using our expertise in the aviation industry, we look forward to protecting millions more passengers passing through the busiest airport in the South West in the years to come.”
Graeme Gamble, Chief Operating Officer, Bristol Airport said:
“We are delighted that Mitie has been successful in renewing its baggage screening contract, continuing a longstanding relationship as a key Business Partner of the airport. The award of this new contract follows a competitive tender process and we are looking forward to working with Mitie over the next 3 years to provide excellent service to deliver professional screening services for our customers. Mitie has been a valued business partner for more than two decades and this new contract will ensure the ongoing high levels of baggage screening will continue in the years ahead.”
Notes to editors
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 Central Government and Defence customers; Communities (Healthcare, Education and Local Authorities); and Technical Services (Engineering Services, Energy, Water and Real Estate Services) and Business Services (Security, Cleaning and Office Services) to Private Sector clients in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Transport, Retail and Telecoms and increasingly to the public sector. Finally, our Specialist Services (Care & Custody, Landscapes and Waste Management) division serves both the public and private sector in these niche businesses.
Mitie acquired Interserve’s FM business in December 2020 and now employs 75,000 people we are the champion of the ‘Front-Line Heroes’ who have kept Britain working during the COVID-19 pandemic. We take care of our customers’ people and buildings, through the ‘Science of Service’, delivering essential services and deploying industry leading technology to create safe and effective workspaces.
The business continues to execute its technology-led strategy and in the past six months has received multiple awards.
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