FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company MITIE has just been awarded the prestigious facilities management (FM) contract with BBC Worldwide. The contract will run for a three-year period with provision for an extension. MITIE will now deliver the full range of FM services including security, Front of House services, maintenance and repairs, cleaning and catering for BBC Worldwide’s new offices at Television Centre in London’s White City when they open next year. Speaking about the new contract, Andreas Arnold (director of strategic projects for BBC Worldwide) explained:” MITIE was chosen as our FM partner due to the company’s creative approach, the cultural fit with our own business and the demonstrated use of technology to improve service delivery.” Indeed, MITIE boasts extensive experience in the media sector, with its clients already including well-known broadcasters Channel 4, Universal Music and Sky. Peter Mosley, managing director at MITIE’s Technical Facilities Management business, stated:” This is a prestigious contract to win. We’re very proud to be partnering with an organisation which has such an exceptional reputation around the world. This contract really underlines our expertise in the media sector, and is a fantastic example of a contractor and client working closely together to provide the best solution possible.” The iconic BBC Television Centre is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment, with the site being redeveloped into a mix of commercial spaces including a new 100,000 sq ft headquarters for BBC Worldwide in addition to private accommodation.
MITIE awarded facilities management contract by BBC Worldwide
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.