Mitie awarded five-year FM contract with Yorkshire Building Society worth £14.5 million

Mitie has been awarded a five-year facilities management-focused contract with the Yorkshire Building Society following a competitive tender process. The contract is worth £14.5 million and covers security, engineering and catering. This new contract will see Mitie deliver these services to no less than 147 of the Yorkshire Building Society’s sites, including office locations and branches.

Given that the Yorkshire Building Society is a leading financial services provider, security is of course paramount for the organisation. Mitie’s security business will provide an enhanced level of service to all Yorkshire Building Society head office locations. Yorkshire Building Society will also benefit from Mitie’s expertise as an intelligence and tech-led security business which will increase resilience to its group-wide security monitoring.

In addition, Mitie’s engineering business will oversee the delivery of maintenance and repair services across the Yorkshire Building Society’s entire estate. Mitie will focus on ‘first time fix’ and lifecycle asset management by introducing its direct audits system, which will enable better visibility of asset condition and potential future spend.

Gather & Gather, Mitie’s catering arm, will “revolutionise” the current catering offer with the introduction of two new concepts – ‘lighter on the pocket’ and ‘healthy options’. These ranges will reinvigorate on-site food for staff offering enjoyable healthy eating options which are also cost friendly.

Carlo Alloni, managing director of Mitie Engineering, explained to Risk Xtra: “We’re proud to be partnering with the Yorkshire Building Society. Drawing on our extensive experience and expertise in security, engineering and catering, we look forward to introducing new technology and innovation in order to transform services for the Yorkshire Building Society and its employees.”

About the Author
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.

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