The Total Security Management (TSM) business division of Mitie – the FTSE 250 facilities management company – has announced the detail behind a strategic partnership with Fujitsu focused on enterprise cyber security and intelligent building monitoring.
The partnership will allow both parties to promote each other’s security products and services in the burgeoning convergence arena, with Fujitsu bringing its cyber expertise to the fore and Mitie TSM its managed security services, intelligent building monitoring, installation and maintenance of security systems and alarm receiving services capabilities via MiTec, the business’ convergence and technology centre based in Northern Ireland.
The importance of convergence for organisations will see a developing trend towards physical security and IT security being viewed as one. This new strategic partnership between Mitie TSM and Fujitsu highlights the changing drivers in the security sector and the adoption of an holistic view.
Jason Towse, managing director at Mitie TSM, told Risk UK: “This partnership is industry-leading and will address the future direction of our sector. Having been a specialist security solutions provider for many years now, we’re moving into the world of enterprise security risk management. We’re extremely pleased to be associated with such a well-known and respected brand as Fujitsu. This will only enhance our ability to offer bespoke and integrated solutions for our end user customers.”
Rob Norris – business lead for enterprise and cyber security at Fujitsu – responded: “Today, security isn’t just about protecting an organisation from threats outside of the business. It’s also about protecting the business from cyber-based and internal threats. Fujitsu is delighted to be working with Mitie in order to help end user organisations move towards a proactive approach to security and risk management focused on the integration of threat intelligence and other information sources that will provide the context necessary to deal with today’s advanced cyber threats.”
Mitie awarded eighth Gold Medal at RoSPA Awards
Mitie Group plc has celebrated winning its eighth consecutive Gold Medal Award bestowed by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
In addition, Mitie has been awarded two Gold Awards for its integrated facilities management contracts with the Cumbrian Collaboration and Lloyds Banking Group for the second and third consecutive years respectively.
Mitie’s integrated facilities management team on the Vodafone contract also entered the competition for the first time this year and achieved a Silver Award. With a continued focus on improving their Health and Safety performance, the team is aiming for a Gold Award next time around.
The RoSPA awards bestowed upon Mitie are the result of regularly attaining exceptionally high Health and Safety results and for a demonstrable commitment to raising awareness of workplace safety through various initiatives, among them workshops, a safety culture survey, dedicated safety bulletins and leadership improvement plans.
Martyn Freeman, managing director of Mitie’s FM division, explained: “To obtain four RoSPA awards across our FM division is a fantastic achievement and one about which I’m extremely proud. Health and Safety is something that we take very seriously at Mitie. These awards are testament to the passion of our Health and Safety team which is 100% committed to the continuing health, safety and well-being of our people.”
The RoSPA awards scheme is by far the largest and longest-running programme of its kind in the UK, duly recognising commitment to accident and ill-health prevention.
The annual scheme is open to businesses and organisations not just from across the UK but also companies operational overseas.
Mitie afforded preferred bidder status for Rolls-Royce’s European FM contract
On top of all that, Mitie has just been afforded preferred bidder status by Rolls-Royce for the facilities management contract covering all of the prestigious blue chip company’s UK and specific European properties.
Subject to contract, this will be one of Mitie’s largest pan-European agreements and marks the continuation of a relationship with Rolls-Royce which began back in 1992 with the provision of a single service in the UK.
Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE, CEO of Mitie Group plc, stated: “We’re delighted to have been appointed as preferred bidder for this contract. We really value our 23-year relationship with Rolls-Royce and very much look forward to working with the company over the years to come.”