Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and Eurostar extend security contracts with Mitie

Mitie’s security business has been awarded two contract extensions for travel clients Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) and Eurostar, which together are worth £12 million per annum. The contract with SPT has been extended for a further five years and the Eurostar contract for a period of two years.

Under the five-year extension with STP, Mitie’s responsibilities will involve the delivery of security management services including security guarding, CCTV, mobile response services and stewarding solutions  to a range of bus and subway stations, corporate offices and depots. Mitie will conduct security management services across seven sites within the Glasgow area.

SPT will benefit from the introduction of additional management support within the contract to clearly define support mechanisms for manning both core and emergency security. The contract operates a total of 1,287 hours per week with 30 employees working across the seven locations in and around Glasgow.

SPT is the largest of Scotland’s seven regional transport partnerships and Mitie is currently celebrating a decade-long partnership with SPT.

Passenger searches and access control

At Eurostar, Mitie will continue to offer a range of security services for the four UK Eurostar sites – St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet and Ashford International as well as the Temple Mills Engineering Depot. These services include passenger searches and screening, access control and E-Gates. This extension stems from Mitie successfully delivering on all of its ten previous tender commitments which includes investment in people, innovation, agility and creativity commitment to quality and process.

Jason Towse: leader of Mitie's security management business

Jason Towse: leader of Mitie’s security management business

As part of the contract extension, Mitie will look to further develop the security service by introducing a Proposal for Preventative Maintenance (PPM) on the x-ray search lanes. This proposal would result in an x-ray engineer carrying out servicing of all the x-ray equipment (including any repairs) twice each week. This will ensure that the equipment is operating effectively and aims to improve the security performance and time spent during the security checks.

Jason Towse, managing director of Mitie’s security management business, said: “We’re delighted and proud to extend our partnerships with both SPT and Eurostar and will continue to provide industry-leading capabilities and solutions to ensure a high standard of security and customer service is delivered. This news is testament to Mitie’s engaged workforce and expertise within the transport sector. We look forward to developing these relationships.”

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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