The Law Society appoints Mitie to deliver document management and logistics services

Mitie‘s Document Management business – itself part of Mitie’s security management business, the UK’s intelligence and tech-led security company – has been awarded a five-year document management and logistics services contract with The Law Society following a competitive tender process. This is the first time the professional body has outsourced these services, which were previously delivered in-house.

Mitie has been appointed to transform service provision by digitally enabling the provision of Mail Room management, porterage, reprographics, scanning, records management and purchasing services. These services will be delivered using a fully-integrated solution aligned to The Law Society’s WorkSmart project, which is focused on modernisation by bringing people, processes and technology together.

James Gilding, managing director of Mitie’s Document Management business, said: “We’re delighted such an iconic professional association as The Law Society has entrusted Mitie with this first-generation outsourcing contract. We look forward to developing a long-term partnership which enables The Law Society to focus on its member’s needs while trusting in Mitie’s expertise and innovative technology to deliver on all document management requirements.”

Tom Booton, head of corporate real estate for The Law Society, responded: “The Society conducted a very detailed and competitive tender involving leading specialists from the document management sector. Mitie offered a great level of expertise and technology and really understood our needs which set the business apart. We look forward to welcoming them as a supply chain partner at The Law Society.”

Mitie’s Document Management business is made up of over 850 employees and offers a range of services including Mail Room management, print rooms, legal and litigation support services, business administration, scanning and records management.

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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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