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Mitie delivers security services to 17 ports with Associated British Ports contract extension

Mitie has secured an extension to its contract with Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s leading ports group, for a further year, delivering security services to 17 ports across the UK. The current three-year contract was awarded to Mitie in 2021, with this extension taking it to 2025.

The contract extension will see Mitie continue to deliver advanced manned guarding services across ABP sites, supporting the safety of passengers and cargo departing and arriving in the UK. Mitie’s highly trained officers are equipped with the latest technology to ensure a safer environment across ABP’s estate. At most sites Mitie colleagues control access gate barriers, as well as carry out patrols, vehicle searches, and CCTV monitoring to prevent potential crime or anti-social activity.

Building on this ongoing strategic partnership, Mitie will continue to introduce innovative technology and ways of working. For example, in addition to its exceptional people, Mitie is also safeguarding ABP sites using a range of technology, including the implementation of automated entry gates. Mitie’s commitment to innovation also extends to its industry leading intelligence capabilities, with the Mitie team continually analysing data, monitoring trends, and creating proactive risk assessments to identify any potential vulnerabilities and enhance ABP’s site security.

Jason Towse, Managing Director, Business Services, Mitie, said:

“The extension of this contract is a reflection of the excellent relationship we’ve built with ABP over the past two years, as our teams have worked hard to protect travelling passengers and essential trade taking place at UK ports. We’re proud to continue our support for ABP in keeping the UK’s maritime sector moving.”

Andy Billings, Group Head of Security, Associated British Ports, said:

“Safe and secure ports are a critical foundation for ABP’s role as the UK’s leading port operator. Our renewed, enhanced relationship with Mitie builds on the good work done over the previous contract. We also value Mitie’s broader sustainability credentials, given our recently launched Ready for Tomorrow strategy and commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2040 at the latest. We look forward to further developing our relationship with Mitie, introducing more innovation and capabilities from intelligence gathering to automation.”

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