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Mitie Gather & Gather
Catering services, delivered by Gather & Gather, have been added to the contract at Thales (Credit: Mitie)

21 April 2017 | Jamie Harris

Mitie has been awarded a £130 million, nine-year expanded contract with Thales, a global technology supplier for the aerospace transportation, defence and security markets.

Following an initial five-year, £40 million contract win, awarded in September 2015 and commencing in January 2016, the new contract includes additional services, including energy management and catering services, the latter of which is to be delivered by Gather & Gather.

These services are added to facilities management, maintenance, pest control, cleaning, manned guarding, landscaping and waste management, which Mitie has been providing over the last 12 months.

The contract now runs to the end of 2025. 

Phil Holland, managing director of Mitie’s Engineering and Integrated FM business, said: “I am proud that our relationship with Thales UK has flourished in a relatively short space of time, leaping to a nine-year term. This is a testament to the success of the steps we have taken to ingrain our services with Thales’s culture and needs. 

“With the introduction of Gather & Gather to the contract, a major focus for the coming year is to evolve the role of food and nutrition in the workplace, helping to support employee wellbeing and drive engagement.”

Rob Lucas, director of real estate at Thales, said: “Our FM strategy is to optimise our partnership with Mitie to enable us to drive value into our FM supply chain, thus delivering a competitive advantage for our business. We believe that Mitie have the best in class tools, processes and, with the Gather & Gather offering, a market leading catering solution that will allow us to effectively deliver our strategy.”

The contract win follows an expansion to Mitie's partnership with Allianz Global, reported earlier this month, and a £2.4 million contract win with Leicestershire Police, awarded in March. 

Last month, Mitie announced the disposal of the group's UK social care division, consisting of homecare businesses Enara Group and Complete Care Holdings, for a cash consideration of £2.