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Gloucestershire company renews £3million contract with Bristol Airport

Mitie, with sites at Ashchuch Business Park in Tewkesbury and Tortworth Business Park in Wotton-under-Edge, has won a new £3million contract with Bristol Airport, extending its relationship for a further three years.

The contract is to provide baggage screening services and has the option to extend for an additional two years. Mitie, which has provided services to the airport for over 20 years, was awarded the contract following a successful competitive retender process.

Mitie will continue to deliver behind-the-scenes security services by monitoring thousands of pieces of check-in luggage for around nine million passengers flying from the airport each year. The screening process will allow Mitie staff to ensure that prohibited items, such as flammable liquids, are not loaded onto aircraft, ensuring the safety of passengers and employees.

The company will work closely with the airport to identify opportunities for innovation and efficiencies to further enhance the services that are currently provided, for example looking at ways to build on the screening services at the airport by using technology, people, and data to develop a new industry leading method of baggage screening.

This renewal builds on Mitie's aviation expertise, with a range of different contracts also being held at Heathrow, Birmingham, London City, London Stansted and Belfast City Airports.

Jason Towse, managing director of business services at Mitie, said: "Having provided services to Bristol Airport for over 20 years, we are delighted to be continuing our strong relationship with this new contract, as we continue to deliver professional screening services.

"Using our expertise in the aviation industry, we look forward to protecting millions more passengers passing through the busiest airport in the South West in the years to come."

Graeme Gamble, chief operating officer at Bristol Airport, said: "We are delighted that Mitie has been successful in renewing its baggage screening contract, continuing a longstanding relationship as a key Business Partner of the airport.

"The award of this new contract follows a competitive tender process and we are looking forward to working with Mitie over the next 3 years to provide excellent service to deliver professional screening services for our customers.

"Mitie has been a valued business partner for more than two decades and this new contract will ensure the ongoing high levels of baggage screening will continue in the years ahead."

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