Press Release   •   Oct 01, 2010 22:53 BST

The former Head of Counter Terrorism at the City of London Police has been appointed by leading strategic outsourcing company MITIE as the new chief advisor in their security company. 

Brett Lovegrove’s primary role will be to advise MITIE’s high profile clients in the banking, retail and property sectors on security, business continuity and counter terrorism - especially those within the critical national infrastructure, for example utility and banking companies. 

Brett will represent MITIE at The Home Office and CBI on high level policing and relevant security matters. 

Brett was, Head of Counter Terrorism during the London transport system bombings in 2007, brings a wealth of experience to the role, including an understanding of counter terrorism, business continuity, risk analysis and emergency planning – all of which he will advise MITIE clients on. 

MITIE’s security division is one of the largest in the UK with over 12,500 people working across 10,000 sites providing bespoke services to a broad range of clients.

Announcing the appointment, Bob Forsyth, managing director, security, said: “I am delighted that Brett is joining the team. His expertise and experience will be a real asset to our total security management approach to the public and private sectors and will also provide invaluable support to our clients.” 

Brett said: “Terrorism, natural disasters and crime continue to pose a threat to business continuity and my role will be to advise clients on risk reduction, protection and resilience against attacks. 

“I look forward to further developing MITIE’s security strategy with its variety of clients across the UK.” 

Brett will work within MITIE’s Risk and Resilience team, conducting risk analysis and informing MITIE of current security issues through his links to the Home Office, Office of Security and Counter Terrorism and the wider police community. 

Brett is also a director of the City Security and Resilience Network (CSARN) and a member of the Defence and Security Committee in the London Chamber of Commerce.

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For further information and a picture of Brett Lovegrove please contact: 

Chris Watts, Bell Pottinger
T: 020 7861 2859 / 07738 817 912

Viv Jemmett, Bell Pottinger
T: 020 7861 2443 / 07929 565 349

Notes for editors

What is MITIE?
We’re the strategic outsourcing company. What does that mean in practice? We manage facilities, properties and assets for our clients across the UK and beyond.

We work with our clients in three ways; some take full advantage of our whole range of expertise, others may only need one aspect of what we do:

Strategy and consultancy
+ Facilities and project management
+ Service delivery

Our strategic input can add value at the highest level by helping clients to manage their assets, while our practical management expertise can save customers money and reduce their carbon emissions. We work with a vast number of clients in every industry across both the public and private sectors and deliver the broadest range of services that can be found in one place: from integrated facilities management to engineering maintenance to lifecycle energy management and much more.

There’s a lot more to MITIE than you probably think. We’re a big company with big ambitions – a leading FTSE 250 support services business, with more than 56,000 people, revenues in excess of £1.7bn, and a reputation for being the best.

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