Mitie, the UK’s leading security provider, is further developing its security intelligence offering through the acquisition of Linx International Group (Linx), a highly respected risk management consulting business which also provides technical and management training to the security industry.
The acquisition builds on Mitie’s continued investment in further developing its intelligence-led security and risk management offering.
Linx International Group includes:
Linx Consulting, a specialist consulting firm;
PerpetuityARC, a firm that provides extensive security management training, which was also the first private company to offer a master’s degree in International Security and Risk Management, which is designed and delivered in partnership with the University of West London;
Tavcom, a firm offering award-winning technical security skills training.
The addition of Linx will enrich Mitie’s own security risk analysis and intelligence capabilities.
Harnessing Mitie’s scale, cutting-edge technology and national customer footprint, Linx will play a part in enhancing the capability of the wider security industry, ensuring the calibre of expertise needed for the future of the sector.
The acquisition of Linx will enable Mitie to call on Linx’s proven ability to evolve in line with the industry to adapt and prepare for changes in legislation.
This includes the government’s new Protect Duty legislation, commonly known as Martyn’s Law, which imposes greater security requirements on those organisations operating public places with capacities of more than 100 people, which will be launched in 2023.
Ahead of its arrival, Mitie is focused on enhancing its risk and assurance offering to support clients and keep the public safe.
Jason Towse, Managing Director, Business Services, Mitie, said: “As the UK’s largest security provider, we know the best way to create safe and secure environments is by combining the power of our technology with the deep expertise of our people, to deliver real time intelligence.
“With the industry continuing to evolve at high speed and new legislation on the horizon, in welcoming the Linx Group – and their extensive experience and expertise in delivering world class risk management, consulting and security training – to the Mitie family, we’re further developing our risk management offering.”
David Gill, Managing Director, Linx International Group, said: “Mitie’s acquisition of the Linx Group is extremely positive and exciting for both Mitie and Linx International.
“Integrating Linx’s consulting and training expertise into Mitie’s intelligence-led security division will create an unrivalled service offering for clients.
“Linx’s extensive experience in fraud investigation, commercial malpractice and crisis management response will strengthen Mitie’s position in the marketplace.
“The accredited security management and technical training and vocational programmes available through Linx International will supply much needed skills within the industry to meet ever changing future trends.”