Mitie Acquires Leading Security Consultancy, Linx International

Mitie_logo_400x400Mitie has announced the acquisition of Linx International Group, a well known risk management consultancy. With this latest acquisition, Mitie aims to further develop their security intelligence services.

Linx International built a solid reputation over the last 35 years delivering security consultancy and training services under its brands which include Linx Consulting, PerpetuityARC and Tavcom. These three brands will now form new service lines delivered by Mitie.

Linx Consulting provided security risk assessments, security design, fraud and commercial malpractice investigations, contingency planning, and crisis management.

PerpetuityARC provides extensive security management training, covering everything from security risk assessments to kidnap and ransom management. PerpetuityARC was also the first private company to offer a master’s degree in International Security and Risk Management, which is designed and delivers in partnership with the University of West London. It is also the exclusive education partner for the Security Institute.

Tavcom provides award-winning technical security skills training, offering over 100 technical training courses for installers, operators, managers, and designers of security systems.

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.”