MITIE acquires criminal records check service

Strategic outsourcing company MITIE has announced it has acquired the UK criminal records checking service UKCRBs from the management team.

The business will be integrated into MITIE’s exisiting employee screening business, and MITIE hopes it will help improve turnaround times and expand its technology platform. The combined business has over 600 customers in health, financial services, education, communications and local authority sectors, while the UK outsourced screening and vetting market is estimated to be worth around £85m per year and growing.

Chief executive Ruby McGregor-Smith said:

I am delighted that UKCRBs has become part of our rapidly growing screening and vetting business. This acquisition will significantly enhance the services that we offer to our customers.

The acquisition offers synergies with our existing security business and will allow us to bid for larger scale screening and vetting contracts.