Press Release

3 December 2020

Mitie named Top 50 Inclusive UK Employer for third year running

  • Mitie has ranked 10th on the list of Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers, demonstrating its commitment to be the standard bearer for the FM industry
  • The announcement recognises Mitie’s new initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion across the business, such as diversity awareness modules and reverse mentoring for members of its Executive Leadership Team

Mitie has been ranked 10th in the list of Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers, marking the third year it has been recognised as one of the UK’s most inclusive employers. Mitie’s position in the top ten on the list of Inclusive Top Employers demonstrates its continuous efforts to promote inclusion and diversity across the business.

The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List recognises businesses that are working to create a truly diverse and inclusive workforce by promoting all strands of diversity, such as age, disability, gender, sexual orientation and race. The list is compiled by a panel of expert judges, following a review of the businesses’ efforts to promote inclusion across a number of areas, including recruitment and training. Mitie joins the list in good company, with well-known brands, such as Talk Talk and E.ON, also ranking in the top 50.

Mitie’s mention among the UK’s Top Inclusive Employers is a recognition of the range of initiatives it has put in place over the past 12 months to promote inclusion across all levels of the organisation. Starting from the very top, Mitie’s entire Executive Leadership Team has received unconscious bias training and have reverse mentors, working with members of its six diversity networks. Meanwhile, relevant reading materials and guides have been rolled out to all Mitie line managers and cascaded to colleagues on the frontline.

These efforts are underpinned by company-wide initiatives, such as launching ‘Count Me In’, Mitie’s 12-month campaign to promote conversations on inclusion, offering diversity awareness modules for all employees and organising internal events to mark important dates, including Black History Month and Pride Month. This year Mitie also launched its ‘Big Equality Summit’, an online forum chaired by Mitie’s CEO, Phil Bentley. Open to all employees, two summits have been held this year and are an opportunity to share best practice to improve inclusion and diversity, ask questions, raise concerns and input on Mitie’s plans.

Mitie recently announced that it is stepping-up its efforts to promote inclusion and diversity across the business. In its latest Social Value Report Mitie committed to increasing racial diversity and the number of women in the Group and Executive Leadership Teams by FY2024/2025. With this objective in mind, Mitie has recently formed a partnership with BAME Recruitment, a firm specialised in attracting, recruiting and retaining talent from diverse backgrounds.

Phil Bentley, Chief Executive, Mitie, said:

“We’re very proud to have been named in the list of Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers for a third year, recognising our commitment to promoting inclusion and diversity across our business. This announcement is clear proof that our efforts are having a positive impact and demonstrates our commitment to being the voice of our people and be the standard bearer for the FM industry. However, there’s still much more that we can do. We’re committed to continuing this work to ensure Mitie is a company where colleagues from any walk of life can bring their true selves to work and offer every individual the opportunity to succeed.”

The list of Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers was announced on 02 December 2020 and can be viewed in full here.

Notes to editors

About Mitie

Founded in 1987, Mitie is one of the UK’s leading facilities management (FM) and professional services companies. We offer a range of services to Central Government and Defence, Communities (Hospitals, PFI schools and Local Authorities); and Technical Services (Engineering Services, Energy, Water and Real Estate Services) and Business Services (Security, Cleaning and Office Services) to Private Sector clients in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Transport, Retail and Telecoms; and Specialist Services (Care & Custody, Landscapes and Waste Management).

Mitie, which acquired Interserve’s FM business in December 2020, employs 77,500 people and is the champion of the ‘Front-Line Heroes’ who have kept Britain running during the COVID-19 pandemic. We take care of our customers’ people and buildings, by delivering essential services and deploying industry leading technology to create safe and effective workspaces.

The business continues to execute its technology-led strategy and in the past six months has received multiple awards.

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