Press Release

8 June 2009

MITIE wins prestigious health and safety award at Sellafield

MITIE, the strategic outsourcing and asset management company has been awarded the Sellafield Ltd Resident Engineers Contractors Safety Award 2009 in recognition of its exceptional management and approach of its health and safety performance at the Sellafield Nuclear decommissioning site in Cumbria. 

MITIE has been working for Sellafield Ltd, a world-class leader for nuclear decommissioning, since 2003 and today provides a range of facilities management services that include cleaning, security, engineering maintenance, document services, landscaping and pest control. 

The Sellafield Contractors Safety Award is handed out each year by the Sellafield Resident Engineers (RE) department who is responsible for managing and controlling all subcontractor activities at the site. The award is based on site visits and detailed audits of its contractors’ work to assess conformance and compliance with procedures. 

MITIE won the top award for demonstrating exceptional management of its health and safety performance on-site over a 12-month period after it scored the highest in the detailed audit looking at total compliance, areas of innovation and outstanding performance. The RE's inspection also looked at other issues including leadership, competence, employee involvement and development, learning from experience processes, environmental awareness, sub contractor management as well as safety, health and welfare conditions with respect to MITIE's work areas, compounds and offices on site. 

Gary Savage, Account Director for MITIE at Sellafield said: “This award really means a lot to the team at MITIE as it is recognition of our excellent performance and of the hard work and effort that the entire team has put into the contract.”

John Taylor, Resident Engineer for Sellafield Ltd commented: “The performance of our contractors on site is extremely important to us at Sellafield Ltd. Their successes and failures reflect directly on us as the managers and operators of the site on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and ultimately the public. The Zone 1 Award for contractors with more than 200 employees given to MITIE is reward and recognition of its management of the contract and associated works to consistent standards that exhibit good or best practice.” 


For further information, contact:

David Revis, Investor Relations and PR Manager, MITIE Group PLC
T: 020 7034 7306, M: 07979 702465, E: mailto: 

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Notes for editors

What is MITIE?
We’re the strategic outsourcing and asset management company.

What does that mean in practice? Providing everything from strategic consultancy, to world-class delivery on the ground. From long-term infrastructure planning, to facilities management, property and engineering services. Our strategic input can add value at the highest level, while our practical management expertise can save customers money and maximise their returns.

At the same time, it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that makes us different. Our people are passionate about what they do, committed to working in partnership with their clients, and will always look for a fresh answer to a new challenge.

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

Strategy and consultancy

+ Facilities and project management

+ Service delivery

In other words, we think, we manage, and we deliver.

The thinking phase is all about finding strategic answers to long-term challenges about assets and resources. Facilities and project management puts those plans in place, and our unrivalled range of services is one of the best in the business.

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 49,000+ people, revenues in excess of £1.4bn, and a reputation for being the best.