Press Release

27 September 2007

National winners in MITIE’s Star reward programme

MITIE has recently recognised the efforts of a group of it’s most dedicated and committed staff during its annual MITIE Stars award ceremony held at Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire. 

MITIE Stars is a national recognition programme set up to recognise individuals within MITIE’s security business who go above and beyond the call of duty or who consistently deliver a service that exceeds customer expectations. Employees are nominated by team members, managers and clients who feel that their actions deserve recognition.

Over the course of the year, 96 monthly winners from across the UK received cash prizes and on 16 July, a short list of 16 finalists was invited to the black tie event to crown the three overall winners for 2007. 

David Fletcher, Martin Lowey and Arshid Khaliq respectively came in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, thereby earning themselves substantial cash prizes.

David, a MITIE Security Supervisor at Sheffield’s Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre, won the award as a result of his speedy actions in coming to the rescue of an elderly gentleman who had collapsed near to one of the main entrance/exit doors. Having identified that the gentleman wasn’t breathing and had no pulse, Dave administered mouth-to-mouth resuscitation before using a defibrillator, which was rushed to the scene. David continued dispensing life saving CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) treatment until paramedics arrived for onward submission to Rotherham District Hospital. 

Commenting on his award David said, “I was thrilled to receive a nomination and astounded at the winning outcome - as I see it as part of my everyday life - I was just doing my duty.” 

“David has done himself, Crystal Peaks and MITIE proud. He has been crowned the 2007 MITIE Star not only for the one incident, but for the consistent high level of service he has offered our client over the past 17 years. The MITIE Stars scheme is an integral part our ‘People Plus’ approach to security and highlights our commitment to providing clients with a team of individuals who are motivated and rewarded for their efforts” commented Jeff Flanagan, Managing Director of MITIE’s security business. 

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For further information, contact: 

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

Darren Gamage, Head of Marketing, MITIE Security
T: 01908 671317 M:07816 971916 E:

Editor’s Notes 


MITIE is one of the UK’s leading support services companies, delivering facilities, engineering and property services to more than 6,000 public and private sector clients. It is also one of the UK’s largest employers with over 45,000 people supporting customers every day.

MITIE provides all of the facilities services that organisations may wish to outsource including Catering, Cleaning, Document Management, Front of House Services, Energy Services, Engineering Maintenance, Facilities Management, Landscaping, Grounds Maintenance, Pest Control, Security and Waste and Environmental Services. MITIE also offers engineering and property services, improving buildings for its customers by providing Building Refurbishment, Fit-Out and Maintenance Services, together with Mechanical & Electrical Engineering. 

MITIE’s unique share ownership ethos ‘Management Incentive Through Investment Equity’ (MITIE) encourages our employees to focus on what our customers want. MITIE’s success in delivering sustainable growth, through responsible and proactive engagement with stakeholders, has enabled the Group to become a FTSE 250 company, achieving annual revenues of over £1.2bn. 

MITIE Security is the division within MITIE that specialises in providing contract guarding, remote monitoring, key holding, patrol and alarm response services, electronic security and gallery attendants to businesses across the UK.

MITIE Security is the second largest manned guarding business in the UK employing over 11,000 officers that provide services to a wide range of government, transportation, commercial, industrial and retail clients on over 2,000 sites.