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Mitie scoops top prize for diversity at British Insurance Awards


09 July 2015

Mitie, the facilities management company, has picked up The Diversity Award at the annual British Insurance Awards ceremony held at the Royal Albert Hall last night in London.

A completely new category, The Diversity Award was introduced this year to recognise the work of organisations going above and beyond to inspire and bring about a positive change within the insurance space.

Celebrated for over 20 years, the awards have attracted entries from some of the insurance sector’s leading organisations across 26 categories all eager to take home the prize which is widely recognised as the industry’s “unrivalled rivalled badge of excellence.”

Finalists alongside Mitie in the Diversity Award category included AIG UK, Inclusion@Lloyd's, The Chartered Insurance Institute, Weightmans and Zurich Insurance.

Lee Sadowski, Director of Mitie’s Property Solutions business said:
“We are absolutely delighted to have won this year’s Diversity Award and would like to thank the BIA and the judges for recognising our passion and commitment towards encouraging diversity in business and the wider community.

“Mitie Property Solutions is a relatively new business in the insurance sector but I believe we bring a fresh perspective to service delivery for our clients.
“Our people are from all walks of life with a wide range of experiences and we try to harness this to provide our claimants with a personable, first class service that is reflective of today’s diverse society.”

Karen Govier, Group Diversity and Inclusion Manager, said:
“This is a brand new category for 2015 and to be recognised for diversity amongst such prestigious organisations is amazing. We are thrilled!”
Employing around 70,000 people from a range of backgrounds, diversity is a key differentiator for Mitie. Some other diversity initiatives and accolades to the company’s name include:

• Times’ Top 50 Employer for women 2015 for the fifth consecutive year
• Two Mitie businesses achieving gold in the Business in the Community (BITC) Race and Gender benchmarking exercises 2014
• Karen Govier won the Directing Diverse Talent Award category at the Opportunity Now awards for excellence 2014
• Signing a formal partnership with Remploy in March 2014, resulting in 80 new disabled recruits and a series of disability awareness sessions
• Spearheading the Government’s Disability Confident campaign in 2014

For the full list of finalists visit:
http://www.insuranceawards.com/static/2015-shortlist

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Helen Greenwood, IR & PR Manager, Mitie Group plc

T:+44 20 3123 8731E:helen.greenwood@mitie.com




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