Mitie Landscapes


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Winter maintenance

When the weather turns icy, you have a legal duty to ensure safe access to your building for both your employees and visitors. Our national network of local teams makes us the UK’s No.1 supplier of winter gritting services to the business community, providing the largest and most comprehensive services in the country.

Keeping business moving, keeping people safe.

Keeping business moving, keeping people safe

We specialise in multi-site commercial winter services and our range of vehicles and equipment are designed with businesses like yours in mind. Our vehicles are agile and efficient, allowing them to get into tight areas and ensure full site coverage.

Our directly employed people work all year round maintaining our clients grounds, so when it comes to gritting in the winter months, you can rely on their inside knowledge to keep your people safe and to keep your business moving.

The team

Tim Howell

Managing Director

Tim joined Mitie in 2002 to launch the landscaping business. Over the past decade he has developed the strategic direction of the business to help realise substantial growth.

Richard Hughes

General Manager of Winter Maintenance

Richard joined Mitie in 2005 and has over 30 years’ experience in the environmental management sector. Richard has helped Mitie become the leading supplier of winter services to the business community

Andy Barton

Operations Director

Andy has been employed in the landscaping industry for over 14 years, and has been employed by Mitie for the last 12 years. Andy has extensive experience of managing landscape contracts.

Daniel Binns

Business Development Director

Daniel joined Mitie in 2015 with almost 20 years experience in the landscapes industry. Throughout his career he has worked with a range of clients in the industry.

Robert Bedwin

Head of Operations, South

Robert has been working for Mitie for the past 8 years; he has played a key role in large scale landscape construction works for major blue chip companies including British Airways.

David Slater

Head of Operations, North Region

David has been working in the landscaping industry for 22 years and employed by Mitie for the last 12 years. David was an instrumental figure in the start up of Mitie's landscapes business.

Paul Dolan

National Accounts Director

Paul joined Mitie in 2018 to head up the account management team. Paul has over 10 years’ experience in the facilities management industry.

Related services

Gritting services

Using state of the art, reliable forecasting technology – covering every part of the UK, we make sure your commercial premises are gritted and safe before your employees, clients or customers arrive.

Weather forecasting

Our landscaping business has been a Met Office “Open Road” customer for many years and, whilst we have considered alternative suppliers, there is no doubt that this internationally recognised and highly regarded service is the best by some margin.

Working with the Met Office to design and continually adapt our unique forecasting model to suit the needs of our customers, and we are the only organisation in the UK to be awarded the prestigious Met Office “Gold” quality mark for a full 5 years. Our specialist 5-day rolling forecast is based on the very latest data from the Met Office’s powerful computer weather prediction system and gives us an early indication of the conditions ahead.

Spreading the salt

The most important part of the gritting process!

Once we arrive on site we will undertake a visual risk assessment before activity can begin. Our people will be asked to complete a short health and safety questionnaire on their PDA to confirm that they are properly equipped and understand the risks involved in the task ahead.

They will grit larger areas using the vehicle-mounted spreaders at a rate of between 10 and 40g/m2. Once complete, they will safely park their vehicle and begin gritting smaller, more inaccessible areas by pedestrian spreader or, in very confined spaces, using hand tools. On completion of gritting activity, we will carry out a visual assessment of the site and obtain a signature of satisfaction from the person in charge. Our people will sign off the project as complete on their PDA, creating an individual database record which you can then see, in real-time on our customer portal

Advanced communication

Communication is at the heart of Mitie Landscapes winter service offering. Our advanced work scheduling and business management system “SAFE” combined with our on-line client portal 'Live Landscapes', and our Go-Grit mobile app provides you with 24/7 access to your planned and historic gritting activity. 

24/7 support

In addition to the customer website, you will have access to Mitie’s award winning 24/7 help desk and a dedicated gritting email address. You’ll also have a dedicated account management team headed by a key account manager who will care for your contract and be your regular point of contact.

Snow clearance

With UK winters seemingly getting colder and harsher, we have the equipment and snow clearing expertise to see you safely through the snowy months.

Bespoke equipment

We use the right tools for the job; which are fast, agile, efficient, economical and kinder to the environment. Our fleet of around 250 specially equipped vehicles are ready to respond at a moment’s notice.

Technology & communication

As snow clearing activity progresses, our people use their PDAs to report real-time on their progress.

Each visit is signed off electronically as it is completed automatically recording the date, time and their physical location. All of our vehicles are satellite tracked throughout the process so that we can locate our people (for safety and operational reasons) and record their position, in real time and historically, on-site in the event of a subsequent enquiry.

Our online client portal allows you to obtain real-time alerts and data on gritting forecasts and service updates via any internet enabled device with a web browser. The portal provides more detailed information via the use of visual evidence concerning gritting issues, including their location.

Go-Grit App

We have launched a new app for winter services. ‘Go-Grit’ provides our customers with the ability to manage their entire winter services portfolio, in real time, via any mobile device.