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Mitie Midlands Hub Opened by Mayor Andy Street

Mitie Midlands Hub Opened by Mayor Andy Street
23 June 2023
 

Mitie has bolstered its presence in the West Midlands by opening a new hub for its central government and defence business.

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, officially opened the new centre in Birmingham, commenting that it would support 3,800 jobs for local people.

The hub will act as a base for Mitie’s central government & defence business and its Cleaning and Hygiene Centre of Excellence (CHCE), which showcases the latest innovation in the cleaning industry. It includes an interactive experience where visitors can participate in interactive cleanliness tests.

The Birmingham workspace is a net-zero office, powered and heated with renewable electricity. 22 electric vehicle charge points are installed in the site’s car park, with Mitie installing a new transformer to support the future scale-up of charge points.

Mitie is a major employer in the West Midlands, with over 3,800 colleagues working in the region – 300 of which from across Mitie’s business are based in the Midlands Hub. The business also employs around 70 apprentices, completing a range of courses including Security Supervisor, Fire & Security, Engineering and Electrical Installation. Mitie also looks after sites across the Greater Birmingham area, including Birmingham Airport, Birmingham New Street railway station, Russells Hall Hospital, Amazon and The Bullring Shopping Centre.

Phil Bentley, Chief Executive Officer, Mitie, said: “As one of Britain’s biggest businesses, we’re proud to be strengthening our connection to the region with our Midlands Hub. Home not just to hundreds of colleagues, but also our state-of-the-art Cleaning and Hygiene Centre of Excellence, we’re leading our industry with the latest in technology, innovation, education, and training, all under one roof in the heart of the West Midlands.”

Picture: photograph of Andy Street (second from left) with some Mitie team members at the opening of the West Midlands hub. Image Credit: Mitie

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 23 June 2023

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