Mitie awarded three-year facilities management contract with the Institute of Directors

Facilities management specialist Mitie has been awarded a three-year contract with the Institute of Directors (IoD). The contract will see Mitie deliver maintenance services and project works at the Institute’s headquarters located on Pall Mall in central London.

The IoD is the UK’s longest-running organisation for professional leaders, dedicated to supporting its members, encouraging entrepreneurial activity and promoting responsible business practice.

The organisation’s seven-storey, Grade 1-listed building includes a Business Centre, function rooms, restaurants, bars and lounges.

Mitie has been awarded the contract due to the business’ “innovative” use of technology, its self-delivery capability and “proven experience” of working in listed buildings (including the Palace of Westminster and that belonging to the Welsh Government_.

Peter Mosley, managing director of Mitie’s Technical Facilities Management business, told Risk UK: “We’re proud to be partnering with the Institute of Directors and working in such a wonderful Grade 1-listed building. We’re fully confident that our expertise in this area will be invaluable to the Institute.”

New leader for Front of House division

Mitie has also just appointed Conrad Dean as managing director of Client Services, its Front of House business.

Dean, who previously held the role of account director within Mitie’s Integrated Facilities Management division, has progressed through Mitie’s highly successful Key Accounts programme, which aims to develop the company’s most senior account directors and future leaders.

Prior to his spell at Mitie, Dean worked extensively in the food and hospitality industry, at a number of high profile venues and with a portfolio of prestigious clients. Furthermore, in his earlier career, Dean launched ‘Perception’, a successful specialist Front of House business.

Allister Richards, head of Mitie’s Front of House division, commented: “Conrad’s combination of industry-specific experience and wider FM and workplace understanding makes him an exciting choice to lead the business through the next stage in its growth and development.”

Speaking about his appointment, Dean explained to Risk UK: “I’m extremely excited to be joining such an exceptional team and to have the opportunity of working on developing the future of this already established business. I feel privileged to lead the team as we grow and help enhance the impact we have within the customer service and facilities industry. We most certainly have an exciting future ahead of us.”

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