A Mitie award

A redecoration project at the Tenbury, Worcester and Malvern high rise blocks in Halesowen has secured a major industry award.Painters from MITIE’s property services division redecorated the complete exterior of the three blocks including walls, doors and roof top drying areas as part of the company’s partnering contract with Dudley Council. The work has been placed among the best in the UK after MITIE received a ‘very highly commended’ accolade in the industrial category at the annual Painting and Decorating Association’s (PDA) Premier Trophy Awards.

The accolade was awarded to MITIE for the quality of its work and for the way in which the team handled challenges such as the busy location of the blocks, which required extensive project management from a health and safety perspective.

Representatives from MITIE went to the prestigious event at Painter’s Hall in London to receive the award from the PDA. The Association is Britain's largest trade body dedicated to the painting and decorating trade and the Premier Trophy awards attract entries involving some of the UK’s most prestigious projects in the sector.

Dudley based Commercial Manager Stan Cullen, who represented MITIE at the awards, said: “This ceremony is a major event for our industry and we are delighted that our work with Dudley Council has been recognised. The contract schedules work around seasonal weather conditions to ensure that optimum service levels and efficiency are achieved at all times. It’s an honour to have won an award for our work on such an innovative contract.”

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