Delivering the exceptionalevery day Welcome to our Mitie employee website http://www.teamtalklive.co.uk Welcome to Mitie People This website is designed to give Mitie colleagues easy access to news, business updates and other useful information. If you’re a Mitie employee, please take a look around! If you’re looking for the main Mitie website, please visit www.mitie.com Latest Mitie News Team Talk Live: You’re invited Dear colleagues, Team Talk Live ’21 – back and bigger than ever! Team Talk Live is how we engage with all our Mitie colleagues. It involves the whole Mitie Team; we are Talking (and… We’re cutting carbon from the menu at St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust From growing the crops and feeding the cattle through to packaging, transporting and throwing away waste, food-related emissions are estimated to account for over one third of the world’s greenhouse emissions1. To try to… Recognising our BSA Regional Award winners in Northampton On Monday, 14 June, we were pleased to welcome our 2021 British Security Awards regional award-winners to the Northampton office to present them with their awards. It was a real pleasure to present these awards in… Recipe of the week: Pressed Picnic Sandwich Serves 2 Ingredients Method 2 Large Rolls Or 1 Large CiabattaCourgette 70gAubergine 120gYellow Peppers 110gRed Onion 90gRoasted Red Peppers 30gFlat Parsley 5gFresh Basil 5gFresh Oregano 5gOlive Oil 20mlMayonnaise 30gWhite Wine Vinegar 10mlSliced Cheddar Cheese 40gBlack… World Blood Donation Week Monday 14 June, was World Blood Donor Day. To raise awareness, CHORD, our race and ethnicity network, used the week to highlight the need for blood for people with different ethnic backgrounds. They also… Men’s Health Week 14 – 21 June 2021 As we emerge from what we hope will be the worst of the pandemic, questions, concerns and anxieties remain. Men’s Health Week 2021 asks: how do we move forward? It’s well documented that many more men die… We’ve won a seven-year maintenance contract on the Future Defence Infrastructure Services programme The team in Central Government and Defence has won a new seven-year contract to deliver maintenance services on the Future Defence Infrastructure Services (FDIS) programme for sites across Scotland and Northern Ireland. The contract, awarded… Our Full Year 2021 Financial Results Update At 7am this morning, we announced our financial results to the City for the year ended 31 March 2021. I wanted to share details of those results with you, so you can see the… We care about your personal safety At Mitie, the safety and wellbeing of all our colleagues is our top priority. In March, we wrote to you about the tragic death of Sarah Everard who was walking home in London on 3 March…. Recipe of the week: Diabetic Chocolate Cake Serves 8 Next week is Diabetes Awareness Week. Diabetes is a serious condition where your blood glucose level is too high. It can happen when your body doesn’t produce enough insulin or when you can’t produce any… Together we can make a difference #givingback Last week, was National Volunteering Week and we thanked colleagues who have already been volunteering and making valuable contributions to the communities we proudly live and work in. If you missed it, we gave out some advice… Recipe of the week: Beer Battered Fish Serves 4 4 June is National Fish & Chips Day. So why not celebrate with some home battered fish and chips? Ingredients Method Plain Flour 250gBeer 330mlMalt Vinegar 15mlPinch of Salt4 White fish fillets (Hake, Pollock or Hoki as… It’s Pride Month 2021 June is LGBTQ Pride Month when we celebrate the impact LGBTQ+ people have had on our world and commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots on 28 June. Pride is a time for us to reflect… It’s National Volunteering Week 1 – 7 June 2021 What is National Volunteers week? Volunteers’ week takes place 1-7 June every year and is a chance to recognise the contribution volunteers make to our communities. There is even more cause for celebration this… How tech can help you find more ‘me’ time How much walking did you do during National Walking Month? Did you start off with the best intentions but then struggle to find the time to get out and about? Did you know that there’s some… Recipe of the week: Custard Creams Recipe makes 25-30 biscuits It’s National Biscuit day on 29 May and what better way to enjoy it than with a homemade biscuit (or a few!) and the mighty custard cream no less – one… Let’s get physical So many of us have stayed at home much more than we usually would over the last twelve months. It’s been easy to let our physical health suffer because we’ve not been as active… Recipe of the week : Honey Lemon Chicken 20 May is World Bee Day. In celebration, we’re championing British honey with this tasty dish! Serves 4 INGREDIENTS METHOD 2 Large Chicken Breasts¼ tsp Garlic Powder50g Plain Flour1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil2 Tbsp Melted Butter115ml… We’re helping the Scottish Government be more sustainable We’ve won a seven-year contract to provide facilities management services for 70 Scottish Government sites. The services include engineering and maintenance, waste management, grounds maintenance, security, energy management and cleaning at sites across the country,… It’s National Learning at Work Week: 17 – 23 May 2021 At Mitie, we’re committed to providing you with access to learning and development that shapes and builds the core skills and behaviours that will help you right now, and also in the future. Our… Recipe of the Week: Onion Bhaji Burger This week is Coeliac awareness week. Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition where the immune system (the body’s defence against infection) mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. With coeliac disease, the immune system mistakes gluten as a threat to… It’s Mental Health Awareness Week Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 runs from 10 -16 May, with the theme ‘Nature’. This week and for the rest of the month, we’re encouraging you to get involved in #WalkThisMay for National Walking… Time is running out to have your say! You now have less than 14 hours to complete our annual employee survey, Upload. If you haven’t already, take 10, grab a cuppa and tell us what it’s really like to work at Mitie by completing Upload at www.mitie.com/upload…. Recipe of the Week: Lord Wolton Pie Created by the Maître Chef de Cuisine of the Savoy, Francis Latry and commended to the British public by the Ministry of Food during the Second World War, when rationing made other dishes harder to… Spotlight: Best Newcomer, Team and Security Manager of the Year at the Regional BSAs We've beaten our record again at the Regional British Security Awards (BSAs). On 20 April the winners of the BSA's which are hosted by the British Security Industry Association were announced. We won an astonishing 25 of the 65 entries we submitted. This smashed through last years record, bring even more recognition to our amazing frontline heroes. Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 Mental Health Awareness Week is running from 10 -16 May 2021, with the theme ‘Nature’. Maintaining and improving our mental health and wellbeing is even more important now than ever before, with the effects of… Spotlight: 2021 BSA Regional Winners We've beaten our record again at the Regional British Security Awards (BSAs). On 20 April the winners of the BSA's which are hosted by the British Security Industry Association were announced. We won an astonishing 25 of the 65 entries we submitted. This smashed through last years record, bring even more recognition to our amazing frontline heroes. Recipe of the Week: Allergy Aware Chocolate Sponge This week is allergy awareness week, so we’ve chosen a recipe that is delicious and also gluten, dairy, egg, milk and soya free! Prep time: 5-10mins Baking time: 25mins Serves 8 INGREDIENTS METHOD Gluten… Stress Awareness Month – Coronanxiety, facemasks and vaccination phobia The last year has been stressful for everyone, but now lockdown is beginning to ease, you may have mixed feelings about the situation. Some are excited to see friends and loved ones again, and… British Security Awards Regional Wins We've beaten our record again at the Regional British Security Awards (BSAs). On 20 April the winners of the BSA's which are hosted by the British Security Industry Association were announced. We won an astonishing 25 of the 65 entries we submitted. This smashed through last years record, bring even more recognition to our amazing frontline heroes. Recipe of the Week: Victoria Sponge It’s St. George’s Day and what better way to celebrate than with a great British classic… Victoria Sponge! This cake has a homemade jam but you can substitute this for a good quality shop-bought… Today is Earth Day EARTHDAY.ORG’s theme for Earth Day 2021 is Restore Our Earth™, which focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems. It is up to all of us… Upload 2021: It’s time to have your say! Dear colleagues, A lot of companies don’t ask their colleagues what they think. And those that do, often don’t listen. At Mitie, we like to think we’re different. The last year has been one… Recipe of the Week: Rhubarb & Custard Crumble Tart We’re in the middle of April now, and we’re celebrating British in-season rhubarb! Combined with the perfect and traditional partner custard!! Serves 8 INGREDIENTS METHOD Short Crust Pastry 350gRhubarb 350gCaster Sugar 100g1 Whole Egg plus… Recipe of the Week: Beetroot Hummus This tasty dish is super versatile! You can use it as a dip for toasted pitta bread, veg crudités, or you can add it to salads or flatbread wraps with some grilled chicken and salad… Recipe of the Week: Cherry, Lemon & Almond Hot Cross Scone Happy Easter! This recipe is a quick, tasty alternative to the traditional hot cross bun! Serves 4 INGREDIENTS METHOD SCONES Plain Flour 250gBaking Powder 2 tspSalt 1 PinchCaster Sugar 30gMixed Spice ½ tspButter cut into… Are you stressed? We’re passionate about supporting your health and happiness at work. That’s why, from now, we’re going to run monthly wellbeing campaigns on a variety of themes. Each campaign will give you helpful advice and… Recipe of the week – Purple Sprouting broccoli & Feta Flatbreads A quick and easy vegetarian evening meal inspired by the flavours of the Middle East and North Africa, but using beautiful in-season British purple sprouting broccoli. Ingredients Serves 2 Purple Sprouting Broccoli trimmed 100g… Meet Hannah Baugh, the person behind the exceptional recipes we share each week! This week we sat down with Hannah Baugh, part of our Catering team within Communities, to find out more about her job as a Nutritionist. As well as writing the delicious recipes that go… Your new Electric Vehicle is coming… Mitie QHSE Manager, David Storey, tells us about his first-time experience with his electric car. A look back at another of last year’s Mitie Stars winners Next week we will announce our 2020 Mitie Star Annual Award winners, so quite rightly we are looking back at another of our winners from 2019 – Adam Carlson and Daniel Nesbitt from Landscapes…. A look back at last year’s Mitie Stars winner Neil Wilde With the 2020 Mitie Stars Annual Awards winners soon to be announced, we spoke to one of our winners from 2019 – Mobile Engineer, Neil Wilde to find out how it felt to be… Meet Svetoslav ‘Stan’ Nikolov, Duty Manager at Heathrow Airport On Wednesday, colleagues based at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 were featured on the ITV documentary series, Britain’s Busiest Airport. The episode followed Svetoslav ‘Stan’ Nikolov, a Duty Manager who oversees the T5 cleaning team, as… Recipe of the Week: Nettle Pesto Have you ever gone foraging? Now’s your chance! Why not try picking some nettles. They are best when very tender, so they are perfect for spring when the nettles are just coming up. Pick the young leaves from the tips. It’s best to… 2021 Exceptional Women at Mitie As part of the International Women’s Day celebrations, members of our leadership team were asked to nominate ‘Exceptional Women at Mitie’ within their teams. Congratulations to all our nominees who have been recognised for… Want to do better with money? Money can be complicated, and for that reason many of us don’t like to think about it. However, financial matters are an important part of everyone’s overall wellbeing, and Salary Finance is a trusted… Recipe of the Week: Chicken Balti Pie 1 – 7 March is British Pie Week and what better way to celebrate than with a hybrid of two British favourites: a classic pie and a creamy curry! And don’t worry, we’ve saved you some… Our Wins at the 2021 OSPA’s Thursday 25 February was another night of virtual glitz and glamor for or Security Team, at the prestigious Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs). Having been shortlisted for 11 awards across seven unique categories, but coming… Recipe of the Week: Welsh Lamb Cawl With March only a few days away, we make it one step closer to Spring (woohoo!) and on 1 March, the Welsh celebrate St David’s Day, in recognition of the Patron Saint of Wales: Dewi Sant. Lamb Cawl is… It’s OK to not be OK Dear Colleagues, The Coronavirus pandemic has bought a unique set of circumstances that have made all our daily lives that much more challenging. Many of us don’t have our usual support networks available because… Recipe of the Week: Rosemary Focaccia Bread Real bread week is taking place between 20 – 28 February. It’s an international celebration of baking traditional bread using natural, additive-free ingredients. Focaccia is a delicious, flat Italian bread that is perfect when accompanied with some… LGBTQ+ History Month 2021: Unsung People February marks LGBTQ+ History Month and the theme for 2021 is unsung people. Throughout the LGBTQ+ community, there are lots of people who have changed history and helped the world grow to be a more inclusive… Recipe of the Week: Peanut and Banana Pancakes 16 February is Shrove Tuesday, a religious festival celebrated all over the world, and a common celebration is cooking pancakes! This is a way to use up “luxury” ingredients ahead of the 40 days of fasting known a… Recipe of the week: Chicken Yuk Sung Serves 5 Total Time: 20 minutes INGREDIENTS METHOD 1 tbsp Sesame Oil375g Chicken Mince500g Rice Noodles1 Red Onion, peeled and thinly sliced150g Carrots cut into julienneMushrooms thinly sliced15g Fresh Ginger, peeled and grated15g Garlic, peeled… Mitie Woman Can 2021 Kick Off Event Join our Mitie Women Can Network to kick off our Diversity & Inclusion activity for 2021. The network Co-Chairs along with Executive Sponsors Carlo Alloni and Jasmine Hudson will be joined by Chris Stylianou,… LiveSafe Focus for November: Always Wear the Correct PPE Here at Mitie, safety is our number one priority and our goal is simple… zero harm – to our people, our customers, and to members of the public passing through the facilities we take care of. This means… Our fifth tech trophy in the cabinet this year! We have won the “Big Data/IoT Project of the Year” category of the Digital Technology Leaders Award for our Mozaic analytics portal. This new award is our fifth IT recognition in just four months, consolidating our sector… We’ve helped Vodafone UK achieve energy savings worth over £10 million We’ve supported Vodafone UK in reducing its carbon footprint, saving 100 gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy, equivalent to 25,000 tonnes of CO2, in just three years. The energy saved could power a town with… We’ve been shortlisted for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards! We’ve been shortlisted for the Diverse Company Award at the National Diversity Awards 2020. A record breaking 64,000 people were nominated this year and the results are finally in for the National Diversity Awards (NDA),… Upload 2020: The results and our commitments Dear Colleagues, We’re on a journey to make Mitie a ‘Great Place to Work’ and your feedback has helped us shape a number of improvements over the last two years. In March this year,… We’re ‘Real IT Award’ winners! We’re delighted to announce that we’re the winners of two Real IT Awards! In one of the biggest highlights of the IT calendar, the Corporate IT Forum’s ‘Real IT Awards’ (RITAs) are a hugely popular… Popular content Coronavirus It’s our number one priority to ensure all of our colleagues feel safe and supported during the COVID-19 crisis. Your Benefits Rewarding you for a job well done. The Exceptional Magazine The magazine for Mitie people.