Article 26 March 2021

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.

The pair won £2,500 for their courage while helping a member of the public in a crisis, who wanted to jump from a bridge and end his life. Whilst carrying out their road gritting duties, they stopped and helped three passers-by restrain the person until the police arrived. After, they continued with their gritting duties for the evening. This act of kindness won them third place at the Mitie Stars Annual Awards 2019.

What did it feel like to win the award, and how did you enjoy the ceremony?

Adam: Really good, and the ceremony as well, I really enjoyed it.

Dan: It was good. It was nice to feel some appreciation and recognition for what we did. And the ceremony was good – it was the first time I’ve been to London properly.

What did you spend the money on?

Adam: I’ve just moved to a new house, so I used the money to get the new house sorted.

Dan: I bought some clothes and had a few nights out!

Has the award changed the way you feel at work?

Adam: Yeah, it has, it’s made me feel better about working here. I’ve definitely felt more motivated at work since winning.

Dan: I look at things differently. Not because of winning the award, but because of how we won. If you see people that are down, it’s important to always keep an eye out.

What advice would you give to someone in the same situation as you?

Adam: Stop and help, if someone needs a helping hand.

Dan: Do it, help them. It’s just what any person should do – you shouldn’t even think about it, just go and help somebody!