MITIE Group Finance Director wins FD’s Excellence Award

Press release   •   May 13, 2010 20:58 BST

Suzanne Baxter, Group Finance Director at MITIE, was awarded the ICAEW Inspiring Confidence in Business Award at a prestigious award ceremony held on the 12th May at the London Marriott Hotel. The FDs' Excellence Awards, supported by the CBI, are designed to recognise exemplary Finance Directors. 

The ICAEW Inspiring Confidence in Business Award recognises Finance Directors who make an exceptional contribution to their business through combining sustainability activities with the overall performance of the organisation. The winners demonstrate that they have successfully placed sustainability at the centre of strategic development and have communicated their strategy to both internal and external audiences. 

Suzanne has worked tirelessly since joining MITIE four years ago, leading and influencing the Group’s corporate responsibility and sustainability agenda. She has worked closely with Ruby McGregor-Smith, Chief Executive, to develop a strategy that emphasises the importance of environmental credentials to commercial success. Suzanne played an instrumental role in the recent acquisition of Dalkia FM and the subsequent launch of MITIE’s CarbonCare product.

As well as embedding sustainability in to the core of MITIE’s strategy, Suzanne’s most notable work has been in the development of MITIE’s diversity strategy, where she has supported and presented on development programmes for female talent both internally and at schools.

Suzanne commented on her award win: “It has been great developing and growing the sustainability agenda at MITIE over the past few years, so to be recognised with this award is a major honour.” 

Ruby McGregor-Smith commented: “Suzanne is a great asset to the team - it is wonderful to see her dedication rewarded with such a prestigious award and I am very proud of her. Her hard work has helped put sustainability at the heart of MITIE’s business, something which is of fundamental importance to both our employees and clients.” 


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Notes for editors

What is MITIE?
We’re the strategic outsourcing and asset management company.

What does that mean in practice? Providing everything from strategic consultancy, to world-class delivery on the ground. From long-term infrastructure planning, to facilities management, property and engineering services. Our strategic input can add value at the highest level, while our practical management expertise can save customers money and maximise their returns.

At the same time, it’s not just what we do, but how we do it that makes us different. Our people are passionate about what they do, committed to working in partnership with their clients, and will always look for a fresh answer to a new challenge.

We work with our clients in three ways; some take full advantage of our whole range of expertise by buying the whole suite, others may only need one aspect of what we do:

Strategy and consultancy

+ Facilities and project management

+ Service delivery

In other words, we think, we manage, and we deliver.

The thinking phase is all about finding strategic answers to long-term challenges about assets and resources. Facilities and project management puts those plans in place, and our unrivalled range of services is one of the best in the business.

There’s a lot more to MITIE than you probably think. We’re a big company with big ambitions - a leading FTSE 250 support services business, with more than 54,000 people, revenues in excess of £1.7bn, and a reputation for being the best.