MITIE remembers the fallen at UK memorial

Press Release   •   Nov 11, 2011 22:25 GMT

To honour the men and women who sacrificed their lives in the Second World War and in the conflicts that followed, MITIE has provided the National Memorial Arboretum with a much needed teaching facility at no cost. 

John Kavanagh, a regional director at MITIE, had learned the centre at the Arboretum needed to increase their teaching capacity and so he quickly stepped in to offer MITIE’s services. 

The strategic outsourcing and energy services company arranged for a prefabricated building to be installed at the centre, which includes 2 classrooms each with a capacity for 30 pupils, an office, WC facilities and a large storage area. 

The centre is a charity providing free admissions to the general public year round, and the Arboretum has a full educational programme for schools, including indoor and outdoor activities. School visits are organised so that a range of learning outcomes can be achieved, fully supporting the citizenship section of the national curriculum. 

John Kavanagh, Regional Director, MITIE Built Environment, North and Midlands, heard that the centre needed to increase their teaching capacity and he quickly stepped in. 

“I was so impressed by the Arboretum and their work, and I knew it was something our MITIE team should be involved with.
Luckily many of our supplier partners felt the same and together we were able to help the centre increase their teaching capacity.” 

The National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire was conceived as a living tribute to those killed in conflicts since World War II. The beautiful gardens, punctuated with sculptures and memorials, provide a tranquil environment to contemplate the concept of remembrance and the personal impact of war. 

MITIE would like to thank the following suppliers for their contribution:
Newey and Eyre
Edmondson Electrical
Thorn lighting
Elliot Hire


Notes for editors

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