Mears Group

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Founded in 1988, Mears Group provides and manages 17,000 homes for local and central government and keeps 750,000 social housing properties across the UK in good repair.

The Mears story began in 1988 when a maintenance contractor in Gloucestershire took its first steps as Mears Ltd. Within four years, the company won its first local authority contract from a cosy portacabin.

In 1996, Chairman Bob Holt led the flotation on the Alternative Investment market, creating Mears Group Plc. CEO David Miles joined shortly afterwards. In 2005, Mears celebrated an order book reaching £1bn. It moved to the main London Stock Exchange in 2008 with turnover of £420m – that's £417.5m turnover growth in 13 years – an average rate of £32.2m per year.

In 2016, the company secured a five-year £300m Ministry of Defence deal to provide a national service in managing 3,400 of its properties. Three years later it won three government contracts to provide accommodation for asylum-seekers, its largest project to date.

When it comes to its employees, Mears has been working with the diversity and inclusion consultancy, EW Group, to review its approach. The company now has its own 'Diversity and Social Impact' group and is proud to have signed the EW Group Inclusive Culture Pledge.

It is also leading the way in recruiting more women into trades to build a diverse workforce, through its 'Tradeswomen into Maintenance' project. This aims to increase awareness of opportunities for female trade apprentices and social housing building maintenance operatives in the sector.

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My Company

81% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

In 2021 Mears placed a focus on ensuring all employees had access and were signed up to its internal communications platform. This is a space where colleagues can share ideas for team events, celebrate successes, offer tips through weekly 'Wellbeing Wednesdays', and access deals on a range of household products.
Wellbeing

68% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Realising the importance of employee wellbeing, Mears encourages employees to speak to colleagues and managers when they feel they are struggling. In 2021, the organisation introduced mental health first aiders, as well as delivering a mental health first aid awareness course aimed at line managers.
Giving Something Back

54% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

Mears Group operates with a strong social conscience, tackling issues that matter to people and communities. In 2021, the organisation delivered 1444 social value projects within its community, donated £60,000 in grants to support local community projects and participated in the green space refurbishment in Thurrock.
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81% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

In 2021 Mears placed a focus on ensuring all employees had access and were signed up to its internal communications platform. This is a space where colleagues can share ideas for team events, celebrate successes, offer tips through weekly 'Wellbeing Wednesdays', and access deals on a range of household products.
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68% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Realising the importance of employee wellbeing, Mears encourages employees to speak to colleagues and managers when they feel they are struggling. In 2021, the organisation introduced mental health first aiders, as well as delivering a mental health first aid awareness course aimed at line managers.
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54% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

Mears Group operates with a strong social conscience, tackling issues that matter to people and communities. In 2021, the organisation delivered 1444 social value projects within its community, donated £60,000 in grants to support local community projects and participated in the green space refurbishment in Thurrock.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
1988
Total number of UK employees
Number of UK locations
44
Employee average age
75% : 25%
Male : Female employee ratio
34%
Employees earning £35k+
8%
Employee turnover (voluntary)
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We have a great team of people here at Mears and it is incredibly important to us that they feel engaged in the business and valued for the work they do. We want to be a great place to work and we can only do this if we listen to our colleagues and act based on their feedback. Feedback from this survey will help us make sure that what we do going forward, is based on what you tell us. Change does not happen overnight, but it will happen thanks to you.

Gary Jackson, Director of Communications and Customer Success

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