About us

We have a vision to improve employment chances for people with barriers to employment. Our focus is on Employment, Education and Enterprise, and we harness the skills and expertise of our workforce, our clients and our supply chain to support people of all backgrounds towards improved career chances.

2016-17 highlights

167 events at over 127 different schools & academies


Business Challenge Day's run in prisons throughout the UK


People with barriers to employment into work, via 5 R2W cycles


Students supported


People approaching release from prison introduced to local employers


Volunteering days

The Mitie Foundation team

Alexia Tsalkitzoglou
Alexia Tsalkitzoglou

Employability Projects Manager

Lexi has been working for the Mitie Foundation since May 2015 having previously worked in Welfare2Work and sales roles, including recruitment. Along with supporting candidates from a range of backgrounds, she has a vested interest in the work Mitie is doing with the Armed Forces Covenant. Alexia.Tsalkitzoglou@mitie.com


James Kidby
James Kidby

Employment Manager

James joined Mitie as Operations Manager on the Lloyds Account in May 2015, before going on to join the Mitie Foundation.  He brings with him over 12 years’ experience of supporting people to overcome substantial barriers.  Acquired from previous employment with the HMP Prison Service, Welfare2work sector and a homeless hostel. James.Kidby@mitie.com

Paddy Stanley
Paddy Stanley

Head of the Mitie Foundation

Having worked in engineering for 27 years, Paddy joined Mitie in 2005 as National Contract Manager. During the next ten years he helped to win, mobilise and run major contracts.Throughout this time he volunteered in schools to inspire young people to widen their career choices, which he found very rewarding, so becoming the Head of the Mitie Foundation in 2016 was a natural progression. 

He has a particular passion is for social mobility.



Stephen Barthorpe
Stephen Barthorpe

Head of Community Engagement

Stephen joined Mitie 12 years ago as Corporate Responsibility Manager and in 2013 Stephen joined the Mitie Foundation as Head of Community Engagement, focusing on co-ordinating the employee volunteering programme and maintaining links with the many schools, academies, colleges and prisons that the Foundation supports. Stephen.Barthorpe@mitie.com



The Foundation is always happy to receive support, whether that is your time, expertise or via fundraising activity. Any money raised by can be earmarked to support a particular project or group of people with barriers to employment.

Our employment business partners

The Mitie Foundation is an independent charity, limited by guarantee and incorporated in England and Wales. The Directors, for the purpose of company law, are also trustees for the purpose of charity law. The Foundation was incorporated on 15 June 2012, registered as a charity on 6 September 2012 and began its activities on 1 April 2013. Company registration number: 08107587  Charity registration number: 1148858