M Group Services Water Division Launches Women’s Network & REACH

The M Group Services Water Division has launched two new internal networks that will focus on the experiences of women and people of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds across its four businesses, Morrison Water Services, IWJS, PMP Utilities and IDS.

The Women’s Network and REACH share common aims; to enable all women and individuals from all ethnic and cultural backgrounds to contribute to their full potential; to support the attraction of top talent; and to encourage diversity of thought to deliver innovative and effective business outcomes.

Women’s Network
The objective of the Women’s Network is to empower, nurture and raise the status of women in the workplace, providing a platform for women, and men, to share their experiences and champion equality of opportunity.

A key focus of the Women’s Network is help facilitate coaching, mentoring and training opportunities for women throughout M Group Services’ Water Division, enabling them to reach their full potential through personal and professional development.

Kerry Duke, Service Delivery Manager at Morrison Water Services and Chair of the Women’s Network, commented:

“I am really excited to get this group off the ground. It’s important to me and others in the group that we empower, support and promote women. I would like to ensure that women across the Water Division define the course of their lives and achieve their full potential to become their best selves.”

John Edwards, Managing Director of the M Group Services Water Division and Executive Sponsor of the Women’s Network, added:

“We have a strategic imperative to be a modern employer that recognises and values the innovation and new ideas that can come from diversity of thought. To achieve this, we need to attract, develop and retain a wide talent pool. The Water Division Women’s Network will provide the support we need to achieve this aim, by enabling women to
flourish and achieve their full potential whilst also attracting top female talent to our businesses.”

REACH (Race, Equality and Celebrating Heritage)
REACH will provide a platform where individuals from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds within the Water Division can share ideas and make recommendations, for example, on policies, recruitment and awareness training, while providing a support network for all colleagues.

John Edwards commented:

“REACH aims to drive change by increasing the percentage of our people who are from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background, including a specific focus on creating greater diversity in our senior management and leadership roles.

“Whilst improving representation, a key focus of REACH is to contribute to creating a positive culture and environment for people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds across our four businesses. REACH will endeavour to do this through raising awareness and celebrating heritage to underpin an inclusive culture, where there is equal opportunity for progression for individuals from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds.”


Press contact:
Paul Gilbert, Head of Communications, M Group Services
Tel : +44 (0)1438 847275 / Mob : 07595014687
Email : paul.gilbert@mgroupservices.com

About ID Systems

Since 2003, IDS has provided turnkey engineering solutions which bring together their core skills of mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control and automation, and telemetry engineering. From their Cumbernauld office and 40,000sq ft factory, IDS designs, manufactures, and tests modular MEICAT solutions to meet client needs. In addition, IDS provides asset investigation, installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance services for new and retrofit engineering solutions. For further information please visit www.idsystemsuk.co.uk/

About IWJS
IWJS is one of the UK’s leading providers of services to wastewater networks. With services including sewer cleansing and pipe rehabilitation services, IWJS offers a complete, one-stop solution for clients on a nationwide basis. www.iwjs.co.uk

About Morrison Water Services
Morrison Water Services offers a full range of water and wastewater essential infrastructure services on behalf of asset owners across the UK water sector, working collaboratively with clients to deliver a diverse portfolio that includes operational support and capital delivery programmes. Its services range from metering, to repair and maintenance, through to innovative network renovation solutions and full turnkey, new build project delivery including MEICAT services. Morrison Water Services is a part of M Group Services.

About PMP Utilities

Founded in 1983, PMP provides specialist confined space and ’at height’ services, to the utilities, process industries and the public sector. PMP is the UK’s sole supplier and installer of the AMEX-10® Pipe Joint Repair System for internal repair of leaking pipeline joints. PMP have unrivalled experience in providing engineering solutions in challenging working environments and offers emergency response and specialist training services. For further information please visit www.pmp-utilities.co.uk

About M Group Services

M Group Services delivers a range of essential infrastructure services within the water, energy, transport and telecommunication sectors in the UK. The Group has built and maintained relationships with clients over a number of years and is a trusted employer to in excess of 10,000 people working from over 200 locations. www.mgroupservices.com