12 February 2020
Mears Group PLC
Mears Group PLC (LSE: MER), the provider of support services to the social housing and care sectors in the UK, announces that Amanda Hillerby is standing down from the Board following the disposal of the Group's England and Wales Domiciliary Care business. She will cease to be a director with effect from today.
Commenting, Kieran Murphy, Chairman of Mears, said:
'The Board would like to thank Amanda for her input and support since joining Mears, in particular as Mears' first Employee Director. We wish her every success in her future endeavours.'
For further information, contact:
Mears Group PLC
Ben Westran, Company Secretary Tel: +44(0)1452 634600
Mark Court/Charlotte Slater Tel: +44(0)20 7466 5000
Mears currently employs around 9,000 people and provides services in every region of the UK. In partnership with our Housing clients, we maintain, repair and upgrade the homes of hundreds of thousands of people in communities from remote rural villages to large inner city estates. Mears has extended its activities to provide broader housing solutions to solve the challenge posed by the lack of affordable housing and to provide accommodation and support for the most vulnerable. Following the disposal of the Group's standalone Domiciliary Care activities, the employee number will reduce to around 6,500.
We focus on long-term outcomes for people rather than short-term solutions, and invest in innovations that have a positive impact on people's quality of life and on their communities' social, economic and environmental wellbeing. Our innovative approaches and market leading positions are intended to create value for our customers and the people they serve while also driving sustainable financial returns for our providers of capital, especially our shareholders.