Amey supports charitable sector with advice on business growth

07 April 2015
Man and woman stood in front of a presentation.

Organisations from Gloucestershire have come together for a training session with Amey, the company who deliver highways maintenance services on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council, as part of an initiative to equip the charitable sector with skills and knowledge to further increase the difference they make in their community.

The session focused on enhancing attendees’ knowledge of the public sector and what opportunities are available to work with the public sector to grow local organisations. Attendees were provided with advice on where to find these opportunities, an explanation of the common terminology used and how to develop a unique selling point to make sure their organisation stands out from their competitors.

Lianne Butler, Communications and Engagement Manager for Amey, said: “We were thrilled that the latest session was popular with local organisations who wanted to learn more about securing new work with the public sector. Charitable organisations deliver essential services to the Gloucestershire community and we are committed to supporting these organisations.”

Amey joined forces with the Gloucestershire Association for Voluntary and Community Action to deliver the two-hour workshop.

Angela Gilbert, GAVCA’s Support Services Manager, said: “GAVCA is delighted to be working in partnership with Amey, who are using their expertise to help local voluntary and community groups to develop their skills and knowledge.”

Charities attending included World Jungle, St Vincent’s and St George’s Association, MY:UK, and Gaff Youth Centre, who provide a variety of community services across the county.