Community partnerships help Amey win CSR accolade at 2015 Business Charity Awards

28 May 2015
Amey employees celebrating winning Business charity award, CRS team of the year.

Amey is celebrating after scooping the prestigious Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Team accolade at this year’s Business Charity Awards.

The team were acknowledged for developing successful partnerships with local groups and charities; partnerships that saw over three-quarters of employees participating in local community involvement days with organisations such as Naomi House, the Rainbow Centre and Jacksplace Hospice, and fought off stiff competition from shortlisted contenders, DHL and Royal Mail Group.

The team has also partnered with HMP Winchester to support the prison's rehabilitation programme by offering day release prisoners the opportunity to learn about the highways industry and develop new skills.

David Fawcett, Customer Service Manager, said: “We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved over the last year in terms of making some great connections with local charities and making a real difference to the lives of others. This award is a fantastic testament to the hard work put in by the team and the commitment they have shown to giving back to our community.”

Catherine Walker, research consultant and Business Charity Award judge, said: "Amey's CSR team seems to embody commitment and excellence in its wide-ranging engagement programmes."

This award is the second time Amey, who deliver highways maintenance services on behalf of Hampshire County Council, has been recognised for their outstanding contribution to the local community after winning the Community Contribution award at The News Business Excellence Awards in March.

Third Sector’s Business Charity Awards highlight UK companies that make a difference to charities and social enterprises and the CSR Team award specifically recognises businesses that have increased charitable or socially responsible activities.