Amey in Hampshire have six reasons to celebrate!

16 November 2016
Six Amey employees in PPE, holding awards.

Amey in Hampshire is celebrating their sixth award win since 2014 for their community engagement activities in the county.

The company, who maintain Hampshire’s roads in partnership with Hampshire County Council, have a long tradition of supporting the communities they are based in and providing support to local charities and community groups via a comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy.

At last month’s Solent Business Awards they won the CSR category where they were acknowledged for developing successful partnerships with local groups and charities; partnerships that saw over three-quarters of Hampshire employees participating in local community involvement days with organisations such as Naomi House and Jacksplace Hospice, Rainbow Centre , Swanwick Lakes,Motiv8 and Dove House School and many more.

This win was their sixth since 2014 which included two national awards:

  • National CSR Awards 2016 – Outstanding Individual Corporate Leadership – David Fawcett
  • Third Sector Business Charity Awards 2015 – Best CSR Team

Along with their national success locally they have won :

  • Solent Business Awards 2016 – CSR Award
  • Portsmouth Business Excellence Awards 2015 – Community Contribution
  • Solent EBP Amazing People Awards 2014 – Best Business 
  • Naomi House and Jacksplace Corporate Charity Awards 2014 – Corporate Volunteers of the Year

The team has provided work opportunities for ex young offenders and those from hard to reach groups and worked with organisations such as Hampshire Futures to support young people into work placement opportunities. They have also worked with HMP Winchester on their prison rehabilitation programme by offering day release prisoners the opportunity to learn about the highways industry and develop new skills. Other activities have seen working on STEM events , Name the Gritter initiatives and supporting local sports teams amongst many other activities.

To celebrate this sextuple success some of the team got together to display the trophies in the same place for the first time. David Fawcett, Customer Service Manager, said: “These awards are a wonderful acknowledgement of the hard work and commitment of our whole team in supporting the Hampshire community. We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved over the last few years in terms of supporting local charities and making a real difference to the lives of local people.”

Paul Anderson Account Director for Amey added “ Community engagement and the desire to do the right thing is embedded in the culture of Amey nationally and this commitment to build links with the Hampshire community and build real partnerships with charities and other organisations is very important to us . These awards are the cherry on the cake for us and have acted as a spur to further increase the breadth and depth of our work.”