Amey's Hampshire Highways account scoops CSR accolade at the Solent Business Awards

24 October 2016
Image of Amey employees in formal attire at the Best Solent awards.

Amey in Hampshire is celebrating after scooping the prestigious Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category at this year’s Solent Business 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 and Jacksplace Hospice, Rainbow Centre , Swanwick Lakes,Motiv8 and Dove House School amongst others.

The team has also worked with organisations such as Hampshire Futures to support young people from hard to reach groups into work placement opportunities  as well as work 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.

David Fawcett, Customer Service Manager, said: “We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved over the last few years 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.”

Paul Anderson Account Director for Amey added “ Community engagement is a key part of our desire to build links with the communities we are based in and build real partnerships with charities and organisations.”

 The Solent Business Awards , now in its second year, has quickly become established as the premier multi-category awards scheme covering the entire South Coast and Solent. SBA builds on the 25-year legacy of the successful Hampshire Business Awards, and is open to businesses throughout the region.

Pictured left to right: Sally Taylor (BBC) , Tamsin Napier-Munn (The Business Magazine), David Fawcett (Amey), Tim Bailey (Amey), Mike Hand (Amey), Gavin Esler (BBC)