Amey accounts team up to help those less fortunate

05 January 2018
Image of Amey employees helping at Tesco's foodbank.

Our teams across the UK turned up in their droves to help a national foodbank, in what turned out to be our largest charity community project in Amey’s almost 100-year history.

As 2017 drew to a close, we marked our new partnership with Trussell Trust – the foodbank network to support local communities across the UK – with two nationwide activities.

110 people from across a wide variety of contracts and accounts used their Community Involvement Days to help in Tesco supermarkets and Trussell Trust warehouses. Our support spread across the UK including:

  • Birmingham
  • Liverpool
  • Sheffield
  • Nottingham
  • London
  • Warwick, Warwickshire
  • The Isle of Wight
  • Queensferry (Flintshire, Wales)
  • Bargeddie (North Lanarkshire, Scotland)
  • Cannock (Staffordshire, West Midlands)
  • and many more


This was the largest one charity community initiative ever undertaken by Amey.

However, our support for Trussell Trust didn’t stop there.

In early December, 22 Amey depots and offices held week-long food collections. The week saw unprecedented amounts donated in the largest multi-site donation event ever undertaken in Amey.

A key element of our social value activities is about bringing together teams to engage with their local neighbourhoods – while supporting company-wide initiatives that will make a real difference to people’s lives. This work with Truseell Trust was a great example of that.


A real difference to thousands of people

Andrew Mallinson from Trussell Trust said: “Thank you and well done to Amey teams across the UK; you have all made a real difference directly and indirectly to many thousands of people having trouble over the winter months. Through your volunteer work and food donations, you have ensured our foodbanks can continue to help those in the greatest need.”

David Fawcett, Group Social Value Manager, added “I am very proud of our support for the Trussell Trust. These two activities have again shown the hard work and generosity of our teams and the importance they place on engaging with our local communities.“


I’d love to take part again

Aimee Costello, from Utilities in Stafford, summed up the thoughts of many said: “I really enjoyed the experience at the Cannock warehouse, the staff and volunteers were more than accommodating to us and we were made to feel like we really made a difference. It was such a rewarding experience that I'd love to take part in again. To see how happy they were with our efforts at the end of the day was a real boost!”