Company receives award for social responsibility

Amey customer services manager David Fawcett, left, and account director David Ogden collect the award from BBC arts editor Will Gompertz
Amey customer services manager David Fawcett, left, and account director David Ogden collect the award from BBC arts editor Will Gompertz
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A COMPANY that provides public and regulated services is celebrating after scooping a top award for social responsibility.

Amey, which is the highways contractor for Hampshire County Council, received the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Team accolade at this year’s Business Charity Awards.

The team was acknowledged for developing partnerships with local groups and charities.

The partnerships saw more than three-quarters of employees participate in community days with organisations such as Naomi House, the Rainbow Centre, and Jacksplace Hospice.

The company fought off stiff competition from shortlisted contenders, DHL and Royal Mail Group.

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 has been recognised for their outstanding contribution to the 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.