David Fawcett, Customer Services Manager for the highways account in Hampshire, has been acknowledged for his outstanding role in leading Amey’s involvement in the local community.
Last week, David was named as winner of the Outstanding Individual Corporate Leadership category at the National CSR Awards (Corporate Social Responsibility) in London.
The team in Hampshire has been frequent participants in community projects and champions of local causes, supporting 26 charities and social enterprises through 400 volunteering days and fundraising events. This included two bike rides which raised over £5,500 for Naomi House Children’s Hospice and the Rainbow Centre.
Many Hampshire employees now view community-based work as a core part of their role. In last year’s employee survey, 97% of the team felt “Amey supports the communities in which it works” – the highest score in the UK for Amey.
The team is highly supportive of local young people employing eight apprentices every year through the Amey Apprenticeship Programme, as well as attending numerous STEM events every year and providing workshops on drafting CVs, preparing for interviews and meeting customer needs. David also works with the local team and Hampshire County Council to target areas of high unemployment in Hampshire, organising placements for people with learning disabilities and supporting ex-offenders back into work.
On winning the award, David said: “I am delighted to have won this award which acknowledges the commitment, professionalism and support of the whole Amey team in Hampshire. I am very proud of what we have achieved over the last few years and am looking forward to further developing social value initiatives in the future to benefit the local community”.
Paul Anderson, Account Director in Hampshire added: “I am delighted that David has won this prestigious award. Community engagement is at the heart of all we do in Amey and David’s commitment to this important area shines through”.
The team in Hampshire has won several accolades over the past year, including Community Contribution of the Year (Portsmouth News Business Excellence Awards), CSR Team of the Year (Third Sector Business Charity Awards) and Hampshire Investors in Young People Gold Award (Hampshire County Council).