Published on 24/04/18

Amey’s Birmingham Team Wins People Investment Award

The Amey highways team in Birmingham, who are based in the Colmore Business District, have been recognised at the West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards for its innovative work to provide development opportunities for its people and local communities in the category, People Development.

Over the course of the past 12months, the highways team in Birmingham has adopted a number of approaches to upskill their workforce and provide job opportunities for local talent to join the Amey highways team in Birmingham.

Jenny Moten, Business Director for Amey in Birmingham, said: “I’m delighted that the approaches we’ve taken in Birmingham to empower our people and communities have been recognised by the West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards.

“Our approach not only covers growing talent internally but also supports new entrants to the workplace from graduate and apprenticeship backgrounds, to ex-offenders and the homeless – creating a workforce that is dynamic and inclusive.

“We’re in a strong position to continue our investment, developing and providing the skills and platforms to empower our people and provide our communities with the support needed to drive social change, as we create better ways to live, work and travel here in the Midlands.”

The award recognises the extensive work the highways team, working with Birmingham City Council are doing within their local communities.

In 2017, over 1000 hours of volunteering time had been given by Amey’s highways people in Birmingham working on projects from the Big Sleuth trail for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, through to helping at foodbank warehouses.

Working alongside its supply chain partners, in 2017 the team also delivered a new Sensory Garden, worth approximately £30,000 at an Age UK dementia facility in Sutton Coldfield and a children’s play area was refurbished at a Birmingham Special Educational Needs School.