(PRESS RELEASE) OXFORD, 11-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading supplier of consulting and infrastructure support services, Amey puts its innovation capability into use by launching the Bounceback Innovation Challenge to develop solutions that will help the industry better cope with the challenges posed by the coronavirus.
As the Government continues to ease restrictions for businesses and communities, the social and economic impacts are likely to continue for some time. With most of Amey’s workforce classed as key workers many of its sites have remained operational, but with restricted ways of working.
As the country enters a ‘new normal’, innovative methods of operating are needed to ensure contractors and employees can remain safe and productive. Amey is helping to tackle this by launching a campaign to find solutions that will allow people to continue working while coronavirus is still in the community.
It is hoped that the challenge will generate meaningful, deliverable ideas for how Amey and its stakeholders can recover, improve and transform using the otherwise devastating COVID-19 crisis as a catalyst for change. Amey is looking for ideas such as distancing apps, redesigned PPE, and other solutions to help support physical and mental wellbeing.
Amey Strategy & Development Director, John Faulkner, commented: “The coronavirus is presenting the industry with unprecedented challenges. We need creativity and fresh thinking to revolutionise the way we operate. People’s health and safety needs to be at the heart of how we do this, and we are looking to collaborate with supply chain and employees to find a way of getting through this crisis.”
Amey has opened the challenge to employees and selected members of its supply chain community.
Key facts about Amey
Amey, with a turnover of £2.2bn, employs 17,000 people internationally with a focus on the UK, but with businesses in Australia and America.
Our aim is to make the world a better place to live, work and travel. Designing, building, maintaining and investing in the UK’s services and infrastructure in partnership with our clients.
This means keeping core services running smoothly across the country: utilities, transport, engineering, justice, defence, environmental and waste services, and facilities management. These are underpinned by our leading consulting and asset management capabilities, which allow us to offer standalone or integrated service solutions to a range of clients.
Amey is owned by Ferrovial. They are one of the world’s leading infrastructure management and investment companies. Ferrovial has more than 96,000 employees and a presence in over 15 countries. It is a member of Spain’s blue-chip IBEX 35 index and is also included in prestigious sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good. Ferrovial’s activities focus on four business sectors: construction, airports, toll roads and services. Amey is part of the Services division.
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SOURCE: AMEY PLC