Osborne Community Work Shortlisted for Major Award

The work of Osborne Property Services in supporting its communities has been recognised as some of the best in the country.

The company has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2015 Builder & Engineer Awards in the Corporate Social Responsibility category. The winner will be announced at an event on 19 November in Manchester.

Nick Sterling, managing director of Osborne Property Services, said the company’s approach was ‘ground up’, with each contract developing a Community Investment Plan in partnership with clients and residents. These plans are written using the principles set out in ISO 26000: social responsibility.

Nick added: ‘For us it is passion not pounds that makes all the difference and our team are very much hands on. We are all incredibly proud of the work we do with our community partners and are delighted at this opportunity to share our experience.’

Highlights in Osborne’s CSR work in the past year include: training and sponsorship worth £650,000 provided to communities; 5,205 staff hours donated to community initiatives; and 161 community events supported.
Events have included: an engineering challenge with local children in Bromley; working with young offenders to refurbish Hemel Stags Rugby Club; and participating in a Boccia tournament with visually impaired children at Joseph Clarke School in east London.

Osborne’s approach of working with communities to develop projects has been popular with clients.

Emily Rae-Maxwell at Dacorum Borough Council, said: ‘Osborne’s role in the Love Your Neighbourhood event was a true example of effective partnership, working and delivering great outcomes that benefit the community. We are looking forward to working with them again in the future.’

Judges for the 2015 Builder & Engineer Awards include Stephen Hodder, immediate past President of the Royal Institute of British Architects and Saleem Akram, director of construction innovation and development at the Chartered Institute of Building.