Highway Traffic Management | A year that’s made a difference

Article Posted on: December 7, 2017

Charity and community work is a major part of the HTM culture, and consistently, the Birmingham based team are always trying to give a little back to their local community- and this year has been no different.

The company have significantly helped 3 different charities in 2017- and also managed to have a little fun along the way.

St Basils

HTM has now been working with St Basil’s charity for just over a year. St Basils works with young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, helping over 5000 young people per year across the West Midlands region with specific services in Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, the Wyre Forest and Coventry.

After the success of taking on 2 TM operatives via their St Basils linkup towards the end of 2016, HTM made a promise to the charity that they would target taking on 5 new employees a year.

HTM are proud to be able to announce that the target was hit recently, in November 2017 by taking on another person to work in their warehouse to manufacture signage. Marcus Casey of HTM told us:

“It hasn’t been all plain sailing with this project, but it has been totally worth it. Again, we have set the promise of taking on another 5 new members of staff within 2018.”

 West Midlands Air Ambulance

In September of this year, HTM hosted their very 1st Charity Golf Day in aid of the West Midlands Air Ambulance Charity at Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire. A roaring success, 11 different companies came along to join in what was a fantastic day. HTM even managed to incorporate even had 15-foot inflatable dartboard as part of the round of golf! Not your average round.

Each company that came along donated prizes for the raffle which helped raise more money towards the final figure of almost £2,500.

MEET THE TEAM BEHIND THE CHARITY WORK HERE

Lord Taverners Charity

In November, as part of the Area 9 traffic management team, HTM attended the Highways UK show at the NEC Arena in Birmingham.

“We had a few suggestions in the office that we should ‘do something’ on the stand whilst exhibiting at the show – as opposed to the usual standing around and trying to look pretty!” Marcus told us. He continued:

“So, when we heard that the show was sponsoring the Lord Taverners Charity, we decided we would do a 52 mile walk over 2 days- on a treadmill. We’re glad to say we absolutely smashed it and even finished early on the second day. Maybe we’ll have to set a bigger challenge next time!

“It was great doing something for such a great cause and at the same time it was having a bit of fun whilst raising money- it certainly raised plenty of attention at the show and we had some great chats about what we were doing and why. By the end of the challenge we’d raised just over £1100.00 over the 2 days.”

 

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