Diane Asamoah, a technical assistant in Pricewaterhouse-Coopers Birmingham based tax compliance centre has scooped an Excellence Award in its firm wide annual volunteering awards.
Ms Asamoah, who has worked at Pricewaterhouse-Coopers for four years has won two awards. The first award is £250 for the charity she's been involved with for more than six months and the second award of £2,000 is for excellence in recognition of her sustained commitment and work for the Birmingham charity, the Ashiana Community Project.
The centre in the Sparkbrook area, works mainly with the Somalian and Asian community. It runs a number of projects that directly benefit the area including a drug awareness project called KIKIT, a maintenance project for the elderly and Sure Start, a Government initiative to improve access to services for families.
Ms Asamoah has been involved in the refurbishment and renovation of the three buildings which make up the Community Project. She has also helped to create an Information Communication Technology (ICT) training suite and child care provisions.
She said: " It's really rewarding to know that the work I do makes a difference in the community."
David Waller, PwC Midland's chairman said: "We have many unsung heroes in our Midlands practice and it is great that Pricewaterhouse-Coopers seeks to pay tribute to their efforts wherever possible."
PwC supports a number of other Birmingham based community initiatives and recently its community activities were recognised nationally when the firm was ranked fifth in the Business in the Community (BitC's) Corporate Responsibility Index.