KCOM’s work helping in the local community has been recognised with a double national award nomination.

The East Yorkshire-based broadband provider has been shortlisted in two categories at the prestigious Better Society Awards, with nominations for its Commitment to the Local Community and also for Partnership with a Local Charity.

The Partnership nomination is for KCOM’s work alongside Age UK Hull & East Yorkshire to raise  awareness of the company’s £17m programme to upgrade its landline phone network from copper to future-proof fibre.

The Commitment to the Local Community Award, an award that KCOM had previously won in 2022, also acknowledges KCOM’s wider volunteering and community support initiatives. The broadband provider is up against household names such as Dunhelm and Deloitte on the shortlist.

KCOM CEO Tim Shaw said: “It’s great to be recognised at the Better Society Awards for all the work our teams do out in the communities we serve. In this, our 120th anniversary year, we’re more committed than ever to making a difference and helping to improve lives in Hull, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire and, especially with our network upgrade, it’s great to be able to work closely with a group like Age UK Hull & East Yorkshire to ensure all our vulnerable customers remain connected to the things that matter most to them.”

Last year KCOM employees volunteered more than 1,000 hours to help local community projects while the company also supported 30 charity and community groups through its community grants scheme. It also donated 3,000 Hull City match tickets to local schools, colleges, charities and community organisations.

The winners will be unveiled at an awards ceremony in London in May.

To read more about KCOM work in the community click here