NEWS

Mental Health Awareness


Stephen Austin recognises the importance of the well being of its employees. In an aim to do more to support our employees and help prevent mental illness in the workplace, two members of our team undertook and passed a specialist training course and are now fully qualified as Mental Health First Aiders. Also in January 2020, our Managers undertook in-house Mental Health Awareness training. This well-being initiative is being promoted throughout the company with the aim that employees will feel supported and comfortable in reaching out to either their Manager or Mental Health First Aider.

AEA Annual Conference 2020 – ‘Delivering Change’


The  Stephen Austin Elections team enjoyed meeting delegates at the AEA Annual Conference in Blackpool. The AEA once again delivered an informative and well run conference, which will help members to meet the challenges of the year ahead. 2020 will mark the first canvass to be delivered following the reform of canvass processes, changes that will have a significant impact on Electoral Services teams.  There are also potential changes, around overseas voter registration, voter ID requirements, the devolution agenda, UK Parliamentary boundary changes. We are working hard to support Electoral services teams, Please contact us at elections@stephenaustin.co.uk

Christmas 2019


Season’s Greetings from the team at Stephen Austin. Please note that we will be closing on Monday, 23rd December at 5.00 pm for the festive break. We will re-open on Thursday, 2nd January 2020.

See us at Birmingham for the AEA Focus Day


Attending the AEA Canvass Reform Focus Day on Monday, 9th September? It will be an interesting day. In 2020 the way in which the annual canvass is conducted is being transformed in order to reduce the administrative burden on EROs and make the process more citizen focused. The Focus Day will give members the opportunity to consider the changes, look at how best to prepare for them and think about how they will canvass from July 2020. Read more about the day at www.aea-elections.co.uk We look forward to meeting delegates at the event. Please drop by stand 12 for some sweet treats!

Our Customer Service Excellence award


We are delighted that Stephen Austin has been awarded the Standard for ‘Customer Service Excellence’. To achieve such an award is a seal of approval and confirmation that what we do is in the interests of our customers first and foremost.      (more…)

Red Nose Day fund raising


Well done to team Stephen Austin! Running a raffle and the guessing games, we raised an amazing £381.00.    (more…)

AEA Conference – Brighton


Association of Electoral Administrators, Brighton Conference 3-6 February 2019 It was good to meet so many Electoral Officers and their teams from around the country at this year’s conference, and to update everyone on our service offering.  (more…)

Wear it Pink, for Breast Cancer fund raising


Well done – what a fantastic effort! The cake bake for ‘Wear it Pink for Breast Cancer’ raised an amazing £295, which was matched by the Company to make a total of £590!!! Trolleys laden with tempting goodies were hard to resist, and the HR team did a great job in collecting donations from everyone. October is Breast Cancer awareness month. Read more about the appeal  

January 2019


Looking forward to the year ahead. Our Elections team is busy planning the stand  for the AEA conference in Brighton in February. We are delighted to once again sponsor the lanyards for this prestigious event.

AEA Magazine feature


Arena, the monthly magazine for  members of the Association of Electoral Administrators is out today –interesting reading particularly the report on the Nottingham Seminar, and our cake to celebrate our 250th anniversary.