Congratulations to all our 2021 shortlisted finalists below:
Good luck everyone for 20th October!
The Award for Apprentice of the Year - sponsored by the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) - is awarded to an individual working in the highways industry for the first time who has made a considerable contribution in the workplace. The individual will have been committed to successfully achieving a personal challenge which he/she has been working towards in their place of work with a view to progressing his/her career development. Candidates can be from a formal apprenticeship or a side step into a new area of work or new to the industry at any level.
Balfour Beatty, Ella Northey
Dyer & Butler, Darcie Mears
Highways England, Vladislav (Vlad) Rusu
Milestone Infrastructure, Alex Reid
Mway Comms, Declan Beck
VolkerHighways, Christopher Scotland
The Award for the Best Use of New Technology in the Highways Industry - sponsored by Traffex Parkex 2022 - is awarded to an organisation or local authority which can demonstrate that they have or are making a significant improvement to the highways industry through the implementation of new technology, this could be new software, innovative equipment or an ITS solution. The technology should have been deployed or have been on test for at least 12 months prior to entry with clear evidence of its benefits by deployment on one or multiple schemes.
Aimsun Ltd, NEVFMA - the Network Emissions and Vehicle Flow Management Adjustment project
Balfour Beatty VINCI JV working on behalf of Highways England, M4 Junction 3-12 motorway upgrade
Carnell, High Density Array Ground Probing Radar (HDAGPR) Surveys
Dundee City Council / Tayside Contracts (Dundee Roads Maintenance Partnership), Cyclic Works Tablet Transformation Project
SRL Traffic Systems Limited, Multiphase Adaptive Detection System (ADS)
SRL Traffic Systems, Junction 19, M6 Motorway
The Award for Environmental Sustainability in the Highways Sector - sponsored by Total UK Limited, Bitumen Division - is awarded to an organisation, highway authority or partnership that is able to demonstrate consideration of environmental issues within a project. The project should improve sustainability in the highway environment such as: carbon footprint reduction; local environmental benefits; sustainable material use; reduction of CO2 plus involve community liaison and consultation.
Aggregate industries UK Ltd, UK’s First Carbon Neutral Highway Scheme - A590 M6 J6 Brettargh Holt Improvement (September – December 2020)
Balfour Beatty Vinci Joint Venture, M4 Smart Motorway Project Junction 3-12
Transport Scotland, Carbon Management Plan: LED replacement Efficiency Project
WSP & Falkirk Council: Falkirk Stadium Low Carbon Vehicle Charging Hub
WSP, Shropshire Council, Kier & Miles Macadam, Shropshire Carbon Neutral Maintenance Programme
The Highway Industry Product of the Year - sponsored by Transport Network - is awarded to the organisation, which has brought a product or service to the market that has initiated a ‘’change of thought’’ approach or technique which has made an impact on the highways industry through sustainability, efficiency, and cost savings for example. The product must have been developed and made available for use in the highways industry within the last three years.
Connor Specialist Paving Ltd, Tac-Grid
Geobear Infrastructure Limited, Geobear Geopolymer
Highway Care, Kier Highways, Highways England, FALCON Automated Cone Laying Machine
Indra, DAS / DTS
Leafield Environmental, Cycle Lane Separator (CLS) 1030mm impact recovery bollard
Solar Gates UK Ltd, INSTABOOM Lite & Wireless GS6
SRL Traffic Systems Limited, Multiphase Adaptive detection System (ADS)
SRL Traffic Systems, Urban64
The Highway Partnership Award - sponsored by WJ - is awarded to an organisation or highway authority that has driven or can demonstrate a collaborative approach designed to increase the benefits for society or its local community. This should be demonstrated by key performance indicators which test the robustness of the partnership and the positive outcomes.
AmeySRM Highways England WSP T&T, M6 junction 19 Improvement scheme
Highways england, Operation Brock
Kier Highways & TfL - LoHAC, Cycleway 4
Kier Highways Ltd Area 4, Highways England - Kier Highways Ltd Area 4: French Border Crisis
Local Council Roads Innovation Group, The Local Councils Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), a Community Interest Company (CIC) run by councils for councils, working in partnership with the highways community.
SMP Alliance, The SMP Alliance
SWARCO Traffic Ltd, A14 Orwell Bridge High Winds Speed scheme
VolkerHighways, Medway Highways Infrastructure Contract
The Highways Maintenance Efficiency Award - sponsored by Highway Care - is awarded to a team, partnership or local authority highway maintenance service which has developed and implemented a transformational approach to service delivery, resulting in service improvement, measurable cost efficiencies and enhanced customer satisfaction. Open to all organisations in the highways sector, regardless of their level of engagement with HMEP.
Kier Highways Ltd Area 4, Kier Highways Ltd Area 4 - Blockades
Kier, LoHAC South Area Highways Maintenance Delivery team
VolkerHighways, Wokingham Highways and Transport Maintenance and Construction Contract
The Major Project Award - sponsored by Highways magazine - is awarded to the team responsible for the successful delivery of a major project - i.e. bridge construction, highway widening, by-pass or junction improvements, establishment of a control centre or similar, taking into consideration time, costs, environmental impact, stakeholder involvement, feedback and user satisfaction. The project value needs to be above £5 million and should have started two years prior to entering the awards.
Amey and Staffordshire County Council, Stafford Western Access Route
Brighton and Hove City Council, Dyer & Butler and Project Centre, Valley Gardens
Costain, Highways England, Jacobs, A19 Testo's Junction
Hertfordshire County Council, New River Bridge Improvement Scheme
Highways England, A63 Murdoch's Connection
This award - sponsored by mental health charity MIND - celebrates employers that take a joined-up approach to supporting employee mental health and wellbeing and strive to embed best practice across their organisation.
Aggregate Industries UK Ltd, Healthy You
Atkins, Changing the way we think and act about mental health in the workplace
Dyer & Butler, Let's get talking
Kier, Mind, Body, Money
Virtus Traffic Management Solutions Ltd: Wellbeing Well-Managed
The Road Enhancements and Marking Project of the Year - sponsored by Highways Jobs - is awarded to an organisation or highway authority, including joint submissions with the client. This award considers any scheme or project, which has influenced collision reduction or network efficiency by making significant enhancements to the road environment, including road markings, studs, barriers and signage as a substantial part of the scheme.
Egis Road Operation M40 & Quality Marking Services Ltd, Sustainability & Safety Enhancements @ J1a M40
Highways England, Transforming Road Markings
WJ Group, Operation Brock
The Road Safety Scheme of the Year - sponsored by SRL Traffic Systems - is awarded to an organisation which has introduced a scheme or project where through whatever means, such as innovation, design, use of relevant technology or brought about change in public attitude, has influenced a demonstrable reduction in road casualty statistics. This applies to a reduction or potential reduction in cycling accidents, pedestrian accidents or better safety measures for disabled road users, as well as drivers.
Balfour Beatty, Atkins, Highways England, A19 Norton to Wynyard Improvement Scheme
Mway Comms, Highways England, Atkins, Jenoptik, Swarco, County Building Services, H3, Carnell, HW Martin, WJ, A14 Orwell Bridge High Winds Speed Limits Scheme
Road Angel Group, Road Angel Pure - Smart thinking for Smart Motorways
SWARCO TRAFFIC Ltd, Department for Infrastructure Northern Ireland, Safer Routes to School
The Site Safety Initiative Award - sponsored by Shell Bitumen - is awarded to any organisation for a new initiative, development or scheme to raise awareness of the dangers facing personnel whilst working in the highways environment. This can be achieved through the use of new technology and/or worker/driver education and training to demonstrate improved health & safety awareness.
Connect Plus working in Partnership with Steve Perkins Associates, Healthier Highways on the M25
Dyer & Butler, Enhanced buried services and safe excavation procedure
Lancashire County Council, Reducing HAVS in the workplace
Solar Gates UK and Kier Highways, SOSEC Solar, Touch Screen Site Safety GS6 Barrier
The Highways Authority Innovation Award - sponsored by Mott MacDonald - is named in honour and memory of the late Steve Berry. It will be given to the authority that best demonstrates whose approach and innovation has allowed them to develop a project or scheme that delivers measurable and sustainable benefits to the community and the authority. - The qualities that made Mr Berry so admired across this industry.
Connect Plus Services, Connect Plus, Atkins and Accent, The Customer Experience
Derby City Council, XAIS Asset Management Ltd, Enodamus Ltd, The LASR Approach – Your Road to Data Driven Decisions (Local Authority Skid Resistance)
Transport for Greater Manchester, CYCLOPS - Creating Protected Junctions
nmcn, Grey to Green Phase 2
The Team of the Year - sponsored by Clearview Intelligence - is awarded to a team of employees which has undertaken exceptional work within the public or private sector to improve/sustain the outputs or efforts of their organisation, over and above their general working activities. The award will recognise innovative and professional achievement that has had considerable impact on the organisation such as cost savings, team building, efficiency or safety.
Area 9 SRN Alliance, Area 9 SRN Alliance Charity Challenge
Connect Plus, Connect Plus Services, Highways England, Osborne, Atkins, Delivering urgent resurfacing schemes in adjacent Area 4 for Highways England
Highways England, Balfour Beatty, Atkins, A19 Norton to Wynyard Improvement Scheme
Highways England, Driving for Better Business
Highways England, National Resilience & Security Team: COVID-19 pandemic response
Highways England, Project Reditus / Judicatio
Kier, Birmingham Interim Services Contract mobilisation
Royal British Legion Industries, Britain's Bravest Signs Team
The New Award for Winter Service Project in the Highways Sector - sponsored by the National Winter Service Research Group (NWSRG) - is awarded to an organisation, highway authority or partnership that is able to demonstrate the most significant improvement in the service, for example improved resilience, reduced cost or lower claims, through the application of NWSRG guidance.