2021 Finalists

Congratulations to all our 2021 shortlisted finalists below:

Good luck everyone for 20th October!

Apprentice of the Year Award

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

Award for the Best Use of New Technology in the Highways Industry

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

Environmental Sustainability in the Highways Sector Award

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

Highway Industry Product of the Year Award

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

Highway Partnership Award

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

Highways Maintenance Efficiency Award

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

Major Project Award

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

Mental Health and Well-being in the Highways Sector

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

Road Enhancements and Marking Project of the Year Award

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

Road Safety Scheme of the Year Award

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

Site Safety Initiative Award

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

Steve Berry Highways Authority Innovation Award

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

Team of the Year Award

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

Winter Maintenance Award

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.

Ayrshire Roads Alliance, Partnership Working (winter resilience volunteer groups)

Norfolk County Council CES Highways & Waste, Spreader Management - Pre Season Assessments