In such challenging times, we have been overwhelmed by the response we have had for the 2020 Awards. However a number of you have been in touch requesting more submission time so...
In order to help you give your teams, schemes, projects and innovations the justice they deserve, we have now extended the FREE online entry deadline to Friday 19 June.
Please note, due to the complexity of our independent and rigorous judging process, we would be unable to accept ANY entries after this new, extended date.
Please take full advantage of this extra time by taking another look at the 15 categories on offer; some you may have missed.
You can also use our Compare & Contrast document that includes an easy reference synopsis; you may discover a new or additional category you hadn’t considered before, as well as offering you some assistance perfecting your entry.
On behalf of the Highways team, the very best of luck.
NEW Categories for 2020
Mental Health and Well-being in the Highways Sector
Sponsored by: Mind
This new award celebrates employers that take a joined-up approach to supporting employee mental health and well-being and strive to embed best practice across their organisation.
Winter Service Project in the Highways Sector
Sponsored by: National Winter Service Research Group (NWSRG)
The New Award for Winter Service Project in the Highways Sector 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.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Sponsored by: Kier
This award is for someone who has dedicated their life to the Highways Sector and whose passion, leadership, innovation and team work has made and continues to make a major positive impact to the Highways Sector.
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Award for Apprentice of the Year
Sponsored by: Institute of Highway Engineers
The Award for Apprentice of the Year 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.
Award for the Best Use of New Technology in the Highways Industry
Sponsored by: Clearview Intelligence
The Award for the Best Use of New Technology in the Highways Industry 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.
Highways Maintenance Efficiency Award
Sponsored by: Highway Care
The Highways Maintenance Efficiency Award 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.
Highway Partnership Award
Sponsored by: WJ
The Highway Partnership Award 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.
Team of the Year Award
The Team of the Year 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.
Highway Industry Product of the Year Award
The Highway Industry Product of the Year 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.
Major Project Award
The Major Project Award 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.
Road Enhancements and Marking Project of the Year Award
The Road Enhancements and Marking Project of the Year 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.
Award for Environmental Sustainability in the Highways Sector
Sponsored by: Total
The Award for Environmental Sustainability in the Highways Sector 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.
Road Safety Scheme of the Year Award
The Road Safety Scheme of the Year 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.
Site Safety Initiative Award
Sponsored by: Shell Bitumen
The Site Safety Initiative Award 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.
Most Innovative Highway Authority Scheme of the Year Award
Sponsored by: Gaist
The Most Innovative Highway Authority Scheme of the Year is awarded to the highway authority whose approach and innovation has allowed them, within the last two years, to develop a project or scheme that delivers measurable and sustainable benefits to the community and the authority.
Judges’ Special Merit Award
Sponsored by: SRL Traffic Systems
At the end of the judging process, the judges review all the entries which have impressed them the most. They consider the benefits to society as a whole, the improved safety to all road users or workers and the positive impact on the industry. The one entry which excels all the others in these areas wins this prestigious award. There is no need to enter for the Judges’ Special Merit Award 2020 as all submissions in the 15 categories are considered automatically.