Highways Awards 2023 shortlist revealed

05/09/2023

Highways is excited to unveil the finalists for the 20th anniversary Highways Awards, taking place at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, London on 11 October 2023.

For a generation, these awards have been the most prestigious night in the highway industry’s calendar, celebrating the great and good, the individuals, teams, products and projects that have kept us moving forward.

Table booking is now open, so please join us to celebrate these fantastic finalists and the work of this incredible sector.

 

The Finalists

 

Active Travel Scheme of the Year

Sponsored by Waterman Aspen

 

Awarded to an organisation, highway authority or joint submission that has implemented a scheme with novel innovation and design, benefiting the community and the local environment.

  • Amey (working with Liverpool City Council, BCA Landscape and HA Civils)
    For the Liverpool Lime Street Scheme
  • Ayrshire Roads Alliance (working with Story Contracting, Sweco UK and Streets UK)
    For the A719 Dunure Road Underpass and Sensory Garden
  • Essex County Council (working with Tendring District Council, Active Essex, Essex Highways, Ringway Jacobs and partners, and The Active Wellbeing Society)
    For Essex Pedal Power
  • London Borough of Waltham Forest
    For Waltham Forest’s School Streets Programme
  • CJ Founds Associates (working with Mid Sussex District Council, West Sussex County Council, Highways and Public Rights of Way, Network Rail and East Sussex County Council)
    For The Burgess Hill Place and Connectivity Programme
  • Gloucestershire County Council (working with Atkins, Knights Brown, Montel, Alun Griffiths and Colas)
    For the Gloucestershire Cycle Spine
  • London Borough of Newham (working with TfL, Hochtief, Kenson Highways and Project Centre)
    For the Manor Park Road – Elizabeth line-related public realm improvements

 

Apprentice of the Year

Sponsored by The Institute of Highway Engineers

 

Awarded to an individual working in the highways industry for the first time who has made a considerable contribution in the workplace.

  • Katie McQuade – WSP
  • Katie Withers – Durham County Council
  • Ellen Richardson – Aggregate Industries UK Limited
  • Matthew Turner – WSP
  • Patrick Stockwell – WSP
  • Olivia Naylor – Balfour Beatty
  • Joseph Gaskell – Ringway Jacobs
  • Macy Richards – Milestone Infrastructure Limited

 

Best Use of New Technology Award

Sponsored by Re-Flow Field Management

 

Given to an organisation, highway authority or joint submission that has implemented a new technology to make significant improvements to the highways industry.

  • National Highways (working with Acoustic Camera UK Ltd)
    For SoundCam
  • Balfour Beatty (working with Southampton City Council)
    For Digitising project delivery in the highways environment
  • FM Conway (working with Catsurveys Ltd and map16)
    For Digitising the A249 Road Network
  • WJ Group
    For ThermoPrint: Revolutionising the Road Marking Sector
  • WSP (working with Transport Scotland, BEAR Scotland, Amey, Breedon Contracting, Aggregate Industries, Tarmac Contracting and Highway Data Systems)
    For Electronic Data Monitoring During Highway Construction: Automating On-Site Quality Assurance Through Sensors, GPS, Lasers, and Software

 

Environmental Sustainability Award

Sponsored by Traffex

 

Given to an organisation, highway authority or partnership that demonstrated an outstanding contribution to environmental issues within a project. 

  • GW Highways
    For Carbon Neutral Now
  • Milestone Infrastructure (working with Oxfordshire County Council)
    For North Oxford Corridor Decarbonisation
  • Forest Traffic Services, National Highways and Milestone (working with Mobile VMS, Clearway Solutions and HRS)
    For Digital Care Initiative (DCI) as deployed on A38 Chudleigh Drainage Scheme
  • NY Highways and Connected Enviro Net (working with Pye Management)
    For The Carbon Counting Tool
  • SRL Traffic Systems
    For SRL Solar PLUS
  • Cemex (working with Shell Construction and Road)
    For The Low Carbon Asphalt Solution at ‘Mini Roads’ Community Cycling Facility, Everton Park
  • Atkins (working with National Highways, Heidelberg Materials (formerly Hanson), Atkins, Shell, Nynas and University of Nottingham)
    For Net Zero Asphalt Surfacing – Innovative Bio-Binder Trials on the Strategic Road Network
  • M25 J10 Integrated Delivery Team (National Highways Balfour Beatty, Atkins, Expanded, Chevron Bouygues and Andrews)
    For M25 J10

 

Health and Wellbeing Award

This recognises organisations that have demonstrated their commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of their staff and/or the wider community.

  • London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham – (working with Cadent Gas Ltd Morrison Energy Services Ltd)
    For LoWEG – London Women in Engineering Group
  • FM Conway
    For The Big Ten in 10
  • WSP
    For Local Government Business Health and Wellbeing Strategy
  • Highway Traffic Management
    For Talk More
  • Atkins
    For Atkins Enable Network

 

Highway Partnership Award

Sponsored by WJ

Given to a partnership that has demonstrated a collaborative approach designed to benefit a scheme, the industry or the wider society.

 

  • Ringway Infrastructure Ltd (working with Milton Keynes City Council)
    For MK Highways
  • Westminster City Council and FM Conway
    For A Collaborative Approach to a Fairer Westminster
  • National Highways (working with Kier Highways, RPS Group, VolkerFitzpatrick, Arup and Tony Gee)
    For A417 Missing Link
  • Atkins (working with Heidelberg Materials (formerly Hanson), Atkins, National Highways, Shell, Nynas and University of Nottingham)
    For Net Zero Asphalt Surfacing - Innovative Bio-Binder Trials on the Strategic Road Network
  • Dorset Council and Heidelberg Materials
    For Dorset Highways Strategic Partnership
  • Supply Chain Safety Leadership Group (WJ Group, Balfour Beatty, Graham Construction, National Highways and the CIHT)
    For Collaborative Excellence to Deliver Industry Standard Supervisor Training
  • Oxfordshire County Council (working with Milestone Infrastructure, Aggregate Industries, Colas, Drayton Construction, Hazel and Jeffries, and MJ Titchmarsh)
    For Oxfordshire Highway Alliance

 

Maintenance Efficiency Award

Sponsored by Highway Care

Given to a highway maintenance service that has developed and implemented a transformational approach to service delivery.

 

  • Ringway Infrastructure Ltd (working with Milton Keynes City Council)
    For MK Highways Team of the Year
  • Connect Plus/Connect Plus Services (working with Optimatics and Alchera)
    For Programme Optimisation on the M25
  • HRS (working with Chevron Traffic Management)
    For Intellitag
  • Forest Traffic Services Limited, National Highways and Milestone (working with Mobile VMS, Clearway Solutions and HRS)
    For Digital Care Initiative (DCI) as deployed on A38 Chudleigh Drainage Scheme

 

Major Project Award

Sponsored by Norse Highways

Presented to the team responsible for the successful delivery of a major project with proven innovation, quantifiable impact and environmental consideration.

  • Milestone Infrastructure (working with Oxfordshire County Council)
    For North Oxford Corridor – Major Project Collaboration
  • Essex Highways (working with Essex County Council, National Highways, Ringway Jacobs Ltd and Jacobs Ltd)
    For M11 Junction 7a
  • Amey Consulting (working with FP McCann, the Department for Communities (DfC) and the Department for Infrastructure (DfI))
    For St Patrick Regeneration Site - Link Road Project
  • Connect Plus (working with Octavius Infrastructure)
    For Works to repair and strengthen the Gade Valley Viaduct
  • Winvic Construction Ltd (working with IM Properties and Rider Levett Bucknall)
    For Peddimore Birmingham – S278 Works
  • SMP Alliance (National Highways, Fluor, Jacobs, WSP, Balfour Beatty, BAM/Morgan Sindall Joint Venture, Costain, NavTech, NAL, J McCann & Co, MWay Comms)
    For Stopped Vehicle Detection (SVD) Retrofit Programme
  • Westminster City Council (working with FM Conway, WSP, Norman Rourke Pryme, LDA Design and Publica)
    For The Strand Aldwych Pedestrianisation

 

Michael Conway MBE Community Leaders Award

Sponsored by FM Conway

 

In honour of Michael Conway and his extraordinary commitment to better serve local communities through outstanding civil and highway engineering, this award is given in recognition of those highways workers who have shown outstanding dedication to, delivery of, and leadership in community values.

  • Neil Farley – Ringway Jacobs
  • Hannah Paige – Taylor Woodrow
  • David Manson – Ayrshire Roads Alliance

 

Product of the Year

Sponsored by GW Highways

Awarded to the organisation that has brought a product or service to the market that has initiated a significant change or 'paradigm shift' in the way the sector works.

  • GeoPlace LLP (working with HAUC(UK))
    For The HAUC App
  • SRL Traffic Systems
    For Haul Route PLUS (HR+)
  • Chevron Traffic Management (working with HRS)
    For The Enhanced Mobile Carriageway Closure (EMCC) technique
  • Atkins (working with Connect Plus, Connect Plus Services, Milestone Infrastructure, RoadGrip, IGGA and National Highways)
    For Next Generation Concrete Surfacing
  • Kier (working with Flannery)
    For The Brextor on A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool
  • Lanes Group plc (working with WinCan)
    For Digital Highways Drainage Inspection Service
  • Huyton Asphalt (working with HA Civils and Innovation HALO)
    For HALO Rubberpave

 

Road Safety Scheme of the Year

Sponsored by Blakedale

Given to an organisation, highway authority or joint submission that has delivered a reduction in road casualties through project work or made a significant advance in our approach to or understanding of road safety.

  • NuVech Solutions Ltd (working with Robbie Wilson Ltd and Apollo Vehicle solutions)
    For Cyclesafe
  • Doctor Air-Brake
    For Reverse Smart Auto Braking
  • Transport Scotland (working with BEAR Scotland, Professor Alex Stedmon, The Road Safety Trust and WJ Group)
    For Motorcycle Collision Reduction Initiative at Bends - Perceptual Rider Information for Maximising Expertise and Enjoyment (PRIME)

 

Site Safety Initiative Award

Sponsored by Shell Construction and Road

Presented to an organisation, highway authority or joint submission that has implemented a new initiative, development or scheme to reduce or raise awareness of the dangers facing personnel while working in the highways environment.

  • Balfour Beatty
    For Driving safety engagement through the use of Construction Ready Discussions
  • Milestone Infrastructure Ltd
    For Oxfordshire Highways - Creating Safety
  • GeoPlace LLP (working with HAUC(UK))
    For The HAUC App
  • Kier (working with FYLD)
    For Digitising point of work risk assessments

 

Steve Berry Highways Authority Innovation Award

Sponsored by Mott MacDonald

This award is named in honour and memory of the late Steve Berry and will be given to the authority that best demonstrated how its innovation has allowed it to deliver measurable and sustainable benefits to the community.

  • Dundee City Council (working with SWARCO, Bluewater, Urban Foresight and Connected Energy)
    For Dundee’s Clepington Road EV Charging Oasis
  • Ringway Jacobs (working with Cheshire East Highways, Amberon Traffic Management Ltd, GAP Plant Hire and Solutions Ltd, CDM Scaffolding and Enviroskip)
    For Marthall Lane Bridge – Reconstruction following a road traffic collision
  • NY Highways and Connected Enviro Net (working with Pye Management)
    For The Carbon Counting Tool
  • Cumbria Constabulary (working with National Highways, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service, Cambridge University and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency)
    For Cumbria Road Harm Index
  • Advanced Infrastructure Technology Ltd (working with Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks)
    For Project LEO

 

Team of the Year

Sponsored by Messagemaker Displays

This award goes to a team of employees who have 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.

  • Agilysis
    For Agilysis Team
  • AmeyArup, Pinsent Masons and National Highways
    For The A66 Northern Trans-Pennine scheme
  • National Highways
    For Regional Investment Programme – South West Region
  • The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG)
    For Team LCRIG
  • Taylor Woodrow
    For IPort bus link
  • SMP Alliance
    For National Emergency Area (NEAR) Retrofit Team
     

Winter Service and Climate Resilience Award

Sponsored by The National Winter Service Research Group

Given to an organisation, highway authority or partnership that best demonstrates excellence in winter service, climate resilience, extreme weather mitigation and adaptation or climate impact and recovery.

  • Transport Scotland (working with Amey and BEAR and DBFO Contract Providers)
    For New Winter Service Contracts on Scottish Trunk Roads
  • London Borough of Waltham Forest (working with Project Centre and Riney)
    For The Flood and Water Management Strategy
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council
    For The Implementation of Enhanced Secondary Network Treatments

 

Judges’ Special Merit Award

Sponsored by Kiely Highways

 

Every finalist is on the shortlist for the Judges’ Special Merit Award. The winner will be announced on the night.

 

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by Kier

 

There is no shortlist for the Lifetime Achievement Award. The recipient will be announced on the night.

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