Highways Awards Winners revealed


The first ever virtual Highways Awards on 28 January was a major success with a record audience, great humour from host Colin Murray and a huge buzz on social media.

You can watch the event on replay here.

Using the hashtag #HighwaysAwards20, viewers celebrated in style across the country, sending in pictures of everything from families gathered around laptops to watch the fun together, to virtual office parties and happy winners.

While the event normally packs around 500 people into the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, for this night there were about 500 streams, which by standard TV rating measures suggests at least 1,200 people were watching live.

After a hard year, which forced the 2020 awards to be delayed until now, it was an emotional night but still an upbeat one, full of good humour thanks in no small part to Mr Murray, returning by popular demand after his champion performance for the 2019 Awards.

The sponsors made pre-recorded messages to the industry, while some spoke to Mr Murray by live video link or in the TV studio.

The chosen charity for the event was mental health charity Mind, which is grateful for all your generous, and much-needed donations at this challenging time.


  • Clearview Intelligence
  • Cold Comfort
  • Highway Care
  • Highways Jobs
  • Highways Magazine
  • Insitute of Highway Engineers
  • Kier
  • Mind
  • Road Expo Scotland
  • Shell Bitumen
  • SRL Traffic
  • Total
  • Traffex
  • Transport Network
  • WJ


Apprentice of the Year Award: Sponsored by the Institute of Highway Engineers?

Winner: Aggregate Industries - Arti Limbachia

Highly Commended: Waterman Aspen Limited - Antony John Clewes

Highway Industry Product of the Year

Winner: HRS - Chevron Traffic Management - Smart Sign, innovative digital technology for smart motorway projects

Highly Commended: Solar Gates UK - INSTABOOM – Anti incursion barriers

Environmental Sustainability in the Highways Sector Award: Sponsored by Total

Winner: Skanska - Trumpington Park and Ride – Skanska on behalf of the Greater Cambridgeshire Partnership

Highly Commended: Connect Plus Services, Connect Plus, Skanska, Toppesfield, FM Conway & Atkins - State of the art thin surface course trials on the SRN containing 50% reclaimed asphalt

Road Enhancements and Marking Project of the Year Award: Sponsored by Highways Jobs

Winner: WJ Group, A14 Integrated Delivery Team & Highways England - A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme

Site Safety Initiative Award: Sponsored by Shell Bitumen

Winner: Kier Highways - INSTABOOM & INSTABOOM GS6 development on the M20 J3-5 SMP

Team of the Year Award: Sponsored by Highways Magazine

Winner: Tarmac Trading Limited - Silverstone Circuit Resurfacing

Highly Commended: Balfour Beatty VINCI - M6 junction 2-4 SMP

Award for the Best Use of New Technology in the Highways Industry: Sponsored by Clearview Intelligence

Winner: Sweco/Ayrshire Roads Alliance/Sustrans - Loans to Troon Active Travel Corridor

Highly Commended: Highways England - Technical Standards Enterprise System

Most Innovative Highway Authority Scheme of the Year Award: Sponored by Transport Network

Winner: Somerset County Council, AECOM, Whitemountain - Colley Lane Southern Access Road

Highways Maintenance Efficiency Award: Sponsored by Highway Care

Winner: Balfour Beatty Plant and Fleet Services in Partnership with Connect Plus Services - Vacuum Litter Picker

Highly Commended: Ringway and Highways England - A Collaborative Journey to Service Efficiency

Road Safety Scheme of the Year Award: Sponored by Cold Comfort

Winner: The Metropolitan Police and Transport for London - Casualty Reduction on the A10

Highways Partnership Award: Sponsored by WJ

Winner: BEAR Scotland and Scotland's Bravest Manufacturing Company - Supporting Scotland’s Armed Forces Veterans

Highly Commended: Leicestershire County Council and Morgan Sindall - partnership on the Midlands Highways Alliance framework

Major Project Award: Sponored by Road Expo Scotland

Winner: Highways England and the A14 Integrated Delivery Team - A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme – Much more than a road!

Highly Commended: Ringway Jacobs, Transport for London - Highbury Corner

Highly Commended: London Borough of Waltham Forest - Whipps Cross Interchange

Mental Health and Well-Being in the Highways Sector Award: Sponsored by Mind

Winner: Highway Traffic Management - Talk More

Winter Maintenance Award Sponsored by NWSRG

Grayson H & E Services and Sefton MBC – A new dedicated Winter Maintenance Depot in Sefton

Judges' Special Merit Award: Sponsored by SRL

Winner: Highways England and the A14 Integrated Delivery Team.

Lifetime Achievment Award: Sponsored by Kier

Winner: Bill Smith

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An opportunity has arisen for 2 Highway Inspectors to join the Highway Enforcement team. Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Recruiter: Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

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£22,074 to £23,256 per annum
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Recruiter: Chelmsford City Council

Waste Services Operative

£24,294 – £25,979 per annum (SCP 7 TO 11)
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Technical Assistant

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Recruiter: Warrington Borough Council

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GRADE 08 £36,638 - £40,221 GRADE 07 (£32,076 - £35,745) GRADE 06 (£27,803 - £31,364)
This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a forward thinking and dynamic unitary authority. Warrington, Cheshire
Recruiter: Warrington Borough Council

Maintenance Engineer

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager this is a great opportunity to be part of a successful and performing maintenance team, maintaining the Traffic Signals, across London. Carrying out both reactive and planned maintenance on traffic signals. England, London
Recruiter: Telent

Mechanic (LCV/LGV)

£32,076 – £33,945
We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced, LCV/LGV Mechanic, Accrington, Lancashire
Recruiter: Hyndburn Borough Council

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£28390 - £33401 per annum
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£38,234 - £40,778
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£38,223 - £43,421 per annum
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Maintenance Engineer

Band F, SCP 26-31 (£34,834 - £39,186 per annum)
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Parking Supervisor

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