Kiely mixes business with pleasure with Parliament drop-in

01/02/2024
Chris Ames

The Kiely Group has held a drop-in session in Parliament to give MPs and peers the opportunity to discuss the hot topic of potholes and how to prevent them.

The session saw roads minister Guy Opperman and shadow roads minister Bill Esterson drop in, along with other MPs and peers.

One discussion point was the recent pledge of reallocated HS2 money for road surface maintenance, prompting what was described as a sense of collective determination to start bringing the road network back up to standard.

Parliamentarians were said to be keen to know what to ask of their local authorities and find out how they would be using extra cash.

From left: Mike Kiely; Mr Opperman; Steve Port; Lauren Kiely (both Kiely Group)

Mr Opperman said: ‘The event shows that companies such as the Kiely Group continue to invest in innovative technologies to help highway authorities repair and resurface our local roads more quickly, easily, and safely.

‘Just [last week] we launched new potential measures to tackle congestion from overrunning street works.’

Shadow roads minister Bill Esterson MP said: ‘The Kiely Bros surface dressing and preventive maintenance approach is an important component in a sustainable approach for roads, that need faster repairs and repairs that last.’

According to Kiely Group, nearly every MP asked it to take the Multipatcher to their constituency ‘for them to have the pleasure of filling their own pothole in their own area’.

Managing director Mike Kiely said: ‘It was a pleasure attending Parliament and talking with so many parliamentarians interested in hearing about the importance of preventative road maintenance to fix and reduce the number of potholes that plague British roads.

‘The session also gave us the opportunity to showcase the innovative solutions we have at the Kiely Group, from our new Multipatcher machine to our latest AI tool and explain to MPs how we plan on using them to revolutionise road maintenance in the UK.’

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