Highways England


Celebrating excellence in safety, customer and delivery

We’re delighted to announce the finalists for the Highways England Awards

Thank you to all who entered the awards. Here are the shortlisted entrants for 2019. All entrants are invited to join us at the awards ceremony on 28 March 2019, where the winners will be announced.

Excellence in occupational health and wellbeing

Title of supply chain entry Company
Light the Way in Operative Safety Bam Nuttall Morgan Sindall JV
M5 Oldbury Viaduct BMV Joint Venture
Fostering the health and wellbeing of our team Carnell Support Services Ltd
Title of Highways England entry Company
Life@ Yorkshire & North East Highways England
Championing equality, diversity and inclusion Highways England
Wellbeing at the heart of RIP East Highways England

Excellence in safety for road users

Title of supply chain entry Company
Dynamic Traffic Management & Exemplary Recovery on the A14 C2H Improvement Scheme A14 IDT
Connect Plus Services – Mass Action Treatments Connect Plus Services
The CVIP Safer People Programme – Improving commercial vehicle safety through behaviour change TRL
Title of Highways England entry Company
Joint Working with DVSA Highways England
NW CVU Research Pilot Highways England
All Lane Running safety/customer enhancements on the M25 Highways England

Championing safety

Title of supply Chain entry Company
Mott MacDonald Driver Focus Group Mott MacDonald
Transforming Roadmarking Sector Safety Standards WJ Group
Colas: Championing Safety with Innovative Technology Colas
Title of Highways England entry Company
Collaborative working at CarFest North Highways England
Tyre Scanner Innovation Trial Highways England
BabyBox Highways England

Leading behaviour change for safety

Title of supply chain entry Company
BBV M6 2-4 SMP Balfour Beatty VINCI
Chevron – Leading Behaviour Change Chevron Traffic Management Ltd
Flannery Training: Leading behaviour change for safety P. Flannery Plant Hire
Title of Highways England entry Company
Tim Burton – changing and influencing health, safety and wellbeing. Highways England
‘Home safe and well’ in Operations.
Safety Climate Survey
Highways England
‘Don’t be a Space Invader’ – stay safe, stay back Highways England

Excellence in customer service

Title of supply chain entry Company
A64 Bramham to Askham Bryan central reserve VRS Renewal Scheme: raising the bar on customer experience A-one+ Integrated Highway Services
M6 J13-15 SMP Bridge removal scheme Kier Highways Ltd
A19-A1058 Coast Road junction scheme Sisk Lagan Joint Venture
Title of Highways England entry Company
Lower Thames Crossing Stat Con 2018 Highways England
A story of patience, integrity and outstanding customer service Highways England
Highways England Customer Contact Centre Highways England

Improving customers journeys

Title of supply chain entry Company
Collaborative Working to Improve Customers’ Journeys bmJV
Improving Customers’ Journeys Costain
M6 J13-15 SMP: Improving Customers’ Journeys Kier Highways Ltd
Title of Highways England entry Company
#plannedworks Highways England
A38 East Midlands Customer Journey Improvement Scheme – Delivered by Highways England, WJ Group & Clearview Intelligence Highways England
Improving how we handle roadworks in our control room Highways England

Improving employee engagement and behavioural change

Title of supply chain entry Company
The Success of Behavioural Changes on the A14 A14 IDT
Providing Outstanding Customer Experience for Highways England Amey Plc
The Integrated Labour Team (ILT) – a game-changing approach to meeting the needs of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme A14 ILT
Title of Highways England entry Company
‘Highways England Inspiring young people through the Year of Engineering Highways England
Highways England Management Development Programme Highways England
Our Corporate Narrative – We are Highways England Highways England

Excellence in environment and sustainability

Title of supply chain entry Company
Highways Habitat Connectivity in Devon and Cornwall A30 and A38 in Devon and Cornwall Kier Highways Ltd
Water Saving Strategies on the A14 Improvement Scheme A14 IDT
Prolectric Temporary Solar Lighting Technology SLC

Leading in efficiencies and continuous improvement

Title of supply chain entry Company
M5 Oldbury Leading Efficiencies and Continuous Improvement BMV Joint Venture
NYNE Collaboration CHC Highways
A14: Methods to Exceed Efficiency Targets A14 IDT

Project of the year

Title of supply chain entry Company
Successful completion of the complex and challenging NRTS2 contract transition – Highways England and telent Technology Services Telent Technology Services
BBV M6 2-4 SMP Balfour Beatty VINCI
A449 Flooding Hot Spot Find and Fix Drainage Scheme Carnell and Kier

Excellence in safety

Title of supply chain entry Company
SmartBrake – driving improvements in behavioural safety culture and highways industry safety performance Aggregate Industries UK Ltd
The Continuous Journey Mway Comms
Transforming Road marking Sector Safety Standards WJ Group
Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald and Highways England Area 10 Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald JV
Title of supply chain entry
Driving for Better Business (DfBB) – Highways England’s approach to delivering improvements in Work-Related Road Safety (WRRS) Highways England
‘Don’t be a Space Invader’ – stay safe, stay back Highways England
Improving HGV Safety Highways England

Each entry has been allocated a maximum of five seats. The organiser of the nomination has been asked to manage the group who will attend. Attendance is by invitation only.

During the afternoon of 28 March we’re holding an Expo for shortlisted companies to showcase their entries.

This is a networking opportunity for everyone who has taken part to gain insight into the competitive entries. Finalists are invited to take part in the Expo – there are 30 small spaces which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. We’re providing a backdrop, which will be branded and highlight your entry title, and a poseur table which is suitable for a laptop if you wish to bring one. The space allocated is limited so we cannot accept any other exhibition kit.

  1. Deadline for accepting the invitation to attend is 11 February.
  2. Deadline to take part in the Expo is 11 February.
  3. Dress code is business.

All details regarding the above are listed in the email communication sent to you on Monday 4 February.

The timing for the evening

  • 4pm – Guests arrive, networking and the opportunity to find out about the finalist entries in the Expo
  • 5.30pm – Buffet
  • 6.45pm – Welcome and Awards
  • 8pm – Break
  • 8.20pm – Awards continue
  • 9pm – Thanks and close

If you have any questions email HEAwards@highwaysengland.co.uk

What’s next ?

Highways England members of staff

You’ll be asked to provide a short video summarising your entry.  You’ll be contacted by Aidan Taylor, Film and Photography Manager, to arrange this.

Aidan’s mobile 07770 855997


Non-Highways England finalists

You’ll be expected to supply a short video, which will be shown at the event before the award winner is announced. Here are a few tips to assist you with creating your video for this year’s awards.


  1. State your name, company name, collaborative partners and the name of your entry.
  2. You only have 20 seconds so please keep things concise.
  3. Use landscape/horizontal format, composing to include space above your head and at least down to your chest. This will allow us to add titles, and to ensure consistency with every other clip. Portrait/vertical clips will not be accepted.
  4. Include two seconds of silence before you start talking and two seconds after you finish, allowing space for editing together in a sequence.
  5. Look straight into the camera lens throughout the piece, and make sure you have an uncluttered background.
  6. Use an external microphone if possible and keep sound levels crisp and clear.
  7. Please make sure you’re not disturbed and all phones are turned off during filming.
  8. Don’t read off a script or prompt boards – it is only 20 seconds after all!
  9. Please also send two or three good quality images (or a short film clip) to give your project context. These must be landscape format and at least 1920×1080 resolution. Don’t worry about adding these to the clip, as we will be doing the editing.

If you have any questions, please contact Andy Beazley-Long on 0300 470 1032 or 07786 864 187.