Innovation and Investing in People prove winning formula for Amey

30 June 2015
Amey employess in formal attire, holding an award.

In a two-day winning streak, leading public services provider Amey has won a clutch of awards and commendations from this year’s Network Rail Partnership Awards and Scottish Transport awards.

Amey’s work in Craigentinny, near Edinburgh, as part of the S&C Northern Alliance, has been named Most Innovative Transport Project of the Year at the Scottish Transport awards.

This saw a key section of the East Coast Mainline reopened at its full line speed of 90mph after renewal works – the first time this had been achieved in the UK – and recognised the innovative technology brought in through Amey’s Joint Venture with leading European supplier Rhomberg-Sersa, in collaboration with Network Rail.  The project had also been shortlisted for Partnership/Team of the Year.

The win came hot on the heels of a triple success at the annual Network Rail Partnership Awards, which allow the rail organisation to recognise the cream of the crop within its 8000 company-strong supply chain.

Amey’s rail team had dominated the shortlist with eight nominations across five categories, scooping three awards and one highly commended on the night for its work across a diverse range of projects.

The first award of the night was for Heritage, in recognition of consulting work on the historic Chorley ‘Flying Arches’ refurbishment, in Lancashire, as part of the National Electrification Framework.

The team had researched historical building techniques and consulted with key stakeholders such as English Heritage to ensure that the Principal Contractor, Murphys, could protect the grade-II listed structure during work.

Amey was also announced as the winner in the category of Investing in People, in recognition of work to provide opportunities to ex-service personnel, encourage diversity within the workplace and the establishment of an industry-leading international graduate programme, bringing this best practice into its contract within the Great Western Mainline Electrification Programme (GWEP).

The GWEP team also won the ‘Driving Efficiencies’ category, with the AmeySersa S&C Northern Alliance being Highly Commended in the same category for the work in Craigentinny.

Andy Milner, Amey’s Managing Director for Consulting and Strategic Infrastructure, said: “This is a significant time for the Rail Industry, and these awards – and the projects and teams they recognise- are a great showcase to our customers of the world-class service that Amey can offer across the UK.”