Amey scoops three prestigious Highways England Awards

03 March 2021
Amey and Amey Consulting are celebrating after picking up three prestigious Highways England 2019-2020 awards.

The awards, that were announced virtually over three days last week, were split into Supply Chain and Highways England awards in categories that mirror Highways England three imperatives of Safety, Customer and Delivery.

There were over 370 entries into the awards which Amey picked up two supply chain awards and a Highways England award for the following innovative and collaborative projects in the categories;

Safety – (Supply Chain) Excellence in Safety Learning

The Impact Protection Vehicle (IPV) Strike and Traffic Management (TM) Incursions Group.

This project has seen Amey teams work in collaboration with other sector professionals and the supply chain to create new innovations that will further reduce the safety risk operatives face whilst working on a live network.  The judges commented on the project saying; “that this is an absolutely, essential piece of work that’s been well received by the supply chain.”

Customer- (Supply Chain) Employee Engagement and Behavioural Change

Area 10 Mobilisation

The mobilisation of a new contract can have many challenges but the Amey team working on the mobilisation of the Area 10 contract, engaged with employees early on, alleviating concerns and introducing them to new processes and the Amey culture of delivering for the customer. On the award win, the judges decided that Amey had demonstrated a great example of working and engaging with employees to develop a really strong customer-focussed culture.

Delivery – (Highways England) Excellence in Environment and Sustainability

Area 13 Environment Team, Amey Consulting, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Ground Control and HWR Martin Traffic Management for ‘Get Cumbia Buzzing.’

Amey Consulting teams contributed to the creation of a pollinator scheme and improve the landscape for pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, increasing their numbers on sections of roadside landscapes. The judges highlighted their strong regional planning, delivery of greater benefits from corridor-based thinking, use of matched funding and wider community engagement.

Peter Anderson, Managing Director for Transport Infrastructure at Amey, said: “To be recognised at the Highways England awards for our work across the three imperatives of Safety, Customer and Delivery is a fantastic achievement.

“I’m immensely proud of all the teams that have collaborated with our sector counterparts to bring to life a new impact protection vehicle that will protect our people on the network, the Area 10 team who have been engaged and delivering for the customer prior to and post mobilisation of the contract and to our Amey Consulting team for their environmental project work on our Area 13 contract.

“These achievements highlight the breadth of talent, skills and collaborative approaches we have at Amey to innovate, engage and deliver for our client.”

Amey was also shortlisted in the Delivery – Supply Chain Collaboration category for the work undertaken on Area 7 as part of the East Midlands Asset Delivery (EMAD).

Dean Kerwick-Chrisp, Highways England Principal Environmental Advisor, commented on the Delivery award win, saying: “This project shows partnership working at its very best and everyone involved can be very proud of what they have achieved.

“Working with wildlife organisations, community groups and our contractors we have been able to agree the best locations, the right methods and the correct plant species to make sure we get the best outcome to restore the balance of biodiversity in the area.

“This has contributed to the National Pollinator Strategy which is vital for helping pollinating insects survive and thrive and the species rich habitat will noticeably improve the journey for drivers too.”

These award wins recognises the work that is taking place across all Amey’s Highways England contract which includes, Area 7, Area 10, Avonmouth and Severn Bridges as well as the Area 12 contract which is currently being mobilised and preparing to go live in June this year. Amey Consulting’s contracts with Highways England include Area 10,13 and 14 Design Services, Data Science Partner, A66 Northern Transpennine Design Partner, Specialist Professional & Technical Services 2 (SPaTS2) framework, North East Regional Technology Maintenance Contract (RTMC), Collaborative Delivery Framework (CDF). Amey Consulting also delivers air quality projects through Innovate UK.

To find out more information about the awards and to re-watch the virtual ceremonies, follow the link