Amey wins 2010 ACE/NCE Major Consultant of the Year Award

26 March 2010
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Amey a leading public services provider has been awarded the prestigious ACE/NCE Major Consultant of the Year title. Now in its 7th year, the award celebrates outstanding business performance of civil engineering consultancies across the UK. Amey was up against some stiff competition including Mott Macdonald, Mouchel, Atkins, Sinclair Knight Merz and Hyder.

Widely considered to be the barometer of the engineering industry the awards were judged by a who’s who of the engineering world including Antony Oliver [NCE Editor], Jackie Whitelaw [NCE Deputy Editor], Bruce Tether [Professor of design & innovation, Imperial College Business School] and Simon Murray [Visiting tutor at London School of Economics]. Judging was based on strict criteria including turnover in relation to staff numbers, projects applicants have been involved in and innovative activity over the year.

Andy Milner, Managing Director of Amey’s Consulting division collected the award and commented on the win;

“This is an absolutely fantastic honour for Amey. Over the last ten years Amey has developed a consulting function which complements our diverse service portfolio. From the acquisition of Owen Williams in 2003, to the 2009 opening of our International Design Hub in Birmingham, we have worked hard to create a world class consulting capability.

“Achieving this award is recognition of our vision to provide clients with a world-class service, delivering the same or more for less.”

Consulting at Amey comprises of almost 2000 consultants and spans the entire service offering; encompassing design, engineering, planning project feasibility studies, asset management and IT solutions development. Providing these services as both a bespoke and an integrated package allows Amey to offer a broad scope of front end services, using innovative solutions to deliver tangible results.

The past two years has seen significant growth for Amey’s Consulting capability with a number key wins and highlights including:-

  • The award of the South-East, North-East and West Midlands TechMAC contracts with the Highways Agency, making Amey the largest Tech Mac provider
  • Winning all 5 Civils Examination Framework Agreements (CEFA) with Network Rail – the only company do this
  • Winning two frameworks contracts with Roads Services Northern Ireland  - for the provision of consultancy services to assist in the delivery of major works schemes above £5m.
  • A range of highways design contracts across local government for clients including TFL, Pan South East authorities, London Development Agency, South East England Development Agency and the London Borough of Sutton.
  • Being awarded preferred bidder for Birmingham highways PFI – the largest local authority Highways PFI of it’s kind
  • Opened an International Design Hub in Birmingham - a state-of-the art facility that brought 500 new jobs to Amey and has become a centre of excellence for all Amey’s consulting capability, servicing customers all around the UK and globally.

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