Highways Agency rewards its suppliers

January 21 2015  

Highways Agency rewards its suppliers

One quarter of winners to the Highways Agency’s supplier recognition scheme last week were small and medium sized firms – and the number of entries received for the annual awards was more than double the previous year.

Winners included the Carnell Group and Simulation Systems, who were among three winners in an award category recognising achievements made by suppliers to manage down cost and improve value. A third winner was Recycling Lives which won an award for promoting diversity and inclusion, alongside EM Highway Services.

Carnell’s chief executive Darren Nelson said: “It’s great to gain recognition for both managing down costs and keeping our road workers safe. We are particularly proud that the Agency appreciates our commitment to delivering best value through innovations.”

Highways Agency chief executive Graham Dalton said: “This year our recognition scheme received more than double the number of entries compared to last year, which is a strong indication of the steps our suppliers have made in bringing innovation into the workplace.”

Winners and highly commended in the supplier recognition scheme:

Building and sustaining capability              
•Awarded to: Costain for encouraging apprentices and young staff recruitment on the M1 junctions 28-31 Smart Motorway scheme
•Highly commended: Carillion Civil Engineering

Customer Experience    
•Awarded to: Carillion Civil Engineering for its work to involve the local community during the A23 Handcross to Warninglid scheme
•Costain for its engagement with customers, stakeholders and communities during the M1 junctions 28 -31 Smart Motorway scheme
•Highly commended: Mouchel (designer) and Carillion (delivery partner)

Delivering sustainable value and solutions
•Awarded to: Interserve Construction for its work on a sustainability framework and action plan which goes beyond 2020
•Highly commended: Costain Group; Sir Robert McAlpine and AW Jenkinson

Safety, health and wellbeing
•Awarded to: A-One+ Integrated Highway Services (Occupational health and wellbeing aspect) for embedding occupational health and wellbeing as a core value and proactively promoting benefits with its road workers
•Costain (Road Users aspect) for a series of site measures and safety initiatives including targeting driver behaviour through the use of personal messages from the children of road workers
•Skanska Construction UK (Road Workers aspect) for its efforts to improve road worker safety collaboratively including the construction of a simulated motorway for emergency services and workers as part of incident management exercises
•Highly commended: (Road Workers aspect) - Carnell Group; Hanson Asphalt & Contracting; Colas; (Road user aspect) - Atkins; EM Highway Services

Managing down cost/improving value
•Awarded to: Carnell Group for work to provide innovative solutions to make savings, including an environmentally friendly way of recycling filter drain material
•WSP for work on the A19 Coast Road which generated construction cost savings and reduced the need to work at height by proposing top down construction of a new bridge
•Simulation Systems for developing and deploying a highly effective infra-red CCTV system for a Smart Motorway in just five months which reduces the need for street lighting
•Highly commended: Carillion Civil Engineering; Skanska, Balfour Beatty, Atkins with Simulation Systems and Wavetronix

Promoting diversity and inclusion
•Awarded to: EM Highway Services Ltd and Recycling Lives for being involved in a host of projects to attract people into the sector and develop them as well as a series of measures supporting a culture of inclusion.
•Highly commended: BAM/Morgan Sindall JV

Supply chain management
•Awarded to: The Collaborative Procurement Working Group (CPWG) – Carillion, BAM/Morgan Sindall, Costain, Balfour Beatty, Asset International, Polypipe and Saint Gobain for their joint work to overcome a shortage of temporary barrier and avoid delays by implementing effective strategies through the supply chain.
•Highly commended: Connect Plus M25; Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK; Skanska UK

(Photo: Highway Agency)

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