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Showcasing the collective and individual achievements of highway engineers and engineering nationwide

Mercia Branch Awards Gallery 2022

The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) Mercia Branch was delighted to welcome 222 guests to their Awards Evening, which was hosted at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre on Thursday 28th April 2022. The Awards Evening was kindly supported by our headline sponsor: Severnside Transportation Data Collection & Traffic Management and featured an inspiring after dinner speech from Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards.

The IHE Mercia Branch has not been able to host their prestigious Awards Evening since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Awards Evening recognises and celebrates the outstanding work of teams and individuals. However, this years’ celebrations shone a light on how organisations and individuals innovated and adapted to the changing, and challenging, circumstances caused by the pandemic.

Speeches

Following some pre-meal networking and a three-course meal, Martin Polland from the IHE Presidential team provided a fantastic speech that poignantly summarised the challenges and opportunities that the pandemic has brought. This was followed by Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards who provided an enlightening and inspirational after dinner speech. Eddie provided a fantastic insight into his career and the challenges/ barriers that he faced in reaching the 1988 Calgary Olympics.

Awards

The IHE Mercia Branch invited entries across seven categories. All entries were voluntarily reviewed and scored by our expert judging panel: Katharine Kelly, IHE Junior Vice President, Jim Golby from Applied Driving Techniques and Steve Spender CEO of the IHE. The Branch are very grateful to each judge for volunteering their time – a huge thank you again from all of us.

Each of the award categories were kindly sponsored by seven category sponsors listed alongside our Winners and Highly Commended submissions below. The IHE also sponsored a Judge’s Merit Award, which was awarded to JCB and Stoke-on-Trent City Council for their innovative use of Pothole Pro.

Winners

Large Project of the Year

Category Sponsor: Severnside Transportation Data Collection

Award Submission Organisation(s)
Winner – Congleton Link Road Cheshire East Council, Jacobs, John Graham Construction and Arcadis
Highly Commended – Stafford Western Access Route Staffordshire County Council, Amey Transport Infrastructure and Amey Consulting

 

Small Project of the Year

Category Sponsor: JCB

Award Submission Organisation(s)
Winner – Wharfage, Ironbridge Flood Resilience Scheme Telford & Wrekin Council and Balfour Beatty
Highway Commended – South Walls Public Realm and Cycle Enhancement Project Infrastructure+ Partnership, Staffordshire County Council and Amey

 

Environmental Sustainability Project of the Year

Category Sponsor: Multevo

Award Submission Organisation(s)
Winner – The Sweet Taste of Success for Recycling and Road Safety Innovation Stabilised Pavements, Norfolk County Council, Norfolk Partnership Laboratory, and Tarmac
Highly Commended – Shropshire Carbon Neutral Highway Maintenance Programme Miles Macadam

 

Safety and Innovation Project of the Year

Category Sponsor: WJ

Award Submission Organisation(s)
Winner – Oakham Road, Dudley – Local Safety Scheme Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and TWM Traffic Control Systems Ltd
Highly Commended – Pothole Pro JCB and Stoke-on-Trent City Council

 

Highway Partnership Award

Category Sponsor: Balfour Beatty

Award Submission Organisation(s)
Winner – Staffordshire Highways – Infrastructure+ Staffordshire County Council and Amey
Highway Commended – West Midlands Public Transport and Active Travel Infrastructure Improvement Project Highway Infrastructure Managers Group (HIMG), including: West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), Coventry City Council, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, Wolverhampton City Council and Jacobs.

 

Active Travel Award

Category Sponsor: Jacobs

Award Submission Organisation(s)
Winner – South Walls Public Realm and Cycle Enhancement Project Infrastructure+ Partnership Staffordshire County Council and Amey
Highly Commended – West Midlands Public Transport and Active Travel Infrastructure Improvement Project Highway Infrastructure Managers Group (HIMG), including: West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), Coventry City Council, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council, Wolverhampton City Council and Jacobs.

 

Team of the Year

Category Sponsor: Carnell

Award Submission Organisation(s)
Winner – Station Street East Staffordshire Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council
Highly Commended – Bollin Grove, Prestbury – Retaining Wall Cheshire East Council and Ringway Jacobs

 

The IHE Mercia Branch would like to congratulate all of our Winners and Highly Commended entrants, who are all very worthy of their Awards.

Charity

Throughout the course of the evening, the IHE Mercia Branch was also raising money for the British Red Cross’ Ukraine Appeal. Through selling raffle tickets and the generosity of everyone in the room, we were able to raise £1,324. Thank you to everyone for your support.

2023 IHE Mercia Branch Awards – Dates for the Diary
9th Annual IHE Mercia Branch Awards
2022/ 2023 timetable
November 2022 – Online Entry
January – Entry Deadline
March – Finalists Announced
April Awards Evening


 

 

Award Details – entry submission now closed

 

Entry Award Criteria

  • Submission of entries is free
  • Entries must be sent to mercia@theihe.org
  • Closing date is Friday 18th February 2022 (17:00)
  • A full copy of the rules and criteria can be obtained from the events management team at mercia@theihe.org
  • Shortlisted entries will be announced on the IHE website on 18th March 2022 and must be represented at the awards evening
  • Winners will be announced at the awards evening on Thursday 28th April 2022
  • Categories

  • Large Project of the Year
  • Small Project of the Year
  • Environmental Sustainability Project of the Year
  • Safety and Innovation Project of the Year
  • Transport Planning Project of the Year
  • Highway Partnership Award
  • Active Travel Award
  • Team of the Year
  • Awards Event

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