Thanks to all who attended our Virtual Awards event on 4th February 2021. Despite the current situation with the pandemic, we had a healthy number of entries in our three categories, with our winners announced by CIHT President Martin Tugwell during the event. Our confirmed nominees and winners were:
Young Professional Award
Reece Fowkes, Waterman Asperman
James Macpherson, Mott MacDonald
Karl Gibson, Capita – WINNER
Joe Blacklock, Sunderland City Council
Aaron Frater, Mott MacDonald – WINNER
Project of the Year 2020
A19 Testos Junction Improvement – Costain, Jacobs, South Tyneside Council, Highways England
A66 and Cargo Fleet Lane Improvement, Middlesbrough – Lynas Engineers, Middlesbrough Council
Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor Phase 3 – Esh Construction, Capita, Sunderland City Council – WINNER
Congratulations to all our nominees and winners. A recording of the event, including an introduction to the North East Strategic Transport Plan from our guest speakers at Transport North East, is available in the members area of the CIHT website here.
January 2021: LAST CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST!
On 4th February 2021 we are hosting a Virtual Award Ceremony to recognise local projects that have made a positive contribution to the industry during the pandemic. The awards will be presented by CIHT President, Martin Tugwell, and the event will be joined by representatives from Transport North East who will talk about the North East Transport Plan.
Key dates are:
• Expressions of Interest by Friday 8 January 2021 (Simply email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, stating the category you’d like to enter.)
• Full entry (using attached forms - please see links to entry forms below) by Friday 22 January
• Award presentation: 4th February 2021, 5pm
Information on the award categories and the accompanying entry forms are included below:
• Apprentice Award – recognising the efforts of an apprentice who is a rising star within the Region. During their time in the industry they consistently go above and beyond their daily duties to assist their colleagues.
Download the form here: Apprentice Award Entry Form
• Young Professional Award – recognising the efforts of one keen individual, who in the first 10 years of their career, have demonstrated a passion for the industry and a genuine commitment to developing themselves and helping others.
Download the form here: Young Professional Award Entry Form
• Project of the Year 2020 – to be awarded to the project that can demonstrate a positive contribution to the Region. This could be by showing enterprise and ingenuity in the current Covid-19 pandemic, overcoming challenges to continue operation and/or implementation, and other wider benefits that stand it out as high-quality project.
Download the form here: Project of the Year 2020 Award Entry Form
Please remember: all completed entry forms need to be submitted by Friday 22 January 2021 to email@example.com.
Best of luck!
December 2020 update:
Every year, our Region has celebrated the very best of our people and projects in the North East & Cumbria, with our winners being announced and presented with their awards at our Annual Dinner. However, as you can imagine, this year has been very different.
With the current situation in mind, we are launching the North East & Cumbria Virtual Awards 2020. A slimmed down version of our annual awards, our three categories focus on the people and projects that have made a real difference to overcome the challenges of the past year:
- Apprentice Award
- Young Professional Award
- Project of the Year 2020
Whether it’s an outstanding contribution made from an apprentice or young professional, or a project that helps steer us through Covid-19, we want to hear from you.
Expressions of interest are open now until Friday 8th January 2021 – simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, stating which category you’d like to enter for. Full entries can then be submitted until mid-January.
The winners of each award will be announced at a special online ceremony, the details of which will be announced early in the new year. Best of luck!
The CIHT North East & Cumbria celebrate the very best the region offers across the key areas of highways and transportation. They are open to everyone: members and non-members; small and large organisations; public, private and third sector. The Awards recognise the outstanding contribution that good projects and people make to our daily lives.
This year we are launching a new award, Innovation Project of the Year, alongside our regular awards - Project of the Year, Sustainability Project of the Year, Young Professional of the Year and Apprentice of the Year.
Winners will be announced at the North East & Cumrbia Annual Dinner on Thursday 17 October 2019 at The Crowne Plaza, Newcastle. With host, Gilly Hope, BBC Radio Presenter.
Attend to surround yourself with today's leaders and rising stars for an evening of celebration, networking and opportunities to entertain your clients and business partners.
The Apprentice of the Year Award, sponsored by Arup, recognises the efforts of one Apprentice who, in addition to undertaking their duties, has proven to be a rising star within the Region. During their time within the industry they consistently go above and beyond their daily duties and assist their colleagues with their professional
Sophie Dawson – Waterman Aspen
Julie Verrill – Cundall
Hollie Southern – Newcastle City Council
Our newly launched Innovation Project of the Year Award is to recognise projects that identify or apply new innovations and techniques that are of benefit to the highways and transportation industry in the North East & Cumbria, or have been developed by people working in the area. It can relate to design, construction, management, digital applications, product development or any other facet of the industry and include projects of any size.
A1(M) Ripon to Leeming Recycling – Amey Consulting and Hanson
OverHeadSafe – Carnell Group
The Project of the Year Award, sponsored by Mott MacDonald, is to recognise and encourage imaginative research, concepts and excellence within the highways and transportation industry where a marked positive benefit has been achieved in the North East & Cumbria or been produced by people working in the area. It can relate to design, construction, management, product development or any other facet of the industry and include projects of any size.
A1(M) J59-60 Concrete Barrier and Drainage Scheme – Carnell Group and Amey Consulting
A66 Morton Palms Roundabout Improvement – Amey Consulting
The Sustainability Project of the Year Award recognises projects, products, policy initiatives, research or strategies delivered in the past two years by the highways and transportation industry that can demonstrate a contribution to sustainable working and living in the North East & Cumbria or been undertaken by people working in the area. Entries can be made via this pro forma and you should look to provide a response to each section, demonstrating your reasons for your submission.
Broadway Roundabout to Brunton Lane Cycle Scheme – Newcastle City Council
EV Charging Network – South Tyneside Council
The Young Professional of the Year Award, sponsored by AECOM, recognises the efforts of one keen individual who demonstrates both a passion and genuine commitment to the development of themselves, in addition to others within the highways and transportation industry. Entries can be made via this pro forma and you should look to provide a response to each section, demonstrating your reasons for your submission.
Alistair Baldwin – Newcastle City Council
Tara McCully – Carnell Group
Deji Olaoye – Amey Consulting
Award entry forms can be downloaded from this site and completed entry forms should be received by 9 September 2019.
If you have any questions about the awards or dinner bookings, please email email@example.com or speak to one of our regional committee members