The North West Region announced the winners of its 2020 Awards in a 'virtual' ceremony on Monday, 14th December 2020.
Despite the difficulties that companies and organisations have experienced this year the region received an increased number of first-class submissions which presented the judges with a formidable task. The judges commented that 'there was a very diverse and well-presented series of submissions, and all entrants should feel positive about the examples that they have shown to us through the awards process as representing excellence in our region.'
The Regional Chair, Lindsey MacDonald, gave a brief introductory address before the names of the winners were announced. The winners and commendations in each of the four categories were:
1) Best Practice Award Winner - Graham Construction for 'The Deconstruction of the Churchill Way Flyovers' in Liverpool.
The EDI (Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity) submission made by Armey Consulting was Highly Commended.
2) Environmental Award Winner - MPT for 'Metrolink Trafford Park Line, Environmental and Sustainability Strategies'.
3) Safety/Well-Being Award Winner - Carnell for 'Reducing Service Strikes'.
MPT's 'Next Gear Safety Initiative' as used on the Metrolink Trafford Park Line was Highly Commended.
4) Project of the Year Winner - Warrington Borough Council for 'Warrington West Station', which was delivered by Balfour Beatty.
Two shortlisted submissions were Highly Commended: MPT/AECOM for Metrolink Trafford Park Line', and Tarmac for the 'Prescot Town Centre Connectivity Improvement.
It is hoped that the Awards will be presented at the 2021 Awards Dinner, which has been scheduled for Thursday, 20th May at the Park Royal Hotel, Warrington.
The Regional Committee would like to thank all those who submitted projects and initiatives for consideration for the Awards, and wish to point out that information relating to the 2021 Awards will be made available soon.
2020 Awards Information:
The NW Regional Committee took the decision to postpone the 2020 Awards Dinner, originally planned for April 2020, due to the emerging situation with regard to Covid-19 and to align with government guidance. This meant that the 2020 Awards were not presented.
The Committee has discussed how to draw a line under the 2020 Awards and has decided to reopen the 'awards competition' and to invite submissions once again, albeit with a reduced timescale. The intention is to judge the submissions made for the original competition along with new submissions to determine the winner in each category. The winners will be announced towards the end of 2020, and the Awards presented at the 2021 Dinner, which is currently scheduled for Thursday, 20th May 2021 (if circumstances permit).
Please note that it is the Committee's intention to arrange the 2021 Awards by following the same process that has been used in previous years, and information relating to 2021 is likely to be made available in January.
If you have not done so already, please submit any projects which you consider to be of sufficient merit to be considered for the Region's Awards. Submissions should comprise a summary of the project, illustrated where possible, and should highlight any particular feature that makes it stand out. A copy of the Guidelines for the Submission of Entries can be found next to each award under 'Entry Criteria'.
CIHT North West celebrates 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.
Winners will be announced at the CIHT North West Annual Dinner.
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.
Submissions deadline: Friday 23rd October 2020
These Awards are aimed at projects which are outstanding examples of projects that demonstrate a contribution to the mobility of the community in the north west of England.
This Award recognises projects, products, policy initiatives or strategies delivered by the highways and transportation industry that can demonstrate a contribution to sustainable working and living in the region.
This Award recognises projects and policy initiatives or strategies that have contributed to either safety improvements in the highways and transportation industry or to the improvement of the health and well-being of an organisation's workforce.
This Award is to recognise and encourage imaginative concepts and excellence within the highways and transportation industry where a marked positive benefit has been achieved.