CIHT Scotland Awards 2021

The 2021 CIHT Scotland Young Professional of the Year and Apprentice of the Year Awards aim to celebrate the very best the region offers across the key areas of highways and transportation.

Young Professional of the Year 2021

Sponsored by SYSTRA

The aim of the Award is to celebrate individual excellence in Transport Planning and /or Civil Engineering within Scottish highways and transportation sector.


Winner - Fiona Bebbington, AECOM
Fiona graduated in BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering from Heriot Watt University in 2019 and joined AECOM's Glasgow 'Streets' team as a Graduate Engineer. Throughout her time at AECOM, Fiona has been involved in a range of transport related projects across the country this has included producing designs for Active Travel Infrastructure; Strategic Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) Multi-Modal studies and completing Social and Equality Impact Assessments for a variety of schemes.


Highly Commended - Andrew Reid, AECOM
Andrew is a Graduate Transport Planning Consultant at AECOM, joining the company in September 2019 after studying Master of Arts in Geography at University of Aberdeen. The graduate role at AECOM has allowed Andrew to develop his interest for the sector through involvement in a range of multi-modal appraisal projects which are anticipated to have a key impact on the way we travel, such as Strategic Transport Projects Review 2. Furthermore, Andrew have had the opportunity to inspire other aspiring young professionals through his role as a STEM Ambassador as well as helping to manage and co-ordinate a Transport Rotation programme for Glasgow and Edinburgh staff.

Award Details 

The Award, sponsored by SYSTRA, comprised of a £100 Amazon voucher for the winner and a £50 Amazon voucher for the runner up. 


Apprentice of the Year 2021

Sponsored by Jacobs 

The CIHT Scotland Apprentice of the Year Award, sponsored by Jacobs, is designed to recognise and celebrate an apprentice who is making an impactful difference in the Scottish highways and transportation industry.


Winner - Ross Agnew, Meinhardt
Ross has 4.5 years experience in the engineering industry. He started his career in 2017 with AECOM as an Apprentice Technician, and joined Meinhardt UK in September 2021 as an Infrastructure Technician. Ross is currently in his third year of a civil engineering degree and intends to complete this by 2023.


Award Details 

The Award, sponsored by Jacobs, comprised of a £100 Amazon voucher for the winner.


Scotland Awards 2020 Information

Our confirmed winners for 2020 were:

Young Professional Award Winner
Duncan Morrison, Sweco

Apprentice Award Winner
Meg Scott, AECOM

Tom Riddle Prize 2020

Annual prizes in memory of Tom Riddell, one of the founder members in 1930 of the then named Institution of Highways Engineers, now CIHT. The prizes are awarded for excellence in a transportation subject at post graduate level at the University of Strathclyde and at Edinburgh Napier University. The 2020 Awards were awarded by the CIHT President, Martin Tugwell. 


  • Aaron Hand - Edinburgh Napier University 

  • Niloufar Zanganehasadabadi and Hamzah Mahmood - University of Strathclyde


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