CIHT South West Awards

The CIHT South West 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.


The Awards

The 2020 South West awards were presented during the CIHT South West Annual Black-Tie Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Thursday 27 February 2020 at The Great Hall at the University of Exeter. 

The Awards ceremony was attended by the CIHT President, Martin Tugwell FCIHT and today's leaders and current rising stars in the South West region. The award categories and award winners are listed below. 


Transportation Project of the Year – Sponsored by WSP

Recognising the best projects in the South West region which were completed, substantially completed or reached a significant milestone in 2019. 

Projects were asked to illustrate best practice across a range of criteria. The project delivery team should be seen as ambassadors of their professionalism who will have demonstrated excellence in the planning or engineering field within the highways and transportation industry.

  • WINNER - Filton Bank 4-track (Arup/Network Rail)
  • Highly Commended - Colley Lane Southern Access Road (Somerset County Council/Whitemountain)
  • Commended - Torbay Western Corridor (Torbay Council)



Transportation Innovation Award – Sponsored by Waterman Aspen

Recognising the need to promote and encourage imaginative concepts and excellence in the transport industry. 

Entries were based on innovative solutions to particular challenges within a project or a scheme that is innovative in its overall concept. All submitted projects had to be based in the South West and have been completed, reached a substantial completion, or have reached a significant milestone in 2019.

  • WINNER - Colley Lane Southern Access Road (Somerset County Council/Whitemountain)
  • Highly Commended - Somerset Medical Car Scheme (Somerset County Council/NHS Somerset CCG)
  • Commended - Forder Valley Link Road (Plymouth Council/Balfour Beatty/AECOM/WSP)


Sustainability Award – Sponsored by AECOM

Recognising projects delivered by the highways and transportation industry that can demonstrate a positive contribution to sustainable living and working practices. 

Entries were asked to demonstrate a measurable sustainable impact and how this initiative will continue to generate benefits into the future through ongoing implementation and/or monitoring.  

  • WINNER - A38 Stover Park Wetland (Highways England)
  • Highly Commended - St Erth Multi-Modal Hub (Cornwall Council/AECOM)
  • Commended - Ottery St Mary Natural Flood Management (Jacobs/Devon County Council)


The Peter Swain Award for Emerging Professional of the Year

Recognising emerging professionals, aged 35 or under and based in the South West branch. 

Nominated entrants clearly demonstrated that they had made a significant contribution to the profession, through the development or sharing of knowledge, through their role on a project, and/or through the promotion of the profession. Shortlisted nominees were also awarded an invite to the top table at the Black Tie Dinner

  • WINNER - Emily Boazman (Jacobs)
  • Highly Commended - Alex Dawn (City Science)
  • Commended - Sarah Ledger (Stantec) and Alex Thomas (Devon County Council)



The Awards - 7 opportunities if you win

  • Showcase your work
  • Boost your profile in the region and use as a stepping stone to greater recognition in the sector
  • Demonstrate your commitment to excellent standards
  • Promote your achievement with press coverage opportunities
  • Add this achievement to your tenders and corporate literature
  • Motivate your workforce to strive for the highest standards.
  • Receive formal recognition of your dedication and achievements

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