West Midlands Awards

The CIHT West Midlands Awards 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.

Overview

Deadline for entries is 23:59 on Tuesday 26 March 2024. A shortlist of entries will be published in early April 2024. 

Winners will be announced at the CIHT West Midlands Annual Dinner on Thursday 16th May 2024 at the Burlington Hotel in Birmingham.
Book to attend the CIHT West Midlands Annual Dinner here. 

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 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

 

How to Enter

Please ensure that you have read the Important Submission Information and the guidelines and criteria for the award before submitting your entry. Guidelines and criteria can be found below.

Eligibility
Companies cannot enter award categories they sponsor. However, projects which are created by a joint venture will be accepted providing that the sponsor is not the lead organisation.

Submitting for the Emerging Student Award, Emerging Professional Award and EDI Award is done by sending the required information to regions@ciht.org.uk

Submit your entry here

CIHT West Midlands Award Entries 2024

Project Information
Award Submission
Please use PDF format only. Entries must clearly explain how the submission meets the criteria and will be judged not exceeding the maximum specified 1,000 word limit.
Entries may be accompanied by supporting material (e.g. illustrations, plans or results of monitoring studies.
Any videos must be sent with a link to be viewed at the judge’s discretion.
Entries may be accompanied by up to three letters of support. For example from a user, beneficiary or colleague.
The decision of the judges appointed by the Awards Panel will be final. No correspondence will be entered into with entrants concerning the decision of the judges on any matter associated with the CIHT West Midlands Awards 2024. The Awards Panel reserves the right to refuse or disqualify any entry for any reason it considers valid, and will not enter into any discussion or correspondence concerning the decision. All material submitted will be treated as available for publication in awards-related articles within press releases and promotional materials developed for the Awards, unless otherwise copyright protected.
The personal information you have provided by completing this entry form will be used and maintained by CIHT West Midlands to process your entry and market any future related activities. We will keep the information you have supplied confidential and will not disclose it to any third parties.

                                    


 

The Awards & Guidelines

Judging Criteria


 

Best Large Project Award

Individual projects (over £5 million) that are outstanding examples of transportation or highway projects, demonstrating they have been delivered on time, to budget and made a major contribution to the West Midlands.  

In addition, this year the judge’s welcome examples that demonstrate effective management considering the current social and financial climate on the health safety and wellbeing of workforce and customers.

Best Large Project Award Guidelines

Judging Criteria for the award:

• Benefits to the community and contribution to the West Midlands (15%)
• Benefits to the environment (10%)
• Client satisfaction (10%)
• Implementation and project delivery (10%)
• Engagement and communication with Stakeholders (10%)
• Planning and Design (10%)
• Enterprise, innovation and ingenuity (10%)
• Objectives met incl. time, cost & quality (10%)
• Value for money with benefits vs costs (10%)
• Wider implementation potential (5%)


 

Best Small Project Award

Individual projects (less than £5 million) that are outstanding examples of transportation or highway projects, demonstrating they have been delivered on time, to budget and made a major contribution to the West Midlands.  

In addition, this year the judges welcome examples that demonstrate effective management considering the current social and financial crisis on the health safety and wellbeing of workforce and customers.

Best Small Project Award Guidelines

Judging Criteria for the award:

• Benefits to the community (15%)
• Benefits to the environment (10%)
• Client satisfaction (10%)
• Implementation and project delivery (10%)
• Engagement and communication with Stakeholders (10%)
• Planning and Design (10%)
• Enterprise, innovation and ingenuity (10%)
• Objectives met incl. time, cost & quality (10%)
• Value for money with benefits vs costs (10%)
• Wider implementation potential (5%)


 

Collaboration Award

Examples of excellence in collaborative team work and problem solving in the highways and transportation industry in the West Midlands.

In addition, this year the judges welcome examples that demonstrate effective management considering the current social and financial crisis on the health safety and wellbeing of workforce and customers.

Collaboration Award Guidelines

Judging Criteria for the award:

• Evidence of Collaborative Teamwork (30%)
• Evidence of Collaboration to Achieve a Solution including efficiency and sustainability (30%)
• User feedback & benefit (20%)
• Implementation of solution including communications (20%)


 

 

Emerging Professional / Apprentice Award

This Award is open to CIHT Members including Apprentices, Graduates, entry level professionals and those early in their career/career change professionals, with less than 10 years relevant experience who are making a valuable contribution to highways or transportation in the West Midlands and establishing themselves as a positive role model for the industry.

The judges will be awarding two £200 prizes, one for the Best Emerging Professional and one for Best Apprentice. Entries must clearly explain how the submission meets the criteria specified. Emerging Professionals and Apprentices who are members of CIHT may nominate themselves for the Award or be nominated by their CIHT Region or their employer.

Emerging Professional / Apprentice Award Guidelines

Maximum marks attainable for each criteria noted in brackets.

Judging Criteria for the award:

• Contribution to the West Midlands highways or transportation sector (40%)
• Role model for highways or transportation (40%)
• Active in positively promoting the industry/sector within the West Midlands (20%)


 

Sustainability Award

Examples of excellence in sustainability (social, economic and environmental) in the highways and transportation industry in the West Midlands.

In addition, this year the judges welcome examples that demonstrate effective management considering the current social and financial crisis on the health safety and wellbeing of workforce and customers.

Sustainability Award Guidelines

Judging Criteria for the award:

• Evidence of social sustainability as a key driver (15%)
• Evidence of economic sustainability as a key driver (15%)
• Evidence of environmental sustainability as a key driver (15%)
• Design of solution including efficiency and sustainability (15%)
• Performance measures, user feedback & benefit to the user (10%)
• Implementation of solution including communications (10%)
• Value for money including outcomes and benefits versus cost (10%)
• Wider implementation potential (10%)



 

Best Innovation Award

Examples of innovative problem solving in the highways and transportation industry in the West Midlands.

In addition, this year the judges welcome examples that demonstrate effective management considering the current social and financial crisis on the health safety and wellbeing of workforce and customers.

Best Innovation Award Guidelines

Judging Criteria for the award:

• Enterprise and ingenuity (20%)
• Design of solution including efficiency and sustainability (20%)
• Performance measures, user feedback & benefit to the user (15%)
• Implementation of solution including communications (15%)
• Value for money including outcomes and benefits versus cost (15%)
• Wider implementation potential (15%)


 

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Award

This Award is open to CIHT Members including employers or individuals that have implemented (or been involved in) an EDI (Equality, Diversity, Inclusion) initiative of merit within the West Midlands and establishing themselves as a positive role model for the industry.

Owners, clients or direct stakeholders, working in highways or transportation in a public, private or voluntary capacity in the West Midlands region can nominate themselves or be nominated.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Award Guidelines

Judging Criteria for the award:

•    Addressing of the EDI initiative (30%)
•    Stakeholder engagement (25%)
•    Clarity on aims & objectives (15%)
•    Lessons learnt (15%)
•    Longevity (15%)


 

Emerging Student Award

This Award is open to CIHT Members including students or 2023 graduates, who are making a valuable contribution to highways or transportation in the West Midlands and establishing themselves as a positive role model for the industry.

The judges will be awarding a £100 prize for the Best Emerging Student(s). Entries must clearly explain how the submission meets the criteria specified. Students or 2023 graduates who are members of CIHT may nominate themselves for the Award or be nominated by their CIHT Region or their educational institution.

Emerging Student Award Guidelines

Judging Criteria for the award:

•    Contribution to the transportation sector (40%)
•    Role model for highways or transportation (40%)
•    Active in positively promoting the industry/sector within the West Midlands
(20%)


 

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