CIHT Yorkshire & the Humber Awards

CIHT Yorkshire and the Humber are delighted to announce the winners of the regional Awards 2021.

After another COVID-19 affected year, the Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Committee took great delight in launching the Annual Regional Awards back in the summer, with entries being submitted from across the region until August.

The judging panel were impressed with the high calibre of entries throughout and the competition was very close.

On Monday 20 September 2021 the winners gathered to be presented with their Awards by members of the CIHT Yorkshire and the Humber Committee.

Emerging Professional of the Year

The award for Emerging Professional of the Year went to Molly Hoggard. The judges were impressed with the passion for her work to tackle gender inequalities throughout the transportation sector and the leadership she showed in delivering the Gender Equality Toolkit in Transport (GET-IT). Molly is pictured receiving her award, sponsored by SCP, from the CIHT Y&H Chair, Seb Reid.


This year, two highly commended awards were also given to Mark Harrison and Liam Quirk, who both demonstrated commitment to the industry and their leadership as emerging professionals through their submissions.

Small Project of the Year

The Small Project of the Year Award, was awarded to Making Real-Time Traffic Modelling a Reality for the City of York submitted by Wood Group UK Ltd. The judges were very impressed by the project and the benefits it delivered in highway improvement savings and how the country’s first real-time traffic model really put the region on the map. Atkins sponsored this category and Rob McCartney of Atkins was on hand to present the award to Bipin Muley of Wood Group Ltd.

Large Project of the Year

The final Award, Large Project of the Year, went to Hard Ings Improvement Scheme submitted by West Yorkshire Combined Authority and delivered in-house by the design team at City of Bradford Metropolitan Borough Council (CBMBC). The judges commented how this strategically important project delivered benefits to the region with a very healthly benefit to cost ratio. Receiving the award from Seb Reid was James Williams from CBMBC.

 Unfortunately, there were no entries received for the Apprentice of the Year award. The Committee would like to highlight for future years that the award is open to all apprentices employed within the highways and transportation sector and, whilst membership of CIHT (free at apprentice grade) is encouraged, it is not a requirement of entry.

The committee would also like to thank Atkins and SCP for sponsoring the awards this year.

We know there is so much great work being delivered within the region and look forward to seeing the entry submissions next year.

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