GoToWebinar: Join us as CIHT North East & Cumbria hold a virtual Awards Ceremony to recognise local projects and people that have made a positive contribution to the industry in 2021. There will also be a presentation from Transport for the North (TfN).
CIHT North East & Cumbria are launching their virtual awards ceremony for 2021 and we hope you can join us to celebrate and recognise the outstanding contribution that good projects and people make to our daily lives.
Whilst we are not able to hold an in-person ceremony this year, we do want to recognise the excellent work that has continued in the region.
The awards will be presented by the CIHT President, Deborah Sims and we will also have a presentation from Martin Tugwell, past CIHT President and now Chief Executive for Transport for the North.
The session will include:
Martin's presentation will provide an overview of the work of TfN – England’s only statutory Sub-national Transport Body. It will set out how TfN’s work on the Independent Economic Review, its decarbonisation strategy and the Strategic Transport Plan together set out a vision for the North: it’ll then touch on some of the challenges facing its delivery and how the Northern Transport Charter sets out the region’s offer to the Government.
There will be announcements of the winners for the following categories:
Recognising the efforts of an apprentice who is a rising star within the Region. During their time in the industry they consistently go above and beyond their daily duties to assist their colleagues.
Recognising the efforts of one keen individual, who in the first 10 years of their career, have demonstrated a passion for the industry and a genuine commitment to developing themselves and helping others.
To be awarded to the project that can demonstrate a positive contribution to the Region. This could be by showing enterprise and ingenuity during the Covid-19 pandemic, overcoming challenges to continue operation and/or implementation, and other wider benefits that stand it out as high-quality project.
All those working in the highways and transportation industry, particularly in the North East & Cumbria. It will also be useful for anyone with an interest in the future of the transport system in the North: anyone with an interest in strategic transport planning and in particular how the profession is rising to the challenge of enabling sustainable economic growth that is consistent with our obligations to decarbonise the transport system.
Deborah Sims, CIHT President and Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Greenwich will announce the award winners.
Deborah is a Chartered Engineer with over 25 years’ experience in Road Safety Engineering, Highway Design, Asset Management and Maintenance. Deborah is now a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Greenwich at Medway. Her teaching includes Project Management & Appraisal, Engineering Professional Skills, Construction Management & Technology, and Highway Engineering. She is also the Engineering Employability Champion, Placements Officer, and a member of the Civil Engineering Industrial Advisory Board.
Deborah is a STEM Ambassador and recently chaired the Careers Guidance Steering Group for the CIHT, developing a pack of materials for use in schools to encourage young people to consider careers in the built environment. Deborah is a Professional Reviewer and has reviewed over 100 CEng / IEng candidates. She is a Trustee of Chatham Maritime Trust and of CIHT.
Martin Tugwell, Chief Executive at Transport for the North
Martin Tugwell is responsible for transforming pan-Northern connectivity in order to improve productivity and drive economic growth.
He leads Transport for the North as England’s first Sub-national Transport Body, giving the North a strong, unified and determined voice on transport investment to benefit the region.
Martin has more than 20 years of experience in strategic transport and infrastructure planning at national, regional and local levels.
Immediately prior to joining Transport for the North, Martin was Director for England’s Economic Heartland (EEH) – one of England’s 7 Sub-national Transport Bodies. Here, he led the creation of the EEH Transport Strategy – Connecting People, Transforming Journeys. This ambitious strategy sets out how the region’s transport system can support economic growth while delivering net zero emissions by as early as 2040.
Martin is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow and past President of the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). He is a Trustee of the CIHT and past Chairman of the Transport Planning Society.