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Winners of the inaugural Mercia branch awards announced
Winners of the inaugural Mercia Branch Awards were announced in April at a ceremony held at the Jury's Inn in Birmingham. Winning project entries each received an engraved glass trophy and individual award winners took home engraved silver salvours.
The awards, officially supported by Mercia branches' corporate sponsors Sapa, Clearview, TCS, Freeway, Ritherdon and Roadtechs, recognise the outstanding projects and schemes taking place at a regional level. All corporate sponsors received certificates in recognition of their support for Mercia branch.
One hundred and thirty IHE members and leading industry players joined forces to support the successful event, with representatives from Mouchel, Amey, Jacobs, Aggregate Industries and Trueform attending on the night.
IHE President Richard Hayes welcomed everyone to the event and highlighted the challenges faced by the highways industry and the Institute's role in providing support for its members.
Guest Speaker Carol Alford from Alford Associates then gave the audience a brief address on mental toughness and focus and how this can be utilised by today's engineers, while MC John Nightingale entertained the crowd with a unique raffle game based on ʽDeal or No Deal.ʽ
Award winners were then announced with the following teams and individuals taking top honours:
Large Project of the Year
Birmingham City Centre Interchange (BCCI), - Centro
Small Project of the Year
Ironbridge Gorge Park & Ride - Telford and Wrekin Council
Environmental Sustainability Project
M5 J7 Embankment remediation by Electrokinetic treatment - Amey
Safety & innovation Project
A41 Chetwynd Safety Scheme - Jacobs/Clearview
Highway partnership award
Birmingham Highways Maintenance and Managed Services (BHMMS) - Amey / Birmingham CC
Project of Merit, Judges Award
Stourbridge Interchange - Amey
• Best EngTech submission - Mark Keeling
• Best IEng Submission - Hayden Taylor
• Best CEng Submission - Gary Hough
Plans for next year's awards are already underway with Mercia Branch looking ahead to another successful event.