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Tarmac in contention for four national highways awards

Tarmac has been shortlisted for four national highways awards in recognition of its achievements product innovation, efficient highways project delivery and talent development.

The company is in contention for four accolades across three separate categories in this year’s prestigious Highways Awards 2018, including ‘Highway Industry Product of the Year’, ‘Highways Maintenance Efficiency’ and ‘Apprentice of the Year’.

Paul Fleetham, managing director of Tarmac’s Contracting business, said: “Receiving shortlistings for these four awards once again underscores our expertise in developing innovative highways products, our ongoing commitment to driving efficient project delivery as well as the depth of young talent we have working across the business.

“It’s a pleasure to see so much of our recent hard work being recognised by the Highways Awards judges.  We would like to wish all nominees the best of luck and will be keeping our fingers crossed on awards night.”

Tarmac’s collaboration with Amey and RSL Fabrications to optimise low volume asphalt heater technology and deliver advancements in bagged asphalt materials secured a shortlisting in the ‘Highway Industry Product of the Year’ category.  The innovative Utlipatch Sitemix increases the quality, efficiency and workability of bagged asphalt while reducing costs and waste compared to using traditional methods.

The company’s partnership with Norfolk County Council that saw it develop and implement a bespoke data driven gully cleansing programme, delivering a potential £760,000 of savings over the lifetime of its contract, was among its two nominations for the ‘Highways Maintenance Efficiency’ award.  

Its other shortlisting in the category was secured for a pioneering Category Management Pavement Community collaboration with Hanson and Aggregate Industries, which saw the companies working as an integrated team to deliver works for Highways England.

Dan Wright joined Tarmac’s apprenticeship programme in August 2017, having made an invaluable contribution to the business and quickly becoming an integral and versatile member of the commercial team.  His rapid professional development and impressive set of personal achievements have put him in contention for the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award.

The Highways Awards winners are set to be revealed at a glamorous ceremony and gala dinner on 18th October at the Lancaster Gate Hotel in London.

Tarmac in contention for four national highways awards

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