Tarmac has celebrated a highly successful evening at this year’s prestigious Highways England Supplier Recognition Scheme which highlights the vital contributions made by suppliers who help to operate, maintain and improve the strategic road network in England.
The company has scooped two award wins and a highly commended award in recognition of its achievements in delivering sustainable best practice, developing innovative materials and collaborative working with its supply chain partners.
Tarmac secured the prized ‘Delivering Sustainable and Environmental Solutions’ award in collaboration with Costain and Jacobs for its work on the A160 to Port Immingham scheme, which saw the team enhance the project’s sustainability credentials through the use of alternative low-carbon materials that delivered significant environmental and cost savings.
The business was similarly successful in the ‘Efficiencies and Continuous Improvement’ category, where its partnership with Hanson, Aggregate Industries and Highways England received the top prize for its pioneering Category Management Pavement Community collaboration.
In the same category Tarmac’s innovative high-friction asphalt Ultigrip – designed to improve visibility and skid resistance in high risk locations – was highly commended following its successful use on the A64 alongside A-One+.
Paul Fleetham, managing director of Tarmac’s Contracting business, said: “Winning these major Highways England awards is huge testament to our team’s dedication and commitment to collaborative working, which consistently delivers high-quality results for the client and road users.
“These prestigious accolades once again demonstrate our record of delivering first-class highways projects and reinforces the industry-leading expertise of our people. We are extremely proud of all of those involved in the schemes, including all of our supply chain partners.”
The Supplier RecognitionScheme winners were announced at a ceremony at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, hosted by Highways England’s chief executive Jim O’Sullivan.
The annual awards celebrate the work Highways England’s supply chain contributes to improving performance, driving innovation and delivering more efficient and effective customer services.