APSE is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s Highways and Street Lighting Apprentice Award, in addition to the winners of the Highways, Street Lighting and Winter Maintenance Innovation Awards.
The Awards were presented at the Grand Hotel in Blackpool at the end of day one of the APSE Highways, Street Lighting and Winter Maintenance Seminar.
Now in its third year, the Highways Innovation Innovation Awards are one of APSE’s most competitive awards. Speaking of the finalists, Rob Bailey, APSE Principal Advisor for Highways, was delighted to see such a high calibre of entries this year, “Despite local government currently facing many challenges, each finalist demonstrated they can still deliver excellent local services through implementing exciting, innovative projects and new ways of working. They are a credit to their communities."
Speaking of the Apprentice Award finalists, APSE Head of Communications and Coordination Mo Baines said, "The Apprentice Award underlines just how vital apprenticeships are to ensuring excellence in the delivery of frontline services; they remain a highly rewarding and mutually beneficial investment for local authorities. It gives me great confidence in the future to see such talented and ambitious apprentices here in Blackpool. Their councils and local communities ought to be enormously proud of them."
Congratulations to this year's finalists!
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Overall dinner kindly sponsored by JCB
Highways maintenance services
Kindly sponsored by Bouygues
Darlington Borough Council
Dorset County Council
Oxford City Council/Oxfordshire County Council/Oxford Direct Services
Winner: Durham County Council
Winter maintenance services
Kindly sponsored by Peacock
Durham County Council
Ayrshire Roads Alliance (Partnership working)
Northumberland County Council
East Riding Council
Winner: Northumberland County Council
Kindly sponsored by Salix
Winner: Conwy County Borough Council
Highways and Street Lighting Apprentice Award
Kindly sponsored by WJ Group
Adrian Porter, Ayrshire Roads Alliance – East Ayrshire Council
Kirsty Smith, Ayrshire Roads Alliance – East Ayrshire Council
Sean McLean, Falkirk Council
Declan McFarlane, Tayside Contracts
Derek McCafferty, Glasgow City Council
Holly Curtis, Plymouth City Council
Winner: Kirsty Smith, Ayrshire Roads Alliance – East Ayrshire Council
For photographs of each finalist please email Matthew Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org