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Judges unveiled for Highways Heroes awards


The final line-up of judges has been confirmed for the Safer Highways organised Highways Heroes Awards, set up to recognise the people we put to work on our networks.


Led by Safer Highways Chief Executive, Kevin Robinson, the full list of judges are:


  • Lizz Robinson, Highways Operations Director at Mace

  • Steve Crofts, HSES Director at Balfour Beatty

  • Adam Green, Chief Executive, FM Conway

  • James Haluch, Managing Director, Breedon Contracting Division

  • Helen Blood, Director & Co-owner of Boundary PR & Marketing

  • Joe Docherty, HSEQ Director, Amey Transport Infrastructure & Vice-Chair of Safer Highways

  • Richard Marshall, Business Transformation & Performance Director, Highways England

  • Malcolm Johnstone, Managing Director-Hire Division, SRL Traffic Systems

  • Simon Duke, Manager for Infrastructure and Major Projects, Surrey County Council

  • Stu Pollard, Head of HS&W, Port of London

  • Paula Parsons, Construction Manager, Interserve Construction Ltd

  • Jonathon Moran, Head of Operations (Road Safety policy & delivery) Transport Scotland

  • Martin Worthington, Safety, Health, Environment and Quality Director, Morgan Sindall


The Highways Heroes Awards come after a time of unprecedented change not only in our industry, but as part of our everyday lives and be recognised at a special one-off ceremony at the QEII centre on 2nd December.


Safer Highways believes this is the ideal time to celebrate the hard work and success of our workers, who have coped admirably in the face of adversity, to recognise the heroic actions of them which, until now, has gone unnoticed.


Speaking about becoming a judge, Joe Docherty, HSEQ Director for Amey Transportation said: “I was absolutely delighted to have been invited to be among the Judges for our first Highways Heroes Awards.


“Everyday across the Highways Sector we hear or read a story where one of our teams have done something that simply takes your breath away. Whenever I have had the pleasure of speaking to some of those involved its always the same conversation, “…you would have done the same”, “…it’s just part of the job”, “….I was just trying to help out” or the ever popular “…I was just in the right place at the right time.


“From acts of bravery to acts of kindness and everything in between our teams are amazing and especially after the last year we have all experienced I thinks it is great that we take this opportunity to stop – take a breath – and celebrate just some of these stories, recognise their impact and the extraordinary actions and commitments shown from the Highways Heroes who go to work every day across our Sector.”


Nominations have now opened for the Highway Heroes Awards and entries can be made via our new dedicated website: https://www.highwaysheroes.com.


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