Local Council Roads Innovation Group joins the Institute for Collaborative Working

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has joined the Institute for Collaborative Working (ICW).

LCRIG Chief Executive Martin Duffy recently met with the new ICW Chief Executive – Frank Lee – at their offices in London. Martin was invited to talk about raising the profile of collaboration within the highways sector.

The ICW is recognised as thought leaders in collaborative working and were the driving force behind the development of ISO 44001, the first ever international business collaboration standard. As a totally self-financing, multi-tiered membership organisation the Institute provides practical guidance from extensive experience gained from working across relationships within the commercial, Government and academic arenas. The Institute was established in 1990 by the UK Government and the CBI to help organisations, large and small, in both public and private sectors, to build and develop effective business relationships – both internally and externally – based upon collaborative working good practice.

Frank Lee said: “I’m delighted that LCRIG have agreed to come together with the ICW to engage, share and find opportunities for joint initiatives that will benefit our members. Our organisations share common aims, particularly around innovation and collaboration, as well as supporting our members progress towards their net zero targets. As likeminded purpose driven organisations, we see great opportunities to work together in ways that can both support and influence key stakeholders, to attract investment and drive improvements that can help build better local community infrastructure and amenity, along with improving social outcomes and wellbeing, in conjunction with promoting safer and better environments for all.”

LCRIG Chief Executive Martin Duffy said: ”There is great synergy between ICW and LCRIG as we are both member-focused, not-for-profit, purpose-driven organisations that promote the benefits of structured collaborative working. This is why I’m delighted that LCRIG are joining ICW and that we will be able to support them in their ongoing efforts to increase their footprint in the highways sector.

”By working together both groups will be able to extract more value from collaborative working with the objective of delivering on key priorities such as social value, climate change and innovation. It is only through partnerships such as this one that we can continue to make the case for local roads and ensure that collaboration and innovation sit at the heart of everything we do.”


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