Mabey Hire welcomes Select as a STEM programme partner

Recognising the need to inspire the next generation of engineers and help combat the skills shortage, Mabey Hire is delighted to announce that Select, a subsidiary of Laing O’Rourke, is joining its STEM Education Programme as a Programme Partner. First launched in 2018, Mabey Hire’s STEM Education Programme was developed as a means of proactively […]

National Highways’ funding stream helps to reconnect Gloucestershire

A National Highways funding stream is helping to reconnect Gloucestershire by improving connectivity and accessibility to Public Rights of Way near the A417. National Highways, the company responsible for England’s major A-roads and motorways, is investing over £130,000 from its Users and Communities fund. The fund aims to build new infrastructure and enhance existing facilities […]

National Highways deliver foodbank move saving Bedfordshire charity £14K

Highways workers helped a food bank charity save some £14,000 when they helped it relocate to new premises including moving 1,300 crates of food. A Bedfordshire food bank has been given a new year boost after volunteers from National Highways and its local suppliers moved the charity to a new home. Bedford Food Bank has […]

£2m legacy fund as part of Black Cat project

A £2 million initiative aimed at leaving a “lasting positive legacy” in the East of England has launched, with National Highways asking for applications from not-for-profit groups and community organisations. National Highways A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire are set to begin construction before the end of the year. Recognising […]

National Highways launches inaugural social value report

National Highways has published a report detailing the work it does to deliver social value. Last year National Highways launched a social value plan which set out a number of targets for 2022-24 besides maintaining and improving the roads. These included making sure that at least 5% of its workforce is enrolled on formal aprpenticeships […]

Traffic cone loving polar bears receive generous gift from highways team

Staffordshire County Council (SCC) has treated three local polar bears to a truckload of their favourite toys – traffic cones. Peak Wildlife Park’s newest residents really enjoy playing with things that float so what better welcome gift than 30 damaged traffic cones that would have otherwise been thrown away? Highways crew members, Wayne Bridgett and […]

LCRIG led webinar will look at the importance of social value

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group has announced details of a new discussion-led webinar entitled ‘Rebooting social value’.  The webinar will look at how far the highways sector has come in embedding social value and where the challenges still lie. Eleven years after the introduction of the Social Value Act in the UK, the Local […]

Highways contracts in Northumberland bringing social value to the region

A new range of contracts developed by Northumberland County Council’s highways and procurement teams will ensure a focus not just on quality and value for money, but also take into account social value and carbon initiatives when awarding work. Early results have already led to one of the council’s roads contractors providing community support worth […]

Re-flow Joins Forces with Greener Highways for a Blooming Collaboration with Brampford School 

Re-flow, the award-winning provider of field management software for multiple industries including construction, highways, rail and landscaping, is proud to continue their exciting partnership with Greener Highways and have participated in their fantastic ‘Greener Schools’ campaign. Together, Re-flow have chosen to nominate and support Exeter’s very own Brampford Speke Primary School by donating seeds and […]


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