23 October 2017

Hanson and Dorset County Council win 2017 Highways Awards partnership category

Hanson and Dorset County Council have won the partnership category in the 2017 Highways Awards for their long-standing strategic relationship.

The Highway Partnership Award is presented to an organisation or highway authority that has driven, or can demonstrate, a collaborative approach designed to increase the benefits for society or its local community, with clear illustrations of the positive outcomes.

The judges praised the Dorset/Hanson Strategic Partnership, commenting: “Good performance improvements, clear efficiency targets and excellent to see the partnership charter really working.”

The Dorset/Hanson Strategic Partnership, now in its third term, was the first private/public sector partnership of its kind in the UK. It delivers a high quality, value service covering a wide range of highways projects from small maintenance and repair, to major reconstructions such as the £22 million A338. It has delivered measurable benefits to members and stakeholders, including over 1 million man hours with zero reportable accidents and improved customer satisfaction.

Andrew Martin, service director for highways at Dorset County Council, is pictured (left) receiving the award with Hanson Contracting’s major projects director Denis Curran (centre) from Martin Webb, group operations director for WJ Group, the award sponsor. He said: “We are delighted that our partnership has been recognised by the industry in this way. It is a fantastic achievement and I would like to congratulate everyone involved in making it such a success.”