In December 2013 some of JAG(UK) members attended an NJUG Awards ceremony in Parliament, hosted by the Chair of the House of Commons Transport Select Committee Louise Ellman MP, with Shadow Transport Secretary Mary Creagh MP delivering the keynote speech.
Sponsored by Affinity Water and Severn Trent Water with their One Supply Chain partners, the Annual NJUG Awards showcase examples of industry innovation reflecting the six categories of NJUG's Vision for Street Works. All winning entries will be used as examples of best practice and distributed throughout the road and street works industry. Entries were open to utilities, contractors and local authorities and the winners were chosen by an independent panel of experts from national governments, local authorities, regulators, and industry.
Congratulating the winners, NJUG CEO Bob Gallienne said:
"In what has been a busy 2013 for the sector in terms of innovation, it's great to be in Parliament to reward those who continue to drive the industry forward and keep UK street works amongst the best in the world. Each award is based on an NJUG value, and shows how industry, local and central government work together to drive safety and quality in street works, whilst keeping disruption to a minimum. Congratulations to the winners and the nominees of tonight's awards."
Andrew McAlinden, Director of Community Operations, Affinity Water:
"We are pleased to sponsor these prestigious Awards and be associated with an event that continues to promote increased safety and standards. Effective planning, management and communication of street works minimises the impact on local communities and the environment. Initiatives which share and reward best practice are to be encouraged."
Simon Cocks, Severn Trent Water's Waste Services Director:
"Severn Trent Water and our One Supply Chain partners welcome the opportunity to sponsor the NJUG Awards, as they present a valuable opportunity to celebrate all that's good about our industry, and show that utilities, contractors and their authority partners are working hard to reduce the impact of essential utility works."