Highways England Supply Chain recognised at Driving for Better Business Leadership Summit
As part of UN Global Road Safety week, Highways England hosted the Driving for Better Business Private Sector Leadership Summit at the McLaren Thought Leadership Centre last week.
Over 100 prominent business leaders from UK companies, including many of the major players in the Highways England Supply Chain, gathered to discuss the importance of leadership and compliance in reducing road incidents on England’s Strategic Road Network (SRN) of motorways and major A-roads.
As part of the event, Highways England took the opportunity to recognise excellence within its own supply chain, with several new Driving for Better Business Champions invited to the stage by Jim O’Sullivan including Balfour Beatty, Skanska, Morgan Sindall, Jacobs, Carnell Support Services, Toppesfield and Wilson & Scott.
All of these organisations are key members of the Highways England supply chain and, following an industry-wide clarion call from Mr O’Sullivan last year, were being recognised for their success at ensuring consistently high standards in managing those who drive for work.
We expect drivers who use our roads for business to have the highest standards of driving and compliance. There is no doubt that their companies have a role to play in this, not just for their own employees but right through their supply chains and business networks.”
Among the DfBB Business Champions addressing business leaders, was James Haluch, Managing Director, Amey Highways who said:“There are tangible benefits to organisations adopting policies that are integral to the Driving for Better Business programme.
“It is now the time to encourage open and honest collaboration between organisations and suppliers to continue to do better in ensuring that our people and employees are safe on the roads.”