Our mission is to make the case for local roads through collaboration, innovation, skills and net zero for the highways community and our members.
We do this by providing a unique platform for members to engage, providing a vital link between central and local government, supply chain and the wider highways community to ensure ongoing improvements in the highways sector.
LCRIG is a community interest company with a strong set of core values.
Our core values are:
Meet our team of extraordinarily talented individuals who share a passion for achieving the very best in everything they do.
Note: Board members are elected on a rotational basis. If you are interested in becoming a Board member, contact LCRIG’s Secretariat, Susanne Ingham
Marketing & Events Executive
Data Management Co-ordinator
Community Interest Manager
Head of Service, Highways and Traffic Management at Blackpool Council
Head of Local Highways Maintenance, Innovation, and Resilience
CEO, Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA)
Highway Network & Traffic Manager for Highways, Transport and Planning - West Sussex County Council
CEO, JAG (UK)
Performance and Reporting Manager, Cadent Gas
Chair, LCRIG and Chair, NY Highways
LCRIG’s President, Will Britain established the group in 2013 to encourage councils to work together and with the ‘highways community’ to support the Department for Transport to deliver innovation on a national level.
Will’s initial vision was to elevate the status of highways in order to empower Elected Members with the information needed to decide the future of the road network for the next generation.
LCHIG is renamed the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG).
LCRIG’s inaugural national conference, ‘Strictly Highways’ is attended by over 70 local councils. LCRIG then holds further technical training days which are also taken up by many councils.
Second Strictly Highways conference takes place, with over 300 delegates, including representation from the DfT, councils and key organisations.
LCRIG launches weekly e-newsletter, the LCRIG Insight. 2020 also sees the introduction of LCRIG-hosted and LCRIG-led webinars.
LCRIG becomes a registered CIC and the first organisation of it’s type in the world to achieve ISO 44001 certification. DfT appoints LCRIG as Secretariat of the Transport Technology Forum (TTF). First virtual Strictly Highways event receives record levels of engagement. LCRIG/Steve Berry Think Exceptional £150,000 Innovation Fund launches.
Project Amber Inaugural Collaboration meeting takes place with over 100 delegates in attendance and LCRIG delivers inaugural Innovation Festival with over 450 delegates and more than 60 different local highway authorities attending over two days. LCRIG Skills training platform launches.
Fast forward to today and LCRIG has over 100 council members and engaging with all non-members. Over 180 other member organisations. Working in collaboration with DfT, Welsh Government, CIHT, IHE, LGTAG, RSMA, RSTA, JUG, JAG, HAUC, ADEPT, Amey Staffordshire.
The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) is officially established as a Community Interest Company (CIC).
This means that the organisation can operate like any other limited company and can procure goods and services, lease offices and apply for government funding.
LCRIG also gives back to the community through charitable donations and reinvests back into the highways sector by enabling local government members to benefit from fully-funded services including events, recruitment and much more.
The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) provides Members with a unique platform to engage with councils, the DfT and the wider highways community.
By joining LCRIG, you will connect with a group of like-minded councils, organisations and individuals, all of whom are driving change through innovation and technological advances across the local roads network.