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We are pleased to announce that Strictly Highways 2019 is well and truly taking shape! We welcome back InTouch SmartWater as our conference sponsor.

So far, participants from almost seventy councils have confirmed attendance, alongside those from industry associations and key organisations. We also look forward to welcoming Darren Capes and Steve Berry from the DfT, with Steve Berry kindly agreeing to be our Keynote Speaker.

We will be hosting LGTAG’s National Strategic Transport Board and National Highways and Infrastructure Management Board joint meeting as a part of the Strictly Highways Conference. We therefore also anticipate attendees from the London Boroughs.

After universally positive feedback from last year, we have decided to let our Networking Event shine on it’s own evening, the night before the conference start. Sponsored by Wrekin, it will take place on the evening of the 10th September at Madame Tussauds. The following evening will be dedicated to the Conference Dinner and the DfT Special Recognition Awards, sponsored by Gaist, Kaarbontech, Kier and Tarmac

We will keep you informed of any updates in the lead up to Strictly Highways 2019 and look forward to seeing you there.


Strictly Networking

10th September | 6:45 pm | Madame Tussauds, Blackpool

Our Networking Event Sponsor

LGTAG to host National Transport Boards session in Blackpool

LGTAG will host a session of their Joint Strategic Transport and Highways & Infrastructure Management Board just after the LCRIG Strictly Highways event on Thursday 12 September. It will run from 15:00 -17:00 in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.

Please contact Colin Mann for further details.


The DfT Special Recognition Awards


Steve Berry
Head, Local Roads, Light Rail and Cableways Branch

Mike Harper
Chief Executive, RSTA

George Lee
Chief Executive, HTMA

Susanne Ingham
Executive Officer and Secretariat, LCRIG

Rick Green
Chairman, AIA (TBC)

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Confirmed Attendees

  • Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA)
  • Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE)
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
  • Blackpool Council
  • Bolton Council
  • Bolton University
  • Bradford Council
  • Bristol Council
  • Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Calderdale Council
  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • City of Westminster
  • Co-Creation Partnership Ltd
  • Coventry Council
  • Cumbria County Council
  • Derby City Council
  • Derbyshire County Council
  • Devon Council
  • Department for Transport
  • Doncaster Council
  • Dorset Council
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • East Sussex Council
  • Essex Council
  • Gateshead Council
  • Gloucestershire County Council
  • Halton Council
  • Hampshire County Council
  • Herefordshire Council
  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • Highways England
  • Highway Term Maintenance Association (HTMA)
  • Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)
  • Kent Council
  • Kirklees Council
  • Knowsley Council
  • Lancashire County Council
  • Lancaster University
  • Leicestershire County Council
  • Liverpool City Council
  • Local Government Technical Advisors Group (LGTAG)
  • London Borough of Richmond and Wandsworth
  • Luton Council
  • Manchester City Council
  • Measure to Improve (NHT)
  • Medway Council
  • Newcastle City Council
  • North Tyneside Council
  • Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Northamptonshire County Council
  • Oxfordshire County Council
  • Plymouth Council
  • Redcar and Cleveland Council
  • Road Safety Markings Association (RSMA)
  • Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA)
  • Rochdale Borough Council
  • Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
  • Rutland County Council
  • Sefton Council
  • South Gloucestershire Council
  • Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
  • St Helens Council
  • Staffordshire Council
  • Stockport Council
  • Sunderland Council
  • Surrey County Council
  • Telford and Wrekin Council
  • Unity Partnership (Oldham Council)
  • Urban Vision (Salford Council)
  • Wakefield Council
  • Warrington Council
  • WSP
  • West Sussex Council
  • Wigan Council
  • York Council

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Thanks To All Of Our 2019 Sponsors

  • ABG
  • Amberon
  • Amey
  • ASI Solutions
  • CRL
  • Findlay Irvine Ltd
  • Gaist
  • George Cox and Sons
  • Hitex
  • InTouch Ltd
  • Kaarbontech
  • Kier
  • Miles Macadam
  • Multevo
  • Nal
  • Nuphalt
  • Proteus
  • Rennicks
  • RMS Ltd
  • Rosehill Highways
  • RSMA
  • Salix Finance
  • SDS Ltd
  • Stabilised Pavements
  • Tacgrid at Connor Specialist Paving Ltd
  • Tarmac
  • Tensar
  • Volker Laser
  • Wilde Consulting
  • WJ Group
  • Wrekin
  • XAIS
  • Yotta





10th September 2019

ActivityVenueTimeLocationDress Code
Check In
Grand Hotel
Gaist Afternoon Tea (Gaist Guests)
Grand Hotel
4.30 pm – 6.30 pm
Trafalgar Suite
Smart / Casual
Trams Leaves to go to Madame Tussauds
Grand Hotel
6.30 pm
Meet in the Trafalgar Suite to await transport to Madame Tussauds
Smart / Casual
Networking Event
Madame Tussauds
7 pm
Rovers Return
(Catering and Refreshments provided)
Smart / Casual
Networking Event Ends
Madame Tussauds
9.30 pm
10 pm
(two options)
LCRIG will advise collection point to be taken back to the hotel
Smart / Casual


11th September 2019


ActivityVenueTimeLocationDress Code
Grand Hotel
6.30 am
Promenade Restaurant
Buses Leave to go to Strictly Highways sponsored by InTouch
Grand Hotel
7.45 am
LCRIG will advise collection point for the buses
Conference to be held in the Spanish Suite at Winter Gardens
Lounge Suit / Business
Buses leave to go back to the Grand Hotel
Winter Gardens
5.15 pm
LCRIG will advise collection point
Lounge Suit / Business
Pre-dinner Drink
Grand Hotel
7.15 pm – 7.45 pm
Trafalgar Suite
Lounge Suit / Smart
Buses Leave to go to the DfT Awards Dinner sponsored by InTouch
Winter Gardens
(Spanish Suite)
7.30 pm and 7.45 pm
The Trafalgar Suite at the Grand will be the meeting point for the transport
Lounge Suit / Smart
Buses Leave to go to return to the Grand Hotel
Winter Gardens
11.15 pm
Collection point to be advised by LCRIG


12th September

ActivityVenueTimeLocationDress Code
Grand Hotel
6.30 am
Promenade Restaurant
Buses Leave to go to Strictly Highways sponsored by InTouch
Grand Hotel
7.45 am
LCRIG will advise collection point for the buses
Conference to be held in the Spanish Suite at Winter Gardens
Lounge Suit / Business


No transport has been arranged at the end of Day 2 as we understand people will be leaving for trains and may prefer to take their cars to the venue on the last day to store their luggage.

  • Check out from the hotel is 11 am
  • Parking is free of charge at the hotel
  • Luggage can be stored securely at Winter Gardens by the LCRIG team
  • Key LCRIG Contacts
    • Susanne Ingham 07449 784714
    • Charlotte Bromley 07714 516838