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

Speakers Announced

SpeakerJob TitleOrganisation
Steve BerryHead, Highways Maintenance, Innovation, Resilience, Light Rail, Other Rapid Transit and Cableways BranchDepartment for Transport
Will BritainHead of Highways and Traffic Management ServicesLCRIG
Dominic BrowneEditorHighways / Transport Network
John WaldenManaging DirectorInTouch Ltd
Mike HarperChief ExecutiveRSTA
David GilesDirectorAIA
Paul BossHighway Asset ManagerMSIG
John LambImmediate Past PresidentLGTAG
Richard HayesChief ExecutiveIHE
Paula ClaytonsmithManaging DirectorGaist
Jonathan MunslowAsset and Infrastructure ManagerSouth Gloucestershire Council
George LeeChief ExecutiveHTMA
Sharon Andrews / Simon PinkneySales DirectorMeasure to Improve (NHT)
Rob BaileyPrincipal AdvisorAPSE
Stu McIlroyChief ExecutiveRSMA
Shaun TaylorHighway Asset and Maintenance Group ManagerBristol City Council
Sean RooneyService LeadOxfordshire County Council
Darren CapesITS Policy LeadDepartment for Transport
Paul McMahonLeader, Civil Engineering / ICE Manchester ChairUniversity of Bolton
Nick O’DonnellAssistant Director, Traffic and EngineeringRichmond and Wandsworth Council


Announcement of additional speakers and the confirmed Agenda coming soon…

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)

Our media partner

Confirmed Attendees

  • Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA)
  • Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE)
  • Birmingham City Council
  • Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
  • Blackpool Council
  • Bolton Council
  • Bradford Council
  • Bristol Council
  • Buckinghamshire County Council
  • Calderdale Council
  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • 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
  • Highway Term Maintenance Association (HTMA)
  • Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE)
  • Kent Council
  • Kirklees Council
  • Knowsley Council
  • Lancashire County Council
  • 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)
  • 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
  • West Sussex Council
  • York Council

CPD accreditation provided by

Thanks To All Of Our 2019 Sponsors

  • ABG
  • Amberon
  • Amey
  • ASI Solutions
  • Connor Specialist Paving Ltd & Tac-Grid Ltd
  • 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
  • Tarmac
  • Volker Laser
  • Wilde Consulting
  • WJ Group
  • Wrekin
  • XAIS
  • Yotta


Charity Partner



To come…


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