14 October 2021 | Collaboration | Our Work

LCRIG welcomed a trio of new members this week

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) welcomed a trio of new members this week.

Kiely Bros has joined LCRIG as an Associate Member. The company is at the forefront of carriageway and footpath surfacing and surface treatments and has a long-established nationwide reputation for collaborative working with local authorities and maintenance contractors.

Stephen Port MRICS, Commercial Director at Kiely Bros commented: “The Local Council Roads Innovation Group supports many of the ambitions and values that Kiely Bros embodies, such as improving communication, collaborative working, and investment in innovation.

“Kiely Bros have a culture of invention, a passion and enthusiasm for excellence, and an ambition to operate greener, safer, and improve productivity in our sector. Working in this way is how we create sustainable social value outcomes in our communities, work, and play.

“We are joining LCRIG to broaden and diversify our highways network and contribute our ideas that we hope will help the highways sector lead the way to a brighter future. Our team are excited about us becoming members and looking ahead to forge new opportunities to communicate and collaborate across the highway community.

“We enjoy sharing our knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm with clients, peers, and partners. We are open to listening and learning from them to help us to improve our performance.

“We understand the positive impact collaborative working, challenging convention, and sharing learning has had on our growth and transformation story so far.

“Being a pro-active member of LCRIG will create opportunities to showcase our commitment to drive incremental and transformational change across the highways sector. Our ambition is to create long-lasting relationships with clients and partners that shape a greener, safer, and more productive future for everyone. We know that becoming a member of LCRIG supports this ambition.”


Sapphire Utility Solutions joins LCRIG as a Utilities Member.

Sapphire deliver exceptional service to the clean water, wastewater, food, process chemical, manufacturing, petrochemical, industrial and construction and highways industries. Sapphire’s operations also include gas, network intelligence, renovations and repairs of drains and sewers (no dig and UV Lining), high pressure water jetting , CCTV, underground radar and high power vacuum trucks, including recyclers.

Ralph Powell, Business Director at Sapphire Utility Solutions commented: “We are delighted to become a member of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) and as an organisation that undertake the majority of our works on the public highway, we can’t wait to collaborate with other members to share best practice and also developing innovative solutions in meeting some of the challenges faced in completing our works.”


LCRIG also welcomed the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) as a Council Member.

Shane Fitzpatrick, Interim Executive Director for Integrated Transport at LCRCA commented on the membership:  “The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) is delighted to have joined LCRIG.

“We are looking forward to sharing our knowledge, collaborating with and learning from the wider LCRIG community and its partners.

“I am confident that working with LCRIG Members will further support our ambition to achieve our Vision: for a fairer, stronger, cleaner, connected and vibrant City Region where nobody is left behind.”