4 August 2022 | Collaboration

Record number of entries for ITS (UK) Awards

More than fifty different people and projects have already been nominated for this year’s biggest ever ITS (UK) Awards – by far the most to have been entered since they were first held in 2006.

There are a total of eleven prestigious awards being handed out by ITS (UK) President Steve Norris at the event in Milton Keynes on 13 October. Ten of the awards have been nominated, with the judges choosing the Project of the Year from the winning categories.

The awards cover both people who have made a difference to the industry in different ways, and projects covering active travel, environment, data and connectivity, enforcement, public transport and inclusive mobility.

The closing date for the awards is 3pm on Friday 29 July, so more entries are expected before that deadline, meaning even more interest in the event.

The evening Awards ceremony takes place alongside the President’s Dinner at the Jury’s Inn, Milton Keynes as part of a busy day for ITS (UK). During the day, the Society is hosting its second ITS (UK) Members’ Day, which is a chance for the industry to get together and network amongst informal-but-informative chat about ITS. This year’s event is hosted by Executive Members the Connected Places Catapult at its offices near to the Jury’s Inn. The entire day is sponsored by SWARCO, Smart Video and Sensing and Clearview Intelligence, alongside the Connected Places Catapult.

“When we decided to grow our Awards, I wasn’t sure whether our Members would embrace the idea,” commented ITS (UK) Secretary General Jennie Martin. “However, the scale and quality of entries has been huge, proving that there is a lot of interest in our Awards and that there is much prestige in winning one. I’m glad we expanded our team of judges to be able to cope with so many entries!”

The dinner price is £95 per person, but for every full-priced ticket, an Early Careers Professional can come along for £85. ITS (UK) hopes to encourage more young people to attend the formal dinner and get experience of this important aspect of business networking. Tables for ten are available for £850, and half-tables for five are £450.

Hotel rooms are available at the Jury’s Inn for a special offer of £105 per room including breakfast (£115 for double-occupancy rooms). Alternative hotels including a Premier Inn and a Travelodge are nearby if attendees would prefer to book directly with them.

To book seats or a table at the event, and to find the discount code for staying at Jury’s Inn, click here.

To enter, click here (before 3pm on Friday, 29 July).

The full list of categories are:
• Rees Hills Award for Outstanding Personal Contribution
• Eric Sampson Award for Early Careers Professional of the Year
• Jennie Martin Award for ITS Woman of the Year
• Frontline Hero Award
• Active Travel Award
• Better Environment through Technology Award
• Best Use of Data or Connectivity Award
• Enforcement Scheme Award
• Public Transport Award
• Inclusive Mobility Award
• Project of the Year Award (chosen as the stand-out project from all of the categories)

(Picture shows last year’s Rees Hills winner Ian Patey of WSP, middle, with ITS (UK) President Steve Norris and Secretary General Jennie Martin, courtesy, ITS (UK))