26 October 2023 | Collaboration | Our Work

Strictly Highways 2023 in words

Since Strictly Highways 2023 took place from 4th -5th October, there has been an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from our delegates and exhibitors.

Here we recap the event, not in our words, but in those of the attendees:

“A massive thank you for organising a wonderful conference, really interesting topics especially around apprenticeships and getting young people in the industry” – Mark Aaronson, Service Manager, Luton Borough Council.

“I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it very informative in how Highways works with LCRIG” – Wesley Bateson, UK Lead, RoadTrace (Aisin Mobility).

“Brilliant as always guys! Loved the exhibition space this year 😊 – Helen Blood, Co-owner, Boundary Marketing.

Brilliant event guys and as always, so well organised 👏👏👏👏Well done!👍” – Alastair Smith, Customer Relationship Manager, Velocity UK.

“The whole event was really well organised – a big thank you to all involved with putting this on. Its a mammoth task and done very well” – Peter Rooney, Highway Manager – Highways HQ (Contract & Asset Management), Hampshire County Council

“Brilliant event as always with anything LCRIG” – Chris Spinks, Managing Director, Westcotec.

“Another great event. Thanks for the event. Only managed 1 day but worth it.” – Kris Westerby, Highways Delivery Manager, Northumberland County Council.

“It was another great event and a pleasure to be involved! We met so many great people. We have been part of LCRIG since the beginning and we are proud to see how well it has developed and the impact that it has!” – Amberon

Delighted to have been involved in this year’s Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) Strictly Highways. As always an excellent programme with a wide range of speakers and exhibitors with great networking opportunities. Great to work with the fantastic LCRIG team led by Paula Claytonsmith. Sorry to see the departure of our chair Martin Duffy but he has left a lasting legacy for the organisation to build on. Good to meet and have the support of Cllr Paula Burdess, Portfolio Holder, Blackpool Council” – Carol Valentine, Business Innovation and Technology Manager, Kent County Council.

“Very good event, brilliant format with good balance of presentations / panels and some extra time to visit stands was very useful. Great networking event, I came away with a list of trials I want to bring to Reading” – Sam Shean, Highways and Traffic Services Manager, Reading Council

“This event was great. It allowed plenty of valuable networking time, variety of suppliers to talk to and interesting presentations from across the sector. It also allowed time to celebrate the hard work with the awards” – Jason Boasman, Site Development and Operations Manager, Leeds City Council

” The event was organised very well. I found the topics of the Conference very interesting. The accommodation facilities and refreshments were brilliant. The LCRIG staff was amazing, very friendly and helpful” – Merlena Kazmiruk, Traffic and Network Management Officer, Transport for West Midlands

“Wow! What a fantastic few days we have had in Blackpool attending Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG)’s #StrictlyHighways23 as their main sponsor! 😎 🌟 […] A final special mention is due for all of the team at LCRIG who have done an outstanding job not only over the last few days hosting everyone but also for all their hard work and organization on the run up to the event. The two days flew by, went off without a hitch and we already can’t wait for Strictly Highways 2024!” – Kiely Bros Ltd.

Head over to the LCRIG LinkedIn page to read more comments on the event.

A big thank you to our event sponsors and exhibitors:

Main Conference Partner:


Networking Partner:

Award sponsors



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