23 September 2021 | Our Work

View from the top: Gearing up for Strictly Highways

I’m getting somewhat excited about Strictly Highways as our entire team is engulfed in a whirlwind of activity as we go about making the final arrangements for what promises to be a fantastic event.

Of course, we still need to progress our other activities too such as the development of the DPS and the new training platform I have previously mentioned, the latter being supported by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund.

Earlier this week I took part in a roundtable discussion arranged by CIHT titled ‘Using Better Procurement to Deliver Net Zero Highways’. Whilst I’ll obviously leave it for CIHT to report on the discussions, I really enjoyed contributing to the event and drawing on my experience of supporting local highway authorities in current procurements and my role as Chairman of NY Highways.

A number of our members recently contributed to a series of one-to-one meetings with myself and Jason Sprague, who is helping me to design the DPS we mean to implement through LCRIG.

In the next week or so, we will write to these initial contributors to share with them how we hope to take the project forward.  This follows on from meetings held earlier this week with a potential partner who can host the DPS.  Building the taxonomy for the DPS will be key along with the user experience and we will work hard to get this right – that way all of our members will have access to a UK wide resource that will provide legal access to all types of innovative products and services. You will continue to hear much more from me on this subject to keep you all, up to date with progress.

Finally, make sure you register for Strictly Highways which takes place in less than two weeks’ time.