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Amey continues award success with ACE finalist recognition

Press Release   •   Jun 04, 2013 13:44 BST

Amey is celebrating an award winning run, marking a remarkable season of success for Amey’s consulting division since the turn of the year, collecting a commendable nine awards.  Receiving recognition from leading industry bodies confirms Amey Consulting’s position as an industry leader. 

Winning the coveted Innovative Transport Project Award and the ICE London Civil Engineering Award for Amey’s innovative approach to strengthening the Hammersmith Flyover, further demonstrates the range of skills, expertise and industry renowned knowledge within Amey’s consulting business. The teams’ innovative approach, technical expertise, environmental focus, and dedication to health and safety has ensured excellence in project delivery across a range of Amey’s contracts.

Amey’s Consulting business scooped three awards for its work with the Highways Agency at the West Midlands Institution of Civil Engineers Awards, which included the Innovation and Geotechnical Project of the Year, for the Embankment remediation by Electrokinetic treatment on the M5.  The teams pioneering approach to strengthening the embankment on the M5 has been widely acknowledged across the industry as a truly innovative project.

The Consulting business has also been honoured with four awards from the Institute of Highways Engineers, for its work on the Birmingham Highways Maintenance and Management Service, its work with Centro and for innovative ideas introduced on the Area 9 contract with the Highways Agency. A Special Judges Award for Stourbridge Bus Interchange, The Major Project of the Year Award for  Birmingham City Centre Interchange, The Environmental Sustainability Project of the Year for the M5 Junction 7 Electro kinetic Embankment Stabilisation, and The Partnership Award - BHMMS (Client Birmingham City Council).

Topping off Amey’s award winning run, the Consulting business has also been named finalist for the Engineering Excellence title at the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) Awards.

Andy Milner, Managing Director of Amey’s Consulting and Rail division commented on the wins;

“We are delighted to have been recognised by a number of industry leading bodies for our dynamic and innovative approaches to a number of engineering challenges around the country the work we carry out. The awards are testament to our ability to provide a tailored service for our clients, combining our engineering knowledge with operational expertise. In addition to this we are able to introduce innovative solutions to challenging projects which not only help to provide efficiency savings for our clients but ensures we deliver a high quality service”

Consulting at Amey offers a range of multi-disciplinary services to our customers, driving value across their asset portfolio. One of the foremost engineering consultancies in the UK and operates both standalone and integrated contracts across all of Amey’s core markets. It is the fastest growing consultancy in the UK employing in excess of 2500 staff, up from 650 only five years ago.  In that time turnover for the business has increased fourfold; from around £50M to £260M. The division operates from four ‘Design Hubs’ around the UK including Manchester, Birmingham, Crawley and Scotland.

Notes to editors:

Amey is a leading UK public and regulated services provider with over 21,000 employees.

Amey operates over 320 contracts, providing an unrivalled range of services including utilities, highways, waste management, rail, justice solutions, social housing and facilities management. Services are underpinned by our leading consulting and asset management capabilities, which allow us to offer stand-alone or integrated service solutions to a range of clients.

Media contacts: Kat Richardson, 01865 713240 or email press.office@amey.co.uk