Introducing our Hero in Highways award, given for true triumph over adversity
Updated: Aug 1
Highways Heroes award to introduce a special, one off award to recognise one individual whose triumph over adversity is an inspiration to us all.
As part of this year's Highways Heroes awards the organisers, alongside head judge Lizz Robinson have taken the unprecedented decision to award a special recognition on one individual whose triumph over adversity following incredible personal tragedy serves as an inspiration to our whole sector.
The award, which will be bestowed upon the individual at this year's ceremony any the DeVere Grand Connaught Rooms on the 30th November is outside of the normal judging process and much like one of last year's winner, Kevin Jarvis, is somebody who has had a massive impact on the industry through circumstance.
Speaking about the Award, Kevin Robinson, one of the founders of the Highways Heroes Award said,
"You think as the event director of the Highways Heroes you have seen it all and then somebody comes along and truly floors you with a story of sheer triumph over adversity and a bloody mindedness that life simply will not beat them and despite the significant challenges they face this individual is going to win no matter what.
"Not an act of random kindness, not somebody who has gone above and beyond whilst not once asking for thanks but instead but whose back story simply moves you to say wow.
"And guess what ... the person who contemplated the nomination tells you, 'I didn't think it was worth nominating it for a Heroes award.'
"It was and not just that but you have moved the head judge and I to such a massive extent that we have decided to recognise this individual with a special #heroinhighways award, a unique trophy designed and presented to a truly unique individual as the highlight of this year's ceremony."
"Without giving too much away, this year's winner is somebody whose achievements truly moved the two of us to tears when we heard their story and as such we felt, in the true spirit of the ceremony we could not let this individual go unnoticed."
The one-off special trophy will be made from brushed chrome and will bear a different insignia to those awarded to other Highways Heroes Winners, something the organisers feel is befitting of the significance of it.