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Judges unveiled for Highways Heroes awards

Updated: Apr 25



The final line-up of judges has been confirmed for the Highways Heroes Awards, set up to recognise the people we put to work on our networks.


The full list of judges are:


  • Lizz Robinson

  • Meera Naran, Road Safety Campaigner

  • Steve Helliwell, Interim CEO, Balfour Beatty UKCS

  • Sophie Noakes, Head of Marketing, SRL

  • Hayley Terrell, Head of Marketing, Highway Care

  • Dave Shaw, Director, HW Martin

  • Andy Dougan, Product Manager, Acklea

  • Rich Marshall, Director, National Highways

  • Sian Whittaker, Managing Director – Resilience, Arcadis

  • Justin Manley, Owner, Titanium Talks

  • Richard Hemingway, HSEQ Director, Milestone Infrastructure

  • Olly Samways, Sales Director, Westcotec

  • Jim Dawson, Director, ATM

  • Paul Gott, Infrastructure Director, J Murphy

  • Chris English, SHEQ Director, Amco Giffen

  • Neil Wilson, SHEQ Director, Octavius

  • Diane Davies, Senior Comms Manager, National Highways

  • Nicky Simpson, Commercial Director, Enterprise

  • Louise Cope, Managing Director, Go Traffic Management  

  • Shaun Moseley, East Region Incursions Lead, National Highways

  • Richard Paddey, Highways Customer Lead, Costain

  • Wayne Houghton, Traffic Management Manager, Colas

  • Helen Blood, Director, Boundary PR and Marketing

  • Brian Hammersley, Contract Director, Balfour Beatty

  • Chris Edwards, Deputy Managing Director, WJ

  • Lynsey Harris, Office Manager, Graham

  • Danny Grant, Foreman, Keltbray

  • Samer Ali, Infrastructure Director, BakerHicks

  • Hardeep Sanghera, SHEQ Director, Fortel

  • Stuart Culley, Social Value Lead, Keltbray

  • Lee Hewitt, SHEQ Director, Balfour Beatty

We believe this is the ideal time to celebrate the hard work and success of our workers, who have coped admirably in the face of adversity, to recognise the heroic actions of them which, until now, has gone unnoticed.




Speaking about becoming a judge, Louise Cope, Managing Director of GTM, said: “I was absolutely delighted to have been invited to be among the Judges for our fourth Highways Heroes Awards.


 “Everyday across the Highways Sector we hear or read a story where one of our teams have done something that simply takes your breath away. Whenever I have had the pleasure of speaking to some of those involved its always the same conversation, “…you would have done the same”, “…it’s just part of the job”, “….I was just trying to help out” or the ever popular “…I was just in the right place at the right time.


 “From acts of bravery to acts of kindness and everything in between our teams are amazing and especially after the last year we have all experienced I thinks it is great that we take this opportunity to stop – take a breath – and celebrate just some of these stories, recognise their impact and the extraordinary actions and commitments shown from the Highways Heroes who go to work every day across our Sector.”


Nominations are open for the Highways Heroes; to nominate click on the button below




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