WORCESTERSHIRE company Amey, which manages and maintains the motorways and major trunk roads across the West Midlands, including the M5, on behalf of the Highways Agency, has won two of five supplier categories at the Highways Agency Supplier Recognition Awards The annual awards recognise the vital role Highways Agency suppliers play in supporting it to operate, maintain and improve the strategic road network in England.

Amey, which has a base at Strensham, near Pershore, was recognised for delivering smarter and more efficient ways of working for the Highways Agency across the West Midlands. In addition, the second award acknowledged its approach to creating opportunities to bring people into the workplace and developing their skills and capabilities.

The company won the managing down cost and improving value award for its efforts in introducing new technology such as BlueDot and Primavera 6 as well as achieving significant savings. Amey picked up a second award in the building and sustaining capability category for the nationally recognised graduate and apprenticeship programme and for its work on improving the skills of a range of employees by bringing work back in house.

The Supplier Recognition Scheme was launched last year and recognises suppliers who are demonstrating class-leading performance in driving down costs and delivering increasingly efficient and effective customer service, promoting best practice in the Agency’s supply chain.

Scott Millar, account director from Amey, said: “We are constantly striving to improve the service we deliver on behalf of the Highways Agency and we are delighted to be recognised for this. Receiving two awards is a testament to the team and their dedicated approach to delivering an efficient, innovative and sustainable service.”