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Another Coup for Connor

Congratulations once more to Connor Coupland recently announced as Yorkshire and Humber finalist for the National Apprenticeship Awards 2019.     Connor age 19 is a GIS specialist based at our Normanton office in Wakefield. He joined A-one+ in 2017 and is now starting his HND in Civil Engineering at Leeds College of Building. Connor […]

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Bridging the Gap

We are working with Highways England to promote engineering and the highway industry to young people in the community where we live and work. Recently we were able to support a science fair at Oulton School in Leeds helping raise awareness of our industry as well as providing an insight into the world of engineering. […]

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Safety Visit

Highways England chief executive pays a visit to Ouse Bridge Replacement Scheme. As part of his regional safety tours Highways England’s Jim O Sullivan visited Area 12 in June to see for himself the major enhancement scheme underway on Ouse Bridge. The visit started with presentations from A-one+ explaining why the scheme came about, Jacobs […]

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BTEC GOLD

HUGE congratulations to Connor Coupland announced as BTEC Awards Apprentice of the Year 16-18 GOLD WINNER for 2019 after being shortlisted as finalist earlier this year. Click here to watch an interview with Connor featured during the ceremony. Connor is based in our Wakefield office as GIS specialist studying part-time at Leeds College of Building. […]

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Environmental Schemes

From motorways to mileposts we have been carrying out several environmental schemes across Area 12 recently to enhance the surrounding landscape and protect our heritage. Reducing Visual Impact for Area 12 Residents impact ratings are based using sensitivity and number and size of receptors in an area, for example the number of residents at a […]

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2019 CEYH Awards

A-one+ Area 12 in Yorkshire and Humber has been shortlisted for SIX categories at the 2019 Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humberside Awards. The finalists will be announced at a special ceremony on 11 July in Leeds. Our GIS Integrated Area Programme was developed to increase the number of non-scheme work into scheme closures, it provides […]

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BTEC Finalist

Congratulations to Connor Coupland BTEC Awards finalist 2019. Connor is a GIS Specialist Apprentice based in our Wakefield office. He studies part-time at Leeds College of Building and has been nominated for Apprentice 16-18 of the Year. Connor’s nomination will now be read by expert judges and is guaranteed to be awarded either Silver or […]

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ZERO AFR for Area 12

Our Area 12 team is delighted to achieve an AFR of ZERO with 2.13 million hours worked since the last reportable incident in January 2018. During our previous MAC we achieved over 3 years and 4.5 million hours without a RIDDOR, but following the first year of the ASC in 2016 we experienced 3 RIDDORS […]

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Noise Barrier Collaborative Learning Event

A-one+, Highways England and supply partner VeRSco co-hosted a collaborative learning event to showcase the pioneering combined noise barrier and vehicle restraint system (VRS) they have developed which is currently being installed at junction 39 of the M1. The event was used as an opportunity to share the innovation with broader Highways England staff, Transport […]

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Well Done Tim!

The 5th annual Generation 4 Change (G4C) Yorkshire and Humber awards took place last Friday where Tim O’Connor, Asset Development Apprentice received Highly Commended for the Technical Apprentice of the Year category. Tim had to demonstrate how he makes a difference to the industry and to A-one+, creating a positive impact through a commitment of […]

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Start a Conversation

Collaboration, Learning and Improvement Champion Emma Hughes shared some insights into how to start a conversation today to help promote Time to Talk Day. Most of us will answer “fine”, even when we’re not, it’s the most common lie we tell. Too often, mental health problems are treated as a taboo subject: something not to […]

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G4C Yorkshire & Humber Awards

The shortlist for the 5th annual Generation 4 Change (G4C) Yorkshire and Humber awards has been announced, showcasing the best young professionals within our industry. These awards provide an exclusive opportunity for Yorkshire and Humber to celebrate the outstanding talent and recognising those who display outstanding examples of excellence and best practice. In 2018 Collins […]

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2 Million Safe Hours

A-one+ in Area 4 is celebrating the start of the year by reaching over 2 million working hours without a reportable incident. This is an incredible milestone achievement for the team who show continued commitment to our Wellbeing, Improvement, Safety, Health and Environment strategy (WISHES).   Read more about the Area 4 safety journey here. […]

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ISO 44001 Accreditation

Finishing the year on a high A-one+ is delighted to receive ISO 44001 Collaborative Business Relationships accreditation. ISO 44001 represents a new generation of international standard with a focus on behaviours, organisational culture and management processes providing a common platform to underpin sustainable business relationships and harness the benefits of collaborative working. This standard a […]

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CIHT Young Professionals

Considered to be one of the most unmissable events of the year the CIHT Young Professionals Conference is taking place at tomorrow 15 November 2018 at thestudio in Leeds. As well as a full and exciting programme of content, the CIHT President, Matthew Lugg will be announcing the winners of the CIHT Apprentice of the Year […]

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Give Gritters Space

Highways England launched a campaign today at our A-one+ motorway depot in Birdwell, Barnsley, calling for drivers to ‘Give Gritters Space’. Despite having flashing amber beacons, being 2.5 metres wide and bright orange last year 36 Highways England gritters were driven into. Gritters weigh up to 26 tonnes and travel at 40mph when they’re spreading […]

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Highways UK 2018

Thanks to the organisers at Highways UK for organising yet another fantastic industry event. The 2-day conference and exhibition welcomed over 4,000 delegates through the doors this year making it the most successful to date (including a contingency from A-one+). As safety partners A-one+ hosted the safety theatre with a programme of talks, workshops and […]

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A-one+ Safety Theatre HUK 2018

A-one+ is a proud supporter of Highways UK which is the flagship event for the people and organisations involved in the planning, designing, building, operating and future-proofing of the UK’s road network. It returns to the NEC, Birmingham on 7/8 November 2018. The A-one+ Safety Theatre is crucial element of the 2-day programme, where we […]

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CIHT National Apprentice Awards

Earlier this week CIHT announced the names of the six shortlisted candidates for the inaugural CIHT National Apprentice of the Year Award 2018. We are delighted that Connor Coupland (main picture second from left), Asset Development Apprentice is one of the selected few. Connor has been with us since September 2017. Based out of our […]

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New Apprentice Scheme

A-one+ preparing to welcome 2 starters as part of the new safety, health and environment (SHE) technician apprenticeshp scheme. A new scheme launched this week specifially for trainees to undertake a safety, health and environment technician apprenticeship. This is the first specially designed course of its kind in England. The SHE technician apprenticeship is a […]

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Apprentice of the Year

We are thrilled to announce that Thomas Coleman from our Area 12 team was awarded winner of the prestigious BTEC Award for 19+ Apprentice of the Year at a special ceremony at Central Hall Westminster in London, on Thursday 5 July. Spanning 24 categories, this was the eighth annual Pearson BTEC Awards, hosted by financial […]

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Safety Away Day

We recognise the challenging role of a supervisor or manager of people carrying out work on our network and the responsibilities we all have for the safety of ourselves, each other, our supply chain and customers. To help our supervisors and managers we hosted a safety away day. The purpose of this away day is […]

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GRIT Awards

The annual A-one+ GRIT Awards took place last week on April 18 at the AMEX Stadium, Brighton. This prestigious ceremony celebrates all our internal quarterly individual and team winners from across our organisation throughout the previous calendar year. The event was attended by our nominators, supply chain guests and representatives from Highways England as well […]

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Apprenticeship of the Year

Apprentice Nicola Ward has been awarded ‘Apprenticeship of the Year Award 2018’ in the Construction (Built Environment) category for Northern Skills Group, during a special ceremony on 8 March at Middlesbrough College. Nicola, age 19, is in the second and final year of her apprenticeship, studying for a BTEC Level 3 in Construction and the […]

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National Apprenticeship Week

We have been supporting National Apprenticeship Week this week by finding out what some of our apprentices are up to and why apprenticeships work for them. Click each image to pop out and read the detail.    

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Generation 4 Change

The Generation 4 Change (G4C) Awards Yorkshire and Humber are being held this Friday and we have 4 of our outstanding young professionals shortlisted across a number of categories. Sam Beardon shortlisted for Technical Apprentice of the Year Sam’s entry focussed on his progression through A-one+ as part of the first intake of apprentices in […]

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Seasons Greetings

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to friends, colleagues, clients and partners. While visiting your family and friends over this Christmas break please spare a thought for 24 hour service providers such as our road workers. They will be working hard keeping our road network safe, and free-flowing, battling severe weather and responding to incidents. Merry Christmas and a safe […]

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Christmas Jumpers

In-keeping with the season of goodwill our teams participated in Christmas Jumper Day on 15 December raising a whopping £442.45 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and £84.40 for Save the Children. With a prize for the ‘best dressed’ we made sure depot based staff could participate by send a photo of themselves wearing their festive fashion. […]

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Highway Efficiency

The annual Highways Awards 2017 (formerly Highways Magazine Awards) took place on 18 October and A-one+ came away category winners once more. We were shortlisted for three categories on the night. Team of the Year, Product of the Year and Highway Maintenance Efficiency. Our Team of the Year entry was recognised as one of only a handful of Highly Commended […]

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Eco Excellence

LED lighting leading the way once again and winning another award at the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) annual regional awards event Celebrating Construction in South Yorkshire. In the Eco category our multi-award winning Sculp Gantry Lighting was once again successful scooping the top prize. This award recognises a project that demonstrates commitment to policies and practices […]

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The Road to Tomorrow

The Road to Tomorrow Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) Conference 2017. October 25, 09:30 to 16:30 ETC St Pauls, 200 Aldersgate, EC1A 4HD ‘The Road to Tomorrow’ will provide the opportunity to hear the latest developments and emerging thinking on highways management and maintenance from the Department of Transport, clients and industry. The event is […]

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CIHT WINNERS

The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (Yorkshire & the Humber) Awards 2017 took place last Friday. A-one+ swept the board winning  2 out of 4 awards and a highly commended in a third.  These awards are designed to recognise the best young engineering talent and best projects delivered in the region, in the highways and […]

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CIHT Regionals

As dedicated CIHT partners A-one+ is supporting the Yorkshire and Humber Annual Awards 2017 on Friday 29 September at the Leeds City Hilton. We have been  shortlisted for the following awards; Best Small Highways & Transportation Project Award :- A64 Askham Bryan Junction Ultigrip A63 South Cave to Welton M621, M180, M18 Sculp Lighting Apprentice of the […]

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Highways Awards

The Highways Awards (formerly the Highways Magazine Excellence Awards) 2017 shortlist was recently announced and A-one+ is delighted to be shortlisted for three categories. Our entries this year highlight our drive towards industry collaboration with all three of our shortlisted entries working in partnership with client or supplier. The full shortlist can be found here Highways Awards. A-one+ […]

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Mental Health Matters

Our team of Mental Health First Aiders have undergone intensive training and are ready to listen. What is Mental Health First Aid? It is help given to someone experiencing a mental health problem before professional help is obtained. MHFA does not teach people to be therapists but it gives people skills to notice symptoms and provide […]

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Quarry Visit

Another site visit for the A-one+ team this week. This time we have visited a Tarmac quarry and an asphalt plant to tour the sites, learn about the materials we use on schemes and how it is processed.       The visit started at Dry Rigg and Arcow Quarries with a site induction followed by a tour where the […]

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UK IPV First

A-one+ unveils UK first in impact protection The first two of six new vehicles with a unique new Blade crash cushion will be on the roads of Area 4 in the south east from the beginning of August. As main contractor, we are taking safety back in house. Our operatives carrying out repair and maintenance on the roads […]

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Forum for the Future

Over 170 supply chain partners, stakeholders and staff attended the A-one+ inaugural Area 4 supply chain event ‘Forum for the Future’ last week in Maidstone, Kent.    The purpose was to bring together the supply chain network in Area 4 in preparation for investment in the coming years, to foster relations and align aims to […]

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Summer Wellbeing

Just recently we undertook an intense weekend project over the hottest weekend of the year so far. Thankfully part of the project plan included mitigating risks from the heat for our operatives and sub-contractors. Planning ahead to take care of each other has now become the norm thanks to our annual health and wellbeing calendar […]

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CH2M Visit

A-one+ welcomed visitors from parent company CH2M today to meet with and update colleagues about future growth strategy, current work and company structure. The team included Gareth Heatley, Operations Director North UK and Europe; Mike Birch, UK North Development Director and A-one+ joint venture board member; Richard Keys, Operations Manager; Jon Harding, Highways Client Account […]

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Innovation Incubator

Meeting the needs of stringent efficiency targets is never an easy feat to achieve. At A-one+ the team recently tried a new way of fostering ideas. Introducing the innovation incubator. The idea itself was born from the need to create a ‘new’ and ‘innovative’ way capturing and adopting ideas. And so, the innovation incubator was […]

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Not Just For Boys

International Women in Engineering Day takes place on 23 June annually. This day focuses attention on the amazing careers in engineering and technical roles for girls, and allows us to celebrate the achievements of our outstanding women engineers.             A-one+ has created a suite of personal bios to celebrate our women in engineering. The purpose is […]

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CIHT Award Winners

Industry representatives gathered at the Troxy, London yesterday to celebrate a number of highways and transportation projects at the prestigious CIHT Awards ceremony. The 12th annual CIHT Awards saw the outstanding achievements of colleagues working in the sector rewarded and their work promoted as best practice to the industry. Well-deserved winners took to the stage to accept their […]

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Transport Scotland visit

During May, A-one+ and Highways England hosted a visit from Transport Scotland. The purpose of the visit was to share our joint learning of collaborative programme planning. The visit included introductions to both organisations, Highways England and A-one+ as well as talking about why we collaborate and how we implemented the approach on our maintenance schemes. There was an opportunity […]

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Commitment to Inclusion

One of our five company values is about developing, valuing and respecting our people. We wanted to demonstrate how serious we are about achieving this and creating an inclusive environment for our business, we also wanted to show just how important for our  leaders that we foster that culture and behaviour. We recently asked our  executive leadership team what they […]

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CIHT Shortlist

The CIHT Awards are a celebration of the highways and transportation industry and seen as an opportunity to reward the remarkable achievements of those working in the sector and to promote their professionalism as best practice to a wider industry audience. A-one+ has been shortlisted for the CIHT Innovation award for the ground breaking development of LED […]

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Developing Trainees

A visit to a major construction site on the A160 was arranged for our civil engineer apprentices and developing technicians and engineers. This was the first opportunity for them see the development of major works. The visit was arranged as part of ongoing development of staff within A-one+ and a good opportunity to gain practical insight and understanding […]

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Continuing Excellence

On March 17 A-one+ were invited to pick up their continuing excellence standard for the North East Better Health at Work award. This is our fifth consecutive year of participation, working our way through four levels from bronze to gold and we are now in our second year of continuing excellence which is a great […]

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TWIN WINS

Flying the flag for the highway maintenance industry, A-one+ walked away with two winners trophies last Friday at the prestigious Committed to Construction in Humberside and West Yorkshire Awards 2017(CCIHWY 17). Barrier Master product won ‘Committed to Innovation’ award and Sculp LED gantry lighting won ‘Committed to Sustainability’.  A-one+ were also shortlisted for collaborative working, social value and team of […]

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Industry-first helmet

New helmet designed to provide all-round safety for A-one+ workers Military technology used in the car industry has been added to safety helmets for the first time to create a unique helmet that offers high level protection from all angles. Highways engineering provider A-one+ has teamed up with industry experts after failing to find a helmet […]

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Highways England winners

A-one+ is celebrating a double success having been recognised for safety, health and wellbeing for the Barrier Master product and managing down costs and improving value for the Sculp LED gantry lighting solution, as part of the Highways England Supplier Recognition Scheme.

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Shortlist Announced

We have submitted a number of entries into the Committed to Construction in Humber and West Yorkshire Awards 2017. These awards celebrate the high quality of work by all sectors of the construction industry and highlight the broadest possible spectrum of construction excellence being delivered in the region. The shortlist has been announced recently and […]

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Highways England Shortlist

Once again we are shortlisted for the Highways England Supplier Recognition scheme. Our two shortlisted entries are the Barrier Master product for Safety, Health and Wellbeing category and the Led gantry lighting innovation for Improving Value and Managing Down Cost. The scheme recognises the vital contribution made by Highways England’s suppliers who help modernise, maintain and operate England’s network of […]

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Grit Awards 2017

Our annual Grit Awards winners were announced last night during a special ceremony at Thorpe Park Hotel, Leeds. The overall individual runner up was awarded to Stuart Allanson from Area 12 with the individual winners prize going to Fraser Hyndman also from Area 12.       The overall team award went to David Wheatley and […]

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Merry Christmas

Seasons greetings to you all. While you are visiting family and friends over the Christmas break please spare a thought for all 24 hour service providers such as our road workers. They will be working hard keeping our highway network moving and safe, battling severe weather and responding to incidents. Thank you to our network teams.

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Out Now!

Make yourself a brew and grab a mince pie. Our second issue of Network Guardian is out now. This is our company magazine where we share our solutions, communicate our collaboration and highlight our heroes.   This edition features articles about the M20 bridge collapse and our cold repave process. You can find out  how […]

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Win for Wellbeing

The winners of the inaugural Construction Investing in Talent Awards have been announced as A-one+ delivers a health hat trick after being selected as winner of the Best Wellbeing Initiative. The black tie ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane in central London brought together almost 400 people from across construction HR, recruitment, talent and […]

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Apprentices Assemble

Integrated highway services provider A-one+ has opened its doors once again, welcoming another three apprentices to new positions at its Yorkshire base in Normanton, boosting the total number of apprentices to seven in the last two years. The three new apprentices aged between 17 and 19 joined our team during the first week in September […]

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Driving Rain

Highways England has launched a campaign  urging drivers to slow down when driving in rain after a large number of  people were killed or seriously injured when driving in rain last year. The new safety campaign is called ‘when it rains, it kills’ and highlights that even driving within the speed limit in wet weather could […]

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Considerate Constructors

Our incredible teams have been recognised once again at the annual Considerate Constructor Awards Ceremony in London today. Our Area 12 team based in Wakefield were Overall Company Winners in 2015 and were presented with a Silver award this year in recognition of their continued commitment despite undergoing transfer to a new operating contract.   Area […]

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ANOTHER DOUBLE!

DOUBLE WIN FOR A-ONE+ AT RSPH AWARDS 2016 Thursday 27 October A-one+ claimed the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Award  at the RSPH Awards 2016 – the UK’s premier national health and wellbeing awards event. The event saw the public health community come together to celebrate outstanding contributions to championing the public’s health. A-one+ was recognised […]

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Equality Winners

We scooped not one but two wins last week at the Equality North East Awards 2016 during a special presentation evening at Ramside Hall in Durham.   We entered and won the ‘Improving Working Lives’ category based on their ongoing commitment to health and well being in the workplace. The submission demonstrated a range of activities organised […]

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Contract Success

A-one+ announced two major maintenance contracts with Highways England today. The contracts for Area 12 Yorkshire and Humberside and Area 4 in Kent will commence from June 2016 for five years and have a combined estimated value of between £140m and £165m per year with a potential three year extension on both. The contracts will […]

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Four Million Hours

A-one+ has passed a doubly significant landmark, reaching an impressive one thousand days and four million working hours without a reportable accident. The integrated highways service provider has a long standing commitment to health, safety and welfare, underpinned by the company value of ‘always putting safety first’. The shared joint venture between CH2M, Colas and […]

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