Developing people


A-one+ has been named People Development winners at the 2017 Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber Awards.

The People Development Award aims to recognise organisations that capture full value of their resource, proactively cascading education throughout their teams, developing highly motivated people and making a significant impact on the future of the construction industry.

Our entry told of our; Engage for Success programme, wider training programme, STEM* ambassador activity, Investors in Diversity agenda, apprentice programme, pencil case workshops and partnering with and promoting Considerate Constructor Scheme.

And, as regional winners, our submission will now go forward to the national finals later this year.

In addition to winning the category for people development, A-one+ was also highly commended for innovation for a lighting improvement scheme on the M62 J22-25 where we converted 1,224 lamps to energy saving LEDs, generating £3.2M of energy savings for Highways England over the lamp life.

This is the sixth industry recognised win in as many months for the integrated highway services provider where recent successes include several wins for our LED gantry lighting technology (Sculpline) developed with Urbis Shreder and further wins for our Barrier Master product engineered with Postpullers UK.

Managing Director for A-one+ Clive Leadbetter, said; “We are thrilled to be named as winners of the People Development Award. The strategic road network is the lifeblood of our economy and it’s vital that our people, who keep that network functioning day to day; are respected, valued and developed as well as given opportunities to engage with the communities where we live and work

“Equally important; the culture of respect and value empowers our people to be innovative helping meet our client and customer needs and improving our industry.”

The awards took place at a prestigious ceremony on Friday 7 July at the Queens Hotel, Leeds.

A-one+ is a shared joint venture between Ch2m, Colas and Costain carrying out maintenance and repairs on motorways and trunk roads on behalf of Highways England.

*STEM is a recognised term for the academic discipline of science technology engineering mathmatics