The end of an era – thank you and goodbye.
“Together we have had some incredible achievements, delivering £800m of work on the network over the MAC and ASC, providing the return expected by our Parent Companies, exceeding 7.5m hours RIDDOR free, setting the bar for excellence in client and customer service, being leaders in LEAN and innovation with over 50 industry awards and achieving consistently the highest scores under CPF.”
Brian Stratham, General Manager, A-One+
On 31st March 2022, Area 12 Asset Support Contract in Yorkshire and North East, the last A-one+ contract with National Highways, ends. The contract is being replaced as part of the new National Highways Scheme Delivery Framework commencing on 1st April 2022.
Established in 2003 as A-one by parent companies Halcrow (now part of Jacobs) and Colas, our venture was later re-branded as A-one+ following the addition of a third parent company, Costain.
The expertise and experience of our people with support from our parent companies and dedicated supply chain has always placed safety, customer, collaboration and innovation at the heart of delivery. In recognition of this our organisation was awarded MAC and ASC contracts for Area 14, 12, 10, 7 and 4, delivering work on behalf of our client National Highways.
Our success has been built on developing great relationships and an engaging positive culture, sharing learning with our supply chain who have worked with us in a collaborative two-way process, throughout all contracts.
A-one+ was recognised as an organisation that prioritises the safety and well-being of all, our Health and Safety WISHES programme is multi award winning and recognised across the industry as a model of excellence; we are incredibly proud that to date we stand at 7.5million hours RIDDOR free.
We’ve supported many industry initiatives such as Women in Engineering, STEM and National Customer Service Week as well as having engaged local communities through school visits and engagement with numerous parish councils and resident groups. In the last year alone, and in support of National Highways Customer imperative, we’ve provided advance notice communications to over 45 thousand residents and businesses to keep them informed about road maintenance activities and associated Traffic Management diversions in their area.
Our General Manager, Brian Statham says – “I have been extremely proud to be part of the A-one+ family and as General Manager for Area 12 since August 2012 this has been the highlight of my career to work with people who are passionate about their job and caring for each other. Working collaboratively with our client and an exceptional supply chain we have led our sector in terms of health and safety, customer service and delivery through innovation and lean techniques, with over 50 industry awards over the past 10 years. I am looking forward to a new role with National Highways and a continuation of great collaboration with the new SDF framework.”
The A-one+ family will take this expertise and learning forward into new roles; many of the team are joining National Highways under the new SDF contract or working for Jacobs as the incoming provider for the SDF Design framework, whereas some are returning to roles within parent companies or moving onto new opportunities.
Many of the companies we have collaborated with in our supply chain will continue to deliver services the Yorkshire and North East network under the new National Highways SDF framework.
Unfortunately, the uncertainly around the pandemic has meant we have been unable to get together collectively to say farewell, however, in our final update, we would like to thank and acknowledge every single member of the A-one+ family and supply chain for your dedication, expertise and friendship over the last 19 years and to National Highways for their continued support.
From all at A-One+, it’s been a pleasure working for and with you.
Need to get in touch?
Until June 2022, you can contact our legacy team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our parent companies can be contacted using the details below:-
- Colas – email@example.com
- Costain – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jacobs – via the website www.jacobs.com