The CECA Midlands Council, of which Tripod Crest’s Jo Salmon is a Member, has now opened its 2017 awards looking for the best talent and greatest projects from the civil engineering contractors it represents.
Much has been written about the shortage of skilled workers being a barrier to the growth of our sector. So the recruitment and development of apprentices is a vital way of bringing new people into the industry and addressing this gap, while providing long term, successful careers for young people.
Contract supervisor Nigel Summers is championing the next generation of surfacing specialists, which means Tripod Crest now has a growing number of new recruits who are only in their twenties, with a strong career path ahead and a host of opportunities for promotion.
Prioritising the road-user is a key objective in keeping the traffic and the economy moving on England’s motorways and trunk roads. To this end, highways contractors are adopting forward planning initiatives to prepare for the different types of incidents that lead to closures of individual lanes or even entire roads.
Highways UK was Tripod Crest’s first ever attendance at an exhibition for the highways and infrastructure sector and, according to group operations director Daniel Morgan, it was well worth the investment.