More than 70 senior highways mangers from local authorities across Wales and the South West have attended a supply chain forum hosted by Tarmac and Total. The forum was designed to encourage collaborative working.
Debates and discussions focused on a range of topical industry issues, from the latest technical and sustainable product innovations and developments, to the AIA Annual Alarm Survey, as well as funding challenges for local government.
The key speakers were from both local authorities and the private sector, including South Gloucestershire Council, Norfolk County Council, Cardiff Council, Nottingham University, Metis, Tarmac, and Total. The forum is the latest in an ongoing series of accredited learning events for local authority highways professionals organised by Tarmac, which encourage debate on the challenges and opportunities facing local government in maintaining the road network.
“The way we build, maintain, and manage our roads is undergoing a period of unprecedented change, with over-specification and sustainability increasingly offering opportunities to drive improvements,” said Toby Pyper, Regional Director – South at Contracting for Tarmac. “As the volume and expectations of road users continue to rise and local authority budgets face continued pressure, there is a growing recognition of the need for continued collaboration to improve the management of our highways.”
“This was another successful day for Tarmac and Total Bitumen,” said Rick Ashton, Market Development Manager for Total Bitumen. “This strong partnership is delivering tangible benefits for clients through sharing best practice, driving efficiencies in the highways sector, and assisting customers to optimise their materials selection.”
“The annual forum is a great way to engage with our customers,” said Brian Kent, National Technical Director at Tarmac. “It was a productive and rewarding session and we are delighted to be able to combine the opportunity for delegates to learn from industry peers, while supporting their professional development.”
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