Q and A: 'Our future is about embracing change'


Surveyor’s Highway Management conference this month will see the whole industry - national and local, public and private - discuss the best way forward for maintaining and developing the UK road network.

The conference’s keynote speaker, David Brewer, executive director of delivery and development at Highways England, talks to Adrian Tatum about the future of the strategic network.

Q. How does Highways England propose to continue its work around collaboration with the whole highways supply chain?

Collaboration with all of the supply chain will be key to us delivering safer, more freeflowing roads in England. We already work closely with our suppliers across the country and we will look to build on this over the next five years.

David Brewer, executive director at Highways England

Earlier this year we established our Engagement Council where we and around 80 of our partners in the supply chain will meet twice a year to share best practice and drive collaboration across the highways sector.

As part of this, there are working groups dedicated to specific priority areas such as productivity and performance, and building capability and skills. We are confident that this will help us grow and develop ourselves and our supply chain as we deliver record investment in our major roads.


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