M Group Services, a leading provider of services to essential infrastructure markets in the UK, has celebrated the delivery and dedication of people who have gone the extra mile in its first Beyond Expectations Awards ceremony.

Designed to recognise great performance across M Group Services and its operating businesses, the event was hosted by Andrew Findlay, M Group Services’ Chief Financial Officer and Designate CEO, at the Soho Hotel in London.

The awards, the first to be hosted across the whole Group, reflect its four values: People, Safety, Delivery and Integrity.

Andrew Findlay said: “Our people are the heart of our organisation and all it achieves. Our new Beyond Expectations Awards are an important way to recognise the brilliance and success of our people who regularly go above and beyond in their delivery for our clients and their customers.

“We are proud to celebrate their achievements and it was a privilege for me to present the awards. I congratulate everyone who has been recognised this year.”

Please click the link below to see our worthy award winners and runners up for Milestone Infrastructure:

Team of the Year:

Winner: Milestone Infrastructure Hampshire Highways Storm Response team. When storms Dudley, Eunice and Franklin hit the UK in February, Hampshire was one of the hardest hit areas. Members of the Hampshire Highways team was dealing with around 3,000 damaged or fallen trees whilst keeping wider services running.

Runner up: Milestone Infrastructure Oxfordshire Highways team. The team has won two national awards for its ‘Creating Safety’ initiative and health and safety innovation. The team’s positive focus has led to a 62% reduction in service strikes.


Safe Team Award:

Winner: Milestone Infrastructure Creating Safety Team for Oxfordshire Highways. The Oxfordshire Highways leadership team created a proactive ‘Creating Safety initiative’ focused on changing day-to-day operational health and safety. They have contributed 150 individual safety and efficiency ideas through the scheme so far.

Individual Delivery Award:

Winner: Gerald Barnett, Senior Accountant at Milestone Infrastructure. Gerald used his own time to develop a Resource Allocation Module to collect weekly data across Milestone Infrastructure’s contract with Oxfordshire County Council (Award collected by Business Director, Richard Lovewell)

Runner up: Jason Hanney, Chief Estimator at Milestone Infrastructure. Jason came up with the idea to create a carbon calculator tool, designed to help estimate the embodied carbon associated with a project or a scheme at all stages.

Team Delivery Award:


Graham Dodes, Operations Delivery Manager, Shane Wilding, Area Manager and Zeke Rowe, Highways & Streetlighting Maintenance Manager with all members of the highways and street lighting depot team at Milestone Infrastructure. The teams came together following leadership changes and have seen a huge improvement in depot performance due to collaboration.

Innovation Champion Award:

Runner Up: Lyn Blackwell, Buyer at Milestone Infrastructure. Lyn’s persistence in sourcing new concrete bollards led to sourcing a safer and greener alternative (award collected by Design and Build Manager, William Norman)

Environmental Sustainability Award:

Runner Up: Keith McWilliams, Contract Manager at Milestone Infrastructure and the Peterborough Highways Contract. Under Keith McWilliam’s leadership, the team has achieved a 43% carbon reduction.

In addition, the judges awarded Highly Commended certificate to six people who they felt deserved special recognition.

Dan Clover, Highways Supervisor for Milestone Infrastructure Hampshire Highways contract. Dan and his team have made a huge difference to the environmental compliance of the Totton Depot.

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