A huge congratulations to Milestone Infrastructure on being shortlisted for three Construction News Workforce Awards.

Milestone has been shortlisted for the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year Award. This award celebrates businesses who have demonstrated innovation in the field. The shortlisting is for Milestone’s ‘It Starts With Me – Creating Safety Culture’ programme rollout on its Oxfordshire contract. The ‘Creating Safety Culture’ safety programme focuses on a proactive, rather than reactive, safety management approach, showcased by the fantastic result in zero lost time injuries on this contract, meaning no injuries resulting in time off work, over the past year.

The second shortlisting goes to Milestone’s Oxfordshire team, for Project Team of the Year. As part of Milestone’s contract with Oxfordshire County Council, it was jointly agreed by the business and its client to develop a contract Alliance focussed on collaboration. This Alliance includes Milestone supply chain partners, Aggregate Industries, Hazell & Jefferies, Colas, Drayton Construction and MJ Titchmarsh.

Over the past year, the Alliance have taken part in combined workshops to identify key objectives around cost saving, carbon reduction and enhanced social value. This joint approach has delivered efficiency savings of up to 15% whilst reducing carbon by 3,706tCO2e over the past year, a reduction of over 27%.

We are proud to announce that the third shortlisting celebrates Macy Richards, finalist in the Apprentice of the Year category. Macy, a degree apprentice who works on Milestone’s Highways Partnership Contract for Oxfordshire County Council, has been shortlisted for her tremendous enthusiasm, communication skills and initiative.

Starting during the pandemic, Macy had the extra difficulty of learning about the job while much of her time was spent remote working, but her abilities have shone through, particularly with her leadership of the Graduate and Trainee Forum.

Speaking on her shortlisting, Macy said: “I am so pleased to have been shortlisted for this award and to have my hard work recognised at such an amazing level. I have been so lucky to have such a great experience as an apprentice with Milestone. It has been incredible to see the willingness of everyone in the team to support early careers staff. I am excited to continue developing my career with Milestone with the hope of completing my degree, Incorporated Engineer status and more.”

Speaking on being shortlisted in three categories, Richard Lovewell, Business Director for Milestone’s Oxfordshire contract, said: “To be shortlisted for 3 award categories demonstrates the efforts across the Milestone contract team to maximise added value for our clients. Whether this is across health, safety & wellbeing, collaboration, carbon reduction or early careers, the team is consistently striving to deliver an exemplar service and for this to be recognised nationally by Construction News is a fantastic achievement.”

The Construction News Workforce Awards aim to recognise the outstanding achievements of those striving to make the industry and their organisations great places to work, recognising those making a difference in recruitment, workforce development, wellbeing, diversity, inclusion and more.

The event will take place on Thursday 16 November at JW Marriott Grosvenor House, London.

Congratulations to everyone involved and best of luck.

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