Supporting Partners


The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) represents local authority county, unitary and metropolitan Directors across England. Operating at the strategic tier of local government, members are responsible for delivering public services that primarily relate to the physical environment and the economy, but which have a significant impact on all aspects of the nation’s well-being. ADEPT represents members' interests by proactively engaging central Government on emerging policies & issues, promoting initiatives aimed at influencing Government policy and through the development of best practices, and responding to European and UK Government initiatives and consultations. Our wider membership includes Local Enterprise Partnerships, combined authorities, sub-national transport bodies and Corporate Partners.



The Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA) aspires to be the leading voice of the highways term management and maintenance industry, sharing knowledge and feedback, fostering best practice and improved industry standards, whilst influencing government and other stakeholders’ policies. HTMA was established in April 2005 to promote the positive contribution that the highways management and maintenance industry makes to the nation and to be an effective influencing voice on behalf of the Industry. Its members are some of the best known consulting engineers, construction companies and service providers in the UK and are a vital element in the community, maintaining the basic infrastructure needed to underpin a fast-moving, flexible economy.


Highways England

Highways England is the government company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads. Formerly the Highways Agency, it became a government company in April 2015, with a road network that totals around 4,300 miles. While this represents only 2% of all roads in England by length, these roads carry a third of all traffic by mileage and two thirds of all heavy goods traffic. Highways England delivers £15 billion of investment on its road network as described in the government’s Road Investment strategy. This includes £11 billion of capital funding committed between 2015 and 2020 – as set out in its Strategic Business Plan.



ITS (UK) is the UK association for the promotion of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). It works to bring the benefits that ITS can offer in terms of economic efficiency, transport safety, and environmental benefits to the United Kingdom - and at the same time expand the ITS market. The membership, over 150 UK organisations, comprises Government Departments, Local Authorities, consultants, manufacturing and service companies, and academic and research institutions. Members benefit from ITS United Kingdom activities including seminars, workshops and regular news dissemination. ITS (UK) encourages discussion on issues such as public/private co-operation, standards, legislation, information provision and new technology.



The Department for Transport and our agencies employ around 18,245 staff and 354 non-payroll staff, who work in locations across the country. We work with our agencies and partners to support the transport network that helps the UK’s businesses and gets people and goods travelling around the country. We plan and invest in transport infrastructure to keep the UK on the move. Our priorities are, boosting economic growth and opportunity, building a One Nation Britain, improving journeys, and safe, secure and sustainable transport.



The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) is a charity, learned society and membership body with 12 UK regions and a number of international groups. The CIHT represents and qualifies professionals who plan, design, build, manage and operate transport and infrastructure. We offer routes to qualifications including Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer and Engineering Technician, the SoRSA Certificate of Competency and Transport Planning Professional. The CIHT is the leading voice of the highways and transportation infrastructure profession. We are the prime source of advice for national and local government as well as other strategic stakeholders when they are seeking technical expertise and knowledge to guide future policy and investment.



The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) provides professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition. It has been registering engineers and technicians with the Engineering Council since 1972 and accrediting academic courses since 1989. You can take advantage of our extensive highways experience and trained specialist advisors, mentors and reviewers by becoming a member. IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience. We’re proud of our long history and providing our members with 40 plus years of highways experience.



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