We’re delighted to announce the shortlist for the ITS UK Awards below!

The winners will be revealed at the ITS UK President’s Dinner on 31 October in London!

The Shortlist

Rees Hills Award for Outstanding Personal Contribution

  • Graham Hanson, Head of Smarter Traffic Management, Traffic & Technology Division, Roads and Local Group at the Department for Transport
  • Andrew Davidson, former National Operations Manager, Transport Scotland
  • Keith Manston, Head of Product Management, Yunex Traffic

Jennie Martin Award for ITS Woman of the Year

  • Lucy Wickham, ITS Group Technical Director, WSP
  • Suzana Harrison, ELT Lead, Yunex Traffic
  • Wendy Atkinson, Associate Director, Arcadis IBI Group
  • Zeina Nazer, Co-Founder, Cities Forum

Eric Sampson Award for Early Careers Professional of the Year

  • This Award is still open for entries! If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else, please fill in this nomination form below and send it to contact@its-uk.org by Friday 6 October!

Fill in the nomination form here

Frontline Hero award

  • James Sharpe, LED Replacement, National Highways,
  • Jase Say, Technical Support and Service, Neology UK
  • Tom Duckham, CEO, Redspeed International

Exporter of the Year Award

  • Neology UK
  • Yunex Traffic

Client of the Year Award

  • The Client of the Year Award winner will be announced on the evening of 31 October

Active Travel Award

  • Starling Product Suite including Starling Detector and Starling Intelligence | Starling Technologies
  • Ultra Smart Cycle System | Glasgow City Council
  • Steer led report on behalf of Lime called ‘Lime in London: Assessing the benefits of shared e-bike services and recommendations for future regulation’ | Steer Group

Better Environment through Technology Award

  • Urban-Air Port – Worlds First Vertiport | Sunil Budhdeo, Coventry City Council,
  • Solent Future Transport Zone: E-Scooter Scheme | University of Southampton and Solent Transport
  • Connected Site – Plant Telemetry (M6 J21a to J26) |WSP
  • Yunex Traffic

Best Use of Data or Connectivity Award

  • Evaluating Traffic Signal Control Strategies on the M27 J7 with FVD | 4Way Consulting
  • Future Proofing the M8 Corridor, Scotland | Clearview Intelligence & Transport Scotland
  • Protecting road workers, road users and on-site assets with solar-powered technology towers – A38 Chudleigh, Devon | Clearway
  • Danish Road Pricing Trial using NeoRide Solution – helping Danish Ministry of Transport to understand Road User Charging in the future | Neology UK
  • The role of ITS in enhancing efficiencies and creating a more coordinated transport network throughout Derbyshire’. David Hilton Barber – Derbyshire County Council; Andrea Newman | SWARCO UK & Ireland ltd
  • Common Operational View Incident Management System (COV IMS) built by TfL and Sopra Steria | Sopra Steria
  • M6 Toll Virtual Variable Messaging System (VVMS) | Transport for the West Midlands
  • Lanternn by Valerann™ (cloud-native ATMS) | Valerann

Enforcement Scheme Award

  • Roadside Vehicle Noise Measurement Phase 3 (Noise Camera Trials) | Aktins Jacobs Joint Venture
  • UK first Distracted Driver Road Safety Trial in collaboration with Imperial College London and Westcotec | Redspeed International

Public Transport Award

  • Machine Learning & AI Powering Google Real-Time data feeds in Sofia | Theoremus
  • Helsinki Metro 5G Pilot | WSP UK
  • Using People Movement data to increase bus patronage in Plymouth | Amey
  • “Wiltshire Connect” – Demand-Responsive Transport Service powered by ioki software together with Wiltshire County Council | ioki

Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Award

  • ServCity project | TRL
  • Safety Pool™ Scenario Database | WMG, University of Warwick
  • TeCall – making the most of eCall | VESOS
  • RoadTrace and SafetyView Harsh braking insight | Gaist Solutions Ltd,
  • Self driving but guided by people (Project consortium: Reed Mobility, DG Cities, TRL, April6 and Humanising Autonomy) | Reed Mobility

Other Awards

There are two additional Awards that will be presented on the evening:

  • Project of the Year Award: Presented to the overall winner, selected by the ITS UK Board from the above “project” categories to celebrate one outstanding winner who has truly impressed the judges and demonstrated excellence and innovation in all relevant areas.  Please note, you do not need to provide a separate nomination form for this award – all nominated projects will be automatically entered.
  • People’s Choice Award: A brand-new Award for 2023, the People’s Choice Award will be given to a project or solution specifically chosen and voted for by our Members and the wider industry. Please note, you do not need to provide a separate nomination form for this award – simply select if you want your award to be entered into the People’s Choice Award on the nomination form.

Judging Criteria

The general criteria below are intended to apply to people, organisations and projects. However, for more specific criteria for each of particular award, please continue scrolling. The judges will look for clear and quantitative evidence of the criteria, but will also consider more qualitative evidence and will exercise personal judgement.

  1. Innovative – an innovative development bringing together different initiatives and technologies
  2. Well developed – past the “bright idea” and prototype stage and showing proven technology or business benefits
  3. Sustainable – durable and likely to have a lasting impact/benefit on ITS
  4. Transferrable – capable of being transferred to other locations/applications 
  5. Interoperable – showing (or be capable of) integration with other ITS developments
  6. Impact – demonstrable beneficial effects (safety, environmental, congestion, economy, inclusiveness, publicity etc.) above that achievable without ITS
  7. Leadership – evidence of long-term commitment, leadership, and willingness to be involved
  8. Forward thinking – reflects progressiveness and a futuristic outlook