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The ICW Collaborative Working Awards 2022

Date: Wednesday 14th December 2022
Venue: House of Lords
Sponsored by BSI

We are pleased to announce that, in spite of sub-zero temperatures, national rail strikes, and a minor logistical hitch that resulted in the name badges, pens, banners, certificates, and awards failing to arrive (we think it was due to King Charles being in the House of Lords and all the heightened security that accompanied that, although sadly he didn't poke his head round the door to see what was going on in the Cholmondeley Room), the ICW Collaborative Working Awards went ahead as scheduled and boasted a very impressive turnout. The Awards were once again sponsored by BSI and presented at the House of Lords on the evening of Wednesday 14th December 2022.

Lord Evans provided the warm welcome (much-needed on such a cold evening), and once again offered an amusing and pertinent poem of his own creation. Speakers included Pietro Foschi, BSI, Frank Lee, ICW CEO, David Lockwood, Babcock, and Monsieur Grégory Bartholoméus. The awards were announced by Simon Healey of BSI, and the awards themselves will be forwarded to the winners forthwith.

This year's ICW Collaboration Awards Winners

Industry Collaboration:
HS2 Limited & JV Main Works Civil Contractors

HS2 is Europe's largest infrastructure project. Working collaboratively across the supply chain gave HS2 and its Joint venture partners into hundreds of critical suppliers and enabled the identification of risks and opportunities impacting efficient flows of plant, labour and materials to HS2 sites to support best value for the taxpayer.

Public Sector:
Mott Macdonald & Conwy County Council

The project was to deliver new coastal protection safeguarding the town for the next 100 years and delivering regeneration initiatives to draw in new investment working alongside the local community. The focus was to foster collaboration with a wide and diverse community to inform design an delivery to ensure delivering benefits for the local future.

Public-Private Collaboration:
OP Unify Team Babcock, DE&S & Field Army

Operation UNIFY is a unique collaboration for the British army, bringing together DE&S , Babcock and field army to create cross organisational team to drive innovation. was implemented to build on the government lead strategic partnering programmes to work collaboratively in supporting the SPTC enterprise to overcome barriers, facilitate problems solving and drive innovate and continuous improvement to improve service delivery.

Supply Chain:
Sellafield Limited Project Partner Programme

Focusing on providing value for money the Project Partner Programme and Project Delivery Directorate opted to step away from their traditional supply chain approaches to adopted a framework that was a more effective approach to major capital projects expenditure and outcomes. Benefits have included improved cost management, local employment, outcomes and workforce skills within a one team approach.

East Coast Digital Programme

The East Coast Digital Programme is the first deployment of digital signalling on an intercity main railway in the UK fitting latest in-cab technology. The collaboration included Network rail, TOCs and FOCs, the supply chain and industry bodies. Their partnership based on people first, outcomes focus enabled by technology has transformed relationships delivering their path finder project in under two years and opening the way to further major investment.

Collaboration in Defence:
F35 Beddown programme Mott Macdonald & Jacobs

In support of the Defence infrastructure Organisations request for a more integrated approach to support the USAF at Lakenheath to provide a more dynamic and proactive response to contractors and stakeholders as an innovative collaborative approach to providing best people and services to meet UK/US. Through their one team approach they have so far realised some £12 million of savings and reduced the programme delivery.

Social Impact:
Transdev STDE & CUD Public Transport Agency

For over 30 years of collaboration to in supporting public transport for the Dunkerque community Transdev and CUD TA they created a high level of trust, leadership, problems solving, innovation and value creation. Their collaboration the biggest 100% free network in Europe servicing 17.6 million passengers per year . Maintaining high levels of safety and performance during the covid pandemic whilst continuing to drive their programme GHG reduction.

Levenmouth Rail link Transport Scotland & Fife Council

The Levenmouth Rail Link enterprise was created to deliver a solution to benefit the rail industry, passengers and Scottish taxpayers. Focused on providing reduced risk, social mobility, health and economic recovery, the enterprise has generated savings of circa £3 million against the original business case, recycled 100% of track materials and engaged over 250 young people from local schools. It has also led to the creation of a £10.6 million fund for local projects between Transport Scotland and Fife Council.

Collaboration for National Security:
The Armour Centre, Babcock & DSG

The Armour Centre manages a fleet of circa 400 military mobile equipment from heavy tracked vehicles, protected platforms and support. Babcock TMASS provide instruction, planning and maintenance with Babcock DSG providing engineering capability. The collaborative programme was instigated to align fleet management to customer requirements and improve availability from 30% to reaching its current 60% today to enhance our defence capability.

Collaborative Leadership:
East West Rail Alliance, Atkins, Laing O'Rourke, Network Rail & Volker Rail

The East West Rail Alliance was formed to reinstate a mothballed and complex rail route linking people with new jobs and homes. It required numerous disciplines and services to deliver as pone organisations building on existing successful partnerships to explore and deploy innovation and challenge existing ways of working to create cost, time and programme efficiencies.

Tru West Alliance, Amey, ARUP, Bam, Siemens & Network Rail

The Tru West alliance is transforming the rail network between Manchester and Leeds as part of the Trans Pennine route upgrade a multi billion pounds long term infrastructure programme. The creation of a collaboration hub facilitates the the drawing on best people, technology , expertise and innovation together proven best practice to deliver real value for the Taxpayer.

Chairman's Award:
Team Convergence, Babcock & BAE Systems

BAE Systems and Babcock formed Team convergence to support naval gunnery systems. The collaboration was set up to increase the scope and performance of new support contract bringing together in service support, manufacture and design authority to keep the systems in service up to 2039 and has now expanded to cover a range of stakeholders and contracts.

More photos from the event

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