tbf Traffic wins industry performance award

tbf Traffic won an Anglian Water Suppliers Award for Performance for its innovative ‘Do Not Walk By’ cards.

The awards were announced at Anglian Water’s (AW) first virtual supplier engagement event on 21 October 2020.

“Keeping highways safe and spotless is the right thing to do, from both a business perspective and a moral one,” said Darren Clark, tbf Traffic’s operations director. “If there’s something tbf can do to help its clients achieve that, then we will.

“I’m proud of Pete for this innovation, and of the tbf team overall – I know I can always count on them to strive for improvement.”

Do Not Walk By

Pete Ryland, tbf’s business development manager

Do Not Walk By cards are simple, hard-copy forms used by Traffic Management Operatives (TMOs) to report anything amiss with a road work site at the end of a day. They make sure road work sites are left pristine: no equipment, signage, spoil, or stains on the road.

Pete Ryland, tbf Traffic’s business development manager, introduced the cards. Read more here.

Online engagement

Over 200 people from over 100 companies attended the virtual Supplier Engagement conference. Attendees heard keynote speakers from Anglian Water: Peter Simpson (Chief Executive) and Jason Tucker (Director of Strategic Delivery and Commercial Insurance).

They spoke of challenging times, and how vital innovation is to meet tough targets and overcome obstacles.

The virtual platform also allowed Anglian Water to host breakout sessions for in-depth coverage of four subjects:

  • Health, Wellbeing and Safety
  • Managing Business Cost and Risk
  • Innovation 
  • Net Zero Carbon 

Star suppliers

Anglian Water may have had to swap black tie for broadband, but the hard work highlighted was not diminished by the unusual format.

Suppliers across the sector have had to think miles outside the box to rise to the challenges of 2020. It’s clear that their past graft and innovation made this easier. tbf is proud to be among the featured firms. Other award winners included Mental Health at Work, which won in the People category for its bespoke workshops; and Boulting Ltd, which came first in Sustainability for work which could reduce carbon emissions by an estimated 950+ tonnes per year.