SSL wins a Highways Agency Award 

The Highways Agency’sannual recognition scheme highlights the vital contribution made by the Agency’s suppliers who help it operate, maintain and improve England’s network of motorways and A roads.

This year entries for the awards increased significantly – as 118 bid for the honour to receive public recognition from the Agency across seven categories. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) comprised a quarter of the winners at the Highways Agency’s Supplier Recognition Scheme.

The award for Managing down cost/improving value, awarded to suppliers that have demonstrated significant achievement by delivering Highways Agency contracts in smarter, more efficient ways, was won by Simulation Systems for developing and deploying a highly effective infra-red CCTV system for a smart motorway in just five months which reduces the need for street lighting on the motorway.  The subsequent report identified that our entry was chosen for the following reasons: 

"Demonstrating a ‘can do, will do’ attitude, SSL provided innovation delivered in record time to meet an identified need of the Highways Agency. A highly effective infra-red CCTV system was developed, tested, trialled, approved and deployed in 5 months. SSL provide a technology solution that is now being adopted on other Smart Motorway schemes and offers an example of a tier 2 Specialist demonstrating commitment to the wider delivery team."