HMEP Advocates

HMEP Advocates work for, and on behalf of, the highways sector – both clients and providers.

The work of Advocates focuses on three areas:

Brokerage of 1:1 meetings:

HMEP Advocates help to broker 1:1 meetings that link people, resources and knowledge.

Support you to enable and facilitate change:

HMEP Advocates use the knowledge of their region to help identify and then bring about change in working practices, as well helping to signpost clients and providers towards further HMEP support.

Learning from one another (peer support and collaborative working):

HMEP Advocates identify local opportunities for clients and providers to learn from one another and connect practices so these can be shared and adapted by others.

Contact your HMEP Advocate

To contact your HMEP Advocate, please email and state the Advocate you would like to contact. One of the team will then provide you with the necessary information.

HMEP Regional and HTMA Advocates

North East:
John Reed (Durham County Council)
North West:
Steve Kent (Clwydian Consulting)
David Bland (TfGM)
Mark Crossfield (Wigan Council)
Sue Begley (Cheshire West & Chester Council)
Peter Molyneux (TfGM)
Yorkshire & Humberside:
David Bowe (North Yorkshire County Council)
Graham West (Wakefield Council)
John Nicolson (Ringway, HTMA)
East Midlands:
Matthew Lugg (Mouchel Consulting)
Owen Jenkins (Oxfordshire County Council)
Mark Stevens (Suffolk County Council)
West Midlands:
John Hobbs (Worcestershire County Council)
Adele Clarkson (Worcestershire County Council)
James Bailey (Staffordshire County Council)
Derek Hardy (Lafarge Tarmac, HTMA)
Lila Tachtsi (Atkins)
East of England:
Tom Blackburne-Maze (Cambridgeshire County Council)
Steve Hall (Aecom, HTMA)
Alan Dinsdale (EM Highway Services, HTMA)
Andy Warrington (Atkins)
South West:
Jonathan Munslow (South Gloucestershire Council)
Simon Kane (Skanska, HTMA)
Mo Perkins (Skanska)
Andy James (Cormac Solutions)
South East:
Jason Russell (Surrey County Council)
Nick Goddard (Ringway, HTMA)
Simon Pinkney (m2i)
Greater London:
Chris Hamshar (TfL)

Subject Matter Expert Advocates

There are some advocates which are able to assist on subject matters as well as on a regional basis

Connect and Share

HMEP invites local highway authorities and their providers to connect and share their practices of ‘what works’ across the sector.

Connect with fellow professionals from across the highways sector and access real examples that can help ignite ideas.

Share your ‘real life’ efficiency practices, stories and experiences; to help other people, organisations and networks achieve greater efficiency.


 Join our HMEP Linked In group

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