HMEP Partners

HMEP works alongside a number of organisations from across the highways sector to support the sector on its journey to transform highway services.

To make England’s roads fit for the future, clients, providers and other sector organisations need to share and collaborate – everyone in the sector has their part to play – we need to work better, together.


Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT)

Known previously as the County Surveyors’ Society, ADEPT represents local authority chief officers and operates at the strategic tier of local Government involving transport, waste management, environment, planning, energy and economic development issues.

Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA)

The AIA is an alliance of the Mineral Products Association and Refined Bitumen Association and draws on the knowledge and resources of each association. It was established in 2000 to increase awareness of the asphalt industry and the benefits of asphalt.

Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE)

APSE is a not for profit local government body working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority front line services, including highways and street lighting services. They provide advice, guidance, research, events and seminars, consultancy and access to networking opportunities, and run the largest public sector performance management and benchmarking service in the UK.

Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT)

CIHT serves the transport profession for the benefit of society and its members.  To this end, CIHT is dedicated to providing support and networking opportunities to members with a calendar of cutting edge technical seminars and conferences, and exciting social events. The institution aims to promote the exchange of knowledge, improve policy formulation, stimulate debate on transportation issues, recognise and develop individual competence (through qualifications and continuing professional development) and encourage best practice in the industry.

Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA)

HTMA is the trade association currently representing the largest and most influential highways maintenance organisations. Through its membership and its working groups, the HTMA brings together key stakeholders to help the industry to continue to raise efficiency, sustainability, safety and other standards through sharing best practice.

It provides knowledge of best practice to deliver road-maintenance services, as well as being able to advise and develop solutions that will mean the client will get more out of its expenditure. Its members can also bring experience from many areas of other work so ideas and solutions are brought in from a wider knowledge base.

Infrastructure UK

A Treasury sponsored investigation into how to reduce the costs of delivery of civil engineering works for major infrastructure projects.

Institute of Highways Engineers (IHE)

The IHE has the aims of improving the highway environment to deliver a safe, sustainable transport system; providing professional leadership and developing and sharing knowledge and standards and incorporating engineers, engineering technicians and chartered engineers.

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

ICE is an international membership organisation that promotes and advances civil engineering around the world. It is a qualifying body, a centre for the exchange of specialist knowledge, and a provider of resources to encourage innovation and excellence in the profession worldwide with the aim to "foster and promote the art and science of civil engineering".

The Local Government Association (LGA)

The Local Government Association is a cross party membership organisation that aims to give local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. The organisation si made up of a number of sub-organisations that work together to support, promote and improve local government. HMEP works with:
  • Local Government Association
  • Local Partnerships
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Local Government Technical Advisers Group (TAG)

TAG is open to all professionals employed either in the public or private sectors whose principal role is the procurement and delivery of local authority technical services. Its aim is to provide coordinated and comprehensive advice and support to technical professionals employed by local authorities directly or indirectly to manage and advise on their services.

London Technical Advisors Group (LoTAG)

LoTAG is the London branch of TAG. It provides a technical network for local government professionals and co-opted members in the highway and transport fields in London. It also provides a centre for professional advice and assistance for local policy development and service delivery on a London wide basis.

National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG)

NJUG is UK’s only Trade Association for street works issues, promoting best practice, self regulation and a two-way relationship with Government and other relevant stakeholders.

National Highways & Transport (NHT) Network

The NHT Network comprises over a hundred Highways Authorities as well as Contractors and Consultants working in the industry. The NHT caters for a wide variety of interests all related to highways and transport, and also supports the performance measurement requirements of regional groups.

The Network is sub-divided into a number of special interest areas which have a specific focus including:
  • NHT Public Satisfaction Survey
The biggest single source of Public Satisfaction data on Highways & Transport in the UK involving over one hundred Councils.

  • NHT Performance Benchmarking Network
Members of the NHT Performance Benchmarking Network have a choice of measures to track and compare their performance in procuring, designing, building, maintaining and improving the UK Road network.

National Improvement and Efficiency Partnership (NIEP)

NIEP for the Built Environment is the national body that aims to shape the future of intelligent local government asset management, and procurement for building and highways projects across the UK.

Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA)

The RSTA is the trade association for the surface dressing, slurry-micro surfacing, high friction and allied treatments industries

Transforming London's Highways Management (TLHM)

TLHM is a programme of work jointly sponsored by the 33 London Boroughs and Transport for London (TfL) to make savings on the £450 million currently invested in the London road network through greater collaboration. The key project has been the development of a new common specification contract, the London Highway Alliance Contract (LoHAC), which has been in place since April 2013 and is accessible to the Boroughs and TfL.

UK Roads Liaison Group (UKRLG)

The UKRLG brings together national and local government from across the UK to consider roads infrastructure engineering and operations matters.

HMEP also works alongside many leading local authorities and collaborative alliances from across England to help the sector deliver improved highway services.

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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.


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