Capita and North Tyneside win double at the CIHT North East & Cumbria Annual Awards

Capita and North Tyneside Council have been recognised at the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) North East & Cumbria Annual Awards.

Our transport planning apprentice Erin Ruddy won the Apprentice of the Year category and will now compete for the national CIHT Apprentice of the Year award. Meanwhile, North Tyneside Council won the Sustainable Project of the Year category for its Sustainable Links to Schools study, which was carried out by CapitaThe awards ceremony was held at the Crowne Plaza in Newcastle on Thursday, October 18th. 

North Tyneside Partnership Director Richard Carmichael saidThis is a fantastic achievement. The Sustainable Links to School study has provided hugely useful in helping the council to support more sustainable travel. And Erin has a strong work ethic and a vibrant personality – she is a great asset to our team and thoroughly deserves this recognition.” 

It was aimed at supporting the Go Smarter initiative, which seeks to promote the use of sustainable travel. The initiative not only aims to change pupil, parent and staff behaviour but involves physical changes to streets near schools to encourage more sustainable travel.

Erin, 19, of Whitley Bay, joined Capita in August 2017 as its first transport planning apprentice and combines her work with studies at Leeds College of Building. 

As well as receiving positive feedback for her work and commitment to studies, Erin has taken on many additional responsibilities. For example, she is a STEM ambassador, Health and Wellbeing Champion and an active fundraiser.  

The winner of the national CIHT Apprentice of the Year award is going to be be announced at the CIHT Young Professionals Conference 2018 in Leeds on Thursday, November 15th.

Reducing the risk of flooding in North Tyneside

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Throughout I have been kept in touch about road closures and access to my property. The area has been kept clean and safe, the men worked long hours, even under floodlights to complete the project. The road has been thoroughly cleaned and I can get the car into my garage again.

North Tyneside resident

Improving the Coast Road in North Tyneside

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“The successful delivery of this major highways project has had an instant positive impact on the Authority’s highway network. The scheme has been challenging and complex but was delivered with minimal disruption to the travelling public. The benefits to all highway users can clearly be seen.”

North Tyneside Council’s Highways & Infrastructure Manager, Mark Newlands

Capita in partnership with North Tynside Council


Our partnership with North Tyneside provides highways and property services whilst investing in the local community in North Tyneside

Jason Thompson, Education Business Partnership