M Group Services secured an impressive four out of seven category wins at the Street Works Awards recently.

Morrison Water Services, a part the Group’s Water Division, scooped three awards, for Sustainable Methods, Innovation Excellence and Communications and Community Engagement.

Morrison Energy Services, part of the Group’s Energy Division, took home the Training Scheme of the Year trophy for its Gas Trainee Scheme in partnership with SQS.

Overall, M Group Services had an impressive 15 entries shortlisted in the seven award categories. In addition to the four wins, Morrison Water Services was highly commended in the Training Scheme of the Year award category for its Visible Streetworks programme, educating people about the challenges of navigating street works with visual impairment and disability.

Morrison Water Services and Galliford Try as a joint venture, was also highly commended in the Project of the Year category for its work in partnership with Southern Water to install 560 metres of pumping main along a main road in Chichester.

Working on behalf of client Cadent on the London CMO, Morrison Energy Services was highly commended in the Communication and Community Engagement Award for its work replacing 100-year-old gas mains in the busy Portobello Market area and in the Innovation Excellence Award, for its Kobus pipe puller.

The Sustainable Methods Award was presented to Morrison Water Services and Yorkshire Water for their partnership to deliver a drinking water spray lining programme, believed to be the first of its kind across the water sector, in AMP7.

Targeting structural and water quality issues within the existing pipework, spray lining is part of a £2m programme targeting 14km of pipework over the coming year for Yorkshire Water.

Spray lining provides significant reductions in carbon, cost and time. It also reduces the disruption for customers, in comparison to the time and extent of Street Works needed for pipework excavations and traditional replacement schemes.

Morrison Water Services’ trials with FYLD secured the Innovation Excellence Award. FYLD enables field teams to record video evidence of a site at any stage during the job which is dated and logged as evidence. This is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven digital platform that transforms the visual risk assessment (VRA) process for field workers.

The use of FYLD means Morrison Water Services has gone beyond digitising paper-based processes, taking a radical step to improve the safety and productivity of field operations, creating real-time visibility for remote managers from day one. Through a powerful AI engine, FYLD also helps identify and predict potential blockers making them visible to managers for action before they become an issue.

A Virtual Community Hub App that increased customer engagement won the Communications and Community Engagement Award. Morrison Water Services worked with colleagues at AECOM to host two interactive community events online for D?r Cymru Welsh Water. The app is a digital platform, providing a 360° virtual meeting room, in which information boards can be selected by residents to find out a wealth of information about projects or schemes in their town, village or city.

With innovation at the heart of our vision and values, we are extremely proud to receive multiple awards from Street Works UK. These awards highlight our industry leading efforts to reduce disruption when supporting critical infrastructure and ensure the safety of our people and those within the communities we operate.

Andy Carter, Business Services Director for Morrison Water Services and Tom Lambert, National Streetworks Manager for Morrison Water Services were at the ceremony, held at Mattoli Woods Welford Road Stadium in Leicester, to collect the awards on behalf of M Group Services.

Jim Arnold, M Group Services Chief Executive, said: “We are proud of the recognition we have achieved in this year’s Street Works Awards. It is testament to our commitment to innovation, sustainability and engagement with the wider community. Congratulations to everyone who has worked so hard to deliver these award-winning initiatives for our clients and to their customers.”