Cheshire East Council’s highways team has won a national plaudit for its collaborative working.
The service has been awarded accreditation from the British Standards Institution (BSI) in recognition of its collaborative approach with key partners.
BS 11000 is a national standard for establishing and improving business relationships, which recognises best practice in how organisations work together within partnerships.
Cheshire East highways is a partnership between Cheshire East Council and Ringway Jacobs and has been delivering highways services in Cheshire East since October 2011.
The collaborative business relationship between the Council, Ringway Jacobs and partner organisations Eurovia Specialist Treatments and Jacobs was assessed by the BSI. Accreditation identifies the positive relationship between partners.
Council Deputy Leader David Brown, Cabinet member for highways, said: “BS 11000 is a relatively new standard and our highways service is setting an example for other highways authorities to follow.
“Successful collaboration is essential in delivering the best highway service for our residents and businesses and demonstrates the strength of the working relationships developed at Cheshire East.”
The BSI will continue to monitor the collaborative working relationship, which will be subject to auditing annually.