Transport Scotland's Roy Brannen awarded 'Outstanding Contribution to Transport Award' 

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The people and organisations that make a real difference to transport across the UK were recognised at the 2018 National Transport Awards ceremony last week.

Hosted by Broadcaster and Presenter Jeremy Vine, the awards attracted over 600 senior transport professionals including Transport Secretary Chris Grayling MP who gave the keynote address.

In his speech, the Secretary of State highlighted the amazing work those in transport do every day, remarking that the night is a 'celebration of teams, individuals and companies that understand what customers need'.

The 'Outstanding Contribution to National Transport' honour was awarded to Transport Scotland's Chief Executive Roy Brannen.

Roy took over as Chief Executive in November 2015 after having held several different positions in the Scottish Government since joining in 1999. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 30 years' experience in highways and transportation and a Fellow of both the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation.

His  aided the successful delivery of one of the largest UK infrastructure projects undertaken in a generation. Through innovative design and techniques the Queensferry Crossing has attained world records and firsts during construction.