About Us

South West Highway Alliance (SWHA)

The South West Highway Alliance (SWHA) is a partnership of 15 highway authorities in the south west of England that have formally agreed to work collaboratively to deliver more efficient highway services.

Within the Southwest region, the local highway authorities collectively spend in the order of £1b pa on the delivery of highway services.  The funding used to support these services comes from a variety of sources which are becoming increasing constrained as a result of public sector cuts.  Work by other alliances has shown that savings of 10-20% can be achieved from collaborative procurement activities, indicating that there is the potential for significant savings to be achieved by member authorities in the Southwest.

For further information visit: www.sw-ha.uk or contact Emma Cockburn -


Landor LINKS

Focus on Highways Funding is organised by Landor LINKS.

Landor LINKS is an agency internationally respected for both its knowledge and expertise across the transport and urban sectors, and its event organisation capabilities. Professionals depend on Landor LINKS for authoritative information, news and analysis, delivered through targeted events, international resource hubs such as TransportXtra.com and The Resource for Urban Development International (RUDI.net), and print titles such as the respected journals Local Transport Today, Parking Review, Placemaking, Better Places, Technology, Space and Place, as well as extensive and well-connected online and social media networks.

Landor LINKS has close connections with international thought-leaders from across the worlds of practice, policy-making, government, academia, research bodies, suppliers, consultants, contractors and service providers.

Get in touch with us by emailing:

  or calling: 020 7091 7865


The Event

The inaugural South West Highway Alliance 
conference & exhibition "Focus on Highways 
Funding" takes place on Thursday 14 June at 
Brunel’s SS Great Britain Museum, Bristol.

Focussing on the funding landscape and delivery 
options available to Local Highway Authorities,
 this one day conference promises to deliver an 
informative and inspiring selection of case 
studies and perspectives from across the South 
West. Aimed at senior personnel from the 
private, public and third sectors, the event aims to foster debate and discussion of the most challenging and topical issues for the highways  industry, and promises to provide useful lessons that can be applied elsewhere.

The programme features leading figures from both the private sector and local and national  government. Highlights include:
● updates from the DfT on the latest highways funding developments at the national level,
● a review of the role of LEPs in highways funding and infrastructure delivery pipelines,
● a look at innovative ways of funding highway works, and
● emerging delivery models, including Teckal.

The event will bring together over 100 Local Authority practitioners, contractors, suppliers and consultants from across the South West and nationally to share knowledge and experience of best practice.


Delegate & Logistics Enquiries: conferences@landor.co.uk | 020 7091 7865
Sponsorship & Exhibiting Enquiries: darryl@landor.co.uk | 020 7091 7891

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