Life begins at 50!

This current issue of Infrastructure Intelligence is the 50th issue of the magazine. Below, our editor Andy Walker comments on the milestone and industry leaders also add their congratulations on reaching our half century.

As a keen cricketer (highest score 49) I’m absolutely delighted that Infrastructure Intelligence has notched up its half century of issues. I’ve been privileged to be the magazine’s editor since issue number 19 and before then and since we have striven to report on the activities of the construction and infrastructure sector with honesty and enthusiasm and in a way that highlights the significant contribution that our industry makes to people’s quality of life in the UK and internationally.

Our editorial ethos is unashamedly forward-looking and we make no apology for that. Our readers work in a fantastic industry that shapes people’s lives and while delivering the latest news is interesting - and we love doing that on our website on a daily basis - understanding how it can drive businesses forward is more useful. Infrastructure Intelligence exists to provide the analysis, comment and insight that business leaders need to compete and thrive in the exciting and expanding world of infrastructure and construction and we will continue to do that into the future. 

I’m especially grateful to the industry leaders listed below for their warm words of congratulations on this our 50th issue. Their support is much appreciated and I look forward to the magazine continuing to provide a diverse mix of news, views and features from a diverse range of contributors in the months and years to come. 

Thanks for reading us and supporting us – and here’s to another 50 issues!


Read below what a selection of key players from the industry say about Infrastructure Intelligence at 50.   

Infrastructure Intelligence has become a must read and its e-newsletters provide a regular supply of information that otherwise would be a challenge to find and digest. They say life begins at 50 – and Andy, Rob and the team look set to go from strength to strength in serving the sector with timely news that helps promote the innovation and collaboration we will need to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.”
Sir John Armitt, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission

“I'm always pleased to see the II email drop into my inbox, it's my prime source for keeping up with developments in our industry. I also think they've done a great job hosting so many live events during a very difficult year which has been overshadowed by the pandemic. Here's to another 50!”
Roma Agrawal MBE, Engineer, Author, Presenter 

“Congratulations on the 50th issue of Infrastructure Intelligence. The magazine is always on the pulse of key industry issues and reports them in an accessible format. At Women in Transport, we particularly appreciate the editor’s championing of the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda and the magazine’s promotion of diverse role models across the industry.”  
Jo Field, President, Women in Transport

“Over the course of 50 issues, Infrastructure Intelligence has firmly established itself as one of the most influential and informative publications in our sector, championing what we do, how we do it and why. At Atkins, we’ve enjoyed working closely with the team to bring the industry together to discuss the challenges we face and the opportunities we must seize as we look to accelerate the digital transformation of infrastructure delivery and realise a net zero future.”
Richard Robinson, UK CEO, Atkins

‘’Since its launch in 2014, Infrastructure Intelligence has continuously championed the engineering consultancy sector and highlighted the value our profession brings to people and communities around the world. From the technically brilliant engineering minds to the innovative problem-solving mentality of our profession, Infrastructure Intelligence has never stopped promoting our work, projects, businesses and most importantly the people themselves.”
Cathy Travers, Managing Director, Mott MacDonald UK and Europe

“Since its launch eight years ago, Infrastructure Intelligence has provided WSP with valuable insight into developments within the built environment. I’m grateful for all Infrastructure Intelligence and the Association for Consultancy and Engineering do to promote our industry, our great projects and consulting firms such as WSP and I congratulate the team on this milestone of their 50th edition.”
Mark Naysmith, Chief Executive Officer, WSP UK

Infrastructure Intelligence has provided a much-needed voice for the sector, a role which has become essential over the past 18 months. We are proud to support their webinars which have encouraged debate and connected the industry during lockdown and will hopefully continue to do so as we move into a post-Covid future.”
Jamie Gordon, Board Director – Infrastructure & Energy, BECG

“A huge amount has changed in our industry since Infrastructure Intelligence first launched, and that pace of change is only set to continue. One thing that remains the same is the magazine’s reliability in providing quality information to unite the multiple professions within our industry and create lively and interesting discussion along the way. This helps many people navigate this exciting and expanding world of infrastructure and I’m excited to see what the magazine has to come in its next 50 issues.”
Mark Cowlard, CEO – UK & Ireland, Arcadis

“Congratulations to Infrastructure Intelligence on reaching its 50th edition. Always an insightful read, the magazine remains a key publication for the built environment sector, discussing important issues and helping to raise the profile of our industry and our people.” 
Colin Wood, Chief Executive – Europe, AECOM

“On behalf of Pagabo, I would like to congratulate Infrastructure Intelligence on reaching its half century milestone of 50 magazine editions. Honest knowledge sharing has never been more important due to a rise in misinformation over recent years, so collaborating with reputable titles like Infrastructure Intelligence is really important to us as an organisation. We’re looking forward to 50 more editions that recognise and celebrate the potential that built environment innovation is capable of reaching.”
Gerard Toplass, CEO of The 55 Group that includes Pagabo

“On behalf of everyone at IPPR, I extend our congratulations to Infrastructure Intelligence for reaching this milestone. From the future of transport, to the race to net zero, Infrastructure Intelligence provides those of us working in policy with the most up to date news on some of the most pressing issues facing the infrastructure sector. Crucially, like IPPR, Infrastructure Intelligence is a truly national voice. With reporters in regions like the north, it is one of just a few magazines that truly lives and understands the issues at play across the UK and this is hugely welcome. We wish you the best of luck for your next 50 editions.”
Luke Murphy, Associate Director for Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure at IPPR

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