Sharing our successes

Providing exceptional value for our customer- excellent HELMA result

Following our annual Highways Excellence Lean Maturity Assessment (HELMA) undertaken by National Highways and moderated by Bourton Group, we are absolutely delighted to share that we have achieved an the overall score of 3.2 out of 4. This is an increase of 2% on our 2022 score.

This assessment demonstrates how Lean principles and techniques are embedded in our organisation. With the scoring ranging from 0 – 4, our achievement of 3.2 overall validates our commitment to delivering value for money for our customers and end  users, and ensuring our workforce are only doing the things that truly add value annual assessment of our Lean Maturity within our business.

We know Lean is good for business, which is why we invest in building our knowledge, and continuously strive to embed lean thinking into our DNA, through eliminating all forms of wastes to achieve better results and drive efficiencies. Our Lean journey will progress and we will continue to harness the collaborative effort of our supply chain and workforce members, to enable growth of the collective Lean Maturity. 


Octavius have continued to grow their Lean maturity with active support from the Leadership Team. The strategy continues to steer business priorities and includes Lean as the main method to meet objectives and drive improvements. Business measures are layered at each level and Lean objectives are included as appropriate. Leaders continue to be committed to Lean and regularly monitor progress of activity as well as consistently communicating key messages about Lean. Leaders also often act as Champions for Lean projects, and most have received Lean training.
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A huge thank you to all our function teams, project teams and people that have supported our Lean commitments, demonstrated the application of Lean and helped gather our high standard evidence.

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