Brian Hawker has been involved with highway design and construction since the 1950s working for consulting engineers, local and central government. He was, until his retirement in 1999, Head of Roads Major Projects Division in the Welsh Office. He was engaged on project management of major highway schemes, including sections of the M4 motorway, represented Welsh interests in the Second Severn Crossing and undertook the supervision and financial oversight of A55 schemes between Chester and Bangor. He was appointed an OBE in 1992 and he has been Trustee of the Motorway Archive Trust since 2003. Howard Stevens started work with Sir Alfred McAlpine in 1959 and 'volunteered to work on the M6 in 1961 when the company obtained a contract for the two lengths between Thelwall Viaduct and Preston Bypass. Thus began what was to be a lifetime involvement, either working on or as supervisory management, with motorways and major roadworks from the North West to the Midlands, London and the South East, Yorkshire, the West Country, and North and South Wales. He retired from full time employment in 1997 and has been a Trustee of the Motorway Archive Trust since its inception.