Toppesfield has appointed a new director to lead and manage its operations for the London region.
Bringing a wealth of experience gained over 30 years working in both the public and private sector, Paul Padfield has managed all aspects of highway maintenance and surfacing works. This is alongside him holding full responsibility for numerous London Borough surfacing, lining and anti-skid contracts.

Paul has managed high profile private works including major resurfacing projects at Dover Docks and the Blackwall Tunnel along with numerous spot tender Transport for London schemes.

Based out of the company’s city office, Paul joins Toppesfield to assist in extending its operational-reach into London and the South East. He will drive the growth of new contracts in these areas as well as overseeing the safety, operational and commercial performance of this region.

Toppesfield has undertaken additional measures to ensure that its staff stay healthy and safe during the summer.

Warm weather can cause dehydration, overheating and general discomfort, especially to operational personnel working with hot materials outdoors in heavy PPE.

The company has provided these employees with high-vis trousers, made from thinner material and high-vis, long sleeved, polo shirts that provide SPF 50 protection.

Light weight trousers keep each operative cooler, while the protective shirts mean they only have to wear one layer on the torso.

The tops are an anti-moisture fabric- the garment does not absorb sweat and, so, does not become heavy.

The new PPE is cooler and protective against damaging levels of UVA, which reduces the risk of overheating and dehydration. In turn, these features create higher levels of comfort in the heat, that leads to increased operational productivity.

A quick response from Toppesfield meant the prompt reopening of a busy dual carriageway after vital maintenance works.

Two concrete bays on the east-bound carriage of the A14 had expanded in the recent hot weather resulting in a failure which left the road unsafe for Highways England customers.

Despite it being fathers day, our can-do ethos and flexible approach ensured Toppesfield were able to respond within two hours. Toppesfield are experienced and ready for events like these as part of their 24-hour emergency response across a number of Highways England contracts.

A slick response, and use of warm asphalt to reduce cooling time, meant the road was safe again in time for Monday morning rush hour.

Two teams of Toppesfield employees recently went head to head against each other, and 160 other individuals, in the points-based obstacle challenge ‘It’s a knockout’.

Based on the hit television programme, teams of ten competed in a series of games to be crowned ‘It’s a knockout’ champion.

‘Toppesfield Smarties’ took internal victory over the ‘Topps and Robbers’.

Not only did Toppesfield partake, the surfacing company sponsored the event that raised money for St Elizabeth Hospice.

Director, David Last, said “We were pleased to sponsor this fun day that raises funds towards a cause close to the hearts of many people including, of course, our great team. We look forward to sponsoring ‘It’s a knockout’ again next year.”

The day at Bourne Vale club in Ipswich included a barbeque, music, tombola, raffle and outdoor bar. Early indications show that around £8,000 was raised on behalf of St Elizabeth Hospice- an organisation that improves life for people living with a progressive illness across East Suffolk and Waveney.

 

 

Last night Toppesfield carried out emergency works on the M25 for Connect Plus, following an HGV diesel spill.

From receiving the call just after midnight Toppesfield were mobilised within the hour and able to deliver and complete the emergency works within 5 hours; a testament to our responsive and can do approach.

The team removed and replaced 50 metres of lane 1 between Junction 3 Swanley and Junction 2 Dartford on the M25.

The lane was reopened before 6am to allow safe access to the road for the public ahead of the peak traveling time.

 

 

 

We are currently recruiting for the following roles. If you would like further details, or wish to apply, please email careers@toppesfield.com with a covering letter and your CV.

Operations:
Operations Manager – Claydon (Ipswich)
Quantity Surveyor – Claydon
Trainee Quantity Surveyor – Claydon
Contracts Manager – East of England
Contracts Manager – Home Counties/South Coast
Contracts Manager – Midlands
Supervisors – East Anglia
Supervisors – South East
Supervisors – Midlands
Asphalt Operatives – East of England, South East, Midlands and Yorkshire (multiple vacancies)
Machine Laying Crew – East of England, South East, Midlands and Yorkshire (multiple vacancies)

Entry Level Positions:
Sales Assistant – London

We have carried out various works at the Channel Tunnel, including platform surfacing and car park surfacing.

Here are a few photos from our recent works, on behalf of McCrory Building & Civil Engineering Contractors.

On the doorstep of Buckingham Palace our team has been working a mixture of day and night shifts on the very colourful new development in Victoria London, on behalf of Blu-3.

Nova Victoria surfacing works

Nova Victoria surfacing works

Nova Victoria surfacing works

Nova Victoria surfacing works

Nova Victoria night works

Nova Victoria by night

 

 

 

Today, Monday 3rd April, the Toppesfield sales team moved into their new premises in East London, two years after opening their first office in the Capital.

The sales team has quadrupled in size over the past 12 months as the business continues to experience rapid growth necessitating a new, larger home.

The new office, situated just one mile north of the previous office in Shoreditch, is ten times the size of the original office and includes meeting room facilities and hot desk space for additional Toppesfield personnel, including Contracts Managers.

With plans to further strengthen the sales, estimating and marketing team with more recruits the new premises are an ideal size. The location will also enable us to continue enhancing our relationships with all of our clients and key suppliers, in particular London-based clients.

Matthew Pryor, Managing Director, said “The office is situated in a great location, in an up and coming dynamic business district. With our commitment to growth we needed more space to accommodate our rapidly expanding team.”

 

The Toppesfield Sales Team

The Toppesfield Sales Team

 

 

We are currently recruiting for a multitude of roles, across the UK.

If you’d like to apply for any of the roles below, or to find out more information, please email careers@toppesfield.com

Business Support
Marketing Manager – Claydon (Ipswich)

Operations
Operations Manager – Claydon (Ipswich)
Contracts Manager – East of England
Contracts Manager – Home Counties/South Coast
Contracts Manager – Midlands
Supervisors – East Anglia
Supervisors – South East
Supervisors – Midlands
Asphalt Operatives – East of England, South East, Midlands and Yorkshire (multiple vacancies)
Machine Laying Crew – East of England, South East, Midlands and Yorkshire (multiple vacancies)

Entry Level Positions
Sales Assistant – London
Trainee Quantity Surveyor – Claydon (Ipswich)