Matthew Pryor recognised the need for a surfacing company that had the customer at its core, while being reliable and safe.
June 2004 – First roller purchased
July 2004 – David Last joined Matthew as a business partner
October 2004 – First employee hired
February 2005 – Employed first full machine gang
July 2005 – Purchased first paver
October 2005 – Purchased second paver and hired second gang
Turnover – £2.5m
Innovation and new machinery
Graduate trainee scheme
Projected turnover - £85m+
Opened depot in Northfleet and purpose built office in Hadleigh
First high profile job: The new Wembley stadium
Increased machine gangs from two to six
Craig Germeney joined the business to lead the operational aspects
Turnover - £7m
Undertook first projects relating to the development of The Olympic Park in Stratford
Part of The Sunday Times/Virgin Fast Track Top 100 list
The business was reshaped to ensure continued profit delivery and growth in the face of the global recession.
Turnover - £13m
Undertook initial projects in defence sector
Carried out works for Transport for London (TfL) on behalf of Skanska
Achieved Highways Agency sector scheme 16 approval, enabling the company to carry out works for the Highways Agency.
Resources and equipment increased to run 10-12 direct reporting machine gangs per day
Carried out Highways Agency contracts on various parts of the major road networks, M3, M4, M25 and M27.
Awarded two Highways England Framework contracts. Toppesfield ran HE area 2 and HE Area 6&8 alongside each other.
Turnover - £25m
ToppFoam production reached over 40,000 tonnes and has been used on major projects
Toppesfield bucked the industry trend, with turnover growing to over £80 million as the business continued to expand across the Midlands and the North.
£2,000,000 investment in plant and equipment
Regional office in Derby opened for increased reach into midlands
Continued high-profile aviation projects, such as Edinburgh Airport
Turnover - £65m+
First major project with value over £10 million
Toppesfield introduced ToppFoam, an own-brand economical and energy saving asphalt, to the market.
Opened sales office in London
A5 M1 Link project
Birmingham Highways management and Maintenance contract with Amey
Named as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies in The Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 and the Investec Mid-Market 100.
Turnover - £40m