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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

Increased staff

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

Achieved ISO18001

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