Early / Mid 2004
Commenced trading. Heavy reliance on sub-contractors and hired plant and equipment for operational delivery.
End 2004 / Early 2005
Recognised the need to build operational expertise internally and began talent identification and recruitment programme to deliver this.
Purchase of first two brand new machine gang kits to compliment in house labour and expertise.
Continued development of client base and internal capability. Turnover to £5M pa.
Craig Germeney joined the business to lead the operational aspects. Purchase of two further machine gang kits as the company was now regularly running 5 to 6 machine gangs per day. Turnover increased to £7M pa.
Continued growth of business to £13M pa. The type of works undertaken was transforming as our capability and delivery performance continued to impress clients. Undertook first projects relating to the development of The Olympic Park in Stratford for VolkerFitzpatrick (VFL).
Toppesfield was part of The Sunday Times / Virgin Fast Track Top 100 list. Attained ISO 9001. The business was re-shaped to ensure continued profit delivery and growth in the face of the global recession.
Turnover running at £15M pa. Continued works on the Olympic Park and associated projects, undertook initial projects in Defence sector. Achieved Highways Agency Sector 16 approval enabling the company to carry out works for the HA. Carried out works for Transport for London (TfL) via Skanska on the East London Transit project and for Connect Plus via VFL on the A30.
2011 / 12
Turnover increased to £25M pa. Resources and equipment increased to run 10-12 machine gangs per day. Carried out HA contracts on various parts of the major road networks including M3, M4, M25 and M27.
2013 / 14
Awarded first HA (ASC) framework contract with Skanska (Area 2). Recruited a new management team in the Bristol headed by Sam Hennessy and purchased a number of suites of new kit to support the contract.
Nick Burman (ex FM Conway) joined the team as MD in November 2013.
Awarded two further HA (ASC) framework contracts with Amey (Areas 6 & 8).
Mick Howard (ex Regional Director, Birse / Balfour Beatty) and Mike Archer (ex National Contracting Director, AI) joined the business in April 2014 to secure further significant business within the Highways and Major Infrastructure markets.
Turnover increased to £40M.
Turnover increased to over £75M as Toppesfield continued to work on, and secure, large-scale projects including the Birmingham Highways Management and Maintenance Contract (Amey) and the A5 M1 Link project (CCJV). ToppFoam, an own brand economical and energy saving asphalt was brought to market. Named as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 and the Investec Mid-Market 100.
Toppesfield bucked the industry trend and turnover grew to over £80M as business continued to expand across the Midlands and north. ToppFoam production reached over 40,000 tonnes and has been used on projects across the Midlands and on the Bury Relief Road (Breheny Civil Engineering).