Traffic Management division growing at rapid rate at ETM group
The Traffic Management division of a Bristol highways maintenance and recycling company has seen big growth since its inception just over two years ago. The ETM group, which includes highway maintenance and ETM Recycling, has had a hugely successful 2018 and its traffic management side of the business is flourishing.
Set up in 2016 to complement ETM’s Highway maintenance team, the division announced £640K in annual sales for this financial year and it now employs eight highly experienced, trained staff.
ETM’s Managing Director Andy McCormack said: “The reason we started the Traffic Management division was because we struggled to find a really good traffic management company that could service our own highway sites.
“We saw a gap in the market for a company that could provide excellent responsive solutions at a cost-effective price, so we decided to bring it in house. And with the rapid growth we have had in such a short space of time, our decision has certainly been vindicated.
“Having been appointed to a four-year framework for Bristol City Council in 2017, our Traffic Management division now serves the whole of the South West region, so is growing all the time.”
ETM has a proven track record of providing cost effective, efficient traffic management services, maintaining the highest levels of safety whilst implementing the latest technologies. The company specialises in providing traffic management on live carriageways throughout Bristol, Bath, North Somerset, South Gloucester and Somerset in accordance with Highways Sector Schemes 12A, 12B, 12C and 12D.
Services provided include temporary traffic signals, stop and go, convoy working, road closures, diversion routes, lane closures, pedestrian management, barrier installation, temporary road markings and site maintenance service.
One of the facets of the Traffic Management division that has also taken off this year is event management, thanks in no small part to ETM’s link up with Bristol Sport and Ashton Gate, home of Bristol City, Bristol Bears and the Bristol Flyers. ETM are Ashton Gates key operational partner and they do all match day events at the sports arena.
As part of their event management service, ETM provide a fully inclusive package including planning and design consultancy with police and local authorities that includes marshalling/stewarding for car parks; comprehensive event traffic signage; and traffic management and control.
It has been an incredibly successful year for ETM, with the company recently announcing a turnover of £18.3 million, which is a 24% increase on last year’s total of 14.7 million.
The recycling arm of the company has invested a massive £4million in a new zero waste to landfill recycling plant which will open in the Spring and will allow ETM to double the amount of waste accepted and processed from 70,000 tonnes to 140,000 plus.
Amy added: “It has been an incredibly successful year for the whole ETM group across the board, and we have grown massively in the last couple of years. We will be looking to take that growth to the next level in 2019 and beyond.”