Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 13°C

Search

Ipswich: Tarmacadam specialist Taydal Sufacing wins £2.9m Suffolk County Council roads contract

PUBLISHED: 16:57 22 May 2014 | UPDATED: 16:57 22 May 2014

Taydal Surfacing has won a £2.9m road repair and improvement contract with Suffolk County Council.

Taydal Surfacing has won a £2.9m road repair and improvement contract with Suffolk County Council.

Independent tarmacadam specialist Taydal Surfacing has secured a £2.9million Suffolk County Council contract to carry out road repairs and improvements.

The contract, which sees the county council join rail infrastructure operator Network Rail and supermarket giant Tesco on Taydal’s list of high-profile clients, follows closely on the company’s recent purchase of a 1.3 acre site in Olympus Close, Ipswich, to which it has relocated from its former base in Great Blakenham.

Wayne Dale, owner and director, said “This acquisition is perfect for our needs and demonstrates Taydal’s considerable achievements, including securing large projects for national companies, and is a testament to our progress over the past decade.

“The new site not only allows us to retain easy travel to our repeat clients, but will also give us extra travel options to potential clients in new areas.”

Taydal, which was established in 1999, has been looking for a suitable plot of land for more than two years, and the Olympus Close site, off White House Road, came up just as the company had to vacate its old premises.

Mr Dale said the company needed a minimum of 0.6 acres for its own needs but was also looking for some development or subletting revenues, which the new site offered.

The Suffolk County Council contract involves tarmacadam work to repair and improve roads around the county during the spring and summer of this year.

“This is fantastic news for Taydal, and we are looking forward to delivering these significant road improvements for the benefit of local motorists,” Mr Dale added.

The company has continued to grow its revenues in recent years, despite the recession which has seen many firms in the construction sector struggle.

Taydal manager Richard Hutchinson said: “Taydal’s safety record is excellent and our accreditation to the CHAS Health and Safety Scheme demonstrates our commitment to keeping our staff safe at work.

“Our staff retention is also excellent, the majority of our installers have been with the business for over seven years. Finally, our commitment to staff training during the recession was a calculated risk, but one that has benefited our business.”

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

Major exporting success is a step closer for East of England firms which have benefited from a multi-million pound government funding pot to help businesses gain an international foothold.

The senior team at award-winning Suffolk rooflight company, Sunsquare, showed Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill around their factory last week.

Drinks group Konings has unveiled plans to expand capacity at the Copella fruit juice site near Sudbury, potentially creating more than 100 new jobs.

A total of 31 care providers have been selected as finalists for this year’s Suffolk Care Awards.

Tourists jetting to the UK “in their droves” to take advantage of the weak pound could spend up to £2.4bn on our high streets this summer.

Management Jobs

Show Job Lists

Most read

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24