Rain

Rain

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 6°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Needham Market: Utility services firm BTS acquires traffic management business TMS

15:24 11 August 2014

BTS managing director Halley McCallum with Pete Ryland, director at TMS.

BTS managing director Halley McCallum with Pete Ryland, director at TMS.

Archant

Needham Market-based utility company BTS has expanded its in-house capability with the acquisition of traffic management specialist TMS.

As a provider of overhead power line and tree management services, BTS often needs to make temporary road closures and to control traffic during operations to ensure public safety.

TMS, which is based in Ipswich, currently carries out around third of BTS’s traffic management work, and this is expected to increase to 100% over the coming months, giving BTS greater control over the delivery of its services.

BTS managing director Halley McCallum said: “Having an in-house traffic management facility will enable us to operate more efficiently, safely and deliver better value to our clients.”

Pete Ryland, director at TMS, added: “We are excited to join the BTS Group and will enjoy exploring new opportunities while continuing to deliver successful operations together”.

The acquisition of TMS brings another 20 staff into the BTS workforce, which already stands at more than 600.

BTS also has its own scaffolding operation, OBO, which it aquired in January last year, and maintains and services its own fleet of 300 vehicles.

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Artist and pub sign designer George Taylor.

A piece of west Suffolk pub history is up for grabs at an auction in the town today.

Hattie Hopkins and Freddy Legg judging the best Christmas window in Framlingham.

Organisers of a Suffolk town’s “festive window competition” say this year’s success has confirmed its future as an annual Christmas event.

A120 at Marks Tey

The A120 could join the A12 at Rivenhall or Kelvedon instead of Marks Tey as potential routes for the new dualled road are revealed.

Avanti Group (UK) managing director Victoria Sharp

An Ipswich tax accountancy firm is celebrating after it was accepted as a provisional member of the British Franchise Association (BFA), a UK regulatory body for franchising.

Jonathan Adnams, chairman of Southwold brewer Adnams, has brewed a special beer to celebrate his 60th birthday, with six bottles set to be auctioned off for  the Adnams Community Trust.

The chairman of Southwold brewers Adnams is set to auction off six bottles of a beer specially made for his 60th birthday.

Management Jobs

Show Job Lists

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24