Westcotec managaing director Chris Spinks said it was important to understand the specific needs of customers such as Surrey County Council. “We are very proud to see our 10,000 th sign now in operation, and we greatly value or working relationship with Surrey. “We work best when there is a good two-way exchange of knowledge, because we do not deliver off-the-shelf products.By working together, we get a better understanding of what’s required at a location and we will put forward the right sign for the job. It may not be the mlost expensive sign, but it will always be the most appropriate intervention for the customer’s specific needs.”
The company’s very first road safety sign was manufactured by founder Phil Hayton at the original site, a small lock-up unit in Dereham with just three members of staff. Since then headcount has grown to 26, with an annual turnover of more than £3 million. Team members now take orders from customers across the globe for the firm’s array of vehicle-activated signs.