ATG Access is a designer, manufacturer and supplier of high security vehicle barrier systems.

These systems are now designed into all new major infrastructure projects, such as airports, stadia, railway stations, office developments and shopping centres and are used to secure buildings and venues from vehicular impact and terrorist attacks.


In February 2013 the management team of ATG Access accelerated with its plans to target UK and international growth after securing a significant minority investment from LDC.

With the backing of LDC, ATG Access plans to capitalise on the rapid expansion in major infrastructure investment internationally and in the UK.The business will also explore potential bolt-on acquisitions which add to its market-leading product suite, as well as continuing to invest in significant product development.

In 2016 the business has secured major new contracts overseas including PetroChina (China's largest oil producer) and across some high profile major retail and leisure facilities in the UK.

In 2018 ATG Access scooped the 'International Business of the Year', in partnership with the Department for International Trade at the Liverpool ECHO Regional Business Awards.

In February 2019, LDC completed the sale of ATG Access to Hill & Smith Holdings PLC in a deal which valued the business at £22.5million.

With LDC's support, ATG has continued its expansion into multiple new overseas markets with exports accounting for 40% of total sales and customers in more than 30 core markets worldwide, including Germany, Spain, China, Australia and Singapore. Since 2013, ATG has increased employee numbers by 40% and annual sales by 30% to £21.1million (12 months to October 2018).

LDC has been a hugely supportive and strategic partner, helping the group unlock its potential in new overseas markets and supporting our continued product development story. Becoming part of a global group like Hill & Smith will support our business to continue to grow in overseas markets around the world.
Gavin Hepburn, Managing Director, ATG Access