Headquartered in Devon, Amberon is one of the UK’s leading providers of traffic management services to major infrastructure contractors as well as local authorities and utility companies. Its services span a wide range of safety solutions to support planned and emergency repairs, from traffic lights, signage and convoy working to variable message signs and CCTV. Projects range from road closures on low-speed, urban and rural sites to complex, high-speed contraflow schemes on dual carriageways and motorways.
In July 2017, Amberon secured a £25m funding package to back the management buyout of the business and accelerate growth outside of its South West of England and Wales heartland by opening further depots to service work in the Midlands, North West, South East and East. As well as launching new complementary services Amberon will also explore potential acquisitions as part of its bid to secure a greater share of the market.
As part of its investment, LDC will take a significant stake in the fast-growing company alongside the current management team – led by Managing Director Terry Musson and Commercial Director Daniel East.
David Garman, former Chief Executive of logistics giant TDG plc and Non-Executive Director of Speedy Hire, will join the board as Chairman, as well as LDC’s Alistair Pendleton and Simon Hemley. Guy Rutherford, formerly FD at fuel distributor Watson Fuels, joins the business as Financial Director.
In April 2018 Amberon announced it has added four new depots to its UK network and is anticipating its headcount to grow significantly further to a record year with sales reaching £29m, a 10 per cent increase since LDC's investment.
The four new depots, located in Peterborough, Hereford, Leeds and Liverpool, have expanded the business’ on-the-ground presence to service customers across the UK, in response to increasing demand for full-suite safety solutions. The business has also secured the lease for a new premise in Bridgwater, Somerset.
Amberon currently has 22 depots across the UK, more than 400-vehicle fleet and employs more than 500 people.