John Talbot, 76, founded this Kent firm in 1976 to suppress roadside weeds with mechanised spraying. It has evolved to offer a range of road safety products, such as temporary steel barriers and crash “cushions” designed to withstand a 70mph impact. The launch of an Australian subsidiary in 2016 boosted overseas sales to £17.6m that year.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank67
CompanyHighway Care Group
ActivityRoad safety product manufacturer
LocationKent
2-yr av intl sales growth pa59.92%
International sales £000s17,594
Total sales £000s27,358
Staff82
Founded1976
Websitewww.highwaycare.co.uk

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