Our Story

Since its inception in 2004, Road Traffic Solutions have grown from strength to strength. We now boast 7 strategic locations, and the ability to service our customers on a national level in both traffic and event management.

We employ more than 150 full time team members across our network of operational depots that cover the UK. In our 15+ years of trading we have undertaken local, regional and nationally recognised works. We partner across a whole host of industries including telecoms, water, gas, electric, lifting, resurfacing and construction. Road Traffic Solutions have undertaken some of the UK’s biggest traffic management, event management and road closure projects: The London Marathon, Rugby World Cup, London Olympics, Ride London, The Royal Wedding, Tour of Britain, Westfield expansion project, Farringdon Crossrail, London Pride and HS2 are a handful of examples. We work with the biggest names nationally including Nationwide Platforms, Balfour Beatty, Morrisons Utilities, Cadent Gas and UK Power Networks.

Road Traffic Solutions Timeline

2004 – Family business launches on Messingham Road, Scunthorpe; with a single depot and 5 staff in total.
2005 – East London (Barking – later Grays) depot opens as opportunities in London present themselves.
2006 – We moved to South Park Industrial Estate, doubling the staff in Head Office.
2007 – Another move, this time to Winterton Road, and an increase in our back-office team. Our head count is now up to 15 staff.
2008 – Our first big win, with National Grid, really supported the growth of the our business.
2010 – Settled in our current HQ, Oswald Road, where Road Traffic Solutions has grown to more than 50 administrative staff across Planning, Drawing, Sales and administration.
2010 – Our Birmingham depot opens, to service Balfour Beatty contract win, allowing for operational growth. We employed a further 30 operatives this year.
2012 – We are proud to play a small part in the 2012 Olympics with our traffic management services.
2013 – Operations are growing again, taking the total number of employees at RTS over the 100 mark.
2014 – Sevenoaks depot opens due to growth in South London and Kent.

2014 – Road Traffic Solutions are awarded Investors in People – Silver.
2015 – Another 30 operators join the business across the country.
2016 – Mildenhall depot opens to service UK Power Networks and growth across East Anglia.
20162016 We launched our bespoke business system REPS (Reliable, Expert, Professional Services) introducing greater automation and cohesion to our services.
Our Rickmansworth (later Chalfont) depot opens as event work increases in the City.
2016 – Road Traffic Solutions are upgraded to Investors in People – Gold.
2017 – The fleet grows to more than 90 vehicles.
2018 – RTS now employes more than 150 full time staff, and up to 200 event marshals as required.
2019 – We hold more than 20,000 cones, 16,000 signs, 6,000 meters of barrier and 260 sets of lights. Road Traffic Solutions continues to be the leading light in road traffic and event management in the UK.
2020 In a year when everything changed, RTS continued providing expert Traffic Management services, working throughout as Key Workers right the way through all the turmoil.
And in the middle of all that we launched our Total Solutions services, providing the complete site solution to our clients. From office accommodation, welfare facilities and storage right the way through to complete utilities services, security and access solutions to heavy plant hire, RTS Total Solutions was introduced to provide a turn key solution.
2021 Building on our years of event management experience RTS launched Total Event Solutions bring in the vastly experienced Meryl Dennis to lead our event offering.
2022The RTS story continues with significant upgrade programmes for our Chalfont and Grays depots, a new Rochester based depot and Total Events Solutions office.