A COMPANY that supplies road signs and traffic management services is opening a new depot.

Hatton Traffic Management is on the hunt for 15 new employees to work at its £265,000 site, which is yet to be revealed.

The company has helped organise motorway closures, control traffic at major events and direct street works. Recent projects include The Great Manchester Swim, Manchester Pride and the city centre games.

And Hatton has been working with the organisers of The Great North Run to ensure the event runs smoothly for the past 30 years.

It hopes to increase its reach across the area through opening the new site.

A spokesman for the Newcastle upon Tyne based business said it does not use agency staff because it aims to recruit skilled resident who produce high quality work.

Tom Bailey, managing director, said: “The opening of our new north west depot in Warrington is a significant milestone for Hatton Traffic Management.

“Operating nationally, we have already completed a number of large scale projects in the north west and we are keen to expand on this success.

“As a family-owned and family-run business, we pride ourselves on delivering a professional, reliable and cost-effective service for our clients at every stage of a project.

“The opening of our new depot will increase our capacity and enable us to significantly expand our presence in the region as well as generate local employment opportunities.”

The firm, established in 1976, has recently introduced a number of new services including sign installation, mobile elevated work platforms and vehicle restraint systems.

Clients include the BBC and ITV as well as construction firms and engineering companies.

Hatton is also the only traffic management firm in the country to have been named an approved partner by the Association for Public Service Excellence.

n For more information about jobs visit hattontraffic.co.uk/career.