To date, a manufacturer based in Whitwell, near Worksop received £444,000 in R&D tax credits with the latest Reality Cheque for £95,000. The company manufacture and install high friction surfacing, predominantly for trafficked areas.

The company works in road contracting, high friction surfaces, traffic calming, jointing, decorative surfaces, driveways and road markings which requires developing and improving methods of material production, on-site processes, reduced road closure times and safer methods of working. This extremely competitive market means that R&D work is vital to maximise profits and undercut competitors whilst maintaining high quality, innovative solutions. The experienced team carry out research and development to create bespoke solutions through intense trialling and problem solving, such as producing anti-skid surfacing.