About us

2001 Westcotec is formed

Westcotec is formed, the company is named after Phil Hayton’s home West Cottage.

2006 Growing Market

Westcotec continues to expand as its market grows thanks to new product lines.

2009 Best Year Ever

Westcotec has best year ever and as a result moves to current even larger premises now employing 16 staff members.

2011 Exports Begin

Export begins to Sweden commencement of long term partnership with company there that is still going strong today.

2013 Environmental Pledge

Westcotec take on environmental responsibility purchasing parcels of land allowing a tree to be planted for every sign sold

2015 Street Lighting

Staff increase to 18 as Westcotec form a Street Lighting Division.

2016 Supporting Local Charity

Westcotec begins supporting Norfolk bereaved children’s charity Nelson’s Journey.

2018 Mobile Phone System

Westcotec launch the Mobile Phone Detection System a World First !!!  

2018 Employee Ownership

Company Director, Phil Hayton, takes on his new role as Chairman. Westcotec becomes an employee owned company.  

2019 Traffic Safety Sign number 10,000

The active speed warning sign has been provided to Surrey County Council, where it has been installed at a location

2020 Air Quality Monitoring

A network of 24 air pollution sensors has just been activated across the Central Bedfordshire Council region, as part of

2021 Made in Britain

Westcotec attains accreditation to Made in Britain


We work to protect the environment by providing energy efficient products and offsetting our carbon footprint through a tree planting programme. Our environmental policy ensures we operate within regulations and codes of practice, which sets a minimum standard for environmental practices. As a major producer of road signs, we benefit the environment by helping improve traffic management, reducing speed and raising levels of road safety.

However, we realise our operations and travel will impact the environment and we aim to offset this in a number of ways:

  • Encouraging use of and development of energy efficient technology
  • Improve recycling and reduce waste to landfill
  • Invest in low-carbon emission vehicles in our fleet
  • Ensure premises operates as energy efficient as possible
  • Invest in low-energy IT equipment


If you would like a copy of our Environmental Policy please contact us

Supported Charities

Westcotec has been a firm supporter of Nelson’s Journey, the Norfolk Charity supporting bereaved children, for the last 3 years. The idea of providing sponsorship came from one of Westcotec’s employees, Chris Spinks, a former Police Officer who had been aware of their fantastic work while he served as the Head of Norfolk and Suffolk’s Roads Policing Unit seeing firsthand the difference they made for children who had lost close relations through road death.

Westcotec sponsors the Drinks Reception at the Annual Ball, we also provide support for the Walk of Smiles and have signed up as one of the Twenty20 businesses to celebrate the 20th year of Nelson’s Journey service provision.

Westcotec will continue to support Nelson’s Journey for the foreseeable future.

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