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Wilsons Traffic Management

After over a decade in the industry, Sam and Gabby had a dream to create a solutions based traffic management business, a business that not only put their clients first but also really values its employees. After surrounding themselves with other industry experts in February 2020, Wilsons TM Limited was brought to life. In 3 years the team has grown to over 130 staff, and three locations with the same vision they now provide traffic management around the South Island.

At the beginning of this year, Avada acquired Wilsons Traffic Management, a strategic move that has significantly benefited the business. This acquisition has enabled a seamless sharing of resources between the two companies, promoting efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The integration of business systems has streamlined operations, allowing for smoother processes and enhancing overall productivity. Moreover, Avada’s influence has provided Wilsons Traffic Management with a structured approach to business improvement, resulting in better management practices and strategic planning. The collaboration has also expanded the group’s buying power, leading to cost savings and more robust supplier relationships. Overall, the partnership with Avada has injected stability into Wilsons Traffic Management, ensuring its continued growth and success in the industry.

A Smarter Way Of Working

We are dedicated to finding innovative solutions and smarter ways of working. With team culture at the forefront of our values, we’ve got a crew who love working for us, keeping productivity and commitment high out in the field.
We take pride in our work, and we continually strive to proactively meet the needs of our clients.
Our clients trust us to provide best-practice traffic management solutions on all levels – and our rapid growth, with continued results, is proof that we’re reliable.

Meet The Management Team

Our management team, with over 100 years combined experience work together to ensure the values of Wilsons TM are upheld not only on the road but within every moving part of the company. We are always accessible and regularly go out on the road with our crew too. We are building relationships with lasting friendships.


General Manager

Ben Hopewell

Over the past five years, Ben has served as a General Manager in the surfacing industry, leading a dedicated team through a dynamic landscape. He also worked as a Business Improvement Manager, which has given him the skills to step into our General Manger role and continue to lead the team into success.

He is committed to ensuring Wilsons Traffic Management continues excellence, innovation, and industry betterment, utilising the power of team work.

Fleet Manager

Mike Todd

Mike has 25 + years mechanical experience in industries including agriculture and drainage also many years working on traffic management equipment. He brings a wealth of knowledge to our fleet department. Mike takes pride in our fleet and ensures all our staff have excellently maintain, safe vehicles for them to carry out their job.
Estimator/Business Development Manager

Daniel Potter

With over 14 years’ of experience in the temporary traffic management industry Dan has been involved in most situations from a STMS and management perspective.
Dan has successfully managed various major utility and infrastructure projects for Waka Kotahi, C.C.C, SCIRT and various other principles throughout the South Island.
From starting in the industry as a trainee Dan has since gained all STMS qualifications including being an approved Mentor and Assessor and now puts his knowledge towards complex tender applications while contributing to the development to our business growth and brand.
TMP Designer

Mitch Clinton

Mitch is deeply entrenched in the realm of Traffic Management, with a robust background spanning over a decade, encompassing diverse roles within the industry. Presently, he serves as a Senior Traffic Management Plan Designer. Known for his adeptness in innovative problem-solving and streamlining workflows, Mitch ensures the seamless integration of comprehensive Legislative and Regulatory Compliance, coupled with exceptional communication and planning abilities. He is entrusted with providing Traffic Management solutions to our Operations Team and Clients, consistently meeting contractual obligations with precision, timeliness, and fiscal responsibility. This unwavering commitment ultimately serves the best interests of both our clients and the organizations they represent.
Operations Co-Ordinator

Tim Moore

Tim Moore embarked on his journey with Wilson’s Traffic Management in November 2022. He joined the organization with a blank slate regarding the intricacies of the traffic management industry. Armed with a background in computer proficiency, he swiftly navigated his way into the Operations department.His transition into the office space, coupled with his passion for technology, has empowered him to integrate a fresh and innovative perspective into the domain of traffic management. He is committed to embracing the ever-evolving landscape of this industry and harnessing his skills to drive efficiency and excellence in our operations.
Operations Co-ordinator

Nathan Lucas

Nathan has a significant role within the Wilsons Operations team despite only 3 years in the industry. His rapid progress speaks volumes about his dedication and hard work. He has a hands-on approach, actively engaging with both staff and clients. This involvement contributes to the team’s success by ensuring that the service provided on the field is top-notch.His ability to balance office responsibilities with fieldwork demonstrates a well-rounded skill set. His approachability and friendly nature, coupled with a willingness to share a laugh, can foster a positive work environment and good relationships with both colleagues and clients.

Nathan’s achievements in such a short time suggest a promising career trajectory within the company.

Payroll & People Manager

Tash Higgs

Tash is our Payroll magician, her role is vital in the continued success of Wilsons TM. There is more to being a Payroll Officer than meets the eye, and Tash juggles all the primary duties and responsibilities of this role with ease. From managing and processing payroll, record keeping through to maintaining records and reporting while assisting staff with their inquiries daily, Tash tackles every task with a positive attitude and a strong attention to detail. Tash is an exceptional addition to our office with her bubbly personality who always has us laughing and shows us an endless amount of support while working through her own day to day tasks

Nat Micol

Nat is our admin superstar, her role is so diverse, she deals with data entry, administration tasks for not only Christchurch branch but also our Queenstown branch, she also fits our staff with uniform to keep them looking fresh in the field.  Nat is an outgoing character who works hard every day to get the job done.


Branch Manager of Nelson

Emma Bubberman

Emma has 20+ years’ experience in Business Management and gained a vast amount of experience in various roles, while self-employed in the UK. Working predominantly within the civil industry during the past 5 years, Emma gained her TTM qualifications to supplement her day to day working experience from the ground up. As the Nelson Branch Manager, Emma believes that Temporary Traffic Management can be delivered safely & compliantly, without breaking the budget by combining early contractor input, correct planning, methodology investigation and resource management. She has excellent people skills, with proven experience of delivering projects within timescale and on budget. Emma’s passion for delivering professional excellence, is the driving force behind Wilsons TM (Nelson), with a focus on maintaining strong relationships, Health & Safety, Compliance & getting it right first time.
TMP Designer

Tobin Hartley

Tobin joined the Nelson branch in early 2022 as the in-house TMP Planner. He has extensive experience on the road as an STMS on both Highway and Urban areas, and can troubleshoot any problem you may have with a safe and compliant solution. Friendly and approachable Tobin has attained a solid working relationship with the local TMC’s and our current clients in and around the Nelson and Tasman regions. With a genuine passion for Traffic management and TMP Design Tobin is committed to giving you the best service start to finish for all your TMP needs.
Operations Co-Ordinator of Nelson

Apera Mathews-Deer

With over 8 years’ experience in the traffic management industry Apera has performed various roles, working with major contributors to the industry and learning his craft from the ground up. He has worked tirelessly to gain his STMS qualification, completing many major projects along the way. His knowledge of the day-to-day processes of TTM and his ability to think on his feet, made him a stand out choice to lead Operations in Nelson, where he currently manages all client requests and staff schedules to meet the requirements of our scheduled and emergency works daily, while promoting the Wilsons Values at every opportunity.
Operations Co-Ordinator & Compliance Manager of Nelson

Sione Salu

Joining the Wilson’s Nelson team in 2022 with over a decade of experience in the traffic management industry, Sione has worked from entry level up to management, much of his time in the Auckland region. Sione joined the Nelson team as an on-road STMS and has continued to develop through various roles to his current position. His extensive knowledge of Training and CoPTTM enables him to lead from the front to ensure safety and compliance is the first thing on everyone’s mind. Sione’s approachability and friendly nature fosters a positive work environment and good relationships with both colleagues and clients alike.


Queenstown Operations Manager

Aidan Wilson

Aidan joined the Christchurch team as a skilled STMS in 2021 and has recently relocated to Queenstown to fulfil the role as the Operations Manager. With Aidan’s exceptional leadership and communication skills, he has proved to be a real asset to the Queenstown branch. Keeping clients happy and ensuring operations runs smoothly is an integral part of Aidan’s role. Not only has Aidan developed strong relationships with our clients, he keeps our office full of smiles and laughs too!

Ambitious And Innovative

With a vision to provide first-rate services, our 100% New Zealand owned, family company has grown from a start-up to become industry leaders with over 100 staff in two locations in our first year of trading. With stand out personnel, quality equipment and technology, we are taking traffic management to the next level.

Health & Safety

Everyone who uses our roads deserves to make it home safe.
Here at Wilsons, we’ve got a strong commitment to Health & Safety and Quality Assurance.
Legal and ethical duties are top priority, so we’re ensuring our workplaces are healthy and safe not only for our team, but for the public.
Our specialist team combine full legislative and regulatory compliance with outstanding communication and customer service. This ensures the reduction of all potential risks for our clients when we’re working onsite. With services provided in Canterbury, Nelson, and the wider South Island, we’ll get you home safe.

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