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28.11.16

NASC 2016 AGM News Round-Up

  • Record levels of full membership announced: 229
  • Inaugural Product Innovation Award winners announced: Acorn Scaffolding (Yorkshire) Ltd – for their ‘Acorn Super Structure’ £1.8M temporary roof at Creamfields Steel Yard with a highly commended award going to TRAD Scaffolding Co Ltd for the ‘Big Ben Braked Gin Wheel’
  • 2016 Apprentice of the Year: Kier Phur TRAD Scaffolding Co Limited, Lisa Duncan of A & J Maintenance Support Limited named as runner-up. A special posthumous mention going to Mike Towell of Interserve Industrial Services
  • Updated Articles of Association

The NASC held its AGM at the Grand Hotel Krasnopolsky in Amsterdam on Friday November 25th – releasing a range of news from the UK scaffolding industry trade body, including a record level of membership.

The busy agenda – reflecting the high activity levels of the confederation and its membership – included speeches from President, Alan Lilley (Commercial Scaffolding Ltd), Vice-President and Chair of the NASC Hire, Sale & Manufacturing Committee, Des Moore (TRAD Group MD), Training Director & CISRS Manager, Dave Mosley and NASC MD, Robin James, to a full audience of NASC contracting, hire and sales and information members.

Addressing the membership, MD Robin James provided a 2016 Annual Review with updates on the activities of the various standing committees (Audit, ASITO, Health & Safety, Technical, Hire, Sales & Manufacturing, Contracts), updates were also provided on Employment Affairs & Marketing.

Robin James then revealed details of confederation’s headline news, including:

  1. Record levels of membership since the confederation formation in 1945: The total number of full members is now at 229 – which is a record high. And with two companies in the site audit process currently, the confederation expects to breach 230 by the year end.
  2. The winner of the first ever NASC Product Innovation Award: Acorn Scaffolding (Yorkshire) Ltd – for their ‘Acorn Super Structure’ £1.8M temporary roof at Creamfields Steel Yard with a highly commended award going to TRAD Scaffolding Co Ltd for the ‘Big Ben Braked Gin Wheel.’
  3. 2016 NASC Apprentice of the Year award winner: Kier Phur TRAD Scaffolding Co Limited winning, Lisa Duncan of A & J Maintenance Support Limited named as runner-up. And a special posthumous mention going to Mike Towell of Interserve Industrial Services.
  4. Approving a special resolution to adopt new Articles of Association for the NASC, to modernise the confederation and embrace its status as a not-for-profit organisation.

NASC MD Robin James said: “2016 has been another exceptionally strong year for the confederation and its members – from the wide use and acceptance of the updated SG4:15 ‘Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations’ to the introduction of new members to the confederation and the launch of the successful new Product Innovation award and lots more besides. It’s fabulous to see the membership and scaffolding sector flourishing.”

President, Alan Lilley said: “It is with a sense of pride that I can say our mission over the past year to help companies meet our strict criteria and become NASC members has worked, cementing our position as the premier trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK.

“It is my aim to continue on this upwards trajectory and further increase the NASC membership in 2017 and help make it even more attractive to small and medium sized companies in the UK – giving them as much assistance as possible to reach the high standards of the organisation and achieve membership status. The NASC is open to all bone fide companies where access and scaffolding provides a significant part of their business.”

For details about becoming an NASC member and to find out more about latest SG4:15 ‘Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations’ Safety Guidance notes, the TG20:13 full suite and the NASC – the UK scaffolding industry trade body – please visit www.nasc.org.uk or email: enquiries@nasc.org.uk.

And for more details on CISRS training, including a list of current providers, please visit: www.cisrs.org.uk

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