Last night at 9:15pm Lifterz had a phone call from Wolverton Council where the manager was desperate for IPAF training the next day. He was desperately searching on Google and ours was the only number answered. Through the LINK we were able to contact Barry Brady of Elevation, we got back to the man within 5 minutes and the course with 4 men started promptly at 8.00 this morning,..in Wolverton, on their doorstep at Elavation’s depot! The Wolverton Council Manager couldn’t believe it and said that it was uncanny how all the pieces came together so easily, Barry said “we’ve been trying to get in there for ages.” Apparently they had noticed that no-one had an IPAF PAL card and the XMAS decorations were being installed on Saturday.
Two New Members For Access Link
The UK’s Access Link has appointed two new members. Anglia Access of Norwich and Altitude Access of Mansfield. Anglia’s fleet is predominantly Haulotte based, while Altitude access is more JLG orientated.
Anglia, a relative newcomer to the access rental market fills a gap in the Link’s geographic coverage while Altitude, which was founded in 1996, takes over part of the territory vacated by Central Access.
The two new members will officially become part of the Access Link at the next general meeting to be held in April at JLG’s Maasmechelen production facility in Belgium.
Malcolm Bowers, the 2008 Access Link chairman said: “These two new members are ideally placed to help with our national depot network. Anglia is a relatively new company, with a good fleet mix and is ideally placed to fill an important location on our map.
Altitude has invested heavily in plant and premises lately and their setup is first class. They cover part of the territory previously covered by Central Access before they were acquired”
We recently formed a committee to deal with new applications and both companies met our membership criteria very well indeed. These two depots raises the Link Fleet to 4,400 modern well maintained platforms spread throughout the UK and Ireland.”
“With this kind of coverage Link members have a real advantage when selling their service to national contractors. Our new strap line ‘Local service countrywide’ says what we are about.”
Access Link Meets Bravi
The Access Link, the UK association of independent aerial lift rental companies that work together to offer a national rental service, held its quarterly meeting yesterday at the headquarters of Bravi UK.
Some 18 companies were represented including the two latest members Huntley Access and Facelift. In addition to discussing the groups regular business, Bravi UK made a presentation on the benefits and business potential of its Leonardo self propelled lifts.
Access Link and Partnerlift Get Off To A Good Start
The relationship between the UK’s Access Link and Partnerlift has got off to a good start with quite a few enquires being already handled. However, another avenue opened up when Jason Seddon of Manchester based Aerial Platforms came across a German M and E contractor’s name on a contractor’s list for a site in his area. He passed the lead to Partner Lift in Germany and between them they secured the 8 week hire. That’s teamwork.
Paul & Kerry Standing’s Big Day
The wedding ceremony was held at St Peter Church in Upper Beeding, West Sussex at 2pm
Reception was at the Hickstead Show Ground
There were ten bridesmaids which included their daughters Macy and Madison
Page boy their son Jaden