Welcome to the second issue of Interact, our customer newsletter. A-Plant now has 16 divisions providing equipment solutions across all sectors and in this issue, we have shared some stories of our teams in action, whether this be our presence at Plantworx, the launch of our new BIM library or demonstrating our commitment to collaborating with our customers on major projects, there is something for everyone.
A-Plant, the UK’s leading equipment rental company and part of FTSE 100 company Ashtead Group plc has become an accredited Real Living Wage (RLW) employer. This will lead to salary increases for over 700 employees across the A-Plant business.
Equipment hire company A-Plant has been named as one of the UK’s leading companies for providing apprenticeships. The firm, which has 150 apprentices amongst its 3,300-strong workforce, has been featured in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer List and is the only major hire company to make this listing.
We have launched a new dedicated recruitment website intended for all potential candidates who are interested in a career at the largest equipment rental company in the UK.
A-Plant has supported Keepmoat Homes by supplying telehandlers for four home building projects across Yorkshire.
Leada Acrow, the leading falsework, formwork and groundwork supplier, is marking its 80th year in business by carrying out a string of fundraising challenges to help raise a target figure of £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, the charity that helps improve the lives of everyone living with cancer.
At the North West regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2016 A-Plant, was crowned as Large Employer of the Year Award for organisations in Manchester, Cheshire and Staffordshire. The awards recognise excellence in businesses that grow their own talent through apprenticeships and the apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.
Leada Acrow, the leading falsework, formwork and groundwork supplier, is introducing a Trainee Scheme as part of the company’s quest to attract and retain the most talented people in the industry. The trainees will be employed as Temporary Works Engineers and will be given on-the-job training by experienced professionals in the company’s Technical Offices whilst also completing a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Civil/Structural Engineering on a day or block release basis.
A-Plant, part of FTSE 100 company Ashtead Group plc has embarked on a journey to upgrade its extranet and deliver a new technologically advanced customer portal. The company has committed to invest over £2 million in new technologies that will help keep it at the forefront of the hire industry.
Leada Acrow has invested almost £250,000 in new formwork equipment specially manufactured for the company. The majority of the new formwork has gone out on immediate hire to assist construction of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty project, a major transport infrastructure project at the heart of the Scottish Government’s commitment to improve transport in Aberdeen and across the north east of Scotland. The project involves the construction of a new 58km road which is scheduled to open in winter 2017.