Nationwide Platforms – Strength Through Unity

Lutterworth, United Kingdom, November 03, 2008 --( The merger between Nationwide Access and The Platform Company is now complete and the new combined company, Nationwide Platforms, was officially launched on the 3rd November.

Part of Lavendon Group PLC, the new entity is the UK’s largest powered access rental company with a fleet of in excess of 11,000 platforms, operated from 37 locations UK wide.

The rental fleet covers booms, scissors, telehandlers, truck and van mounted equipment as well as specialist platforms and is supported by the largest and most experienced team of powered access professionals in the industry. The combined customer base can expect to receive best in class service and support through the combined product and service offer.

Peter Douglas, Managing Director of Nationwide Platforms North commented, “Now that the two biggest forces in the UK’s powered access industry have come together, Nationwide Platforms can offer unsurpassable benefits to our customers, both prospective and present – greater machine choice, better coverage and the best team in the business to keep these services in place.”

Grant Woodward, Managing Director of Nationwide Platforms South added, “The merger of Nationwide Access and The Platform Company has involved a lot of hard work and has definitely been a learning process in many areas. Nationwide Platforms can now take the benefits of experience from two companies and work towards consolidating the UK’s powered access market through one business. Nationwide Access and The Platform Company have been independently successful in securing a number of major projects and national account customers, and a key focus for the new combined business will be to further strengthen relationships with national customers working on major projects.”

Andy Wright, Chief Executive of Lavendon Access Services noted: “We shall strive to continue to improve our service offering to our customers and to cement Nationwide Platforms as the undisputed industry leader in the UK’s powered access market. The Lavendon values of being professional and straightforward are very much central to the way in which Nationwide Platforms intends to operate. This is a business that simply wants to get the job done without fuss or hassle for the customer.’’

For definitive advice and information on safe working at height, please visit or telephone Nationwide Platforms on 0845 745 0000.

Nationwide Platforms
Jamie Doran
0845 745 0000