Lavendon Access Services Team is Praised for International Award Win

Lutterworth, United Kingdom, April 24, 2010 --( Lavendon Access Services was named as the ‘Access Rental Company of the Year’ at the second prestigious International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs), held at the Grange St Paul’s Hotel, London last month.

“Our employees’ commitment to service innovation and customer satisfaction has played a major part in Lavendon Access Services being named as the International Access Rental Company of the Year,” says UK Chief Executive Andy Wright.

The award is given by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), but is open to all companies in the powered access industry. The judges specifically consider rate of growth, innovative marketing, overall performance, client satisfaction and the development of new geographic or sector markets.

The IAPA judging committee commented: “Big can often be beautiful. The judges wanted to recognise Lavendon Access Services’ leadership during a difficult year. While expanding through acquisitions and dealing with the economic challenges, it stayed true to its core values, investing in its health and safety activities and in the development of its employees.”

Accepting the award, UK Chief Executive, Andy Wright said: “2009 was definitely a challenging year for the powered access industry. The quality of the service we provide is now, more than ever, crucial to retaining and securing new business.”

“Our team has been innovative and forward thinking in its approach to working with customers and they fully deserve the recognition this award brings.”

“We are determined to build on our success from 2009 and plan to continue to invest in business areas that make a real difference for our customers, including: health and safety, technical quality standards, staff training, customer service support, and ensuring that we provide the right equipment at the right time.”

For further information regarding Lavendon Access Services please contact: Emily Lowth. Tel: +44 (0)1455 206719 or email:

Notes for Editors:
Lavendon Access Services is the market leader in the UK, and part of Europe’s largest powered access rental company, Lavendon Group plc. The company is made up of three UK businesses: Nationwide Platforms, Panther and EPL Skylift. Offering over 10,500 machines from a network of 43 depots, Lavendon Access Services provides the most comprehensive range of access platforms in the UK. The company also has the largest powered access training department in Europe (Lavendon Academy), delivering a comprehensive range of training courses to powered access operators and the access industry.

Lavendon Access Services
Emily Lowth
+44 (0) 1455 206719