Lavendon Access Services Enjoys Double Celebration at HAE Awards

Lutterworth, United Kingdom, May 14, 2010 --( Lavendon Access Services is celebrating doing the double after winning two major European awards. It has been named "Tool, Equipment and Plant Hire Company of the Year" and has won the "Effective Health and Safety Management" award at the Hire Awards of Excellence 2010.

The awards were announced at a ceremony at The Landmark Hotel in London on the evening of Saturday May 8th.

The Hire Company of the Year (more than five outlets) category was open to any company that demonstrates the highest standards of professionalism within the Tool, Equipment and Plant sector. The judges’ criteria for the Effective Health and Safety Management Award included proof of improved health, safety and well being of its workforce and customers and proof of recent innovation in products and services.

Andy Wright, Chief Executive of Lavendon Access Services, said: “This is excellent news for us as a company. Winning these prestigious awards is due to the determination and endeavour of our employees who have excelled at delivering a high quality service to our customers during a difficult year. They should be justly proud of their achievements.

“As the market leader in powered access, our aim is to offer the best possible service, with the best equipment – and to seek to drive forward innovations and standards that improve our industry as a whole. Winning the Hire Company of the Year award shows we are making good progress in achieving these aims.”

Graham Arundell, Managing Director of HAE, said: “The team at Lavendon submitted an excellent entry for the Tool, Equipment and Plant Hire Company of the Year and impressed the judges with the quality and commitment they demonstrated towards improving the customer experience and developing their staff through their TechX programme.

“It was a great night for Lavendon as they also took home the Effective Health and Safety Management Award. Their highly innovative TechX and Aim programmes demonstrated a top to bottom approach, and the judges were particularly impressed with the management standards set both internally and externally.”

Andy Wright said winning the Effective Health and Safety Award reflected the company’s priorities: “Setting the highest health and safety standards is good for us and our customers. We are determined to take a leadership role in continuously raising health and safety standards in our industry and I believe this award reflects that vision.”

With possibly the industry’s most testing year behind it, Lavendon continues to show its commitment to excellent customer service and to focusing on key areas of its business performance. Success in the HAE awards follows Lavendon Access Services being named as Company of the Year in last month’s International Awards for Powered Access.

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

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