Lavendon Access Services Wins Construction News Specialist Award

Lutterworth, United Kingdom, March 27, 2011 --( Lavendon Access Services has won the prestigious Construction News Specialist Award as the UK’s best access or scaffolding supplier in 2011.

The judges said they based their decision on the finalists’ rate of growth, business successes, commitment to health and safety, client satisfaction and future ambitions.

Members of the judging panel included Ray Horwood, Chief Executive of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors, and Sean Bowles, Operations Director of housing developers Galliford Try.

The panel concluded: “Lavendon Access Services is a company that stands out from the pack in terms of commitment to a strong and uniformed workforce while achieving excellence to customers.”

Accepting the award, Mike Potts, Lavendon Access Services’ UK Chief Executive, said: “One of the most pleasing aspects of this award is that five of the six other finalists were scaffolding companies.

“I believe this is a clear message that the benefits of powered access, in terms of efficiency, cost-effectiveness and safety, are increasingly accepted by decision-makers in the construction industry.

“Our employees’ commitment to service innovation, safety and customer satisfaction has played a major part in Lavendon Access Services being named as winners of the Specialist Award within the Access and Scaffolding category.

“2010 was definitely a challenging year for the powered access industry, but the quality of people we employ and services we provide has ensured that we have continued to retain and secure new business.”

The awards ceremony took place at the London Hilton, Park Lane, and was attended by 600 leaders in specialist contracting across the UK.

The award was presented by Construction News, the UK’s leading construction magazine, and supported by the National Specialists Contractors Council.

Nick Edwards, editor of Construction News magazine commented: “Eighty companies made it onto the shortlist of this year’s awards across 18 categories. Eighty reasons why whatever the state of the economy, while the planners delay, the politicians talk and the bankers get paid, the country’s specialist subcontractors will keep on delivering the goods. Well done to all of you.”

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

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