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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.
Equipment rental specialist A-Plant has successfully achieved Gold status from the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). The prestigious accreditation which applies across A-Plant’s 25 strong Service Centre network in the South of England was achieved after the company actively demonstrated its commitment to vehicle safety and efficiency.
One of A-Plant’s Apprentices has been recognised as a rising star in the plant hire and wider construction industry. Samuel Cooper-Hart, who is a Plant Mechanic Apprentice working from A-Plant’s Northampton Service Centre, has been declared a ‘Star of the Future’ at the CPA’s (Construction Plant-hire Association) Annual Plant Mechanic Apprenticeship Awards Presentation.
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.
A-Plant, part of FTSE 100 company Ashtead Group plc has been awarded the highest accolade of five stars in the Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) audit, formerly known as Link-Up. The certification covers all aspects of A-Plant’s ability to serve the rail industry.
A-Plant has won the Best Return on Customer Service Investment Award at the prestigious UK Customer Satisfaction Awards, hosted by The Institute of Customer Service in London.
A-Plant has been awarded a top award for its outstanding commitment to supporting apprentices. The company was awarded the Industry Apprentice Employer of the Year (Large Company – Employing over 250 people) award at the prestigious Pride of Construction ceremony, the annual industry prize-giving run by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).