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. Accepting the award, Mike Potts, Lavendon Access Services’ UK Chief Executive, said: “One of the most pleasing aspects of this award is that all of the five 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 given by Construction News, the UK’s leading construction magazine, and supported by the National Specialists Contractors Council.