A-Plant is the Major Winner at the Inaugural London Construction Awards
A-Plant has scooped two major awards at the inaugural London Construction Awards, being declared both Supplier of the Year and Plant Hire Company of the Year for London. The awards were presented at a prestigious gala dinner and awards ceremony at The O2 in Greenwich, London.
The London Construction Awards were held in conjunction with London Build 2015, the construction expo for London and the South of England. They recognise achievements by those organisations that have driven the London construction industry forward and played a defining role in delivering exceptional quality, innovation and first class service.
The awards were judged by an esteemed panel of 16 judges from leading organisations such as Forum for the Built Environment, Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), VINCI and BIM Task Group, with a total of 12 awards being presented on the night. Keenly contested, eight companies were nominated as finalists in the Supplier of the Year category and five companies were finalists in the Plant Hire Company of the Year category.
Mark Pudney, Regional Managing Director for London said: “We’re absolutely delighted to win the accolades for both Supplier of the Year and Plant Hire Company of the Year for London, as we were pitched against some of the construction industry’s biggest players. London is a key region for us and we have a network of over 20 Service Centres within the M25, allowing us to make rapid deliveries across London. We are also well underway with opening even more locations in the capital.”
It has been an outstanding year of success for A-Plant. Earlier this year, A-Plant was named Hire Company of the Year at Hire Association Europe’s Hire Awards of Excellence and the company received its seventh Gold Award at the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2015. Earlier this month A-Plant was declared European Rental Company of the Year at the prestigious European Rental Awards in Rome, Italy and earlier this week A-Plant announced its largest ever single order for new equipment in the firm’s history. The company has purchased more than 1,550 machines from JCB in a ground-breaking deal worth more than £50 million.
A-Plant has also recently become the first plant, tool and equipment rental company in the UK to achieve Whole Fleet Accreditation (WFA) under Transport for London’s Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). The firm is only the second company in the whole country to secure nationwide accreditation which applies across A-Plant’s 135-strong Service Centre network and its entire transport fleet. The process involved a stringent audit of A-Plant’s 1,475 vehicle fleet, comprising cars, vans and HGV’s. The purpose of FORS is to raise the level of quality within fleet operations and to demonstrate which operators are achieving best practice in terms of safety, fuel efficiency, driver training and reducing vehicle emissions.