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ALL ABOARD THE ACCESS ALLIANCE

The UK’s largest full-service powered access distributor played host to the Access Alliance in May.

The Alliance – a UK association of independent access rental companies - held its quarterly meeting at IAPS Group headquarters in Telford, Shropshire. The Alliance Chairman Jonathan Till of GT Access welcomed three new members, Warren Access, GFL Access and Extreme Access. This adds locations in Newcastle upon Tyne, Huntingdon, Conwy, Hailsham, Shepperton and Coventry.

Founded in 2010, the Access Alliance now has 18 member businesses across the UK, offering a combined rental fleet of more than 8,000 powered access platforms, supported by more than 40 depots nationwide.

IAPS Group’s senior management team then showcased the new Aldercote range of van mounted booms to Access Alliance members. Aldercote’s booms offer industry leading

IAPS Group’s senior management team then showcased the new Aldercote range of van mounted booms to Access Alliance members. Aldercote’s booms offer industry leading performance in key areas such as boom outreach, vehicle payload and platform capacity, offering working heights from 12m – 18m.

Alliance members also saw the latest spreader plates from the Group’s Outriggerpads brand, including an expansion of the Hi Viz range of high visibility spreader plates to meet demand from customers with heavier plant.

Jonathan Till concluded his year as chairman of the Alliance, with Tony Crawford from Mr Plant taking on the role for the next 12 months.

The day visit ended with a barbecue on board the Sabrina Goddess of the River while it cruised down the River Severn from Shrewsbury.


Steve Couling, Managing Director of IAPS Group, said: “We were delighted to once again host the Access Alliance. It was great to see how both organisations have gone from strength to strength since they last visited us.”

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