The Access Link, the UK/Ireland association of independent regional access companies, held its quarterly meeting at the Hilton at St Georges Park, Burton on Trent, the home training grounds for the English soccer team.
The well attended meeting began with a welcome from the chairman to two newly elected members, both from Ireland who were attending their first meeting, Height Platforms of Dublin and Power Plant Hire from Wexford.
The meeting broke with tradition in that there was no supporting sponsor as it was decided that on this occasion, it would allow more time for discussions on Link related issues. A presentation was given by Richard Whiting and Giles Council from IPAF on Rental Plus and various other IPAF issues.
A wide range of issues were discussed at the meeting including problems with new equipment, service back up and how communication and marketing can be improved on cross renting equipment.
Recently audited applicant Winner Plant was unanimously accepted as a new member at the meeting bringing the membership total to 31 companies.