The UK’s Access Alliance - a group of regional privately held access rental companies - has launched a new Associate Members scheme aimed at sharing membership benefits with smaller independent powered access rental companies.
The overall aim of the programme is to recruit more members, in order to increase the associations base, as well as expand its coverage of local areas.
Current chairman Steve Simmons, who is also one of the principles at member company Star Platforms, explains the rationale behind the move: ”The
Access Alliance was set up to enable local and regional access hire companies to offer true national coverage via a network of trusted partners, all of whom offer the same first rate service. Over the years, we sadly had to turn down many applications from businesses due to them not reaching our minimum membership criteria at the time of their application. The new Associate Member scheme overcomes this, making membership and its benefits open to a wider range of quality hire companies of all size and type.”
“The Access Alliance is a professional group of quality independent powered access companies, who share the same passion of offering the very best level of customer service on a quality machine fleet. Membership brings many benefits such as increased business opportunities, savings via our group deals and not to forget the social element with many like minded individuals.”
The 18 current members trade from 45 locations throughout the UK, but the geographical location will no longer be taken into consideration for new members, allowing companies to apply for the new membership no matter where they are located.