On behalf of its members and the wider UK scaffolding industry, Lynn Way, President of the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has written a heartfelt letter of condolence to King Charles III.
The condolence letter comes after many scaffolding and access contractors, suppliers and manufacturers from within the industry paid tribute across social media to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Thursday 8 September at the age of 96.
As Britain’s longest-serving monarch, reigning for more than 70 years, the Queen visited hundreds of construction projects in her time as head of state.
In the letter addressed to the Private Secretary to His Majesty The King, dated 12 September 2022 Lynn Way writes: “As NASC President, I write on behalf of the members of the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation to offer our condolences following the death of your mother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
In a lifetime of unparalleled service and devotion to duty, Her Majesty’s commitment and dedication to a vast array of charities and worthy causes was recognised by all, not just here in the UK, but on a truly global scale.”
She continued to write: “Scaffolders and all those who work at height in the construction industry, have, during their lifetimes, known no other monarch of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
I am confident that they will join me in expressing our warmest and heartfelt thanks for the truly selfless contribution. One which has ensured that Her Majesty will always be held in the very highest regard.”
She added: “Whilst writing, we would also take the opportunity to express our support for you as you commence your reign as His Majesty King Charles III. We wish you careful guidance and sound judgement as you embark on this journey.”
You can read the letter of condolence here.