CITB Boss hands in resignation

Sarah Beale CITB

Sarah Beale, Chief Executive of CITB, has handed in her resignation which will come into effect from September 2021. She has served as CEO since January 2017, having previously held a range of senior leadership positions at the organisation over the past 16 years. Sarah, CITB’s first female CEO, led the training body through a major, transformation programme, Vision 2020. It...

Former HSE Inspector joins No Falls Foundation

Long-serving HSE Principal Inspector Ray Cooke

Long-serving HSE Principal Inspector Ray Cooke has been appointed the No Falls Foundation's first Health & Safety Advisor. Ray joins the height safety Foundation after 35 years with HSE, latterly as HM Principal Inspector and Head of the Construction Sector Regulatory Support Team in the Building Safety and Construction Division. Joining HSE straight from university as a trainee inspector in 1985,...

Top design engineer returns to GKR


Lachezar Slavchev is returning to GKR Scaffolding to help grow its in-house Design Engineering team. Award-winning scaffolding and access specialist GKR Scaffolding Ltd has confirmed Lach will lead the London based firms engineering strategy as a Consultant Engineer. Lach will be supporting GKR's Managing Director, Neil Rowswell, and their operations team in a period of transformation, the company said. GKR...

Scaffolding Memorabilia: Thanks for the Memory

scaffolding memorabilia

Paul Corfield is without question a highly skilled man within the scaffolding industry, not least because he's passionate about his craft. But his work runs much deeper than that as an avid collector of scaffolding memorabilia. Scaffmag was keen to delve deeper into his archive. (See below for a selection of Paul's Scaffolding Memorabilia Archive) They used to play thanks for the...

Survivex has new manager at the helm


Training provider, Survivex, has appointed a new general manager to oversee day-to-day operations and support key training management service clients. Jamie Purves comes to Survivex from drilling contractor, Valaris, where he was regional training and competency manager responsible for personnel working in the North Sea and Norway regions. Having worked in training and competency for almost 20 years, Jamie has extensive...

Urgent Help Needed For Scaffolders Daughter


A family is aiming to raise vital funds after the daughter of a scaffolder is diagnosed with a brain tumour A Kidney problem means scaffolder driver Keith Lloyd needs vital dialysis four times each day. Unable to work since before lockdown courageous Keith who works for Alltask is also fighting another huge battle with his daughter Ebony, who has a...

New Appointment at Connolly Scaffolding


Manchester firm Connolly Scaffolding has appointed Dave Bowring as its Associate Director. Dave Bowring the ex-boss of Bowmac Access services based in Chester will be heading up Connolly Scaffolding's Estimating and Commercial department, the company said today. Bowring has been in the scaffolding industry for over 40 years, attaining senior positions with national scaffolding companies, and formally running Bowmac Access services...

Scaffolding supervisor saves life of Stanlow Refinery colleague


Altrad Scaffolding supervisor Paul Thomas has been praised by the company for saving the life of a colleague at the Stanlow Refinery. Working on-site for Essar, he became concerned when a fellow worker seemed to be feeling unwell. He quickly suggested his colleague go to the medical facility to get checked out, though the operative explained he was fine and...

PERI’s scaffolding division set for growth following key appointment

PERI: Charles Stratford, Business Development Manager for PERI UP

System scaffolding manufactures PERI has appointed Charles Stratford as its Business Development Manager for PERI UP. The company says the appointment will enable it to develop its scaffolding proposition, so that it is more aligned to meet the growing demand for skilled workers, efficient solutions and digitalisation, now and in the future. Charles joins PERI with over 20 years’ experience in...

48.3 Gets Its Claws Into a TIGER

Mark Parkin New Business Development Manager at 48.3

Forward-thinking scaffolding and temporary works consultants 48.3 have announced the arrival of a new Business Development Manager – Mark Parkin Mark has over 32 years of experience in contract scaffolding. Working as a scaffolder and gaining his advanced ticket through the 1980's and 1990's before forming his own contracting business M&M in 1995. Most people within the industry however will...


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