48.3 Scaffold Design
48.3 Scaffold Design has implemented secure cloud storage, online project management and document control systems to increase productivity and enable a truly mobile working environment.
Innovative design solutions were provided for a Sir Robert McAlpine project at Bloomberg Place, ensuring client satisfaction and a project delivered on time and on budget. In addition, the firm’s design team grew in number by 40 per cent and turnover was up 27 per cent year on year.
Brogan Group saw a 12 per cent increase in turnover year on year and a £0.8m rise in profit in 2014.
Project highlights included a multi-million-pound contract on the sky garden of London’s iconic Walkie Talkie building, as well as work on the refurbishment of the 17-storey Archway Tower directly above Archway Underground station in London.
The firm also invested 3 per cent of its turnover into training and competency last year and opened a new CISRS-accredited training centre.
Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding
After the terrible weather in early 2014 caused the railway to collapse at Dawlish, Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding was called upon to help.
The firm developed innovative ideas for most of the scaffolds on site, playing a crucial role in a very high-profile emergency project.
The company also hired five apprentices last year and saw turnover increase, all while maintaining very high standards of health and safety.
GKR Scaffolding is celebrating 20 years of scaffolding excellence this year, and has worked for high-profile clients on iconic projects throughout this time.
It is currently delivering scaffold and access solutions for the complex 42-storey South Bank Tower development in London.
In January 2014, it launched the GKR Academy to give employees the skills and qualifications to become leaders.
The UK’s largest powered access rental business had a successful 2014.
Nationwide Platforms recruited 14 apprentices during the year, developed a new technical excellence programme as well as an app to help people select the appropriate machine for a task.
The company also introduced the Titan 60S machine into the UK market and helped deliver successful projects including the £150m St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.
PHD Modular Access Services
PHD worked on a number of high-profile jobs in 2014, including: roof strengthening and transformation at the Olympic Stadium, London; St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the largest hospital contract in Europe; and international work in Mexico and Brazil.
The firm also created the highest temporary roof to be installed in the UK at the Houses of Parliament.
WellMax has chosen to focus on complex design projects on demolition sites within the City of London – a strategy that has paid off, with continued steady growth over the last six years, adding more than 80 scaffolders and three lorries in three years.
It recently worked on the demolition of Broadgate Circle, beginning in 2013 and remaining until the end despite a change in main contractor.