News 30/09/2023

NASC Regional Meetings Summary: A New Era

NASC Regional Meetings Summary: A New Era


The autumn round of NASC regional meetings was a resounding success, with over 200 member companies attending throughout the five regions. Members were eager to hear from our new CEO, Clive Dickin, on his plan for the future of the NASC.

Clive’s presentation at each region touched upon his observations so far in his new role and his plans for the future. He was delighted to meet so many members and hear about their individual challenges, as well as receive positive comments about the confederation and its hard-working team.

NASC members seemed buoyed by Clive and the NASC board’s fresh outlook on the future of the confederation.


The NASC President’s Funding Pot, is available to all members looking to train operatives and staff. Over £160,000 has already been given away in training grants but with £180,000 still left for members to claim, there is more to be done to raise awareness amongst members and encourage them to claim. A step-by-step guide will be produced to show members how to claim all the funding available.

Guest Speakers

We were grateful to have three guest speakers deliver presentations at the regional meetings:

  • Vaughan Hart, Managing Director of Scottish Builders Federation
  • Keith Hole, TSM UK Ltd
  • Danny Clarke, Commercial Director, National Federation of Builders

They all delivered important messages on ESG, neurodiversity, and discussed how they are going to work closer with NASC and our members to provide more awareness to the industry and create more opportunities.


NASC Training Manager and CISRS Managing Director, Dave Mosley, notified the regions of a proposed change to the COTS course which would see all new entrants receiving a CISRS Labourer card on completion of COTS. The first 18-month Trainee card would then be applied for by the training centre on completion of Part 1. Apprentices would receive their first Trainee card on completion of the induction as work at height training is now delivered over the two weeks.

Key Takeaways

Whilst it is unquestionable that NASC membership is of excellent benefit to your businesses, we realise that not all your main contractors and clients share the importance of what the NASC badge stands for.

We have frequently heard that contracts are awarded to the companies who offer the best price, even when they stipulate NASC contractors only on their sites.

NASC is committed to tackling this issue on behalf of members and as a key part of the business plan and strategy of the NASC going forward, there will be more concerted efforts in addressing this we assure you. We will need members help to blow the whistle when clients overlook the recognised quality of an audited NASC member and give the job to an unrecognised contractor whose price is significantly less.

NASC Services & Ancillary Product Members

Thank you to the following SAP members who supported the regional meetings exhibiting their services and products to members:

360 Degrees Consultancy
ADI Scaffold Products
Avontus Software
Footprint WFM
McCarron Coates
SMART Scaffolder
JMAC Safety Systems

NASC Regional Meeting Dates 2024

Dates for Spring and Autumn meetings next year will be arranged over the following periods:

  • Tuesday 27 February 2024
  • Wednesday 28 February 2024
  • Thursday 29 February 2024
  • Tuesday 5 March 2024
  • Thursday 7 March 2024
  • Tuesday 17 September 2024
  • Wednesday 18 September 2024
  • Thursday 19 September 2024
  • Tuesday 24 September 2024
  • Thursday 26 September 2024

We will notify you of the order of the regions and venue details ASAP.

A New Era for the NASC

The NASC is entering a new era, with a fresh outlook and a commitment to addressing the key challenges facing the industry. With the support of our members, we are confident that we can build a brighter future for the scaffolding industry.