Key Achievements Highlighted at NASC AGM
NASC Managing Director Robin James gave a brief overview of the NASC’s standout achievements in the past 12 months at the NASC AGM.
Speaking at the afternoon event, held at Celtic Manor Resort, he said: “It’s been a very busy year for the confederation. Incoming President Lynn Way recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant on behalf of the NASC, part of wider efforts to engage more regularly with ex-forces personnel.
“We’ve enjoyed a productive partnership with the Temporary Works Forum, which has enabled us to stage two excellent and well-attended seminars in Birmingham and Bristol in 2019. Similar events will be arranged across the UK in 2020.
“The NASC Current Affairs Committee has continued to make its mark in 2019. Mental health, careers in scaffolding, and recruitments have all fallen under its remit this year.
“The appointment of Henry Annafi as NASC Training Officer in March 2019 has enabled the confederation to be more visible at industry recruitment fairs, including a very successful presence at Skills London, using 260 degree virtual reality equipment and construction toys to get young people, and their parents and teachers, enthused about scaffolding as a career choice.
“Finally, I’d like to recognise the continued expansion of CISRS into different parts of the globe. This is having a positive effect on the reach of the NASC, and is resulting in a growing number of applications for International NASC Information membership.”
Mr James also paid tribute to outgoing NASC President, TRAD UK CEO Des Moore, and welcomed his successor, Lynn Way, Company Secretary and Finance Director of Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding Ltd.
“During his presidency, Des Moore sought to make the organisation truly representative of all of its members, no matter how large or small. Mentoring, diversity, wellbeing and mental health are all topics which affect our members.
“All have been the subject of presentations and/or discussions at NASC regional meetings during the last two years. A particularly visible legacy of Des Moore’s Presidency will be the improvements to the format of the AGM and Annual Ball.
“This event has been greatly enhanced by the incorporation of the NASC Awards, which have grown beyond recognition in the space of just two or three years, effectively becoming the awards event for the industry.
“I’d like to thank Des Moore for all that he has done for the confederation during his time as president. Lynn Way becomes the first female president and I have no doubt she will be the first of many in the years to come.
“Congratulations Lynn, we extend a very warm welcome to you, and we look forward to working with you during your presidency.”