Who Dares Wins Star Serves as NASC AGM Guest Speaker
Former UK Special Forces soldier and Directing Staff on Channel 4’s Who Dares Wins series Ollie Ollerton served as guest speaker at the NASC AGM 2019.
Ollie spoke passionately about his time in the Armed Forces, transitioning from army life into civvy street, overcoming personal mental health battles and how these experiences combined to motivate him to help former servicemen going through a similar journey acclimatise to life after the Forces.
His presentation was well received by the 170+ delegates, many of whom have been overwhelmingly supportive of NASC efforts to increase mental health and wellness provision in the scaffolding industry and engage more closely with the Armed Forces.
Robin James, NASC Managing Director, said: “It was fantastic to welcome Ollie Ollerton to this year’s AGM. Ollie was able to speak first-hand about mental health and connecting with former servicemen, core objectives of the outgoing and incoming NASC Presidents, respectively.
“It was clear that Ollie’s presentation was incredibly well received by delegates, evidenced by their unwavering attention throughout and number of questions asked during the Q&A session immediately after.
“Ollie’s new venture, BreakPoint, helps former Armed Forces personnel take up roles in the construction industry. We believe there’s a great deal of crossover here with NASC efforts in providing careers to the same target audience and so we’ll be looking to see if we can work closely with Ollie and BreakPoint in the future.”
The AGM also saw Rhaynukaa Soni, IOSH London Metropolitan Branch Chair and HS2 Health & Safety Manager, provide an overview of shortlisted entries for the NASC Awards and recognition given to Rick Statham, Joint Managing Director of Safety & Access, for 25 years’ service on the NASC Health & Safety Committee.
Thomas Kington of Bryson Scaffolding was also presented with a trophy for winning the inaugural NASC Open nine-hole golf tournament, held on the Montgomerie Course on the morning of the AGM.