The first Women in Plant event, organised by the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA), has been hailed a success. The event, which sold out in advance, took place earlier in October at the Cromlix Hotel in Dunblane. It was an open forum for all women in the plant industry.
It was another successful fundraising day for Breedon Scotland when it held its annual golf event at Gleneagles. The weather was kind and 10 teams of four were made up of customers, stakeholders and Breedon staff for an individual and team Stableford competition. The individual winner was Grant Shew
Independent builder’s merchant MKM is entering the hire market for the first time with the launch of a new branch in Perth. The company has invested in a fleet of JCB equipment in a new partnership that will see ‘MKM Hire’ officially launched at five MKM branches across the UK &nda
Following the unveiling of its £2 million upgraded utility plant at its 11-acre site in Halleaths, roof tile manufacturer Russell Roof Tiles (RRT) has invested a further £250,000 in equipment. The firm has just taken delivery of new state-of-the-art heavy duty vehicles to help improve ef
Ahead of the emergency mini-budget due to take place this Friday 23rd September 2022, the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has written to new Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng to urge the Treasury to work with the construction plant-hire sector to address concerns and help build and secure the indu
The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is organising an event designed to bring women in the plant industry together. The Women in Plant event, which is free to attend and takes place on October 4th at the Cromlix Hotel in Dunblane, is designed to be an open forum where female plant operators
Administrators have been appointed at Scottish crane hire company Whyte Crane Services after directors decided to cease trading, putting 38 staff out of work. Operating from depots in Aberdeen and Grangemouth, the company provides crane hire and lifting services throughout the UK.
The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is calling on plant owners to take advantage of the financial incentives on offer and consider taking on an apprentice and help secure the future of the industry. Funding is in place for plant owners to access, including an Apprenticeship Grant of up to &
Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) chief executive Kevin Minton has given notice of his intention to step down. Mr Minton has been with CPA for 15 years and will remain with the company until the first quarter of 2023 allowing time for a smooth handover.
Scott Brewster reveals why Brewster Brothers has switched back to diesel to fuel its fleet just eight months after making the transition to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). The decision to switch to green sustainable fuels should be an easy one. Certainly, for our organisation, a sustainable r
Bobcat has expanded the company’s line-up of attachments with the launch of a new Heavy Duty Box Blade, aimed at both 2D and 3D grading applications. The new attachment offers a Plug & Play integrated solution, that can be installed on Bobcat loaders within a minute.
Plans for a £33.8 million leisure-led development at West Kinfauns, Perthshire, have been given the green light at a full meeting of Perth and Kinross Council. Plant hire company Morris Leslie, which has its headquarters on the West Kinfauns site, has secured planning permission in principle f
CITB has announced changes to its plant standards to standardise training and testing requirements across the construction industry.
The Scottish Plant Owners Association's (SPOA) presidents' summer barbecue will return to Edinburgh this August. Everyone from industry stalwarts to new apprentices, whether they are SPOA members or not, are invited to attend the event at the prestigious Glasshouse Hotel in Edinburgh on 19th August
Tarmac has placed an order with Renault Trucks for the first battery electric mixer truck in the UK as part of the company’s commitment to net zero.