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Genie appoints new UK & Nordics sales director
Will Westley to be sales director in UK and Ireland, and from September also in the Nordics, plus a new role for Arjen Snijder
IPAF launches the ePAL app
The free app features the first ever digital IPAF PAL Card, operator log book and operator safety guide
Nationwide extends Bureau Veritas LOLER contract
Bureau Veritas will carry out inspections on UK rental company’s equipment for next five years 
HSS sees big increase in digital business
22% of HSS Hire’s revenues in the final quarter of 2020 were generated through its digital platforms
Podcast: Powered Access in TV & Film
Tim Kendall, of Media Access Solutions (MAS), talks to Access International’s Euan Youdale
Speedy invests in low emissions tower lights
The new battery powered lighting towers are designed to reduce on-site emissions and offer significant fuel cost savings
Sunbelt Rentals UK places €76m JCB order
UK rental company invests 2,100 new JCB machines, including 350 access platforms
Sunbelt Rentals UK invests in ZTR telematics
Introduced across its powered access fleet, the solution addresses unauthorised use, theft and unsafe operation
Vertikal Days moved to September
UK cranes and access equipment show postponed from May to 22-23 September 
Video interview: Horizon Platforms moves to employee ownership
Murray Pollok interviews Horizon’s Ben Hirst and Kevin Appleton about the shift to employee ownership
Horizon Platforms moves to employee ownership
Owners, including Ben Hirst, Rorry Duggan and Kevin Appleton, will transfer company to an employee ownership trust
New COO for BigRentz
New Chief Operating Officer Tom Belmont will prioritise and align the online rental company’s investments
Safe loading & unloading webinar from IPAF
Focusing on IPAF’s Safe Loading & Unloading Course, it will take place 20 January, 12pm (UK) time
UK Covid-19 sales boosts Ashtead results
Almost 20% of Sunbelt Rentals UK revenues in six months to 31 October was on Covid-19 related work
IPAF appoints head of finance
Amanda Beckett joins from Nationwide Platforms, part of the Loxam Group and replaces Andrew Bache
HSS to close 134 depots in digital shift
Acceleration of digital strategy leads to slimming of depot network and 300 redundancies
Ashtead proves resilient through pandemic
Sunbelt Rentals’ parent company reports 6% revenue drop in first quarter to 31 july, while profit reduces 34%
Artist uses Snorkel S3370RT for mural
Street artist Gent48 recently used a Snorkel scissor lift for a charitable art project in Birmingham, UK
Niftylift launches 2nd generation hybrid
Manufacturer launches second-generation hybrid technology, named Gen2 Hybrid
IPAF safe learning webinar
The association’s free webinar, 15 July, looks at how Covid-19 has impacted training in and beyond the access industry
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