A second member company of the access industry’s trade body has achieved the standard necessary to provide scaffolding services to Royal households.
Allen & Foxworthy of Swindon joins London firm Coventry Scaffolding as the only two scaffolding business to carry a Royal Warrant. Both companies are members of the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC).
Robin James, managing director of NASC, said: “We are extremely pleased for Allen & Foxworthy to have been granted this remarkable regal accolade.
“Being granted a Royal Warrant is a great honour for any company. It is superb for us to have two NASC member companies achieving this warrant, and being recognised for their consistently high standard of work on some of the country’s most important historic houses.”
The Royal Warrant is a mark of recognition of those who have supplied goods or services for at least five years to the households of The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh or The Prince of Wales. There are only around 800 warrant holders, representing a cross-section of trade and industry ranging from traditional crafts people to global multinationals.
Allen & Foxworthy’s managing director, Paul Allen, said: “After 15 years of service on the Royal households, it’s an absolute honour and privilege to be granted the Royal Warrant. Over the years, we’ve worked on Windsor Castle, St. James’s Palace and many other Royal buildings and we currently have live jobs at Windsor Castle, Hampton Court and the Tower of London.
“It’s something really special to be able to do our specialist scaffolding work on such beautiful, historically important sites. We do a lot of prestigious scaffolding work on historic properties, but there’s nothing better than working on the Royal households.”
The procedure for granting and qualifying for warrants is rigorous. They are granted, usually for five years, to a named individual, who must be the chief executive officer, managing director, sole proprietor or the holder of a senior management appointment with direct access to the board of directors. That person, the Grantee, is personally responsible for ensuring the Royal Warrant is used correctly.