The Company

Focussed on Service

Founded in 1998 and celebrating our 20th anniversary, TRAD Hire & Sales can attribute its continued growth to a refreshingly different approach to client satisfaction.

ALTRAD Invests in Growth

Since joining the ALTRAD Group in September 2013, the TRAD Group has received substantial investments totalling £10 million, resulting in a 70% growth rate to date. With further guidance from the ALTRAD Group’s visionary Management Charter ‘Pathways to the Possible’ the TRAD Group has joined the ranks of the top five scaffolding companies in the UK – with further organic growth yet to come.

TRAD Hire and Sales is a full non-contracting member of the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) and is a fully accredited ISO 9001 company.  It also holds membership of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and has Multi Operating Centre Accreditation from the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme (FORS).

Impressive Capability

All of the products we stock are of the highest quality and comply fully with all relevant British and European standards.  In addition, with our commitment to exceeding all safety standards, all our products, whether sourced internationally or within the UK, are subject to thorough testing by qualified external UK & European testing bodies.

From the smallest of requirements to complete hire or sale packages, our UK-wide network of depots has the resources and capabilities to meet every demand.

At TRAD Hire & Sales the customer always comes first. Our team are highly trained and knowledgeable about all the products we stock and can provide comprehensive advice, assistance and technical expertise.

No matter how large or small, our aim is to respond quickly and effectively to every customer’s needs.  From the receipt of a customer order, equipment is picked and batched in accordance to the client’s requirements and deadlines, with the goods being made ready for collection by the customer, or delivery using our own fleet of vehicles.

TRAD Hire & Sales prides itself on the quality of its client assistance and after-sales service; our aim is to provide support to our customers throughout the duration of their projects, and beyond.  At TRAD Hire & Sales we only have one standard – the highest.

Exceptional Experience

TRAD combines advanced thinking with expert knowledge. Our Group CEO Des Moore has guided the company for over 25 years, while TRAD Divisional Directors have over 75 years’ service between them and 100 years’ combined experience in the access industry.

Ours is a unique company, forged over nearly 50 years through ingenuity, hard work and professionalism to become one of the largest and most respected scaffolding groups in the UK. Every day we challenge ourselves to be the best that we can be, to act with integrity and impress our clients with the most skilful, safest and productive service available.

Our diversity is a key strength; as invariably there are always some sectors that will be busier and it’s not good business sense to be overly reliant on any one area of the marketplace.

Being the President of the NASC is a great honour and I aim to drive increased mentoring and training for staff and operatives within the scaffolding sector, while also encouraging more women into senior positions within the industry in general.

The staff and clients are a company’s greatest assets so we continually invest in our people, which in turn enable us to build our customer base by being able to deliver excellent service with the aid of our strong plant base.

From our own point of view, as TRAD we are looking to consolidate our position and having come through a significant restructuring exercise we’re keen to use this as the foundation for further development in 2018.

It’s all about organic growth, although we remain open to the possibility of acquiring other businesses that fit our ethos and objectives too.

With the support of the wider Altrad Group, which continues to go from strength-to-strength, TRAD is ideally placed to build further on its already impressive standing within the marketplace to be able to drive continual customer satisfaction.

Des Moore – TRAD Group CEO

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