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PERI expands UK scaffolding team

1 Mar 21 In 2020, the company appointed Charles Stratford as Business Development Manager for PERI UP. With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Charles was brought on board to grow the company’s scaffolding division.

PERI expands UK scaffolding team

Since then, the team has doubled in size with the addition of new site demonstrators, sales engineers and a new Industrial Manager, all dedicated to supporting the scaffolding market.

Charles says, "These changes have been made by the UK subsidiary to align with how our customers’ businesses operate and the challenges they face." He adds, “We are unique in how we can support our clients because we have a great scaffolding product that can be complemented with its formwork counterpart and the existing support services that come with it. With all of these services accessible under one roof it makes the construction process simpler for our customers."

PERI says internal growth has also given the business the opportunity to provide a competitive scaffolding offer for the UK industrial sector. Mark Holmes, previously PERI’s training instructor and site demonstrator, was appointed as Industrial Manager for PERI UK earlier this year.

"We feel the PERI UP system scaffold has a lot to offer industrial projects, as its design lends itself to the challenging applications this sector demands. By working in partnership with contractors on site, our aim is to improve efficiency and site safety from the early stages of projects right through to the dismantling stage."

Sales support will be invaluable in helping the business navigate this new journey for PERI UP scaffolding across all construction segments.

A team of two, including Gary Checketts who brings over 30 years of scaffolding experience in a multitude of roles, will form the sales force led by Charles, servicing all regions in the UK. "Dedicated scaffolding sales support will ensure our customers liaise with experts that speak ‘scaffolding’ at every touchpoint," says Charles.

Also joining the PERI scaffolding team with a combined experience of over 35 years in the industry are site demonstrators, Marc Torry and Chris Woodley. These application experts will equip customers with the knowledge and confidence to use PERI UP in the safest and most efficient way, even in the most complex environments, says PERI.

In addition, formal training will continue to play a big part in PERI’s scaffolding journey, with Chris Woodley also delivering the company’s CISRS training courses going forward. PERI says Chris’s previous experience as an instructor at CITB will enhance the company’s training capabilities at its centre in Brentwood, which gained CISRS accreditation last year.

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