He takes over from Rob Lynch of Lyndon Scaffolding, who has completed his two-year term. As Mr Ward has been vice-president, his presidency had been long planned.
On taking over, Mr Ward said: “Coming from a smaller sized member company I was very honoured and truly humbled to be asked by my peers to take over the presidency of the NASC. It really does clearly demonstrate that we are an inclusive trade association.
“I will always endeavour to put forward a view point that I consider first and foremost to be both representative of and beneficial to the whole UK scaffolding industry, whilst also being ever mindful of the best interests of the membership, whom I represent.”
Mr Ward also laid down a challenge to the NASC membership to create at least 400 scaffolding apprentices during his two year term as president.
Other changes to the NASC council include: Alan Lilley of Commercial Scaffolding is the new vice president; Kevin Mouatt of D+R Group chairs the technical committee; and Trevor Clarke of Amber Scaffolding takes the chair of the contracts committee.
The NASC also has its first female regional chair with Lynn Way of Chris Sedgeman Scaffolding heading the Southwest & South Wales region.