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Latest News From AFI-Uplift

  • 14
    June 2018

    AFI-Uplift and Wilson Access score on joint project installing flood lighting at Swindon Town FC

    AFI-Uplift and Wilson Access, both part of the AFI group of companies, deliver the height required for Swindon Town FC at their ground The Energy Check County Ground Stadium.
  • 18
    May 2018

    AFI Webinar HSEQ Hazards associated with the use of MEWPs

    The AFI Group of Companies has announced its latest HSEQ webinar on May 22nd at 10.30am.The Webinar will be presented by Brian Parker, Business Development Manager, Technical Support, AFI Group.
  • 28
    March 2018

    AFI Shortlisted In Four HAE Award Categories

    AFI has been shortlisted in four categories of the 2018 Hire Awards of Excellence, organised by the Hire Association of Europe (HAE).
  • 27
    March 2018

    AFI To Invest A Further 10m In New Machines

    AFI is making a further £10m investment in new machines across the group during 2018.
  • 16
    January 2018

    More Companies Tackle Mental Health Issues

    AFI’s decision to make mental health a key theme of an innovation day event it held for construction industry delegates has resulted in a number of companies implementing their own initiatives to combat the problem.
  • 29
    November 2017

    AFI Makes Major Fleet Investment

    AFI has made further significant investments in its MEWP fleet by purchasing 24 Dingli scissor lifts and two JLG large boom lifts.
  • 16
    November 2017

    AFI Shortlisted For Institute of Customer Service Award

    AFI has been shortlisted in a prestigious award scheme run by the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) to recognise organisations that have implemented successful customer service strategies.
  • 1
    November 2017

    AFI Boom Lifts Help Contractors To Complete Hotel Steelwork To Schedule

    Boom lifts from the AFI fleet helped structural steelwork specialists Evadx to complete a steelwork contract on time at a luxury hotel in Cumbria, despite a spate of bad weather.
  • 18
    October 2017

    AFI Innovation Day Focuses On Safety Innovation and Mental Health

    Safety when working at height, innovation and mental health were the three key themes of a Driving Innovation Day organised by AFI for delegates from the construction industry.
  • 11
    September 2017

    Worlds Largest Boom Lift Joins AFIs Super-Set Fleet

    AFI has added two JLG 1850SJs – the world’s largest boom lift – to its Super-Set large machine hire fleet.
  • 8
    August 2017

    AFI Gains Airside Approval At Birmingham Airport

    AFI can now deliver powered access machines direct to contractors working at Birmingham Airport.
  • 24
    July 2017

    AFI Super-Set Machines Rise To The Challenge At Agricultural Feed Mill

    Contractors redeveloping an agricultural feed mill hired booms and scissor lifts from AFI’s Super-Set fleet of large machines to help them build a new £10m manufacturing facility and extend the existing premises.
  • 19
    July 2017

    AFI Places 7million Of New Machine Orders

    AFI has placed a further £7m of orders for 500 MEWPs for the AFI-Uplift fleet and new truck and track mounts for the Wilson Access fleet.
  • 28
    June 2017

    Premier Conference And Events Venue Hires AFIs Premier Boom Lift

    When a premier conference and events venue needed a boom lift to access a high-level stadium roof it hired the premier model from AFI’s fleet – the Genie SX-180.
  • 23
    May 2017

    AFIs Resale Division Gains Major Export Order

    AFI Resale – the AFI group’s new and used machine sales operation – has gained a number of major contracts in the first quarter of 2017, including a £500,000 order to supply 57 booms and scissor lifts to a trader in Eastern Europe. This success comes after the division achieved a 25% growth in export sales during 2016.
  • 19
    May 2017

    AFI Support Armed Forces Charity Boxing Evening

    AFI recently supported a charity ‘Evening of Military Boxing’ held at RAF Henlow in Bedfordshire by supplying a Skyjack 3219 scissor lift to help prepare the gym for the event.
  • 8
    May 2017

    AFI Produces Machine Familiarisation Videos For Super-Set Large Machine Range

    AFI has further extended its range of powered access machine familiarisation videos by producing videos to cover models in its Super-Set large machine fleet.
  • 28
    April 2017

    AFI Gains FORS Gold Reaccreditation

    AFI has achieved Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold certification for the third consecutive year for its good working practices in the way it operates its machine delivery and service van fleets.
  • 26
    April 2017

    AFI Senior Hire Desk Controller Wins HAE Award

    Billy-Jo Davies, Senior Hire Desk Controller at AFI’s Wakefield depot, has won the Hire Manager of the Year award in the Hire Association of Europe (HAE) Excellence awards.
  • 13
    April 2017

    Wilson Access Tackle Rugby Stadiums Floodlight Maintenance

    A Wilson Access truck mount made light work of tackling banks of floodlights at the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats rugby stadium.
  • 6
    April 2017

    AFI To Purchase Low Noise Delivery Vehicles

    AFI is making noise reduction a key requirement in future purchases of vehicles that deliver its powered access machines to sites throughout the UK.
  • 5
    April 2017

    Leading Games Retailer Chooses UTN Training

    When employees working for the UK’s leading games retailer needed IPAF accredited operator training they turned to a training provider who is at the top of their game – UTN Training.
  • 27
    March 2017

    Wilson Access Truck Mount Tackles The Hall Of Steel

    The might of a Wilson Access truck mount was put to the challenge to help contractors to clean the glazing in the Hall Of Steel, the architectural centerpiece of the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds.
  • 16
    March 2017

    Press release - UTN Training Completes Barnsley Council Contract

    UTN Training has completed nearly 2,000 hours of skills training for Barnsley Council employees.
  • 6
    March 2017

    Press Release - AFI Donates Five Thousand Pounds To The NSPCC

    Following fundraising throughout 2016, AFI has now presented a cheque for £5,000 to the NSPCC.
  • 27
    February 2017

    Press Release - AFI Shortlisted In Three HAE Award Categories

    AFI has been shortlisted in three categories of the 2017 Hire Awards of Excellence:
  • 24
    February 2017

    Case study - Not Unemployed for Long

    A Hull man found employment just three weeks after renewing his IPAF Operator PAL Card with UTN Training.
  • 22
    February 2017

    Press Release - Wilson Access Track Mount Gives A Brilliant Performance At Concert Venue

    A Wilson Access track mount played a leading role at a historic concert hall and music venue – by helping contractors to inspect an auditorium ceiling.
  • 16
    February 2017

    Press Release - AFI Shortlisted In IAPA Access Rental Company of the Year Award

    AFI has been shortlisted in the Access Rental Company of the Year category in the IAPA 2017 awards.
  • 15
    February 2017

    Press Release - Further investment for our IPAF 1b training courses

    Following a substantial investment by UTN Training we are now able to provide track and trailer mounts as well as truck mounts for people undertaking the IPAF 1b Operator Course with us.
  • 13
    February 2017

    Press Release - AFI Purchases Two Of The Worlds Largest Boom Lifts

    AFI is further expanding its Super-Set fleet of large machines by purchasing two Genie SX-180s – Genie’s highest reaching self-propelled boom lift and one of the world’s largest.
  • 7
    February 2017

    News update - New Wilson Access brochure

    A new technical specification brochure is now available from Wilson Access Hire.
  • 1
    February 2017

    Press Release - Appointment of Former Speedy MD Highlights AFIs Commitment To Growth

    In a further move that highlights AFI’s commitment to sustained growth, the company has appointed former Speedy Hire Managing Director David Graham as a Director
  • 12
    January 2017

    Press Release - AFI Produces Machine Familiarisation Videos For Truck and Track Mounts

    AFI has extended its range of powered access machine familiarisation videos by producing videos to cover self drive truck and track mounts.
  • 10
    January 2017

    Press Release - AFI Makes Additional £280,000 Paint Shop Investment

    In a further move to keep its fleet in optimum condition, AFI has made the biggest paint shop investment ever seen in the powered access hire sector.
  • 22
    December 2016

    Press release - AFI Gains Best Companies Accreditation

    AFI has been awarded one star accreditation as a great company to work for as part of the prestigious Best Companies accreditation scheme.
  • 20
    December 2016

    Case Study - Training at a Time and Place to Suit the Customer

    Our comprehensive range of construction skills training courses, coupled with 22 training locations and a flexible approach to delivering training at a time and place to suit the customer, are just some of the reasons why a leading industry recruitment company books training with UTN time and time again.
  • 9
    December 2016

    Press release - AFI Powered Access Machines On Site At Cottam Power Station

    Some of the largest powered access machines from the AFI fleet were hired by contractors carrying out major remedial work to a coal conveyor at Cottam Power Station in Nottinghamshire.
  • 7
    December 2016

    News update - AFI Gains Van Excellence Reaccreditation

    We are delighted to announce that AFI has gained Freight Transport Association (FTA) Van Excellence reaccreditation. This demonstrates our commitment to safety and customer service.
  • 30
    November 2016

    Press release - AFI Makes Further Investments In Its Delivery Vehicle Fleet

    AFI is making substantial investments in the fleet of vehicles that deliver its powered access machines to sites throughout the UK.
  • 22
    November 2016

    Press release - A Record Year For AFI’s Apprentice Recruitment

    2016 was a record year for apprentice recruitment at AFI – 28 young people began their careers with the company, working in roles throughout the business. The new record beat the previous high set by AFI in 2015 when it recruited 26 apprentices.
  • 18
    November 2016

    Press release - Wilson Access Takes Delivery of Second Palfinger P570

    Wilson Access has taken delivery of a second Palfinger P570 truck mount and is planning to invest a further £2 million in its truck and track mount fleet during 2017.
  • 15
    November 2016

    Press release - Church Sings The Praises Of UTN Training

    A Nottingham church has been singing the praises of UTN Training after five members of the church’s facilities management team attended one of our IPAF operator training courses at the East Midlands Training Centre.
  • 4
    November 2016

    Press release - AFI Increases Its Super-Set MEWP Fleet

    AFI has taken further steps to ensure that its hire fleet is one of the most modern and versatile in the UK by purchasing 12 additional large MEWPS in a £2million investment.
  • 2
    November 2016

    Press release - UTN Training Helps To Spread Festive Cheer

    UTN Training is helping to spread festive cheer throughout the world by providing training for a UK-based Christmas decorating services company.
  • 17
    October 2016

    Press release - Wilson Access Truck Mount Faces Water Challenge At Northampton Rugby Club

    A Wilson Access truck mount and its operator faced a water challenge when working on Northampton Saints Rugby Club’s South Stand.
  • 23
    September 2016

    News update - New UTN Training videos

    If you’re interested in going on a UTN Training course but are not quite sure about what it involves, why not let our very own Hannah Kirkman talk you through it.
  • 14
    September 2016

    Press release - Major Upgrade For UTN Training Website

    Following a major upgrade to the UTN Training website customers can now book and pay for training online via their UTN business account, giving them the benefit of extended payment terms.
  • 9
    September 2016

    News update - Updated CSR document 2016

    AFI has set out our commitment to our stakeholders and local communities within our new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) document
  • 7
    September 2016

    Press release - AFI Gains Achilles UVDB Accreditation

    AFI has gained Achilles UVDB (Utilities Vendor Database) accreditation, enabling them to join the biggest utilities supplier online management community in the UK.
  • 16
    August 2016

    Press release - Wilson Access Track Mount Overcomes Challenges At Clifton Observatory

    The capabilities of a Wilson Access track mount were put to the test to overcome a number of challenges facing contractors at the Clifton Observatory in Bristol.
  • 3
    August 2016

    Press release - AFI Nets Football Club Contract

    Contractors working at Derby County FC’s iPro Stadium hired some of the largest boom lifts in the AFI fleet for a painting contract at the Championship club.
  • 26
    July 2016

    Press release - AFI Gains Airside Approval At Gatwick Airport

    AFI can now deliver powered access machines direct to contractors working at Gatwick Airport after being granted airside approval by the airport.
  • 13
    July 2016

    Press release - Wilson Access Machines Tackle Theme Park Ride

    Wilson Access tracked mounted access platforms were hired by contractors working on one of the most thrill-seeking theme park rides at Flamingo Land in North Yorkshire.
  • 12
    July 2016

    Press release - AFI Lands Contract With Flybe Aviation Services

    AFI has gained a three-year hire contract with Flybe Aviation Services Ltd for seven scissor lifts at Exeter International Airport.
  • 23
    June 2016

    Press release - AFI Gains Sunday Times Placing For Fast International Growth

    A 17% increase in its international sales during the past two years has led to AFI achieving a placing in the 2016 Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table.
  • 15
    June 2016

    Press release - Wilson Access Truck Mount In Action At Reading FC

    The largest truck mount in the Wilson Access fleet was signed up for Reading FC’s Madejski Stadium to help with the installation of a new state-of-the art video screen.
  • 6
    June 2016

    Press release - AFI Videos Set To Revolutionise MEWP Familiarisation

    AFI has launched a range of videos that are set to revolutionise the way MEWP operators familiarise themselves with the specific machines they will be using.
  • 12
    May 2016

    Press release - AFI Raises Over £3,100 For The British Heart Foundation

    AFI employees recently raised over £3,100 for the British Heart Foundation by supporting the organisation’s ‘Beat It Day’ initiative.
  • 6
    May 2016

    Press release - IPAF Deputy President Completes New e-Learning Programme

    AFI Director and IPAF Deputy President Nick Selley was one of the first people in the UK to complete a new IPAF e-Learning operator training programme which has now been launched in the UK, following the enhanced programme’s introduction in the US and Canada last year.
  • 3
    May 2016

    Press release - Largest Truck Mount In Wilson Access Fleet Helps To Tackle Millennium Stadium Rebranding

    Wilson Access called upon the largest truck mount in its fleet to help contractors rebrand the former Millennium Stadium in Cardiff – the home of Welsh rugby.
  • 27
    April 2016

    Press release - AFI Gains RoSPA Gold Award For Second Consecutive Year

    AFI has gained a Gold award in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards for the second consecutive year.
  • 26
    April 2016

    Press release - AFI Wins Three HAE Awards

    AFI has scooped three awards in the Hire Association of Europe (HAE) Excellence awards.
  • 21
    April 2016

    Press release - AFI Gains Institute of Customer Service ServiceMark Accreditation

    After launching a major customer service initiative over two years ago, AFI has become the only powered access company to hold the coveted Institute of Customer Service ServiceMark accreditation.
  • 13
    April 2016

    Press release - AFI Gains Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award

    AFI has followed up its Investors in People Gold award by gaining the organisation’s Health & Wellbeing Award.
  • 31
    March 2016

    Press release - AFI Machines Hired For Logistics Centre Installation Work

    Contractors constructing a new logistics centre for one of the UK’s major retailers hired machines from AFI to give them the height and manoeuvrability required to carry out high access installation work.
  • 30
    March 2016

    Press release - UTN Opens New Training Centre In Central London

    To meet growing demand, UTN Training has opened a new dedicated training venue in London. The Central London Training Centre will offer health and safety classroom courses such as IOSH and CITB.
  • 29
    March 2016

    Press release - AFI Launches New AFI group App

    AFI has launched a brand new AFI group app, making it easier for customers to do business with us online, anytime and at their convenience.
  • 23
    March 2016

    Press release - AFI Wins International Safety Award 2016

    AFI has won an International Safety Award with Merit from the British Safety Council for the second year running, for keeping its employees and workplace at the company’s main Support Centre healthy and safe.
  • 9
    March 2016

    News update - A recording of our latest webinar is now available

    As part of our strong commitment to Health & Safety every quarter we run a webinar giving you helpful information on current topics of interest for those that use Powered Access.
  • 1
    March 2016

    Press release - AFI Shortlisted In Four HAE Award Categories

    AFI has been shortlisted in four categories of this year’s Hire Association Europe (HAE) Awards.
  • 24
    February 2016

    News update - New UTN Training Brochure

    A new brochure is now available outlining the comprehensive range of training being offered by UTN
  • 1
    February 2016

    News update - AFI Shortlisted In Three IAPA Award Categories

    AFI has been shortlisted in three categories of this year’s International Awards for Powered Access (IAPAs).
  • 25
    January 2016

    Press release - AFI Gains Constructionline Certification

    AFI has been certified as a registered supplier with Constructionline, the UK’s leading procurement and supply chain management service.
  • 20
    January 2016

    Press release - UTN Training Now Offer Online Working At Height Courses

    For the first time, UTN Training candidates can undertake Working at Height courses online.
  • 11
    January 2016

    Press release - AFI Donates To Leading UK Childrens Charity

    AFI has presented a cheque for £5,000 to Together for Short Lives – a leading UK charity for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions.
  • 7
    January 2016

    Press release - AFI Gains Van Excellence Accreditation

    AFI has gained the Freight Transport Association (FTA) Van Excellence accreditation.
  • 16
    December 2015

    News update - AFI wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    Christmas and New Year Opening Hours
  • 16
    December 2015

    Press release - AFI Machines Hired For Historic Market Contract

    Structural steelwork specialists McNealy Brown Limited had 12 AFI machines on hire at the peak of an eight-month contract to restore London’s historic Greenwich Market roof.
  • 15
    December 2015

    Press release - AFI secures platform for growth via £70m refinancing deal

    AFI Group, one of the UK’s leading powered access equipment rental and training businesses, has secured a £70 million refinancing from asset based lender PNC Business Credit as the Group looks to accelerate its growth plans in both the UK and the Middle East.
  • 11
    December 2015

    News update - AFI Donates Boom Lifts For Victorian Christmas Festival

    AFI entered into the spirit of Christmas by donating two boom lifts to help the Portsmouth Historical Dockyard set up its Victorian Festival of Christmas.
  • 9
    December 2015

    News update - Greener machines for the fleet

    A large proportion of our hire fleet is battery powered, and energy efficiency is a key consideration when we invest in new machines.
  • 1
    December 2015

    Press release - Wilson Access gives Hairy Biker a hair-raising experience

    A Wilson Access truck mount lifted Hairy Biker Dave Myers sky-high over the city of Stoke-on-Trent to film a new TV programme called Hairy Builders.
  • 24
    November 2015

    Press release - AFI Launches New Customer Portal

    We have now made it even easier for our customers to trade with us by launching an AFI Customer Portal.
  • 13
    November 2015

    Press release - AFI Makes Substantial Delivery Fleet Investment

    We have further expanded our in-house transport fleet by purchasing five more delivery vehicles to meet increased customer demand.
  • 13
    November 2015

    Press release - UTN Training’s First Radio Advert

    UTN Training will soon be hitting the airwaves in the North West to spread the word about their training courses to the general public.
  • 10
    November 2015

    News update - AFI Hosts a Special Edition Webinar

    To make it easier to do business with us we have created a new online trading platform, AFI Customer Web Portal. Through this service you can view your AFI account in ‘real time’, order your MEWP hire and view recent contracts at a time convenient to you.
  • 3
    November 2015

    News update - AFI Shortlisted For Two Construction News Specialists Awards

    AFI has been shortlisted in two categories of the Construction News Specialists Awards for 2016.
  • 21
    October 2015

    Press release - AFI Delivery Fleet Meets CLOCS Scheme Requirements

    As a Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold accredited company, AFI also meets all the requirements of the Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety (CLOCS) scheme.
  • 13
    October 2015

    News update - Free WiFi For All UTN Training Delegates

    We understand that when delegates attend one of our training courses they still need to keep in touch with their work by checking emails.
  • 9
    October 2015

    Press release - Wilson Access Truck Mounts Help To Install Giant Graphic At O2 Arena

    One of the biggest truck mounts in the Wilson Access fleet was called upon to help install a giant 40m x 30m graphic at the 02 Arena in London.
  • 6
    October 2015

    News update - Tiers of Secondary Guarding

    Brian Parker, our Business Development Manager (Technical Support), recently presented his second safety webinar, this time on the subject of secondary guarding.
  • 2
    October 2015

    News update - 450 more machines for the hire fleet

    We have further stepped up the pace of investment in our hire fleet – by making a commitment to purchase over 450 machines during the next 18 months at a cost of approximately £7 million.
  • 29
    September 2015

    Press Release - Wilson Access Sponsors Castleford RUFC

    Wilson Access has stepped in to make sure that players in a local rugby team are well turned out by helping them to buy new shirts for the current season.
  • 25
    September 2015

    News update - Important changes to CITB Site Safety Plus Rules

    The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has recently announced some important changes to their Site Safety Plus Scheme refresher course rules.
  • 18
    September 2015

    Press release - New Design For AFI Resale Website

    Customers interested in buying a machine from the AFI Resale website can now reserve a machine for 24 hours before making a commitment to purchase.
  • 15
    September 2015

    News update - AFI Hosts Second Webinar

    After the success of our first webinar, we will be hosting another titled, ‘Do you know the Tiers of Secondary Guarding and how they can save a life?’ on Tuesday 29th September at 10.30am.
  • 8
    September 2015

    Press release - AFI Gains SafeHire Certification

    AFI has been awarded the prestigious SafeHire certification quality mark, which is operated by Hire Association Europe (HAE) for the hire and rental industry.
  • 2
    September 2015

    News update - Wilson Access Expands It's Fleet

    New vehicle and trailers to transport the track mounts.
  • 26
    August 2015

    Press release - AFI Opens First Depot In Cornwall

    As part of a move to increase its coverage in the South West, AFI has opened a new depot in Newquay – giving the company a presence for the first time in Cornwall.
  • 18
    August 2015

    News update - Great Offer When Reserving a MEWP Online

    Reserve a machine online between 11th - 25th August 2015 and get an IPAF Operators (2 subjects) training place at the discounted price of £100.
  • 11
    August 2015

    Press release - UTN Training Now Offering PASMA Towers On Stairs Course

    UTN Training is now offering a new course for people whose work involves using towers on stairs.
  • 6
    August 2015

    Press release - New Website For Wilson Access Hire

    In line with its ongoing expansion, Wilson Access Hire has launched its new upgraded website, www.wilsonaccess.co.uk
  • 31
    July 2015

    Press release - AFI Boom Lift Was Quick Off The Mark At Festival Of Speed

    Two boom lifts from the AFI fleet were hired by Littlehampton Welding Limited to help erect and dismantle a towering 40m high sculpture at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
  • 28
    July 2015

    Press release - Wilson Access Truck Mount Gets Into A Tight Spot

    It was a case of modern technology meeting medieval design when a Wilson Access Hire truck mount had to tackle a job in the tightest of spaces.
  • 21
    July 2015

    News update - How’s That for Customer Service!

    When an engineering company in the North East needed swift delivery of 10 boom and scissor lifts for an emergency job they turned to AFI.
  • 17
    July 2015

    Press Release - How’s That for Customer Service!

    When an engineering company in the North East needed swift delivery of 10 boom and scissors lifts for an emergency job they turned to AFI.
  • 9
    July 2015

    News update - We want you to nominate an AFI Customer Service Champion

    If one of our employees has gone the extra mile to help you, then we'd like you to nominate him or her to become an AFI Customer Service Champion.
  • 3
    July 2015

    News update - AFI gains two key re-accreditations

    We have retained the top 5 Star Achilles BuildingConfidence rating for the fourth consecutive year and have also been awarded re-accreditation from Safecontractor for our commitment to achieving excellence in health & safety.
  • 25
    June 2015

    Press Release - Truck Mount Provides The Perfect Vantage Point To Film Golf Tournament

    A Wilson Access Hire truck mounted platform provided the perfect vantage point to capture the action during a golf tournament staged as part of this year’s TP Tour.
  • 9
    June 2015

    News Update - Happy and Satisfied Customers Trading with us Online

    We have been running our fully integrated online reservation service for nearly 6 months and have seen a major increase in ‘happy and satisfied’ customers trading with us online.
  • 5
    June 2015

    Press Release - AFI Gains RoSPA Gold Award

    AFI has gained a Gold award in the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2015.
  • 2
    June 2015

    News Update - New LinkedIn Showcase Pages

    As the AFI group of companies has grown so have our various operations – and now we have made it possible for you to choose how to keep in touch with us on LinkedIn.
  • 29
    May 2015

    Press Release - AFI Delivers Its First Health and Safety Webinar

    AFI has delivered its first webinar to promote health and safety throughout the working at height sector. Presented by Brian Parker, AFI Business Development Manager, Technical Support, the webinar covered the selection, management and use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms.
  • 26
    May 2015

    Press Release - Truck Mount Provides Close Up Views Of Tour de Yorkshire Cycle Race

    A Wilson Access Hire truck mounted platform enabled a TV production company to get close up views of competitors in all three stages of the first-ever Tour de Yorkshire cycling race.
  • 21
    May 2015

    Press Release - Wilson Access Hire Doubles Its Track Mount Fleet

    Wilson Access Hire, part of the AFI group of companies, has doubled its fleet of track mounted access platforms by purchasing 10 new Teupen Leo machines.
  • 14
    May 2015

    Press Release - Our In-House Team Delivers with Confidence

    AFI is further expanding its in-house transport fleet by purchasing three new heavy-duty low loader trailers and four rigid vehicles to meet increased customer demand and to ensure that the fleet remains one of the most modern in the UK.
  • 8
    May 2015

    Press Release - Hampshire Plant and Access Acquired by AFI

    Hampshire Plant & Access has been acquired by AFI and will operate as an independent business within the AFI group of companies.
  • 7
    May 2015

    Press Release - AFI Purchases 40 New Service Engineers’ Vans

    Following a substantial investment in purchasing 40 new service engineers’ vans, AFI has brought the average age of its fleet of 53 vans down to less than one year old.
  • 24
    April 2015

    Press Release - AFI Opens Its Own Machine Spraying Operation

    AFI has made a substantial investment to open its own paint shop and take all of its powered access machine spraying operations in-house to achieve a much faster process.
  • 21
    April 2015

    News Update - Our SmartZone Device Wins Another Top Industry Award

    Our SmartZone safety and security device, which controls and monitors the use of powered access equipment, has won a second top industry award – it was judged Product of the Year in the Hire Association of Europe Excellence Awards (HAE).
  • 10
    April 2015

    Press Release - AFI Machines Help With Historic Bridge Revamp

    Boom and scissor lifts from AFI are being hired by contractors working on the Grade II listed Tees Newport Bridge in the North East.
  • 1
    April 2015

    Press Release - SmartZone Device Guides The Police To Stolen Scissor Lift

    When a brand new scissor lift from the AFI hire fleet was stolen over the weekend from Pontefract Racecourse, AFI was able to track it as it was being transported along the M62 and guide the Police to its final destination.
  • 31
    March 2015

    News update – New Customer Service Pages on our Website

    We are 100% committed to providing you with the best possible customer service. As part of this commitment we have been taking a long, hard look at what we do and how we do it – and then implementing measures to "up our game".
  • 27
    March 2015

    Press Release - Top Safety Accreditation for AFI

    AFI has been awarded re-accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
  • 19
    March 2015

    News update - We Have Won a Construction News Specialists Award

    We are delighted to announce that we won the ‘Equipment Supplier of the Year’ award at last night’s Construction News Specialists Awards, for the development of our SmartZone system.
  • 5
    March 2015

    Press Release - AFI Achieves Top 5 Star Achilles BuildingConfidence Rating For Fourth Consecutive Year

    Powered access specialist AFI has achieved the top 5 star Achilles Building Confidence rating for the fourth consecutive year following a recent reassessment.
  • 20
    February 2015

    Press Release - AFI are Finalists in Three Industry Awards

    AFI has been shortlisted in two further prestigious industry award schemes – the IAPA Awards and the HAE Awards.
  • 5
    February 2015

    Case Study - Our new online hire service helps HDC

    The benefits of using our new online reservation service for powered access machines has been given a big thumbs up by HDC of London – the first company to use the new service.
  • 29
    January 2015

    Press Release - AFI Gains FORS Gold Accreditation

    AFI has become the UK’s first dedicated powered access hire company to gain Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold accreditation for its good working practices in the way it operates its machine delivery and service van fleets.
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    January 2015

    Press Release - AFI Now Offers Online MEWP Hire

    AFI has become one of the UK’s first powered access hire companies to provide machine rental through a fully integrated online reservation service.
  • 23
    January 2015

    Press Release - AFI Acquires The Assets Of Safe Access Solutions

    AFI has acquired the assets of Wolverhampton-based Safe Access Solutions from the administrators.
  • 20
    January 2015

    Press Release - UTN Training Offers Additional Courses

    UTN Training has expanded the range of training it provides by adding the following courses – IOSH Managing Safely three day course and New Roads & Street Works (NRSWA) Reassessment. In February UTN Training will launch a third course, PASMA Towers on Stairs.
  • 14
    January 2015

    Press Release - AFI Appoints Customer Service Director

    As part of its plans to continually improve customer service, AFI has appointed Carlo Vinci to the newly-created position of Customer Service Director.
  • 22
    December 2014

    Press Release - AFI shortlisted for three Construction News Specialist Awards

    AFI has been shortlisted in three categories of the Construction News Specialist Awards for 2015.
  • 12
    December 2014

    News Update - Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children

    Today our staff have been getting in the Christmas spirit by taking part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper day. Staff in our locations across the country have put on their Christmas jumpers and donated to Save the Children to help underprivileged children around the world.
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    December 2014

    Press Release - AFI Donates Boom Lifts For Victorian Christmas Festival

    AFI entered into the spirit of Christmas by donating two 45 ft boom lifts to help the Portsmouth Historical Dockyard set up its Victorian Festival of Christmas.
  • 5
    December 2014

    Press Release - AFI Scores With Exeter City FC

    AFI scored with Exeter City FC by supplying and delivering powered access machines for hire in record time so that the club could replace all of its 48 floodlights without interruption to its match programme.
  • 2
    December 2014

    Press Release - AFI-Uplift Acquires Altitude Access

    AFI has strengthened its presence in the East Midlands by acquiring Altitude Access, which has a turnover of £1.6m, a rental fleet of 180 powered access machines and a depot in Mansfield. The Altitude Access brand will be incorporated into the AFI brand.
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    November 2014

    Press Release - PASMA Chairman Visits UTN Training's Wakefield Training Centre

    PASMA Chairman Chris Blantern visited UTN Training’s open course centre in Wakefield as part of a UK tour to raise funds for Children in Need and to highlight the importance of scaffold tower safety.
  • 25
    November 2014

    News Update - Delivering Peace of Mind and Great Service

    Whether you’re hiring a single powered access machine or 20, the importance of how and when those machines are delivered to your premises or construction site should never be underestimated.
  • 21
    November 2014

    News Update - Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day

    This year on 12th December staff in all of our locations will be donating to Save the Children for the privilege of wearing a Christmas jumper to work, as part of the annual Save the Children Christmas jumper day.
  • 18
    November 2014

    News Update - New Digital Format for our Hire and Training Brochures

    Following the update of our newsletter Aerial View to a new digital format, we have rolled out this format to our Hire and Training brochures.
  • 14
    November 2014

    Press Release - AFI Gains Investors In People Gold Status

    AFI has been awarded Investors In People Gold status, putting the company among the top 3.6% of recognised Investor in People companies in the UK.
  • 7
    November 2014

    Press Release - New Features For UTN Training Website

    The AFI group of companies has completed the next stage of development of its UTN Training website (www.utntraining.co.uk) providing a wide range of new features.
  • 5
    November 2014

    Press release - AFI Strengthens Its Presence In Exeter

    AFI has further strengthened its presence in the Exeter area by relocating to a new and larger depot and expanding its sales team in the area by appointing Finbar Roberts as sales representative.
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    October 2014

    Press Release - Demetrios Shows He Has The Stomach For Training!

    Demetrios Demetriou, better known as half of the bare chested Stavros Flatley comedy dancing duo – showed that he also had the stomach for learning when he recently attended a UTN Training course.
  • 24
    October 2014

    News Update - AFI Training Operations Gain The Matrix Standard

    We’re delighted to announce that our UTN Training and Integrated Training Solutions operations have become the first in the working at height and safety related training sectors to gain the Matrix Standard.
  • 14
    October 2014

    Press Release - AFI Makes Further Major Investments In Its Hire Fleet

    AFI has made further major investments in its hire fleet to ensure that customers are hiring some of the most modern and reliable machines available.
  • 18
    September 2014

    News update - AFI joins the Institute of Customer Service

    To help us to continually improve our service to customers, we have become members of the Institute of Customer Service (ICS).