TRAD UK Launches Finance Partnership

19th April 2022

The exclusive partnership will enable TRAD UK customers to directly access Approved Business Finances market leading funding solutions.

TRAD UK Launches Official Partnership with Approved Business Finance

TRAD UK (‘TRAD’) one of the UK’s leading scaffolding and access companies, has announced a new exclusive partnership with Approved Business Finance (‘APPROVED’) to accelerate the access to their scaffolding equipment through bespoke finance products. TRAD UK, part of the global Altrad Group, and Approved Business Finance, one of the fastest growing finance brokerages in the UK, will bring their collective expertise and products to market.

TRAD is one of the UK’s leading scaffolding and safety product supply companies. Their innovative approach to scaffolding and safety systems means they can offer leading technology that allows contractors to work safely at height and across all project types. With a UK-wide network of depots, their highly trained and knowledgeable team have the experience to offer comprehensive advice and technical expertise, rendering TRAD as the go-to scaffold supply company for businesses of all sizes. TRAD were keen to partner with Approved, a finance broker with clear links to the scaffolding sector and an impressive track record in securing funding for many mutual clients.

“When TRAD sought to offer a financial solution to market, we needed a partner that would listen and make recommendations that made sense for our business. We have been delighted with the Approved Finance team’s approach and are looking forward to building a successful partnership together. Having the option of finance available for our clients to help aid their growth through the purchase of materials while also helping us to grow our client base should prove to be a real positive for our company,” said Colin Dobson, TRAD UK M.D.

Since its inception, Approved – awarded SME Champions 2021 by the NACFB, has facilitated over £200M of business finance and helped nearly 2,000 clients. They have utilised a lender framework where scaffolding firms can draw on the knowledge and resources of a UK leading brokerage who can source best in class finance products. Approved has been working to further establish themselves as the go-to finance broker within scaffolding, being members of the Scaffolding Association for the past two years and reaching a wider audience with outlets such as ScaffMag.

Rory Dunn, Joint Managing Director of Approved Business Finance added, “This strategic partnership with TRAD is an exciting development for the construction division of Approved Finance and shows our flexibility in funding less traditional asset classes for SMEs throughout the UK. We couldn’t be more pleased to be working alongside one of the UK’s leading scaffolding equipment suppliers and we look forward to seeing the partnership flourish.”

Tom Sudds, Senior Finance Broker at Approved, will be spearheading the account, “Having worked with TRAD on a consistent basis for several years with numerous mutual clients, I’m extremely excited to be working alongside them in an official capacity. I look forward to helping scaffolding firms across the UK secure the funding they need to grow.”

Today’s announcement builds on Approved’s pioneering work to provide accessible finance solutions to SMEs – and specifically scaffolding firms, with the aim of making finance the preferred purchasing option for businesses nationwide.

For more details click HERE and for further information about Approved Business Finance visit www.approvedbusinessfinance.co.uk

NASC

NASC

The NASC is recognised as the national trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK, producing a wide range of industry guidance for scaffolding contractors, their operatives and their clients. Members of the NASC are strictly regulated to ensure a continuous high standard of scaffolding practice.

Scaffolding Association

Scaffolding Association

The Scaffolding Association is the largest trade organisation in the UK scaffolding and access sector, campaigning to raise standards of safety, quality and workforce skills.

Temporary Works Forum

Temporary Works Forum

Leading the Construction industry to change for the better in the discipline of temporary works…

The aim of Temporary Works forum (TWf) is to encourage open discussion of any matter related to temporary works, for the good of the industry overall. The Forum is open to anyone, individual or corporate, working within the industry and sharing this intent.

Mission
To be an advocate and recognized authority on temporary works and construction method design, working to raise standards and awareness across the construction sector.

ROSPA

ROSPA

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents – actively involved in the promotion of safety and the prevention of accidents in all areas, demonstrating our commitment to safety and providing us with operational guidelines.

BSI ISO 9001

BSI ISO 9001

ISO 9001 is the internationally recognized Quality Management System (QMS) standard that can benefit any size of organization and is designed to be a powerful business improvement tool.

TRAD UK have been audited by BSi and are accredited to ISO 9001:2015.

POLICY STATEMENT

TRAD UK are established market leaders in the scaffolding hire and sales / fall prevention solutions market sector. The company has developed plans for continued organic growth for increasing market share and a commitment to continually improve the service we provide to our loyal customers. This will be achieved by our fully trained and professional teams supplying the highest quality products and delivering the highest quality service.
TRAD UK recognises the importance of the quality of our products, operations and service to achieving our company quality objectives. Our quality objectives have been planned and established with quantified, measurable goals that drive improvement and focus on maintaining and improving customer satisfaction. TRAD UK’s Senior Management have provided the resources and funds necessary to implement this policy and to achieve its quality objectives. It is, therefore, our policy to operate a Quality Management System that fully complies with the requirements of ISO9001:2015. This policy will be reviewed regularly to ensure its relevance to the strategic direction of the organisation.
The TRAD UK Top Management Team have shown commitment to satisfying all applicable requirements and compliance with customer, regulatory and statutory requirements, with industry codes of practice and relevant product standards (BS and EN). We also commit to continually improve our Quality Management System for sustained customer satisfaction and to continually meet the requirements of all interested parties.
This policy will be communicated to all employees and organisations working for and on behalf of TRAD UK and will be made available to all interested parties upon request.

FORS

FORS

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators which aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.

CHAS

CHAS

CHAS is established as the market leader for health and safety pre-qualification in the UK. It is available to suppliers (those who provide goods and services) and to organisations (buyers) looking for suitably competent suppliers.

EPF

EPF

Constructionline

Constructionline

Constructionline is the UK’s largest Government-owned register of contractors and consultants for the construction industry. Constructionline standards are high, all suppliers are pre-qualified to the official Government pre-qualified standard.

BMTRADA

BMTRADA

BM TRADA membership and subsequent annual Scaffold Board grading accreditation allows TRAD to inspect the quality of their scaffold boards both new and in service. This ensures that the quality of their scaffold boards are always measured and comply with the current BS2482 – 2009 standard.

FASET

FASET

Alcumus Safe Contractor

Alcumus Safe Contractor

Alcumus is trusted by the world’s most respected organisations to help them create better, more sustainable workplaces.

The Alcumus SafeContractor scheme is a market-leading health & safety accreditation system, helping contractors and organisations become healthier and safer, and gaining SafeContractor status demonstrates an organisation’s compliance with increasingly stringent legislation.

This SafeContractor certificate has been awarded for the following services…

Work Categories:

Fall Protection Safety Systems: Fall Protection Safety Systems

Supplier & Service Provider: Access Equipment Hire Provider

Industry Roles:
Construction Contractor, Supplier

Category Related Activities:
Ladders / Step Ladders, Selection & Control of Subcontractors, Working at Height