News - 2016

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At the North West regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2016 A-Plant, was crowned as Large Employer of the Year Award for organisations in Manchester, Cheshire and Staffordshire. The awards recognise excellence in businesses that grow their own talent through apprenticeships and the apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.

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A-Plant, part of FTSE 100 company Ashtead Group plc has embarked on a journey to upgrade its extranet and deliver a new technologically advanced customer portal. The company has committed to invest over £2 million in new technologies that will help keep it at the forefront of the hire industry.

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Exciting times are afoot at Rapid Climate Control, since the acquisition by A-Plant over £2 million has been invested in new equipment. In addition to the fleet, investment has been made to expand the national network of locations and update the branding.

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For many facilities managers the winter means one thing: clients in need of a little extra heat. From offices and warehouses, to construction sites and sport halls, a comfortable, regulated working environment is vital, and often a temporary portable heating solution is the most suitable and cost effective option.

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According to the BBC, global carbon dioxide emissions are likely to see a stagnation or slight decline this year. This, according to researchers, is the first time this has happened while the global economy has continued its growth.