NASC has made a bold move to attract small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) scaffolding firms to the confederation.
NASC will give membership to companies based on a lower subscription tier from 1st January 2016.
Companies with an annual turnover below £1 million will be charged an annual subscription of just £995 (+VAT).
Fees for companies with a turnover between £1 million and £1,376,200 will increase from £995 up to £1,600 (+VAT).
This NASC initiative was announced at the organisation’s AGM on 27th November 2015. This reflects the newly sworn-in president Alan Lilley’s desire to attract greater numbers of smaller scaffolding contractors to the group.
MD Robin James said: “The NASC is an inclusive organisation. We are looking to broaden the appeal of membership to smaller companies who are prepared to comply with our code of conduct, our robust auditing procedure, and help us to set the standard for scaffolding here in the UK.
“In reducing the NASC minimum annual subscription rate, we are facilitating the creation of a level playing field for the smaller scaffolding contractor. This will enable NASC to regulate this important sector of the industry – helping to drive up standards.”
NASC President Alan Lilley added: “It is one of my main aims as the new NASC President to alter the false “club” perception of the confederation and to increase the membership – especially within the UK’s elite small and medium sized scaffolding firms. And this starts with us lowering the turnover threshold to £1 million and the annual subscription to below £1,000, effective from 1st January 2016.
“We are also very happy to provide support with membership applications (including meeting the requirements for membership and completing the application form, for example). This will hopefully give every applicant the best chance of passing the application process and getting them on the right path for a successful desktop and site audit.
“We look forward to receiving applications from smaller scaffolding contractors with the same high standards to which our members adhere, and we wish them luck with their membership journey.”