TRAD Scaffolding is led by MD Neil Garner, who oversees the three operating divisions. Another key difference of TRAD is its flat management structure – this unusual yet very successful approach ensures each division is autonomous, each with its own staff in key positions, and its own long-standing, satisfied customer base.
Neil Garner, MD
Neil’s scaffolding career started when he was just 19 and following CITB training he became a Part 2 scaffolder, gaining experience on demanding projects such as Gatwick’s North Terminal. Although jobs were hard to find during the 1990s recession, Neil started his long association with TRAD Scaffolding. Even then, the company had a well-earned reputation for innovation; TRAD was one of the first scaffolding companies to significantly invest in system scaffolding, securing key access to new sectors and markets. This included the aviation industry, where TRAD used the system to provide temporary maintenance bays for clients such as British Aerospace.
TRAD was as committed to supporting people with ambition then, as they are today; with Neil being actively mentored to become part of the Senior Management team. Following the purchase of the TRAD Group by ALTRAD in 2013, Neil was promoted to Managing Director. He’s just as committed to nurturing individuals in the TRAD team and to maintaining the company’s position as the UK market leader.
“Our vision is to have the flexibility, friendliness and responsiveness of a small company, while using all the large-scale resources of the TRAD and ALTRAD Groups. We forge close working relationships with our clients and always ensure they benefit from the same outstanding product and service on every project. We are always looking for inventive, ground-breaking ways to make a positive difference, and prove why we deserve to be market leaders in the scaffolding industry.”
Neil Garner, MD, TRAD Scaffolding
OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
With key staff reporting directly to Neil Garner, our flexible business model allows faster decision-making that avoids waiting for corporate approval. It also helps staff in key roles to build closer links with our clients by working with them wherever they’re needed, thus ensuring continuity and client satisfaction.
TRAD’s management teams, from Divisional Directors to Contracts Managers and Contracts Supervisors, have all been promoted through company ranks – giving them a thorough and practical understanding of every aspect of TRAD’s scaffolding business. This also ensures a continuity and consistency of approach that meets the challenges of modern day building methods head on and is dedicated to making the industry incident and accident free.
As we complete the Apollo refurbishment, I would like to thank you and everyone at TRAD for the excellent job you have done. You turned everything round extremely quickly over the holiday period and your whole team has been speedy and efficient. So thank you to all, we look forward to working with you again.Nica Burns - Chief Executive - Nimax Theatres Limited
I would like to add my thanks on behalf of Virgin Atlantic for the fantastic response to our needs. Over the last few years all your staff, from site managers to scaffolders, have been professional and keen to support us in times of need and this time was no exception. Please pass a huge thanks to all involved, they are a credit to you and the TRAD Group.Andy T Currey - Tooling & GSE Manager - Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd
The RoSPA Awards encourage the raising of occupational health and safety standards across the board. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as TRAD Scaffolding Company Limited, contribute to a collective raising of the bar for other organisations to aspire to, and we offer them our congratulations.David Rawlins - Awards Manager - RoSPA