The Scaffolding Association’s trade magazine, AccessPoint, shortlisted for Publication of the Year.

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Press Release

Published: December 15, 2021

The Scaffolding Association is delighted that its trade magazine, AccessPoint, has been shortlisted for Publication of the Year in the prestigious Trade Association Forum (TAF) Best Practice Awards.   

Now in its nineteenth year, the TAF Best Practice Awards 2022 are supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and recognise excellence, innovation and best practice amongst UK trade associations.

AccessPoint provides a platform for the Scaffolding Association, the UK’s largest dedicated trade organisation representing the scaffolding and access industry, to share news and views with its members and other selected scaffolding and access businesses.

The journal has a printed quarterly circulation of 4,500 and is supported by its website and social media platforms.

It won Magazine of the Year 2018 at the TAF Awards where judges recognised AccessPoint for its ‘excellent content’ and ‘informative read for anyone in the industry.’

Emily Wallace, Interim Chief Executive, Trade Association Forum, said: “Trade Associations including the Scaffolding Association have played an absolutely critical role in supporting the UK economy throughout the turbulence of the last two years. As we move forward, it is right to celebrate the achievements of the sector, recognise excellence and collaborate to improve the role that Associations can continue to play to support the Economy for the future.”

Robert Candy, Chief Executive of the Scaffolding Association said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award. AccessPoint continues to go from strength to strength and provides a platform for a vital construction trade which is often overlooked.”

TAF Notes to editors: 

Trade Association Forum: Emily Wallace 07977 558707 or [email protected].

The full shortlist can be viewed here. Winners from each category will be announced at the Awards ceremony on Thursday, 17th February 2022, London.

Since its formation in 1997, the Trade Association Forum has been encouraging the development and sharing of best practice among UK trade associations and promoting the role of effective trade associations to government, industry and the wider public.

The Scaffolding Association Notes to editors

The Scaffolding Association is the UK’s largest dedicated trade association representing the Scaffolding and Access industry.

The construction sector employs 2.7millon people, contributes over £100bn to the UK economy which is 7% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Press Contact: Chris Seaton – [email protected] or 07979 531464.