A Northamptonshire team of asbestos experts has secured a major new contract which enables them to tender for projects with more than 100 UK housing associations, local authorities and related organisations.
Acorn Analytical Services has been given access to the network of members belonging to not-for-profit organisation CHIC after meeting its stringent awards criteria. CHIC currently has more than 140 members who together own and manage over 800,000 social housing homes and other buildings across the UK.
Acorn Analytical Services director Neil Munro said:
“CHIC only works with the best organisations so it can secure efficiencies and savings for their members’ asset management programmes, including all repairs, maintenance and new-build activities.
“To get this endorsement from CHIC is brilliant recognition for our award-winning team which is already widely recognised as a market leader in the innovation of effective and efficient asbestos management services. We’re delighted to be working with CHIC and its members.”
The firm’s success with CHIC comes on the back of it securing another major contract earlier this year with the not-for-profit national purchasing consortium, Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC), which enables Acorn to tender for projects with thousands of UK universities, colleges and schools.
Fellow Acorn director Ian Stone added:
“The reason we win these types of opportunities is because we’re leading experts in our field and provide a UK-wide service.
“We’re recognised as specialists in commercial asbestos management and work in partnership with a wide variety of property management businesses and multi-site companies.
“We’ve also created innovative solutions to help organisations manage their asbestos, including the UK’s only fully documented and systemised asbestos management process – the Acorn Asbestos Antidote. This is an asbestos compliance system which takes clients through a step-by-step process from non-compliance with asbestos laws to full compliance. Clients who complete the process with us can relax safe in the knowledge that they no longer need to worry about their asbestos management or what to do when they get visits from the Health and Safety inspector.
“We’re incredibly proud to win major contracts, like the ones with CHIC and CPC, because they’re great recognition for our team, enable us to help more organisations and help us to keep more people safe.”
Asbestos was used extensively as a building material in the UK from the 1950s until it was banned in 1999 so any building built before 2000, including houses, factories, offices, schools and hospitals, can contain asbestos.
Experts estimate as many as 1.5 million UK properties still contain the ‘hidden killer’ and anyone who owns a building containing asbestos has a legal responsibility to ensure it is effectively managed to protect anyone who may come into contact with it.
Acorn offers a comprehensive suite of asbestos consultancy services from asbestos air testing and asbestos surveys to removal management, and UKATA accredited training.
It also produces regular informative podcasts and blogs to help educate company owners and managers and the wider public about the dangers of asbestos.
To find out more visit www.acorn-as.com or call 0844 818 0895