News and Press Releases

  • 9
    March 2020

    AFI achieves IPAF Rental + Gold status

    The AFI group of companies has achieved IPAF Rental+ Gold Status for their MEWP hire and rental operations. The highest standard in powered access equipment hire....
    AFI achieves IPAF Rental + Gold status
  • 6
    December 2019

    Graham Hawkins named as MD of Hampshire Plant & Access

    The AFI group of companies has announced the promotion of Graham Hawkins to Managing Director of Hampshire Plant & Access (HPA)....
    Graham Hawkins named as MD of Hampshire Plant & Access
  • 29
    November 2019

    AFI is shortlisted for the Construction News Specialists Awards 2020

    AFI has been selected as a finalist in the Access & Scaffolding Specialist of the Year category of the 2020 Construction News Specialists Awards....
    AFI is shortlisted for the Construction News Specialists Awards 2020
  • 20
    November 2019

    Sustainability Update: 64% of AFI's MEWP fleet is now Electric or Hybrid

    AFI group of companies, one of the UK's leading powered access specialists, has invested significantly to replace their powered access fleet towards more specialist hybrid or electric equipment to keep up with market demand and comply with increasingly strict emissions regulations. ...
    Sustainability Update: 64% of AFI's MEWP fleet is now Electric or Hybrid
  • 30
    October 2019

    AFI becomes Film & TV’s 'Albert Sustainable Production' recommended Supplier

    The AFI group of companies has become a recommended supplier to the UK Production & Broadcasting Industry by the prestigious BAFTA Albert Consortium. ...
    AFI becomes Film & TV’s 'Albert Sustainable Production' recommended Supplier
  • 12
    September 2019

    Access Rental Gulf in $5m USD Skyjack middle east fleet investment

    Access Rental Gulf (ARG) part of the AFI group of companies, has placed a $5m USD new equipment order with leading manufacturer Skyjack....
    Access Rental Gulf in $5m USD Skyjack middle east fleet investment
  • 20
    August 2019

    AFI’s Nick Higgins steps up to group COO role

    The AFI group of companies has announced the promotion of Nick Higgins to Group Chief Operating Officer...
    AFI’s Nick Higgins steps up to group COO role
  • 14
    August 2019

    Acquisition of Facelift and new £60m financing from Pricoa Private Capital

    AFI-Uplift Limited (‘AFI’ or ‘The Group’), one of the UK and Middle East’s leading powered access specialists offering machine rental and sales as well as industry-accredited training and health & safety courses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Facelift (GB) Limited (‘Facelift’). The Group has also secured new long-term financing from Pricoa Private Capital (‘Pricoa’). ...
    Acquisition of Facelift and new £60m financing from Pricoa Private Capital
  • 30
    July 2019

    AFI’s delivery fleet is Ultra Low Emission Zone Ready

    The AFI group of companies has announced its inhouse delivery fleet is Ultra Low Emission ready across the UK....
    AFI’s delivery fleet is Ultra Low Emission Zone Ready
  • 23
    July 2019

    AFI Webinar: 5 Tips to Reduce MEWP downtime from electrical breakdowns

    The AFI group of companies has announced its latest webinar will be on Tuesday 30th July at 10AM BST....
    AFI Webinar: 5 Tips to Reduce MEWP downtime from electrical breakdowns
  • 18
    July 2019

    Wilson Access increase Midlands coverage from purpose-built depot in Birmingham

    Powered access specialist Wilson Access increases Midlands coverage for their specialist truck and track mounted platforms from a purpose-built depot in Birmingham....
    Wilson Access increase Midlands coverage from purpose-built depot in Birmingham
  • 3
    July 2019

    AFI’s Brian Parker takes on 3rd ZIGGURAT bike ride for the construction and built environment sector

    AFI’s Business Development Manager (Technical Support) Brian Parker is taking up a 326-mile, 4-day cycling journey from London to Compiegne in the 3rd annual ZIGGURAT challenge....
    AFI’s Brian Parker takes on 3rd ZIGGURAT bike ride for the construction and built environment sector
  • 2
    July 2019

    Amazing 2-day dinosaur installation at Heathrow Terminal 5

    AFI’s major project team has been busy this spring with the successful installation of a 13 metre 155 million-year-old dinosaur skeleton, which towered over the check-in at Heathrow Terminal 5. ...
    Amazing 2-day dinosaur installation at Heathrow Terminal 5
  • 14
    June 2019

    AFI retains ICS ServiceMark Accreditation

    AFI has retained its Institute of Customer Service (ICS) ServiceMark accreditation for a further three years, following customer satisfaction feedback, a rigorous audit and an assessment of employee engagement against their Customer Service Strategy....
    AFI retains ICS ServiceMark Accreditation
  • 23
    May 2019

    AFI win landmark RoSPA Gold Medal for health and safety practices

    AFI has achieved their fifth consecutive Gold Award at the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK....
    AFI win landmark RoSPA Gold Medal for health and safety practices
  • 20
    May 2019

    Hampshire Plant & Access expands South West coverage

    Hampshire Plant & Access (HPA) part of the AFI group of companies has announced a new Exeter depot as they expand coverage for their specialist powered access and plant-hire fleet in the South West region....
    Hampshire Plant & Access expands South West coverage
  • 1
    April 2019

    Fully funded NVQs now available from ITS

    Integrated Training Solutions (ITS), part of the AFI group of companies has announced new fully funded NVQs starting on April 1st....
    Fully funded NVQs now available from ITS
  • 29
    March 2019

    Be in with a chance to win with our eggciting Easter Competition

    Comment the maximum number of 600g eggs that can fit in the basket of a Skyjack 3219 to win a Super-Sized egg!...
    Be in with a chance to win with our eggciting Easter Competition
  • 26
    March 2019

    Hampshire Plant & Access makes further fleet investment in JCB

    Hampshire Plant & Access (HPA) part of the AFI group of companies has purchased a number of 9 ton Cab Dumpers from JCB in the latest investment to boost to their expanding fleet....
    Hampshire Plant & Access makes further fleet investment in JCB
  • 25
    March 2019

    AFI’s Super-Set booms reach new heights in Bishop Auckland

    Contractors hired a boom from AFI's Super-Set large machine hire fleet to install previously fabricated decorative louvre panels at the top of the new Bishop Auckland viewing platform....
    AFI’s Super-Set booms reach new heights in Bishop Auckland