SPOA News

With over 350 members within the SPOA there is always something to report on. Here you will find all the past, present and future news stories from the Scottish Plant Owners Association.

This week is Scottish Apprenticeship Week, a nationwide celebration of apprenticeships. Scottish Apprenticeship Week shines a spotlight on the…
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Members of the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) came together earlier this month at its annual dinner and raised £5,000 for the Lighthouse…
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Lewis Frew and Sandy Coull have been recognised as Apprentices of the Year 2023/2024 by the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA). The announcement…
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Secretary Graham Bell has held this role at the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) for over 20 years. Wright Johnston & Mackenzie, the law firm…
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has been working hard with Police Scotland’s Rural and Acquisitive Crime Unit since the launch of the…
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Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) member GAP Group Limited has succeeded in an appeal against HMRC relating to the rate of VAT charged on red…
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ISM member JCB Insurance has put together some advice to help members stay vigilant to fraudulent hires - something which is becoming more and more…
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) and the CITB are delighted to announce the first ever Scottish crane operator apprenticeship will…
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Shortly after announcing the acquisition of a Tenstar Simulator as part of its ongoing mission to upskill the industry, the Scottish Plant Owners…
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is set to spearhead the production of much needed comprehensive industry guidance on bridge strike…
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Outgoing Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) President Callum Mackintosh reflects on his term in office and explains why the journey both…
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A recent survey of members of the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) found that more than 80% of plant hire businesses are facing more…
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has invested in a top of the range Tenstar simulator as part of its ongoing mission to upskill the…
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Gordon Durno, aged 56 from Moray, has been crowned UK Plant Operator of the Year following a national competition which took place at the CITB…
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The 2023 SPOA Annual Ball took place on Friday 29th September 2023 at the Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club. The event was a sell-out and hailed a great…
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This month saw the first of the SPOA’s bespoke training courses delivered by Intelligent Dialogue. Hire Controller training was a one-day course…
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September is World Suicide Prevention Month and whilst you may question why the SPOA is observing this, if you knew that every working day, two…
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John Sibbald has been confirmed as the new President of the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) at the trade association’s AGM held earlier this…
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has launched two new training courses for its members and non-members.
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is proud to announce its involvement in Plant Hire Week, taking place later this year from 9th to 15th…
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Gordon Durno has been crowned the winner of the Scottish Plant Operator Challenge, following a closely fought competition at the weekend at Errol…
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