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.

For the last year, the SPOA has been working closely with Police Scotland to tackle plant and fuel theft across Scotland through our partnership with…
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has invested £100,000 in its members with a Tenstar simulator and bespoke trailer. This state-of-the-art…
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is looking forward to staging its best ever stand and a weekend full of activities, information and…
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The organisers of the Scottish Plant Operator Challenge have announced the format for the 2024 Scottish Plant Operator Challenge and is calling on…
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In plant hire, never underestimate the importance of a signed contract with clear terms and conditions.
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The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has established a Women in Plant working group to better represent the interests of women in plant and…
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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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