Scaffolder in East and West Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire
P and O Scaffolding Ltd delivers reliable, professional commercial scaffolding services in Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire. We have the resources, experience and strategic expertise to support the needs of larger construction businesses throughout the whole of the South East.
We’re experts in design, logistics and health and safety. In other words, modesty aside, we’re very good indeed.
P and O is a scaffolding contractor that really understand the often-complex dynamics and methods of a construction site.
Essentially, our role is to enable your contractors to work efficiently with secure, well-designed, perfectly positioned scaffolding. P and O Scaffolding helps your team to be directly in front of where they need to work, with no compromise on safety. It’s all about bespoke design, build and the best possible working practices within the scaffolding industry.
Unsurprisingly, we’ve built up a solid reputation for our high-quality scaffolding services. Above all, this is due to our experienced team.
So, who are we?
Richard Plank – Managing Director & Proprietor
Richard has over 30 years’ experience in the construction sector, only in the specialist scaffolding trade. He’s been in senior roles for high-profile scaffolding contractors, using his strategic and business development skills to deliver substantial increases in turnover in each role.
Within P and O Scaffolding, Richard’s results-driven approach underpins everything he does. He believes strongly in close working partnerships and teamwork, not only with stakeholders but also with clients.
Kevin Clarke – Operations Director
Kevin has extensive experience within the construction industry and is responsible for managing your contract with us. When it comes to the Operational management and delivery of your project, Kevin is a safe pair of hands. With a proactive approach and outstanding attention to detail, he’ll make sure that you’re fully up to speed with progress and advise you of any issues that arise (and how we plan to solve them).
Emma Paterson – Director of Business Development
Emma’s verbal and written communication skills are second to none. Her role at P and O Scaffolding is to develop our business and make sure that we manage our client’s expectations to the full and without compromising on standards. As you can imagine, her OCD tendencies come in handy!
With a previous career already in the construction industry, Emma understands the importance of customer care and proactive client management.
Bryan Robbie – Quantity Surveyor
Bryan is a Quantity Surveyor with a diverse background that has equipped him with a unique set of skills. He began his career in the HM Revenue & Customs department, where he gained experience in handling complex financial matters. His attention to detail and proficiency with numbers quickly became apparent, leading him to transition to a role in the scaffolding industry, where he has excelled as a Quantity Surveyor.
Bryan’s great people skills have made him a valuable member of the P and O Scaffolding team, allowing him to communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, and suppliers. He is committed to delivering high-quality work that meets the needs of his clients while staying within budget.
James Harris – West Contracts Manager
James is an experienced Contracts Manager with a passion for the scaffolding industry. Having worked as a Scaffolder for his entire career, he has gained extensive knowledge and expertise in the field. He made the natural step to progress into management, bringing his skills and experience to his current role. James is known for his excellent attention to detail, ensuring that all scaffolding projects are completed to the highest standard.
He is committed to delivering outstanding service to clients, and his skills in project management and leadership have made him an integral part of our team.
Keith Richards – Central Contracts Manager
Keith is a highly experienced Contracts Manager with over 23 years of experience in the scaffolding industry. He began his career in the water industry, developing a strong foundation in project management and leadership. Keith provides a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his current role because of his many years of scaffolding experience. He is well known in the industry and has developed a vast network of contacts throughout his career. Keith is highly approachable, and his ability to build strong relationships with clients, suppliers, and colleagues is a key factor in his success as a Contracts Manager. He is committed to delivering exceptional results on every project.
Barry Plank – East Contracts Manager
Barry is our East Contracts Manager with a lifelong obsession with scaffolding. Barry has been in the game for as long as he can remember, starting out as a Scaffolder with the legendary Deborah Grayston Scaffolding. He’s worked his way up the ladder to his current role as a Contracts Manager, where he’s known for his expertise and highly respected by his crew.
When it comes to delivering projects, Barry’s like a dog with a bone – he’s driven to get things done correctly, on time, and on budget. With his dedication, skill, and infectious sense of humour, Barry is an invaluable member of our team and a legend in the industry.
Stacey Harman – Office Administrator
Stacey is the Office Administrator extraordinaire at P and O Scaffolding. With 15 years in the industry under her belt, Stacey is a pro when it comes to keeping things running smoothly. She’s thorough and diligent, with a keen eye for detail – nothing gets past her! Stacey’s also the go-to person when you need a hand with anything, whether it’s answering phones, dealing with paperwork, or even just making a cup of tea. Her positive attitude makes her a joy to work with, and her extensive knowledge of the scaffolding industry means that she’s always able to provide helpful advice and assistance to clients and colleagues alike.
With Stacey in charge, the office is a well-oiled machine, humming along like a perfectly erected scaffold!
Advanced Scaffolding Inspector
The safety of your construction project is at the top of our priorities list. Our Scaffolding Inspector whose task it is to ensure that each and every P and O Scaffolding rig reaches the highest possible safety standards. Their extensive training, experience and skills will give you the peace of mind to know that we meet fully the rigorous rules set out in the Work at Height Regulations, 2005.
They will check and inspect each scaffolding rig, and will document each inspection in a written report:
- After installation, and prior to being used
- At least weekly thereafter
- Following adverse weather conditions, such as heavy rain, snow or high winds
Paul Ockenden – Proprietor
Paul has several years expertise in the construction sector. His knowledge and understanding of this often challenging industry enable him to provide invaluable input into the successful management of P and O Scaffolding.
Paul maintains important working relationships with our clients and supply chain. His focus is on securing like-minded positive contractors, with safety high up on our priorities list. With strong commercial awareness and extensive industry experience, he helps our business to deliver services of the highest quality.
His approach: Is P and O’s initial quote the cheapest you will receive? Well, possibly. Possibly not. However, Paul knows how to manage and reduce time delays. The result? Your construction project is more likely to be completed on time and within budget. P and O will in all likelihood end up being more affordable than that initial cheapest quote you received.
Jason Purnell – Proprietor
Your construction project demands timely results. Jason’s skills, expertise and understanding of teamwork has made him one of the most successful people in the sector. He is a true leader and knows how to bring out the best in the team, regardless of size or type of project.
Working together, with common goals and objectives is essential. A highly motivated, cohesive team delivers excellence at every level. Not only is Jason a great communicator, he also understands the psychology that supports his “people skills”. With an emphasis on productivity, Jason knows how to get the very best out of the team.
Andy Minter – Proprietor
Andy is the proud proprietor of our top-notch scaffolding company, with an impressive background in the industry. He’s owned several scaffold companies in the past and has experience in buying out companies that no longer want to continue. Having done all the roles within the scaffolding industry from scaffolder to driver to manager to owner, Andy is a true all-rounder. He’s a great team player and a problem solver, never shying away from a challenge. When the going gets tough,
Andy gets good – his grit and determination are unmatched. With Andy at the helm, you can rest assured that your scaffolding needs will be met with expertise, professionalism, and a can-do attitude.