Alfreton-based Leedale, a market leader in providing a range of plant and vehicles for the construction industry, has been awarded two accreditations for the quality of its operations – paving the way for future expansion plans.
Leedale, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, has been awarded the bronze award in the UK-wide Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).
This accreditation confirms that the company employs good practices and complies with a wide range of standards including dedication to driver and vehicle safety, fleet management and monitoring vehicle safety and emission requirements.
The family-owned company has also been re-awarded the Safe Contractor standard which recognises sustainable and ethical practices across the construction industry.
Leedale operates across the Midlands and South Yorkshire with a fleet of 72 vehicles ranging from tipper lorries, concrete crushers and road sweepers to cranes, grab lorries and tankers.
Commercial Director Oliver Walkup explained: “In the highly regulated construction industry, it is important that we demonstrate to our customers that we share their standards and commitment to best practice in all aspects of our operations.
“Scrutinising all aspects of our operations and making improvements in line with these quality standards has been a highly worthwhile process to ensure that we are at the top of game.
“FORS accreditation will be particularly important in Leedale’s future expansion and will enable us to better serve highways contractors who require 24/7 access to plant and vehicles.”