Towing Driver – 5 out of 7 days

Location: Normanton / Huntingdon

Type: Full-time

Working hours:  40 hours per week – consisting of 5 out of 7 days.

Job Function: To provide timeous professional loading/delivery/collection of hire equipment to/from site.

Reporting to: Depot Manager.

Liaising with: Customers, Depot Staff and Hire Desk administrators.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of driving experience in a similar environment, always driving responsibly and safely within the law.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver/collect equipment to site and complete handover process with customer.
  • Conduct thorough inspections of units for any damages/shortages on collection and ensure they are noted correctly on the tablet, pictures are taken and signed for wherever possible by the customer.
  • Carry out daily vehicle checks and reporting any defects. Including correct manufacturers service intervals are adhered to.
  • Ensure digital tachographs are used and downloaded in line with current legislation.
  • Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy and procedures are adhered to in relation to all operations.
  • Follow company’s Employee handbook policies and procedures.
  • Any other duties requested by your manager.

Requirements:

  • Experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • 2 years driving experience on a UK driving licence.
  • Must have experience in towing and a digital tachograph card.
  • Be always polite and well-mannered.

For more information on this position, please apply today with your latest CV hr@kellinggroup.com

Why Van Mounted MEWPs Are Essential for City Maintenance Projects

Few things are more important for modern infrastructure contracting firms than the ability to adapt to changing environments. 

From navigating Ultra Low Emissions Zones (ULEZ) to reducing noise pollution in residential areas, the strategic equipment and vehicles you use can dictate whether your firm is a viable candidate for a project

But what does that mean for city maintenance projects in 2024? And how can forward-thinking firms ensure they are prepared for a wide range of upcoming opportunities?

Urban Projects Require Greater Flexibility

Firms that want to work on city maintenance projects may face two problems: 

  1. They need to be able to work at heights in a safe and secure manner
  2. They need to move quickly through crowded areas

Many firms have historically opted for vertical lift MEWPs to enable workers to reach heights while reducing the risk of a fall. The only problem is the majority of MEWPs require a tow, which makes moving them around both slow and cumbersome. And they take up a lot of space, which makes navigating many urban environments difficult, often requiring advanced planning.

From street light repairs to building inspections, there will be many projects for which these MEWPs simply will not be fit for purpose. But fortunately, there is a simple solution that sets your firm up to work on any project you can land.

How can Van Mounted MEWPs Support City Maintenance Projects

1. INcreased accessibility

Access Hire’s range of van mounted MEWPs solve both problems posed by city maintenance projects: they enable your employee to work securely at a range of heights, while removing the need for towing. You can simply drive the van to the required spot, and move it quickly whenever necessary.

2. Flexible scale

Our range of van mounted MEWPs fit a range of needs including different:

  • Heights
  • Outreaches
  • Spare load capacities
  • Custom specification

This ensures you can choose the exact specification to meet your needs, and switch it up for your next project.

3. 24/7 support

City maintenance projects require you to work at heights at a range of times. But if there is an issue with your MEWPs, the entire schedule is at the mercy of your provider’s support hours.

With Access Hire, you have access to a 24/7 specialist support team and consultations from our in-house experts. This ensures any challenge is resolved quickly and downtime is minimised.

Kelling Group Access Hire Units

Win More City Maintenance Contracts with Access Hire

Ultimately, working with Access Hire is the perfect way to prepare for a busy year and ensure you can seamlessly take on any city maintenance project. With the country’s largest and most modern fleet of van mounted MEWPs, we provide the security you need to keep your projects running. 

Want to partner with us and get ready for your busiest year yet?

Towing Driver

Locations: Huntingdon

Type: Permanent, Full-time

Working hours:  40 hours, worked 5 days over 7.

Job Function: To provide timeous professional loading/delivery/collection of hire equipment to/from site.

Reporting to: Depot Manager.

Liaising with: Customers, Depot Staff and Hire Desk administrators.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of driving experience in a similar environment, always driving responsibly and safely within the law.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver/collect equipment to site and complete handover process with customer.
  • Conduct thorough inspections of units for any damages/shortages on collection and ensure they are noted correctly on the tablet, pictures are taken and signed for wherever possible by the customer.
  • Carry out daily vehicle checks and reporting any defects. Including correct manufacturers service intervals are adhered to.
  • Ensure digital tachographs are used and downloaded in line with current legislation.
  • Ensure that the company’s health and safety policy and procedures are adhered to in relation to all operations.
  • Follow company’s Employee handbook policies and procedures.
  • Any other duties requested by your Manager.

Requirements:

  • Experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • 2 years driving experience on a UK driving licence.
  • Must have experience in towing and a digital tachograph card.
  • Be always polite and well-mannered.

For more information on this position, please apply today with your latest CV hr@kellinggroup.com

Don’t Compromise: Eco Welfare Units made for Winter

eco welfare toilet unit

Imagine running your strategic equipment with completely clean energy.

No emissions from energy sources, no expensive running costs.

For many contractors, this is an almost irresistible prospect. Especially given that projects are under increasing pressure to become more sustainable – with worksites currently responsible for nearly 4% of all energy usage worldwide.

But while some providers advertise their units as meeting this goal, there is only one that actually delivers – and that is Welfare Hire.

the challenge of clean on-site power

A mobile welfare unit needs lots of power to properly run its various facilities: kettles, microwaves, fridges, power sockets, offices, heaters and more. This is why they have traditionally been a considerable source of carbon emissions and energy expenditure. While many welfare units can literally run without a generator, the level of energy needed means their power source gets sapped incredibly quickly, resulting in a requirement to turn off appliances and welfare facilities and undertake onsite recharging and maintenance

The Result:

Either the welfare unit stops running or users can’t use certain appliances… or both. 

At best, this is a serious inconvenience. At worst, it could actively delay your project and fail to meet the legal requirements for welfare provision to provide warm water and means of heating drinks and food.

Moreover, to correct this, the cost and carbon footprint of remotely servicing these units with site attendance can actually produce up to 10 times more carbon emissions than simply using a backup genset in the first place, which is counterproductive when striving for bigger, better and greener welfare facilities onsite.

welfare hire solves this problem

So how do we deliver on both providing proper, modern welfare facilities and the best carbon reduction for a practical solution for modern ESG goals?

Welfare Hire’s mobile welfare units deliver both silent, green energy and reliable running. Our innovative units, such as the EcoXi, run on next generation solar/lithium battery hybrid power, with capability to cover 100% of the onboard power requirements for the majority of requirements. However, we also recognise that there are many variables onsite affecting solar yield, as well as power demand as project requirements are dynamic, especially in the darker, colder months.

That’s why we fit our welfare units with a backup biofuel generator to cover any potential recharge requirements. As a result, there is zero risk of the units running out of energy – and your project can go on unimpacted. In fact, this guarantees provision of the largest, most modern welfare facilities in the market.

Better still, the smart eco system features auto start/stop power management that enables users to easily control the usage of energy, avoid wastage and proactively manage the power supply without creating extra complications.

Don’t compromise on performance

The result is the best of both worlds: optimal silent, green running with bigger, better welfare facilities. And with unrivaled volumetric data and reporting from real sites performance, the benefits of our smart ECO systems can be quantified. A single week using the EcoXi instead of a standard welfare unit saves your site £163, 109 litres of fuel and reduces CO₂ emissions by 151 kg. 

This translates into dramatic savings on larger, longer projects. Using three units across sixteen weeks would save nearly £8,000, over 5,200 litres of fuel and over 7,000 kg of CO₂! Use our eco-calculator to estimate your energy savings:

Like what you see?

Your site could make the switch within days, and start seeing measurable improvements to your ESG scores and bottom-line immediately.

Three Things Infrastructure and Construction Firms Can Look Forward to in 2024

With the industry on track to rebound and growing access to innovative technology, there are many reasons for construction leaders to feel optimistic in 2024. So to start your new year off with some positive news, let’s look at three things we at Kelling Group are particularly excited about for the new year:

1. Sustainable equipment is easier to access

Many professionals feel understandably concerned that progress on sustainability is too slow. A recent rail industry poll found that just 13% of leaders believe the UK Government will meet its railway decarbonisation target of 2040, while 87% expect it to fall short.

The truth, however, is many meaningful improvements are being made – and our own product range is a testament to that fact. Over the last year, we’ve released the market’s first fleet of fully-electric van mounted MEWPs, as well as zero emission welfare vans. On top of Welfare Hire’s ever-expanding range of eco-friendly mobile welfare units and tower lights, it’s never been easier to make sustainable decisions about your equipment. 

In 2024, we expect to see a significant uptick in demand for such environmentally sound equipment, as firms see how valuable the boost to their ESG scores can be for winning business – and what could be more positive than that?

2. Innovative tech promises significant gains

In 2024, a wide range of innovative solutions are more easily available – not to mention more powerful! – than ever. The digitisation of strategic equipment, such as mobile welfare units, has unlocked several powerful benefits. 

The most recent mobile welfare units, Welfare Hire released, for example, feature a smart telemetry system that enables you to optimise power usage. This makes it easy to reduce energy waste, which has both ecological and financial benefits. It also allows users to operate remotely, minimise downtime and optimise performance onsite.

3. Better ESG data

The value of accurate environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores is clear. But most firms have struggled to access reliable data on their site’s emissions – until now.

After amassing thousands of days’ worth of volumetric data from construction sites, Kelling Group is able to provide reliable estimates of the volume of CO₂ our equipment emits. And by comparing this to industry standards, we can reveal the size of your environmental savings, along with financial and noise pollution reductions:

Make a Positive Start with Kelling Group

While these trends show that 2024 has lots of potential for progress, success will be determined by your strategic choices – especially when it comes to partnering with the right suppliers. 

At Kelling Group, we believe our role is not just to provide a market-leading fleet of strategic vehicles, but to support our partners with expert guidance and unparalleled service.

Want to forge a stronger partnership this year?

National Account Manager

Lineup of Vehicle Mounted Access Platforms outside warehouse

Type: Permanent, Full-time

Working hours:  Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm.

Job Function: Responsible for building and managing relationships with key national customers to achieve strategic growth targets and ensure customer satisfaction. This role involves developing strategic account plans, coordinating with cross-functional teams, and serving as the primary point of contact for key clients.  The National Account Manager would also be responsible for developing new business in strategic sectors with target prospects.

Reporting to: Sales Director

Responsible for: NA

Liaising with: Directors, Senior Managers, Business Development Managers, Hire/Service Support Controllers, Business Intelligence Analyst, Accounts Dept.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a similar role coupled with excellent communication and organisational skills. Will have a customer-centric approach to drive customer excellence whilst adapting to change associated with strategic growth. We are looking for an individual who is the consummate professional, patient with a “people-first attitude’’.

Responsibilities:

Account Management

  • Develop and maintain strong, long-term relationships with key decision-makers within client organisations
  • Ensure full understanding of clients requirements from a partnership perspective and help with future planning in line with their goals
  • Proactively address any client concerns and issues to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Develop strong network of key stakeholders within key accounts and sectors

Strategic Planning

  • Grow sales in line with budget requirements and the strategic plan
  • Create and execute strategic account plans to achieve revenue and growth targets
  • Develop national accounts to optimise sales and supplier position with a focus on long-term sustainable growth
  • Develop new business with targeted prospects in key strategic sectors
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure best in class customer service is delivered
  • Promote the Kelling Group brand and core values to maintain market-leading image and identify cross-selling opportunities
  • Negotiate terms and conditions of contracts, pricing, and service agreements
  • Ensure all contractual obligations are met and that both parties adhere to agreed-upon terms
  • Monitor sales performance, analyse data, and adjust strategies as needed

Market Analysis

  • Stay informed about industry trends, competitors, and market dynamics
  • Provide feedback and recommendations to adapt to changing market conditions

Reporting and Documentation

  • Maintain accurate records of client interactions, contracts, and sales activities through internal CRM system
  • Prepare regular reports and updates for senior management

Additional

  • Any other tasks commensurate with this post

Requirements:

  • 3 years+ senior account management experience required; industry or affiliated industry experience
  • Excellent track record in sales growth via account management and new business development
  • Strong sales capabilities and a proven track record in new business development
  • Highly organised self-starter
  • Results-orientated with the ability to work to targets and deadlines
  • Strong communication skills; both verbal and written
  • Ability to work dynamically and nurture relationships across multiple stakeholders to grow, maintain and leverage your network
  • Ability to travel as required to meet clients and attend industry events
  • Ability to identify potential opportunities and the appropriate decision makers
  • Ability to establish credibility and be decisive, but able to recognise and support the preferences and priorities of the organisation
  • Team player able to work closely with colleagues at all levels and build rapport with internal and external customers
  • Ability to demonstrate effective negotiation skills to ensure business is won on viable commercial terms
  • Plan approaches and pitches to develop proposals that speaks to the client’s needs, concerns and objectives
  • Excellent IT literacy for production of presentation, sales analysis and management reports
  • Focused and persistent with a will to win

Overview:

Access Hire Nationwide Ltd is the market leader in vehicles mounted MEWPs and other specialist vheicles, with the largest and most modern fleet in the UK. Following significant investment, the business is continuing to expand and is currently recruiting for a National Account Manager to join the sales team and support further growth and development with key strategic accounts. This role will suit an experienced, ambitious, dynamic salesperson capable of developing new business opportunities and optimizing existing accounts in line with strategic objectives. This is a customer facing, field-based role targeted on developing and maintaining a base of key strategic accounts, as well as new business development from targeted prospects.

You will identify new business and develop relationships with target customers to maximise all opportunities with the portfolio of Access Hire Nationwide whilst at the same time identifying opportunities for the wider Kelling Group. You will have the ability to understand the client’s needs and be able to grow sales through promoting AHN’s value-added proposition.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced target-driven sales hunter with account management and sales leadership capabilities. You must have a proven track record in key account management and new business development. You will have the ability to build credible, lasting relationships to ensure long-term, sustainable strategic growth. As a team player, you will be comfortable with managing and organising your own sales activity whilst supporting the wider strategic growth plan with colleagues. You must be an excellent and confident communicator with the ability to sell value-added products and services.

The role benefits include a competitive salary and very attractive bonus scheme and benefits package.

For more information on this position, please apply today with your latest CV hr@kellinggroup.com

The UK’s Telecommunications Industry Needs Electric Van Mounted MEWPs

From growing consumer demand to the ongoing rollout of 5G, the UK’s telecommunication industry has many reasons to be optimistic. But after a recent pledge from many of the country’s leading telecom brands to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, many will wonder: what exactly can the industry do to ensure sustainability throughout its entire supply chain?

Electric vehicles are an easy win

According to Bain and company, 85% of telecom brands’ carbon emissions come from scope three emissions, with network construction accounting for a large proportion of their overall footprint. This means a focus on factors like the kind of van mounted MEWPs and other strategic equipment used during construction and maintenance are essential to decarbonisation efforts.

Fortunately, 2023 saw the emergence of the UK’s first fleet of fully-electric van mounted MEWPs. This represents an easy win for telecom brands: they can quickly replace their existing MEWPs with fully-electric alternatives that have already proven popular with early adopters.

Here are three benefits this will bring:

1. Reduce environmental impact

Fully-electric van mounted MEWPs eliminate both carbon emissions and noise pollution. They run on 100% electric power, enabling you to operate with ease in Ultra Low Emission Zones. This can have a profound impact on the total environmental impact of construction and maintenance projects, leading to…

2. Improve ESG

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) scores are increasingly crucial to secure investments. Embracing fully-electric van mounted MEWPs will give a solid boost to any telecom brand’s ESG, helping them access funding during times of increased competition.

3. Better performance

Access Zero’s fully-electric van mounted MEWPs come with 24/7 operational support, and you get a dedicated account manager to ensure the transition process is fast and smooth. The result? Your new MEWPs are secure and reliable – helping every project stay on track.

Take Control of Your Supply Chain in 2024

At Access Hire, we believe our partners should never settle for second best. That’s why we pride ourselves on delivering the most innovative products on the market – and making them easily accessible for every business we work with.

Want to start decarbonising your projects?