SAFETY AT HEIGHTS experts, Altus Safety, is celebrating the company’s third anniversary with figures that reveal the business is on track for a £2 million turnover by the end of this year, from a standing start in August 2016.
Established by directors Simon Mealor and Mark Weaver, who met while working at one of Altus Safety’s competitors, the company has completed more than 500 safety at height installations over the past three years. The pair have grown the business from a partnership to a full time team of 12, along with five installation teams, and Altus Safety has delivered projects for around 300 customers to date.
Simon Mealor comments: “Having both worked in the safety at height sector for a decade, Mark and I spotted an opportunity to offer genuine expertise along with excellent customer service and it seems that the marketplace was ready for a service-driven approach because we haven’t had a quiet week since.
“We turned over £950K within our first 18 months in business, opened a second office in Reading to serve South East projects after just three months and, last year, became an MSA Latchways approved installer – gaining a deal that allows us to install and inspect the industry’s most prestigious brand of safety at height systems. Not bad going for a fledgling start up.”
Springboard for growth
The MSA Latchways deal recognised Altus Safety’s professionalism and service-led approach to site surveys, installations and maintenance. It has become a springboard for growth over the past year, with Altus Safety now working with some of the UK’s most successful construction and roofing contractors, along with a wide range of facilities management companies, local authorities and building owners/occupiers.
Mark Weaver continues: “We have always taken a ‘no job too big or too small’ approach to the business, which means we deliver the same high levels of responsive service for a one off installation as we do for large multi-site projects, like the full safety at height audit we’ve just completed for a major retailer across more than 40 locations.
“Specialist expertise, a focus on service and the ambition to grow have been at the heart of our success over the past three years and we’re looking forward to seeing what lies in store as we work towards the company’s next milestones.”