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PRESS RELEASE: Top Safety Accreditation for Mar-Key Group

By Hannah Field|Published 25/01/2018

Local business Mar-Key Group has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace.


Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management amongst contractors. It is used by thousands of organisations in the UK including SMEs and FTSE 100 companies.

Employing 45 people, Mar-Key Group is principally involved in the construction sector, specialising in design and manufacture of temporary structures for the events and industrial industries, with a £6million turnover. Mar-Key Group’s most recent clients have included major players such as Concerto Group and Goodwood Motor Circuit amongst many others.

The company’s application for SafeContractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business. SafeContractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to win new contracts, and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

Gemma Archibald, Director of Alcumus SafeContractor said: “Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place.”

“More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Mar-Key Group has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. SafeContractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”

Commercial Director Phil Grenville-Hunt commented: “At Mar-Key Group we encompass the literal meaning of health & Safety. As designers and suppliers of commercial marquees it is our responsibility to ensure the very essence of health and safety influences every facet of the business.

The Health & Safety challenges faced daily in our business are numerous and the responsibility is not only to uphold the many positive strides made but to increase the quality and awareness of Health & Safety in the work place. As a member of SafeContractor we join a team with the same strategic goals which allows us to capitalise on that concept.”


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