Harsco Infrastructure veteran Peter Bond has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by PASMA (the Prefabricated Access Suppliers' and Manufacturers' Association).
The award was made last month when he retired from his position as PASMA council member after 20 years of service.
Mr Bond has had a long career in the scaffolding and access tower market with SGB and Harsco Infrastructure, where he is group product marketing manager, and is only the third person in 30 years to receive the accolade.
PASMA chairman Roger Verallo described Mr Bond as a "real gentleman of the industry".
Mr Bond said; "It has been very rewarding working on the PASMA Council. The training certification scheme is now one of the largest of its kind, and it is the most powerful voice on mobile tower safety in this country.
"I feel I have learnt an enormous amount over the years, and hopefully have made a useful contribution along the way. I wish them all good luck in the future."
Founded in 1974, UK-based PASMA is a recognised authority on mobile access towers, promoting safety standards and best practice across a range of sectors and representing the interests of manufacturers, suppliers, specifiers and users.