The Midland Star Platforms team, from the left: Andy Denston, service manager; Charlotte Lake, busin

The Midland Star Platforms team, from the left: Andy Denston, service manager; Charlotte Lake, business development manager; Sam Christian, general manager; and Paul Mount, HGV driver.

Powered access rental company Star Platforms has opened a new depot in the UK.

Its third rental depot in Coalville, Leicestershire, is placed to serve the growing East Midlands region, and has already created four new jobs.

Star Platforms opened its first depot in Luton, Bedfordshire, in October 2014, then its second, in August 2015 in Wrotham, Kent.

Joint managing director Richard Miller said, “Our aim is to combine the latest, most modern powered access machines with excellent customer service and support.

“Our success with this approach has allowed us to take advantage of the availability of a large and modern depot in a location that is perfectly placed to give our growing number of customers the best possible service.

"As members of the national hire group The Access Alliance we are also well placed to deliver platforms throughout the UK."

Midlands general manager Sam Christian added, “All our boom lifts are fitted with secondary guarding as standard. We also have material handling attachments available for most of our fleet.”

Star Platforms is co-owned by Steve Simmons, Richard Miller and Bryan Freeman, all experienced veterans of the powered access industry. It operates scissors, booms, low-level equipment, tracked booms and vehicle-mounted platforms up to 22m working height.

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