After several years in the building trade Pat Blencowe identified a requirement for an established scaffolding firm to serve Salisbury and the surrounding area. Pat founded Blencowe Scaffolding in 1964 and it was incorporated in 1992. He and his family have expanded the business since then, acquiring firms in Basingstoke and Salisbury to enhance the company’s customer service and geographical operational area. Pat oversees operational activities across all three divisions and drives forward ambitious growth plans. Pat is an avid football fan – in his youth he elected to focus on building his business rather than joining Southampton Football Club.
Hilary helped Pat to develop and build the company in the early years. Appointed to the board in 1992, she served as Company Secretary until 2011. She still keeps an eye on the company’s developments and supports Pat’s role as Managing Director. Hilary has keen interest in fitness and wellbeing and created and help set-up Evolved Health Ltd in Salisbury.
Roy has been a scaffolder and an Advanced Scaffold Inspector since 1984. Appointed to the Board as a Director of Blencowe Scaffolding in 1992, Roy took over as head of the Salisbury depot in 1996. Roy is responsible for the company’s employment procedures as well as overseeing health and safety.
Director (Basingstoke Depot) and Company Secretary
Director (Basingstoke Depot) and Company Secretary
David previously trained as a motor mechanic but was drawn into the family business and started work with them in 1987. Appointed to the Board as a Director of Blencowe Scaffolding in 1992, David manages the operations of the Basingstoke depot and works closely with the accounts department on every day finances and invoicing.
Alan gained 12 years of experience as a scaffolder in the family business before taking an 8 year sabbatical to pursue his natural passion as a professional racing driver. He returned in 2012 as an Advanced Scaffold Inspector and Estimator. Appointed to the Board as a Director of Blencowe Scaffolding in 2015, Alan is responsible for the firm’s new Modern Access Division. As well as developing Modern Access, Alan also coordinates the company’s corporate communications and social media activities.
Jeff has worked with Blencowe Scaffolding since 1995 and is based at their head office in Salisbury. Starting as an Estimator, he has since taken on responsibility for Health and Safety, Training and Fleet Operations. All of these require careful management and appropriate training. To this end, Jeff has recently completed his NEBOSH qualification and is often seen terrorising our scaffolders in the yard and on site.
Ian has worked in the Salisbury head office since 2010, having previously worked as an accountant for a major ship management company in Glasgow. Working closely with Basingstoke’s administrator, Ian manages the company’s daily financial and personnel administration.
Nick has worked from our Basingstoke depot since 2001. He has 25 years of previous experience as a Scaffolder, Supervisor and Inspector, for large companies including SGB and Georgian, and has spent time working abroad in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria.
Tim is based at the Basingstoke depot and has worked for the company since 2012. He has 15 years of previous experience with large scaffolding contractors in the South East. He is responsible for providing estimates for both new and existing clients and for managing the Basingstoke yard.
Del joined the company in May 2016 as Basingstoke’s Supervisor. He has 34 years of previous experience as a Scaffolder, Supervisor and Inspector, working for large companies including Trad, Claw and Palmers. He works hard to ensure that this experience rubs off on the scaffolders.
Brett is based at our Salisbury depot. He has over 30 years experience within the scaffolding industry working. Brett is responsible for providing estimates for both new and existing clients within the South West catchment area of our Salisbury depot.
Bob joined the company in February 2016 as Salisbury’s Supervisor. Bob has 24 previous years of experience as a scaffolder, supervisor and inspector. He has worked in the oil and gas industry in Fawley refinery, Portsmouth Naval Dockyards, the power industry, and spent many years working on refurbishment projects in London. His breadth of experience is a great benefit not only to our projects, but most importantly to our scaffolders.
Having spent 5 years as an electrical engineer, Simon has been estimating and marketing since 2001. Working for Finest Scaffolding and Modus Access, he ran scaffolding operations for clients including the MOD, Kier, Interserve and Winchester College, and has huge experience in Layher System scaffolding. Simon joined the Modern Access Division of Blencowe Scaffolding in 2016.
Andy has been a labourer and scaffolder since 1989. After fourteen years away from the company, he returned to Blencowe Scaffolding as Yard Manager in 2013. He has since gained his Supervisors and Inspectors qualifications, and is currently Modern Access’ Supervisor.