CASS UK pledges to upskill workforce at AccXel! 

This week we have the pleasure to announce that CASS UK has become the latest company to partner with AccXel. As one of our Employer Partners, CASS have pledged to upskill their current workforce using AccXel’s Skills STEPSⓒ Programmes


CASS UK is an established scaffolding and access solutions company which is based in South Wales. In the thirteen years they have been in business they have accrued an impressive working portfolio. Their incredible team secure regular projects with industry giants such as Bouygues UK, Willmott-Dixon, ISG and Watkin-Jones. They have worked on a plethora of projects such as Cardiff’s International Sports Village, Western Super Mare Pier and the New Bridewell student accommodation development in Bristol. CASS are based in South Wales but operate nationwide. They have even been known to work as far out as Jersey!   

Visiting CASS’ HQ

A few weeks ago our team had the pleasure to visit CASS’ headquarters to interview Ian and Jack Bruford, father and son, who work at CASS as a Contracts Manager and Senior Operations Manager respectively. They will both be starting their Site Manager Training (Skill STEP 5) at AccXel later this year. CASS’ Operations Director, Nick Carey also joined in the interview and helped us put the world to rites. Make sure you keep an eye on our socials to see the full interview!

When we asked Ian Bruford why he chose AccXel for his training, he said “When I saw the syllabus for Skill STEPS 5 [Site Management Training], I thought it was the course that best suited me and my experience. I believe this course will give me what I need to become the whole package and help me achieve my goal of one day becoming a Director at CASS. I am incredibly proud that my son, Jack, will also be joining me at AccXel. He continues to push himself and is an inspiration to those more junior working within the CASS team.” 

Speaking on the partnership with CASS, Katie Hathaway has said “We are over the moon to be working with CASS UK and to be helping Ian and Jack reach the next stage in their careers. Their team is full of forward-thinking individuals, eager to progress through the industry. Tom Gent (CASS’ Managing Director) has garnered a huge amount support in the South Wales area through his hard work and fundraising endeavours. It is evident from the moment you walk into CASS’ offices that he has also created a working environment where people strive for excellence through continuous growth, which has been fundamental in their ongoing success. Everyone at CASS is dedicated to changing the public perception of not only scaffolders but the industry as a whole. This is something that we highly value at AccXel, as we too are working towards eradicating the negative stereotypes of workers within our industry.”