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LAR celebrates 20th anniversary with company rebrand

LAR Ltd, a leading abatement specialist is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a refreshed company brand identity. Having maintained a consistent brand image for the past 20 years, LAR decided that it was time for a refresh to support its core attributes of being award-winning, high-quality, trusted and professional.

LAR’s brand colours remain the same, but the company has refreshed its logo and marketing materials and has also increased its online presence, including launching a new website and social media pages. 

Development Director, Steve Hannah said: “LAR has steadily grown tenfold over the last 20 years and we have now consolidated our position to where we employ over 100 members of staff. Our image has been the same for last 20 years and to coincide with the anniversary we thought it would be good to freshen ourselves up.” 

Alongside the company rebrand, LAR will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with several events including: a recent charity bike ride as part of ARCA charity week, a corporate event at York races and the team will also exhibit at the Asbestos: The Truth Conference in Manchester in November.

LAR has further reason to celebrate as the company has also been awarded the ARCA Gold Training Award, the National Training Award and the ARCA Gold Site Audit Award, due to significant efforts made within their team. Special recognition was achieved by securing the ARCA Gold Site Audit award for the fourth consecutive year – the only contractor in the UK to reach this achievement.

As the company looks towards its future Steve said: “We have just opened a new waste transfer facility at our HQ to meet the demands of the business. We are also in the process of commissioning the installation of a high-quality training facility within the Head Office building, so there is a lot to look forward to. We are very keen to make further investment within the business.”

LAR was founded in 1997 after a management buyout of Laing Asbestos Removal – part of John Laing Construction Ltd. As a result, the directors and many of the operational staff have over 30 years’ experience in the removal of asbestos, having safely and effectively carried out projects across the UK, Europe and Africa, with project values of up to £3.5 million.

LAR is proud to hold accreditations with ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 which demonstrate the organisation’s commitment to quality, environmental and health and safety procedures and processes respectively. Additional accreditations include: CHAS, Constructionline, Safe Contractor, EXOR, Achilles, British Safety Council and Safemar and further accreditations have been achieved via Altius (Assured and CDM) – confirming competency within a retail environment.