Mick Spratling

Mick Spratling

Operations Director

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Mick entered the scaffold industry while living in London in the early 90's, working in a number of hands-on, lead-technical and man-management roles during which time he worked for a number of different companies in Australia and the U.K.

Upon arrival in New Zealand in 1999 (originally from Queensland), Mick began work with Blue Truck Scaffolds; the first scaffold company to import Layher scaffolding into New Zealand. Observing a need in the market for a modern scaffolding system, Mick along with Blue Truck's owners travelled to Germany to negotiate with Layher to become their local agents, first as Deutsche Steel (Wellington), then later as a subsidiary (Layher NZ).

Mick was with Layher NZ for a total of 7 years up to his resignation in August '06. During that time Mick played one of a handful of key roles in this start-up's accession to the largest importer of access and scaffolding systems in New Zealand.

Mick's position with Layher NZ was Group Manager Sales and Technical, reporting directly to the managing director. Responsible for new business development, Mick divided his time between Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

Mick was instrumental in the company's expansion into Australia in 2003 as the first 'man on the ground'.

Active in the industry outside of Camelspace, Mick is a member of the industry body Scaffolding & Rigging New Zealand (SARNZ) whichs regulates the industry nationwide and represents the interests of scaffolding companies throughout New Zealand.

Mick held the post of Executive Board Member of SARNZ from 2002 to 2005 and is a NZQA registered scaffold training assessor.

Mick has 19 years industry experience and is widely accepted as the country's leading authority on Layher scaffold.

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