Stephen Scott takes up the Chairmanship of the Road Safety Markings Association for the second time.
The RSMA is the trade body for the road marking industry in the UK and is a dynamic and proactive organisation that promotes the use of high quality markings and provides the training courses that ensure the workforce are competent and safe. It meets regularly with Government and Local Authority agencies to ensure that standards are maintained and that only quality certified contractors with a fully trained workforce are allowed onto the nation’s road network.
Stephen is currently Vice-Chairman of Wilson & Scott (Highways) Ltd, the longest established road marking company in the UK and a founder member of the RSMA. After more than 40 years at Wilson & Scott where he took over from his father as Managing Director in the early 1990’s, he has stepped back from operational duties to allow the next generation to drive the company forward. He first took the role of Chairman of RSMA over 20 years ago and oversaw its transition from a small volunteer run organisation to its appointment of a paid CEO and staff which grew rapidly to meet the industry needs.
Now with a headquarters office and training facility in Lincolnshire the RSMA is central to the growth and development of the industry with representation on many regulatory and standards bodies here in the UK and across Europe.
Alongside the CEO of the RSMA, Stu McInroy, Stephen will use his 3 year tenure to keep up the good work of his immediate predecessors as Chairman and continue to raise the quality and professionalism of the industry. The autonomous cars of the future will still need high quality road markings to determine their position on the road so the industry has a role to fulfil for many years to come.
Wilson and Scott have a proud and long association with 1st Chertsey Scouts, supporting them through their Group Scout Leader David Moore who in his daytime role is Fleet and Logistics Manager for the company. David had already been active in the Scouting movement in Chertsey for some years when in 1982 he joined Wilson and Scott after leaving school. Starting out as a workshop fitter, David’s role with the company has progressed to senior management level, paralleling his progression through the Scouting movement to his current role as Group Scout Leader. Throughout David’s time with the company we have facilitated the loan to 1st Chertsey Scouts of vehicles enabling them to attend numerous Scouting events and camps around the country. During the last 20 years we have also maintained their minibus, providing our own workshop facilities for this to ensure the vehicle’s continued roadworthiness and safety.
The newly opened 1st Chertsey Scout HQ in Staines Lane is a tribute to the hard work that David and others have brought to the project. We are very proud to have been able to play a role in this by supplying labour, plant and materials for the installation of car park and associated road markings as well as the painting of the main and disabled access ramps to the building. We look forward to our continued association with 1st Chertsey Scouts in the years to come.