RSP’s Nigel Gardener Wins the UKSTT Lifetime Achievement Award


RSP UK is thrilled to announce, Nigel Gardener, Customer Support Manager has received the UKSTT charity’s  (The United Kingdom Society for Trenchless Technology)  Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nigel, who has been with RSP since it launched in 2016 has devoted his entire career to Plant and commercial vehicles. His career began in 1971 at a plant hire company in his hometown of Bedford. Since then, his work has taken him around the globe, managing innovative trenchless technology to deliver iconic developments and in recent years, showcasing RSP suction excavators.

Last month, Nigel was surprised by his team with the announcement of his Lifetime Achievement Award, Nigel said: “I couldn’t understand why there was such secrecy about Friday. My wife had been invited along and insisted on both of us wearing something nice. I was told it was for our Breaker Boom (RSP’s latest technology) only to find out that it was to tell me about this award. I was so shocked, never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get an award like this.”

Nigel had been nominated for the award by his team, led by Charlie and Lloyd Gardener, Directors of RSP UK. “Nigel couldn’t be more deserving of this award, his knowledge, dedication, and reputation within our industry are outstanding. We couldn’t be prouder of him and all he has achieved” said Lloyd Gardener.

The ceremony will be in September where Nigel will be formally presented with his Lifetime Achievement Award by the UKSTT. RSP is proud to be platinum sponsors of the event, Charlie Gardener commented “This has been in the making for some time, it has been a challenge to keep it quiet for as long as we have but it was worth it to see Nigel’s reaction on Friday. The recognition he has achieved is something we have hoped for, for many years. We are all looking forward to celebrating with him in September.”

Nigel was the very first person in the UK to sell a suction excavator. Although he doesn’t see himself as a salesperson, he made his first deal in 2005 and is very proud to say that the suction excavator is still going today. “Plant and trucks have been my life for so many years and how they build the machines today still amazes me. It is a pleasure to work with such innovative technology.” Commented Nigel.

The United Kingdom Society for Trenchless Technology Is a registered charity involved in the development and promotion of Trenchless techniques and is designed for people and companies involved in the installation of new and renewal or replacement of pipes, sewers or cables. 

Head over to RSP’s social media pages to see the short video of Nigel’s big reveal:



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