Another Award for Xmo Strata

Tue May 13, 2008 4:23am EDT

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MARDEN, England--(Business Wire)--
Xmo Strata, the sign installation and maintenance company which is
revolutionising its industry's approach to health and safety, has won
an 'exceptional performance' award from the BP/Bovis Global Alliance.

   Six year old Xmo Strata's bulging display cabinet now holds 11
customer health and safety awards - believed to be a record in the
high-risk sign industry; the latest comes within weeks of the firm
winning a similar award from ABB / Coteba / ExxonMobil, and receiving
an achievement award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of

   Martin Rackley, the UK Health, Safety, Security and Environment
Manager for the Global Alliance, handed over the award at a ceremony
at the Holiday Inn, Milton Keynes, on the evening of April 26 - and
joked that the Kent-based firm had now won it so many times that "if
it had been the World Cup, they'd be allowed to keep it".

   Sign installers and maintenance engineers work at height, and in
hazardous locations such as busy motorway fuel forecourts, and the
company has made strict adherence to health and safety a key aspect of
its operations. The firm - which works nationwide - employs the most
highly trained sign crews in the UK.

   "Working unsafely puts the employee in peril - and the employer,
as well as the owner of the site on which the work is being done, at
risk of legal prosecution," said Xmo Strata Managing Director Steve
Martin. "Customers sometimes think that they are protected from the
consequences of unsafe working and that it is all the responsibility
of the contractor - in fact, they risk potential jail sentences in the
event of serious injury. The sign industry is particularly high risk
and we protect our employees, ourselves, and our customers by
investing properly in comprehensive training and procedures, and
ensuring that every employee fully understands the company's
dedication to the subject."

   Mr Martin is the author of a whistle-blowing book on the sign
industry - Safety Quality Tricks and Lies - dirty tricks in the
British sign industry and 100 questions your sign company doesn't want
you to ask!

   Notes to editor:

   Xmo Strata is one of the leading sign installation and maintenance
firms in the UK, built on an aspiration to provide the most highly
qualified sign engineers in the UK, adhering uncompromisingly to
health and safety regulations and best practice. The company focus is
to provide a truly nationwide specialist service, ensure a safe
working environment for all, offer a trusted, market leading service
whilst delivering value to customers at all times.

   Xmo Strata specialises in large national roll-outs and offers
complete project management. The company offers a truly nationwide
service, with crews based throughout the UK, with a specialist service
including re-branding and maintenance of signage on petrol forecourts,
retail parks, high street stores and shopping malls nationwide.

Garnet Keeler
Alexa Gibb, +44(0)20 8399 1184
Xmo Strata
Steve Martin, Managing Director, +44(0)512 2300 460

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