ISC Alwyn Cycles for Charity
ISC Tool maker – Alwyn Williams, is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support by entering this years Fred Whitton Challenge.
For those who don’t know about the FWC, the event was created in memory of the late Fred Whitton; a keen cyclist and great advocate for the sport. Fred was the Lakes Road Club Secretary and organizer of numerous cycling events. Fred sadly passed away in 1998, following a battle with cancer.
The first FWC was held in 1999 and cyclists gathered from across the UK, to challenge themselves over the 112 mile route across the Lake District, all whilst raising money for charitable causes.
Now in its 20th year, the FWC has grown to become one of the most popular charity rides in the UK, having raised over £1.5 million since its inception. It’s also one of the most challenging routes, consisting of all the Lakeland Passes; that’s a lot of hills!
Our man Alwyn loves cycling and the FWC is an opportunity for him to test his strength, stamina and courage, all whilst raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. Alwyn took up the sport of cycling around two years ago and wanted to set himself a challenge to work towards. The FWC is a popular choice for the more seasoned rider, not least because of the level of difficulty involved. Many don’t finish, but we have every faith Alwyn will make it round the course.
The Fred Whitton Challenge 2019, takes place on the 12th May and we wish Alwyn and all the participants a safe and successful ride.
If you would like to support Alwyn and help him raise money for this worthy cause, please visit his just giving page on the link below.
ISC Trade Shows & Events
The Sherrill Tree ArborFest EXPO is taking place in Asheville, North Carolina, 22-24 March, 2019!
The event gives you the opportunity to interact with fellow Arborists while seeing the latest gear from leading manufacturers in the industry. Rich will be on hand showing the latest gear from the ISC Arborist Range.
Arborfest also offers the opportunity to learn from the best Arborists in the world through indoor seminars and outdoor demos. Test and try on the gear you have always wanted with a full size retail booth. Don’t miss the raffles, exclusive attendee party, and much more all in one location. For those looking for hands on training, check out the two-day hands on climbing course as well as CPR and First Aid classes.
Click here to register now!
For further information and to view our calendar, please visit our event page
TASK Expo Rescue 2019
Expo Rescue 2019 - International Rescue Fair, is an event held by TASK, a local company to Votorantim, São Paulo, Brazil.
Last year the fair gathered more than one thousand visitors from the working at height sector and provided a variety of lectures, workshops and practical demonstrations and an opportunity for the public to see the latest developments in rescue techniques and equipment.
This year will see the introduction of "CineTASK", a cinema where the lectures of the previous year will be re-exhibited. In addition to practical workshops on fire fighting, rescue in confined spaces and height, there will be a greater presence of exhibitors, showcasing the latest product developments.
Representatives from 15 countries including Brazil, Germany, Spain, UK and United States, including ISC's Rich Hattier and Anna Lucas will be in attendance.
The Expo Rescue 2019 will take place at TASK, in Votorantim, SP, on March 12, 2019, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Admission is free and visitors must register at
KAA Annual Conference & Trade Show
The Kentucky Arborist Association (KAA) 2019 Annual Conference & Trade Show takes place on the 21-22 February at the Boone County Extension Enrichment Centre, Burlington KY.
The KAA is a professional organization, representing arborists and the tree care industry throughout Kentucky. They provide opportunities for arborists and tree care specialists to undergo formal training and certification and organize a variety of events throughout the year including workshops, annual conference and the Kentucky Tree Climbing Competition (KTCC) later in the year.
The KAA Annual Conference & Trade Show, provides a forum to share in best practices and network with other industry professionals. ISC Sales Director Rich Hattier will be attending and presenting his thoughts on the subject of SRT vs DdRT with his workshop - “Inter-Discipline Climbing Options”.
For more information, schedules and registration, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kaa-2019-annual-conference-tickets-48767520968
ACCT Conference & Expo
The 29th Annual International ACCT Conference & Exposition attracts builders, owners, operators & practitioners, looking to learn and share in the evolution of the challenge course/aerial adventure park industry.
ISC has had the pleasure of working with some of the most exciting projects across the globe, where our unique range of Adventure Park Products have brought to life the thrills, excitement and ultimate fun experienced at our customer’s destinations.
ISC Adventure Park products deliver the highest standards of safety, whilst maximising throughput and we look forward to showcasing our latest range at ACCT, Colorado Convention Centre, 07-10 February, booth 517.
Click here for more information on where we will be exhibiting in 2019!
ISC Brexit Statement
We have been asked by many of our customers and suppliers what the ISC provision is for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Like many other companies, we would welcome a settled and formal agreement negotiated between the UK Government and the EU, and ISC will act on those outcomes if they are forthcoming.
However, in the event of a ‘no-deal’ outcome to the EU withdrawal negotiations and in response to an increasing number of customer enquiries on the matter, ISC have drafted the following statement on how a ‘no-deal’ Brexit may impact on our business activities.
Following the result of the EU referendum back in June 2016 there have been countless articles on the debate, but never has it been suggested that either the UK or remaining EU states are expecting to down tools and cease work. Instead, the main talking point is on potential tariffs, more administration and therefore delays at the border between the UK and the EU.
ISC has traded globally since the company was first established and therefore, we are highly experienced and conversant when it comes to paperwork and administration. Any changes to the administrative process for the movement of goods will be managed efficiently by our teams.
The majority of our customers are not based in the EU and those customers that are will only being marginally affected by any raw material issues arising. Our customer base in the EU is likely to be affected in some way in the initial period, but we do not anticipate major disruption in the mid to long-term.
As a manufacturer we rely heavily on raw material and therefore we hold relatively high levels of stock on fast moving product. The recently resurrected British Steel is now a very viable and effective supplier, giving us the option to switch from EU to UK supply, if the need arises. Our other materials are sourced globally, with viable alternative sources if required to any EU disruption. Of course, ISC will continue to work with our EU supply base maintaining the good relationships established over many years.
Economists are forecasting a significant drop in the value of £GBP in the short-term, but this will also be the case for the Euro, bringing about a level of parity to the exchange rate as a whole. The overall strength of the UK economy suggests that any regression will be short-lived, as was the case when the UK voted to leave the EU.
We are confident that we are fully prepared to meet the short-term disruption caused by a ‘no-deal’ Brexit and will be more than able to continue to provide the excellent service our customers have come to expect.
We will update this statement as and when more information comes into the public domain that significantly changes our position on the matter.