New investment in equipment

Always looking to invest and upgrade equipment Holemasters are pleased to announce we have recently purchased a new SPE 20E Shot Blaster.

The SPE 20ES shot blaster is a large machine and electrically powered, it is mainly used for preparation of concrete floors but equally effective on steel surfaces.SPE20-Main

  • 508mm (20″) working width
  • Electrically powered, hydraulic dive
  • Fast blast steel to SA 2.5- 3 standards, concrete and asphalt with ease
  • Optional seal system to vary blast width

Self propelled and infinitely variable in all operations, the SPE20ES range can be dismantled to pass through 600 mm access holes in storage tanks.

The seal system feature as with all other machines can be varied to blast clean from 2″ up to 20″ wide for inspection of weld seams or line removal.

Recognised in industry as the modern, fast, versatile, environmental dust free means to dry abrasive cleaning and texturing of horizontal or slightly inclined surfaces. This eliminates mess normally associated with hand blasting.

An ideal surface for coatings and overlays to be applied results, whilst abrasives and debris are contained to prevent hazardous working and environmental pollution.

Holemasters back Maggie’s

Holemasters are proud to announce that Maggie’s Cancer Care will now feature on the back of the Airdrieonians FC home shirt for the forthcoming season.

Rather than have our logo on front and back we decided to work in conjunction with the charity and Airdrie FC to come up with a programme that will not only boost Maggie’s profile locally and nationally, but also help strengthen their funds which are needed to keep the centre open.Holemasters with Maggies

Fundraising Manager Gayle Cobain explained more about the charity. “A diagnosis of cancer brings with it tough questions, exhausting treatment and difficult emotions that can range from isolation to loneliness. This affects not only the person with cancer but their friends and family too. Maggie’s Lanarkshire provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends. Maggie’s is here for everyone and anyone affected by cancer, offering a program of support that has been shown to strengthen physical and emotional wellbeing.”

Built on the grounds of Monklands Hospital, Maggie’s Lanarkshire is a warm and welcoming place with professional staff on hand to offer the support needed for people affected by cancer to find their way through illness. The calm and tranquil setting is a place to find practical advice about benefits and eating well; a place where qualified experts provide emotional support; a place to meet other people or simply to sit quietly with a cup of tea.

Centre Head Lorrie Forsyth said: “Everyone at Maggie’s Lanarkshire is hugely grateful to Airdrie FC and Holemasters for their amazing support. The awareness and funds they raise for Maggie’s will help enable to us to continue to support the thousands of people affected by cancer who come to Maggie‘s Lanarkshire every year seeking our help. We are really excited to welcome the Airdrie team to Maggie’s Lanarkshire at Monklands Hospital, a place which is calm, uplifting and inspiring – for everyone with cancer and their families and friends too. It cost approximately £2,400 per day to fund Maggie’s Lanarkshire, and we rely on the kindness and generosity of people and companies to ensure this range of support can be offered to anyone affected by cancer.”

David McArthur from Holemasters has been a massive driving force behind the unique initiative. He said: “Having both back of strip sponsorship and main front sponsorship, we were able to use this opportunity to be able to showcase Maggie’s Lanarkshire this season”.

“It’s an incredible facility to have in Airdrie and I know the work they do helps so many people. It’s only right that in turn we help them as much as we can.”

Commercial Manager, Douglas Allsop, from Airdrie FC explained: “While there is little that Scottish football teams can do financially to support charities like Maggie’s, we can most certainly offer a platform to boost awareness, and offer a vehicle for them to promote events throughout the year.

“While the logo will hopefully receive a lot of attention in the press over the season, they (along with St. Andrew’s Hospice) will also receive programme and trackside space. Boardroom spaces will be given to them to auction off at their fundraisers, and we will also be setting out a programme of events at the Centre where the players and staff from the club will visit to offer support and help.

I was delighted that we had two Airdrie fans who are Centre users at the launch. 76 year old Joe Marshall – who has been following Airdrie since the 50’s and is still a season ticket holder, and Lynsey Caldwell, who was a very close friend of the late Mark Allison who featured on the strips last season as a mark of respect.

“It was Mark’s association with Maggie’s which has started the whole idea, and I am sure he would be delighted.”

Lynsey added: “Mark was full of personality and had a zest for life. He had an ability to get things done and didn’t just talk the talk, he walked the walk too. He was pro-active in his support for Maggie’s and felt that a relationship with his football club would be a huge leap forward in building awareness of the work that they do”.

The new strips will be on show for the first time this Saturday, when Airdrieonians take on Alloa at Excelsior Stadium, kick off 3:00pm.

Holemasters announced as main club sponsor

Holemasters Scotland Limited have stepped up their current sponsorship deal with Airdrieonians Football Club by becoming main shirt sponsor in addition to their current two year deal with the club.

Holemasters are a nationwide Concrete Cutting & Diamond Drilling Specialist and have certainly drilled deep to support the Diamonds. The deal is for 17/18 with an option for 18/19 and under the new sponsorship deal Holemasters will become the main home shirt sponsor as well as retaining the ‘back of shirt’ sponsorship deal currently in place.

Airdrie Front SponsorThis gives the Diamonds the boost and security they need as they start the new season.

Chairman Jim Ballantyne said: “Holemasters came on board last season on the back of the shirt and the relationship has been developing ever since.

“It is a fantastic forward thinking company that operates across the whole of Scotland therefore the football platform can match that coverage.”

He continued: “However, the company also takes its social and community responsibility very seriously and this investment also falls in to that category.”

David McArthur of Holemasters said: “As a local company we take great pride in the fact that we sponsor our local team.

“Having already been half way though our initial deal with the club we saw an opportunity to boost our image further and to show our commitment to the club.

“We have enjoyed our involvement with Airdrieonians but when we realised the challenge the Club was facing, it was not a difficult decision.”

With the Diamonds just missing out on promotion last season they go forward with the ambition of building on last season’s success.

Holemasters branding will debut on the home shirts and additional branding will be seen around the stadium from Saturday, 12th of August for the Ladbrokes League One match against Arbroath.

For further information, contact:

David McArthur
Holemasters Scotland Ltd
0845 467 1500

Jim Ballantyne
Airdrieonians FC