Accreditations & Certificates

We take the responsibility of running a well-managed business very seriously. Everything that we do is included in our Business Management System and each year we undergo a rigorous audit with the British Assessment Bureau to check against the ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015 and ISO45001:2018 standards.

In addition we are active members of ALLMI and the MPBA trade associations to help us keep up to date with new ideas, rules and regulations in areas that we operate. To speed up pre-qualification in a number of sectors we also maintain a number of accreditations including Achilles UVDB, Chas, Constructionline and Alcumus Safe Contractor.

In addition to the certificates you will also find details about insurances and health and safety documentation for speedy reference here.



    JOSCAR is the accreditation and compliance system for the defence aerospace sectors including prime contractors, civil aviation and security.


  • FORS

    The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators which aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.

  • Cyber Essentials

    Cyber Essentials is a Government backed scheme that will helps companies to protect against the most common cyber attacks.

    Cyber attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are very basic in nature, carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked.

  • Modular Portable Buildings Association

    Founded in 1938, MPBA play a key role in connecting all sectors of the modular and portable building industry together. The MPBA is the single recognised voice for the modular and portable buildings sector.

    We hear important information first, attend networking and training courses, keep up to date with best practices and assist with the updating and developing new standards. The Association is represented on committees for BSI, LPCB-Expert Group D and also works with BRE, LABC, CLG, NHS, Cskills-CITB, and Carbon Trust to represent the modular and portable building industry.

  • Alcumus

    Alcumus Safe Contractor is utilised by hundreds of large organisations who need health and safety accredited contractors to work for them. The Safe Contractor seal of accreditation reassures buyers that they are working with professionally managed and run businesses.

  • British Assessment Bureau (ISO)

    Designed to create a more disciplined work environment, ISO 9001 ensures that the workforce knows exactly who does what, when and how. This saves time and cost by reducing mistakes.

    ISO 14001 provides a straight-forward approach to using less energy resource and reducing waste. It’s a tried and tested approach to show commitment to reducing environmental impact.

    ISO 45001 provides a framework allows Portable Space to control health and safety risks, reduce potential for accidents, aid legislative compliance and improve performance.


    The Association of Lorry Loader Manufacturers and Importers (ALLMI) was founded in 1978 at the request of the Health and Safety Executive, and it remains today as the UK’s only Trade Association devoted exclusively to the lorry loader industry. It serves, represents and promotes the interests of its members and the industry at large, and it is the natural focus and authority on all issues involving the design, manufacture, application and use of lorry loaders.

  • Achilles UVDB

    The utilities market is fast moving, subject to ever more stringent regulation and new technologies. UVDB is the utility industry pre-qualification system used across the UK.

  • Chas

    CHAS (The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme) was created by experienced health and safety professionals in 1997 to improve health and safety standards across the UK.

  • Builder’s Profile

    Builder’s Profile is the open-access Common Database service providing compliance and PQQ information to the construction industry.

  • Small Grant Scheme

    Portable Space has worked with the Growth Hub for many years. The Growth Hub has provided Portable Space with business support and advice and has also facilitated access to grant funding, the first of which was in 2015.

    More recently the Small Grant Scheme has supported the upgrading of this website, increasing the transport fleet capacity and investing in new delivery tracking technology.

  • Growing Business Fund

    Portable Space has also been supported by the New Anglia LEP growing Business Fund which recently provide significant grant funding to increase the company’s fleet of vehicles and double the capacity of its spray shop operations.

  • Constructionline

    Tens of thousands of buyers rely on the Constructionline platform to identify construction suppliers. Buyers use the platform to quickly find suppliers that will enable them to complete a whole range of projects.

    Constructionline validates all of its members, providing those buyers with a pool of high quality suppliers that they can confidently engage with.


  • Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award 2024

    Portable Space has won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award (2024). The award recognises exceptional customer service and is based exclusively on feedback and ratings from our customers.

    View our customer reviews on Feefo

  • Bury Free Press West Suffolk Business Awards 2022

    The Bury Free Press West Suffolk Business Awards showcase the best businesses from all around West Suffolk.

    Business awards are a sought-after accolade of achievement, a veritable endorsement of success in business which offers exceptional marketing and PR opportunities as well as increasing your credibility and standing in the eyes of your peers and your customers. Of course, it feels pretty wonderful too!


  • Container Self-Storage & Traders Association

    Container Self-Storage & Traders Association

  • UK Men’s Shed Association

    UK Men’s Shed Association

  • Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

    Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

  • Self Storage Association

    The Self Storage Association (SSA UK) is the principal trade association representing both self storage operators and industry supplier members’ interests in the UK.


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