News for Tool Hire, Equipment Hire & Plant Hire and Rental Professionals

Speedy adds defibrillators

Speedy adds defibrillators

29 July 2021

As part of its ESG (environmental, social and governance) programme, Speedy is installing 170 automated external defibrillators at operational locations throughout the UK. 

The init…

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A lot of concrete for EPS

A lot of concrete for EPS

28 July 2021

Given the constant risk of plant theft and break-ins, security is something that all hirers must take very seriously. It’s certainly a priority for EPS Hire Centres at its depot in Mytho…

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Plant sales surge

Plant sales surge

27 July 2021

UK construction equipment sales were more than 70% above 2020 levels in the first half of this year. And the figure might well have been larger if there weren’t the supply difficulties c…

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Prop Pal gains support

Prop Pal gains support

27 July 2021

Builder Stephen Cheshire devised the Prop Pal six years ago to facilitate work on home extensions and other projects where structures had to be supported for walls to be removed. 

S…

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Hirers lead, others follow

Hirers lead, others follow

26 July 2021

I was interested to hear this morning that Marks & Spencer plans to launch same-day and possibly half-day clothing deliveries.

A report in The Times says that the retailer intends to…

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Q&A: Simon and Beverley Luscombe

Q&A: Simon and Beverley Luscombe

23 July 2021

Simon and Beverley Luscombe are directors of Luscombe Plant & Tool Hire, the busy independent hire business which they founded 20 years ago in the southern Lake District town of Ulverston.…

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Larger Makita centre opens

Larger Makita centre opens

22 July 2021

Bolstering its backup and support operation, Makita UK has relocated its factory service centre in Milton Keynes to larger premises. 

Previously based at the company’s headqua…

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Upbeat Speedy update

Upbeat Speedy update

21 July 2021

Speedy has today given a positive update on its performance during the first quarter of its current financial year.

The company says it has continued to win new customers and take market…

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