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Q&A: Dennis Hughes

Q&A: Dennis Hughes

5 March 2021

Dennis Hughes is managing director of Genquip Groundhog, the Neath-based designer and manufacturer of mobile and static welfare accommodation units. He’s very passionate about the busine…

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Positive numbers

Positive numbers

5 March 2021

The Top Service credit reference and debt collection agency serving the construction industry is celebrating 30 years of trading. 

The Redditch-based company was founded by Lisa Car…

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Steady construction output

Steady construction output

4 March 2021

Figures released today give more positive indicators about the state of UK construction output, which is in turn more good news for the hire industry. However, there’s perhaps also a war…

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After the Budget

After the Budget

4 March 2021

Rishi Sunak’s Budget yesterday showed the on-going economic impact of the pandemic. The chancellor said that more than 700,000 people have lost their jobs, the economy shrank by almost 1…

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“Enough to sand the M1”

“Enough to sand the M1”

3 March 2021

Although we now have the Government’s roadmap for the easing of lockdown restrictions, it’s still likely that many people will decide to postpone overseas holiday plans and stay cl…

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Sunbelt stays resilient

Sunbelt stays resilient

2 March 2021

Results announced today from Sunbelt Rentals’ parent Ashtead Group, for the nine months and Q3 ended 31 January 2021, show group revenue down by only 2% compared to the corresponding pre…

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Is hire going digital?

Is hire going digital?

2 March 2021

Perhaps it’s a trend that’s been accelerated by the pandemic and the huge growth in online ordering that we’re all now familiar with, but for whatever reason a number of digi…

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Speedy exits Middle East

Speedy exits Middle East

1 March 2021

In a trading update issued today for the year ending 31 March 2021, Speedy reports that business since 30 September 2020 has been ahead of expectations. 

In February, core hire reve…

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