After 20 years as Editor of the industry's leading tools, equipment and small plant hire magazine, in March 2020 I decided to step away and focus on other things. The best laid plans...
Almost immediately afterwards, of course, the entire world went into lockdown, and everything went on hold.
I was moved by the heroic way in which hire companies were supplying equipment to NHS sites and essential services. I decided to pick up my notepad again and started this site to at the very least create a historical record of these unprecedented times.
Since then, the market has bounced back strongly. Construction is at the heart of the recovery and there’s a renewed focus on green products and technology that hirers can provide. So I’m talking to industry professionals about how they're meeting customer needs, offering new products and services, and growing their operations.
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