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Readyplant hits 40

15 May 2024

Readyplant hits 40

Lancashire-based tool and equipment hirer Readyplant is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year.

The company was established in 1984 having originally operated as an in-house plant provider for a construction group based in Chorley.

“Readyplant was set up to chiefly handle smaller plant like diggers, dumpers and rollers,” said Director Daniel Ruttle, whose grandfather founded the original business.

“It was later demerged completely and became a separate operation based on an industrial park in nearby Croston, run by my father Arthur [who passed away last November] and brother Andy, and it has expanded steadily.

“We now have a diverse fleet including more than 50 telehandlers, as well as diggers, dumpers, powered access equipment and smaller items like GreenMech wood chippers and Toro stump grinders and Dragon mini crushers.”

Readyplant, which has a team of 12, serves customers over a wide area comprising the north-west of England and occasionally as far afield as Cumbria, Yorkshire, Wales and into Scotland. Business Development Manager Dale Cunliffe joined the company three years ago from Ardent Hire Solutions, having previously worked for the original Ruttle family plant hire business.

The company has had its website redesigned by the Vooba agency, which has a significant number of hire companies amongst its customers. Vooba also hosts the site, manages it and undertakes search engine optimisation (SEO) improvements.

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Readyplant hits 40
Readyplant hits 40
Readyplant hits 40


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