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Previous Posts - May 2022

“The Long and Winding Road”

“The Long and Winding Road”

28 May 2022

Are we there yet? 

To take in the stunning scenery and the fascinating places while holidaying in northern Spain, my wife Christine and I have driven along many tortuous roads and c…

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“On Top of the World”

“On Top of the World”

27 May 2022

I have gone up in the world. 

There’s a really marvellous cable car at a remote place called Fuente Dé, just a few miles from where we’re staying for the week in…

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“Give Peace a Chance”

“Give Peace a Chance”

24 May 2022

Today’s blog post has a more reflective, serious quality. 

In the part of Cantabria in northern Spain where I'm holidaying this week is the Santo Toribia de Liebana monastery…

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“Rocky Mountain Way”

“Rocky Mountain Way”

23 May 2022

One advantage of holidaying in Spain is its warmer climate. However, the Cantabria region in the north of the country where we are staying for the week is like a combination of the English Lak…

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DTGen helps Ukraine

DTGen helps Ukraine

20 May 2022

Generator supplier DTGen is working with the team at Opir, a Scottish-based voluntary organisation, to ship a unit to Ukraine in support of the humanitarian appeal.

The 250kVA machine ha…

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I’m going to be travelling...

I’m going to be travelling...

19 May 2022

Next week the content on both sections of the website will be a bit different. 

After two years and more than 1,000 uploaded stories (a milestone reached this week), I am having a h…

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Bobcat introduces used equipment service

Bobcat introduces used equipment service

18 May 2022

Reflecting the high level of demand for new machinery and the ongoing supply chain delays and difficulties, Bobcat has launched a service enabling customers to source approved used models.&nbs…

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HAE Award Winners

HAE Award Winners

18 May 2022

Reflecting on the HAE/EHA Hire Awards of Excellence 2022 held in London earlier this month, there were some notable achievements among the record number of entries received. 

A part…

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Makita half century

Makita half century

17 May 2022

Some significant events took place in 1972. Britain signed the European Economic Community (EEC) treaty to join the Common Market; the hugely successful exhibition themed around the Egyptian p…

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Vooba interviews me!

Vooba interviews me!

16 May 2022

It’s not often that I’m the one being interviewed! But I was flattered when the digital marketing agency Vooba asked me for my views about the hire industry and future trends. As w…

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Armorgard highlights safety

Armorgard highlights safety

16 May 2022

Armorgard, which specialises in site storage products, points out that since 2020, injuries on construction sites have increased by 34% and the company suggests that this could be because the…

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That Friday feeling

That Friday feeling

13 May 2022

How’s your Friday going? If it’s anything like those at the FuelActive company, you’ll likely be ending the week on a positive note. 

That’s because the busi…

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Speedy CEO Russell Down to retire

Speedy CEO Russell Down to retire

11 May 2022

Speedy Hire chief executive Russell Down has announced that he will be retiring after seven years with the company. 

He will remain with the business until a successor is in place,…

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Sunbelt acquires TV equipment specialist

Sunbelt acquires TV equipment specialist

9 May 2022

Sunbelt Rentals has acquired Movietech, an independent specialist hire business providing camera, lens and grip (support and mounting) equipment to the UK film and television market.

Thr…

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Generators to help Ukraine

Generators to help Ukraine

7 May 2022

The UK government is providing a further 287 mobile generators to help the relief effort in Ukraine following Russia’s attacks on the country. 

These latest machines, which ha…

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Construction pace slows

Construction pace slows

6 May 2022

The findings of the respected Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for April show that UK construction companies reported another strong rise in business activity during April,…

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SPOA reaches out to lifting sector

SPOA reaches out to lifting sector

6 May 2022

The Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) is calling on businesses in the lifting sector to attend an open meeting in Dunblane on 24 May.

This follows a successful initial meeting in…

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HSE mast climber safety alert

HSE mast climber safety alert

6 May 2022

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a safety alert advising of a serious technical fault that could occur with mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs).

The alert requires those…

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Doosan’s clear winner

Doosan’s clear winner

5 May 2022

Doosan Infracore Europe’s transparent bucket system has won the Coup de Coeur - Jury’s favourite - Award from the Jury of the 4th edition of the Grands Prix Matériels Chanti…

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JCB launches online store

JCB launches online store

4 May 2022

JCB has launched an online platform to allows customers to search for its plant and equipment within a centralised platform and to view machines available from their local dealer.

The ma…

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Two trucks for Tippers

Two trucks for Tippers

3 May 2022

Midlands-based Tippers Tool Hire has recently added a further two Isuzu 7.5-tonne beaver tail trucks to its delivery fleet, typically carrying items ranging from 0.9-tonne excavators up to 3-t…

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