Report by Peter Brett
With 40 years of trading to celebrate, 2015 is an important year for THS.
Chris Barling of Powered Now fesses up.
Watco provides 180 Christmas presents for children and siblings at hospice
Andy Martin, Managing Director of Martin Plant Hire, is the new Chairman of HAE EHA, taking over from Adrian Watts from Hirebase. Andy leads a long established independent plant and tool hire business with 12 depots in Scotland.
Speaking about his new role, Andy said; "It is a great privilege to take on the Chairmanship of HAE EHA, working with fellow board members; the wider membership and Graham and his staff team. I want to thank Adrian for his work on behalf of the hire sector and his commitment to help drive change."
Attracting the younger generation to careers in the tool, plant and equipment hire sector is the biggest challenge to businesses in the short to medium term says Hire Association Europe (HAE).
By raising the industry’s profile through its career programme, HAE hire leaders are aiming to counter balance an aging workforce (average age 50+) and potential skills crisis by encouraging young people to step up to the plate and equipping them with the skills needed for a sector supplying the operational resources and equipment to fulfil vital infrastructure contracts.
TIMco, one of the UK’s largest independent wholesale suppliers of screws, fixings and power tools accessories, has extended their customer facing teams by welcoming five new employees including a new position for an existing member of staff; The new appointments will help TIMco serve its growing customer base and increased product ranges.
Keyline has announced that Richard Perkins has returned to the business as its new Commercial Director following a move from sister-company BSS, where he had been serving as a Regional Director for the past two years.
Elliotts Builders Merchant, the south’s leading independent supplier of building products to the trade and public, is celebrating 175 years of business, having been established since 1st October 1842.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent officially opened the new modern 100,000 sq ft warehouse and manufacturing facilities at A Perry & Co (Hinges) Ltd