Judy started the business back in 1990 with her late husband, Martyn. Starting with just a couple of small excavators and a few jobs for local contractors the business was set.
Over the years Judy has built a team of staff around her, and a network of contacts. The office moved from a corner in the dining room to our main base in Poole.
Judy now has the overview of the business leaving the day to day running of the company to her managers.
Gary joined the company in 2008, his previous experience within the hire market has been an excellent advantage to to the business growing the customer base, managing the staff & fleet within the business.
Within the management team Gary, plans and schedules all the deliveries. Gary also manages the invoicing & customer order processing for both company divisions to list just a few things.
Andy joined the management team in 2014. Andy had been working with Gary in various business roles since 1999, and hiring from Express Hire whilst working for a national company.
Andy looks after the customer accounts, the business marketing, and together with Gary customer order processing for both company divisions. Andy also looks after the stock for the gas team.
Godfrey has been with the company since the start. He was the initial plant fitter and delivery driver for the business and now in his 60’s he is the most senior member of the team. Godfrey is skilled with years of plant experience and can operate all of our plant on your site. When needed, Godfrey is trained to work on the Express Gases team.
Glen joined the business in 2015 and has developed through the ranks undergoing training to operate machines on site and to drive our complete range of vehicles. Glen is our Landscaping specialist so has the task of managing our landscaping fleet.
Mike is one of newest member to our team, he is currently in training for every aspect of our business. Mike has already mastered the basics for our gas business. He has vast experience with driving various vehicles and is already a great asset to the company.
Steve joined the team in 2014, although he has always had an interest in what is going on as he is Judy’s son. Steve is a key member of the delivery team and has received training to deliver over 90% of our fleet. When needed, Steve is trained to work on the Express Gases Team.
Tony has been with the company since the beginning, his knowledge of the machines and how to get the best out of loading on to the trucks is second to none. Tony drives our biggest of delivery vehicles.
Ian joined the business in 2008 as a plant operator but over the years has developed his skills and has now been trained to drive our biggest of delivery vehicles.
Gavin joined our team in 2016, he has previous experience within a national company where his training covered small tool repairs, servicing and testing. When needed, Gavin is trained to work on the Express Gases Team.
Roger joined our team in 2018 as one of our workshop team, Roger manages all the fleet serving, breakdowns and inspections. With over 300 different products, Roger has his hands full but always has a smile on his face. Roger also manages customer repairs. He has a wide range of skills and nothing appears to challenge him.
Chris joined our team in 2017. Chris brings years of experience to the team and his knowledge of making machines better is a brilliant asset to our company. Chris works closely with Luke to look after our fleet of machines.
Barry joined the team when Express Gases was developed back in 2015, his knowledge of the gas product is such an asset to the business and his memory for previous deliveries is outstanding. Based at the Hurn site, Barry delivers our Air Products, Calor Gas, Adams Gas, Hobbyweld Gas and Fuel in the Box units.
Stuart is the only member of staff who is always dirty. This is because Stuart is our machine prep operative. He cleans all our equipment inside and out. He works with our workshop guys keeping an eye on all the equipment.
We created a new position in 2018, with the ever growing number of machines in our fleet and the increased numbers of deliveries we are carrying out we needed some to assist the workshop team and to have everything ready. Joal has fantastic customer service and an eye for detai, the fleet is looking good and ready to go.