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 industry has been an excellent advantage 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 manages the stock for the gas team. In 2019 Andy also became the HR Manager.
Sam is our most recent addition to the business, he has years of experience in various other hire companies, and has landed on his feet. With the product knowledge and skill set nothing is too much trouble for Sam.
Aaron joined the business in 2019 and nothing is too much trouble. Aaron drives all of our vehicles and can deliver. A brilliant asset to the business. The staff and customers all have positive comments about Aaron.
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.
Richard works along side Aaron, Scott and Steve in our HGV delivery fleet.
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. In the early part of summer 2019 Steve has aslo joined the office team to assist in customer service..
Scott is the youngest member of our delivery team, also starting in May he has joined the business at our busiest time. Scott has moved up the ranks very quickly and is already driving our 18 tonne truck. We see great potential in Scott.
We have never seen Nigel not smiling, he has years of experience with large national companies and is now working along side Chris in our main workshop.
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 our yard team and Stuart to look after our ever expanding fleet of machines.
Tom works with Stuart in our yard fully testing and inspecting our fleet, he also carries out repairs and services on site. Tom has previously worked for a large national hire firm.
Formally our Yard & Fleet supervisor, Joal has now joined our workshop team, as we have more machines than ever the workshop work load will never slow down. From in house servicing to on site work Joal has already made such a difference. Joal is also a great back-up driver for when our deliveries demand.
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.
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.