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.
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.
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.
Paul joined the team in the summer of 2019, he is currently in training for every aspect of our business. Paul has already mastered the basics for our gas business. He has vast experience with driving various vehicles.
Tim joined the business in August 2019 and has already has excellent feedback on all his operated jobs. With years of experience Tim 'gets the job done'. Nothing is too much trouble.
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.
Roger joined our team in 2018 as one of our workshop team, Roger manages all the fleet servicing, 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 Roger, Joal, Keith and Stuart to look after our ever expanding fleet of machines.
Keith joined our team in August 2019 taking over from Joal, Keith has years of experience working with some of the local hire teams and knows many of the customers. Keith makes sure the equipment is ready to go for the delivery team and is always on hand for the customers coming in to the Poole site. Keith is also our small tools and non-mech delivery man.
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.