Speedy Hire

Speedy Hire

company_name = Speedy Hire plc
company_type = Public (lse|SDY)
foundation = 1977
founder = John Brown
location = Newton-le-Willows, UK
key_people = David Wallis (Chairman of the board), Steve Corcoran (CEO)
industry = Construction
products = Rental of construction equipment, power tools, generators, surveying equipment, hoists
revenue = £465.5 million (year - Mar 2008)cite web |url=http://www.speedyhire.plc.uk/file-library.aspx?fileid=3158 |title=Annual Report 2008 |accessdate=2008-08-11 |publisher=Speedy Hire]
operating_income = profit £56.8 million (yr - Mar 08)
net_income = profit £31.7 million (yr - Mar 08)
num_employees = 4,700 (2008)
homepage = [http://www.speedyhire.co.uk/ www.speedyhire.co.uk]
intl = yes

Speedy Hire plc (lse|SDY) is a British equipment hire company based in Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, it was a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index between June 2006 and September 2008.

Formed in April, 1977 from its first tool hire outlet in Wigan, Lancashire, it has grown to become one of Britains largest suppliers of construction based hire equipment and related services, now operating from over 500 outlets throughout the UK and Ireland.

From the beginning, the group traditionally focused on tool hire, but now also consists of businesses specialising in lifting equipment, survey equipment, pumps, site accommodation, generators and air power.

It operates its tool hire business geographically through its subsidiary companies in the North, South, West, and Scotland.

On 1st August 2007 Speedy Hire purchased the tool hire division of Hewden Hire for an estimated £115m.

Its specialist hire companies operate nationwide,

*Speedy Lifting Ltd

*Speedy Survey Ltd

*Speedy Power Ltd

*Speedy Space Ltd

*Speedy Pumps Ltd


External links

* [http://www.speedyhire.co.uk/ Official site]
* [http://www.speedyhire.plc.uk/ Corporate site]

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