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A flying start for Instant Tool and Plant Hire

by Kyle Molyneux  |  Tue 05 Jan 2021

A flying start for Instant Tool and Plant Hire

A Newcastle-under-Lyme based equipment hirer is celebrating a successful first year in business thanks to its round-the-clock service and a fleet of 20 new compact JCB machines, including micro and mini excavators with associated attachments, compaction rollers, tracked dumpsters, site dumpers and access equipment.

It has been a story of two Staffordshire family businesses working together as Instant Tool and Plant Hire was founded 12 months ago by husband-and-wife team Andy and Joanne Macartney – launched with a major investment in brand new JCB equipment worth in excess of £300,000 supplied by local dealer Gunn JCB. The company supplies building and landscaping equipment to residents and businesses across Staffordshire and Cheshire. 

The new company has seen instant success, with great demand for its small plant and tools for hire, driven by a summer boom in DIY and gardening projects during the Covid-19 lockdown. That saw its branded equipment and vehicles gaining great exposure, leading to increased business from small building and landscape firms throughout the region. The firm has subsequently gone from strength to strength, already acquiring the business of long-established Castle Tool Hire during the course of its first year.

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