CP Hire


It was founded by John Rawnsley who believed that there was a space for an independent plant hire business that could offer a high-class service on a regional level and one which provided all the support and strength that would expect from a larger national business.

Success Factor

It is committed to excellence in customer service and its relationships with those customers, constantly putting itself in its clients’ shoes to ensure that it provides and delivers what they need. The firm has continued to develop successfully through the recruitment of excellent staff that have shown commitment, desire, humility and a shared interest in watching the business grow. It also has a loyal customer base that has supported CP Hire as they expect to be supported themselves and a very open management style that runs throughout the company which enables staff to make the necessary decisions on those key factors that are important to the business.

The Future

In the future, CP Hire will continue to expand its depot model as customers work throughout the UK and supporting them in new geographical areas is key to the firm’s expansion. The ‘Operated Plant’ business continues to grow from strength-to-strength and this model will be rolled out to more of depots to support on-going infrastructure requirements in the UK such as HS2. Economies of scale through product expansion have also brought great benefits to the company as it has grown.