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Brandon Hire Station introduces new senior leadership team


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Brandon Hire Station introduces new senior leadership team

New team of five set to lead Brandon Hire Station into the future.

Tools and equipment specialist rental products supplier Brandon Hire Station has formed a new senior leadership team with a three-pronged focus at its heart.

The new SLT at the Vp plc subsidiary, which supplies industry, construction and homeowners across the UK, has been recruited by Mark Hamilton, Brandon Hire Station's new managing director (pictured).

Mark joined the business in July and took over as MD in September 2023. He has 30 years of rental industry experience as both a plant and fleet expert with Tier 1 contractors, and as a rental supplier, with the past 10 years being in MD positions.

His priority is customer satisfaction, adding value, ensuring the business is even easier to trade with, increasing efficiencies and building further on its historic brand and market presence. He is also committed to environmental responsibility and introducing more sustainable products to the hire fleet. 

Complementing Mark is Brandon Hire Station former regional director Jon Mugridge who was promoted to director of operations, bringing more than 30 years of team leadership to the table.

In addition, Steve Davies joins Brandon Hire Station as director of sales, with 26 years of diverse experience in the construction industry. From his beginnings as a builder's merchant, Steve has honed his skills in sales and operations, thriving within global and European PLC environments.

Also joining Brandon Hire Station is Antony Draper as director of SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment and Quality), with 20 years of experience in Health and Safety with blue chip Tier 1 contractors and service providers.

The fifth and final member of the new senior leadership team is director of finance Rich Reed who joins Brandon Hire Station with a ‘Big 4' background, covering commercial, operational, technical and transformational roles.

Mark said: "This new senior leadership team has been tasked with keeping Brandon Hire Station at the top of the industry sector by introducing innovative products and services as well as providing digital tools, all aimed at helping us deliver an exceptional, added-value experience to our customers."


Note to editors:

Brandon Hire Station is part of the Vp plc group, which comprises eight other businesses worldwide: 

  • UK Forks - telescopic handlers and tracked access platforms,
  • Groundforce - excavation support systems, excavator attachments, pipe stoppers and pressure testing, temporary bridging and EUSR accredited excavation training,
  • TPA - temporary access solutions across land, water and rail,
  • ESS - safety, survey, communication, test and measurement equipment, accredited training courses and specialist support services,
  • MEP Hire - mechanical and electrical press fittings and low-level access products to the UK construction, fit out, mechanical and electrical markets,
  • Torrent Trackside - rail infrastructure portable plant and related trackside services,
  • Airpac Rentals - energy industry solutions for global oil and gas markets, servicing well test, pipeline testing, rig maintenance and LNG markets,
  • TR Group - test and measurement, communications, calibration and audio-visual solutions for Australasia.