Posts tagged ‘Plant and machines’
Struggle to recruit at Hinkley point despite £70000 a year

4 January 2018 - Plant - admin - 3 Comments

Contractors and main contractors are expressing concern over recruitment of plant operators even though industry-leading pay rates on the project which could see skilled civil engineering operatives earn £70,000 a year. A lot of of the groundwork has now been completed on the site by a Kier BAM joint venture. Main civils contractor Laing O’Rourke (BYLOR) and […]

A-Plant buys Hewdens saving 133 jobs

22 November 2016 - Construction administrations - admin - Comments Off on A-Plant buys Hewdens saving 133 jobs

As previously reported by nationaltradesmen.co.uk that Hewdens was in dire straights the plant hirer called in administrators from Ernst and Young on Tuesday after losing its fight for survival weighed down by a massive £190m debt. A-Plant have provisionally purchased three divisions of the Hewden Group for £29m in a deal that will save 133 jobs. The Hewden brand […]

Hewdens on brink of collapse

20 November 2016 - Hire companies - admin - 1 Comment

Hewdens one of the largest plant hire companies in the UK is seeking new investment after it has been revealed that post Brexit trading conditions have damaged the company further and hundreds of jobs are at risk. There website has been taken down as of today 21/11/17 nationaltradesmen does not know if this is because […]

Morris Leslie has mass used plant sale

23 July 2015 - Plant - admin - Comments Off on Morris Leslie has mass used plant sale

Morris Leslie is having a  mass plant sale, the machines are being sold because of an upgrade in its fleet with new machines, the company expects to raise £20m through the sale of 300 telehandlers, 250 excavators and 150 dumpers and rollers. The sales of these used machines are because Morris Leslie has added 1,500 new […]