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A-Plant, the UK’s leading equipment rental company and part of FTSE 100 company Ashtead Group plc has become an accredited Real Living Wage (RLW) employer. This will lead to salary increases for over 700 employees across the A-Plant business.

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Equipment hire company A-Plant has been named as one of the UK’s leading companies for providing apprenticeships. The firm, which has 150 apprentices amongst its 3,300-strong workforce, has been featured in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer List and is the only major hire company to make this listing.

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We have launched a new dedicated recruitment website intended for all potential candidates who are interested in a career at the largest equipment rental company in the UK.

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Ashtead Group plc announces that its UK business, A-Plant, has today acquired certain assets from EY, the administrator of Hewden, for a cash consideration of £29m. The assets acquired comprise the powered access and power generation fleet of Hewden, five "on-site" depots which service major petrochemical customers, the Interlift lifting and materials handling business and the Hewden brand name. Alongside the asset purchase a number of Hewden's employees will be joining the A-Plant business.

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Equipment rental specialist A-Plant has successfully achieved gold status from the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). The prestigious accreditation which applies across A-Plant’s 25 strong Service Centre network in the South of England was achieved after the company actively demonstrated its commitment to vehicle safety and efficiency. This includes four of FLG Service’s locations in Rainham, Ipswich, Haya and Epsom.

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A-Plant, part of FTSE 100 company Ashtead Group plc has embarked on a journey to upgrade its extranet and deliver a new technologically advanced customer portal. The company has committed to invest over £2 million in new technologies that will help keep it at the forefront of the hire industry.

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To meet market demand and increase national coverage, A-Plant has significantly expanded its operations throughout Scotland. Two of the company’s rapidly expanding businesses, PSS Hire and FLG Services, have opened a number of locations in Scotland and now offer an expanded product range to customer in Scotland.

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FLG Services has strengthened its position as a major operator in the hire, sales and service of Lifting Equipment by making significant investment in Powered Stacker Trucks and Powered Pallet Trucks.

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FLG Services, the leading specialist in the hire, sales and service of Lifting Equipment, has appointed Tony Longmire as new Technical Director. Tony has a 20-year track record in the lifting industry, including appointments on the Executive Board and Technical Committee of the LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association) and was appointed following FLG’s acquisition by A-Plant, one of UK’s largest Plant, Tool and Specialist Equipment hire businesses.