One Stop Hire Ltd has completed the acquisition of Lord Hire Centres, which has eight depots across the North East of England.
Lord celebrated its 50th anniversary in June 2021 and is a well respected in the region. In 2018 it was voted “Passionate Hirer of the Year” at the Executive Hire Show - the same award that One Stop Hire won in 2020. The acquisition now gives One Stop a 25 depot network across the North West, North East, Yorkshire and Midlands areas of England.
Steve Hitchen, MD and Co-owner of One Stop Hire with his wife Danielle commented: “When the opportunity to buy Lord Hire came along it was perfect timing as we were looking at the North East as an area to move into due to customer demand. The opportunity to get such a long established business with what is a perfect network of branches in the region was compelling. It became obvious that the business was very much aligned with OSH in terms of the family owned and family run culture. They have very experienced and dedicated staff whose customer focus replicates our own, so we are delighted to welcome them into our family. Both businesses have some strong attributes and services that will complement each other and benefit the existing clients on both sides. We would particularly like to wish longstanding MD and son-in-law of the founder of Lord Hire, Chris Rowley, the very best in his retirement”
This has been a busy year for One Stop Hire with recent green field branch openings in Nottingham and Northampton taking place as well as developing its new Lifting Equipment division.