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Volvo helps CPH start-up

A fleet of new and used Volvo equipment has helped Complete Plant Hire (CPH) get up and running. The firm was formed after the demise of the Doyle Group, which went into administration last year. The group included Blythewood Plant Hire.

CPH co-director David Hazell said his first reaction to the collapse was to attempt a management buy-out, along with co-directors Paul Gaitely and Stephen Harvey. “Unfortunately this proved unsuccessful – as did an attempted purchase,” he said. “We knew we could keep the plant side of things going so the three of us decided to go it alone and so CPH was born.”

The Volvo package includes rollers and compact excavators ranging from 1.5t to 8.8t, as well as quality second hand utility equipment.

“Within a short space of time we’ve amassed 150 items of mobile plant, all of which are available for self-drive hire and to be honest, as we see things right now, we could do with a good deal more,” says Hazell. “Our turnover is increasing dramatically each month and we are now looking to recruit additional personnel to complement the original team that showed the courage to come with us when we set up.”

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