Buckingham Plant Hire was incorporated in 1955 and has traded continuously ever since; it is one of the longest established specialist Plant Hire Companies operating in the UK.
The roots of the business were firmly established in the Agriculture Sector. The founding Directors were farmers and the earliest equipment was agriculture-based, tractors and trailers adapted for earth-moving in the local Buckingham area.
The business underwent a programme of modernisation during the 1980’s specialising in the provision of up-to-date Heavy Earthmoving machinery available on a hire by the hour basis, complete with operators, across the whole of England.
During the late 1980’s and 1990’s BPH’s activities expanded to include sub-contract earthmoving, priced by the cubic metre, on major road construction schemes throughout England. BPH’s earthmoving business expanded to a level where a separate company Buckingham Plant Hire (Contracting) Limited was incorporated in 1987. By 1995 the Contracting Company had developed annual revenues of £5m. New Executive Directors were recruited and the company changed its name to Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd.
Buckingham Plant Hire Ltd and Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd continue to trade as separate legal entities under the Associated Company status. The two businesses are linked by common directorships. In 2014 the two businesses had separate turnovers of £14m and £310m per annum respectively.
There are numerous synergies between the two Buckingham businesses. Both operate from a single, purpose-built freehold location near to Silverstone Race Circuit. BPH provides specialist Plant Equipment as an “in-house” supplier to BGC. The businesses share centralised Accounts and Financial facilities and both benefit from having joint access to specialist Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Management and HR Management.
BPH is a well established, financially sound private plant rental business. We are an owner-managed company with a strong identity and we still retain the ethos and principles of being a family business. Clients can expect strong customer focus, quick decision making and a solid commitment to the establishment of long-term supplier / customer partnerships.