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Speedy has appointed Andrew Briggs as managing director to lead its powered access business following a £52 million investment programme in its UK offering.

Mr Briggs, who joined the UK’s leading tool and equipment hire provider last July as operations director, will focus on growing the powered access business and enhancing the firm’s range of products and equipment.

The move follows the acquisitions of regional powered access firms Prolift, Platform Sales and Lifterz over the last two years, alongside investment in the company’s range of scissor and boom lifts.

The business provides powered access solutions to customers across the UK and Ireland, with a fleet now totalling more than 8500 units.

Mr Briggs (photograph right) has almost 20 years of experience in the powered access industry, having joined Nationwide Platforms as a depot manager back in 2001 and working his way up into a number of senior management and executive roles.

He will join the business’s operating board and will oversee Speedy’s national powered access operation.

Russell Down, chief executive at Speedy, said: “Our customers trust us to deliver and Andy will play an instrumental role in enhancing the range of products and services we offer, to provide our clients with the most comprehensive, one-stop solution for powered access equipment.

“Andy has been instrumental in the development of our specialist powered access businesses and brings vast market experience, which will enable us to build on the success we’ve achieved.”

Briggs added: “I’m looking forward to working with the team in leading Speedy’s powered access growth strategy. Through a significant investment programme the business is well placed to meet the growing customer demand for powered access equipment. The Speedy team has a long-standing reputation for putting customers at the heart of everything we do, and the recent acquisitions we have made enable us to add significant experience, expertise and national coverage to our customer offering”.

In 2019 Speedy were ranked among the largest suppliers of powered access rental equipment in the UK, following a £52 million investment programme since November 2017 to establish its nationwide offering. The business placed second in Cranes and Access annual league table of the top 30 UK providers, up from fourth place in 2018.

For more information visit: https://www.speedyservices.com/powered-access-hire

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