Our strength is our people
Paul Errington, Managing Director
has worked in the tool and plant hire industry since 1991. His route
to the rental industry was long and varied. Having attained an HND
in Business Studies at Plymouth Polytechnic, he worked for a manufacturer
of garage equipment, initially as a sales engineer in Kent and London,
and later as Export Manager. In 1977, he moved to an American competitor,
and spent five years travelling North Africa, the Middle East and
parts of Europe seeking new distributors and motivating the existing
He became self-employed in 1982 when he took on the Reading area
franchise for an overnight parcels company, and set up his own same-day
parcel delivery service. Both businesses were run from the Brick
Kiln site in Tadley prior to the launch in 1991 of County Hire.
Paul was born in Plymouth, Devon. He is married to Susannah, and
has lived in Tadley since 1978. His spare time interests include
motor sport, gardening, dogs, Plymouth Argyle and keeping reasonably
Angela Alexander, Customer Service Manager
was born in Aldershot, Hampshire. Her working life started as a
telephonist for the GPO, after which she joined the WRAF as a telegraphist.
At the end of her time in the Forces, she came to live in Tadley,
working first for the AA, and then for the MOD Police at AWE Aldermaston.
After a spell as a full-time Mum, she worked for a security company
training store detectives and guards. This was followed by eight
years as Postmistress at the Pamber Road post office, and she joined
County Hire as an Administrator in August 2006.
Rob Taylor, Commercial Manager
has returned to County Hire after a 3.5 year sabbatical. His knowledge
& enthusiasm can be simplified in one word
Together Everybody Achieves More.
Rob lives in Tadley is married and has 2 children. His hobbies
are football, golf, moto gp, any physical sport. He is a diehard
Davy Newbold, Hire Desk Manager
joined County Hire in March 2017 as Hire Desk Manager having worked
in similar positions over the last four years. He has recently moved
to Andover with his wife Rio. His interests include Pool, Football
and is a Reading FC Season Ticket Holder.
Adrian Cullum, Technical Supervisor
leaving school Adrian completed an automotive apprenticeship with
Gowrings of Newbury. Since then, he worked for another two local
main dealerships, spending a total of 17 years within the motor
trade before joining County Hire in 2005. His considerable electrical
skills have strengthened our technical knowledge base.
Judy Stafford, Office Assistant
joined County Hire in March 2010 having spent many years in the
Electronic Distribution and Subcontract Industry. She helps with
the day to day running of the office but her main function is Sales
and Administration for our sister company GroundsCare-Products.
Graham Huggins, Logistics
joined the team in April. He is married with 3 sonís and lives in
Sonning Common. He has been in the Tool Hire business for about
1 year and previous to that, worked in the Timber trade for 15 years.
Graham enjoys time off with the boys and is a Reading FC supporter.
Bing, Customer Relations Assistant
is a Working Cocker Spaniel. One of a family of seven, he was born
on a small holding near Wherwell, Hampshire in April 2005. Since
the age of twelve weeks, he has lived in Tadley with Paul and Susannah.
He enjoys working at County Hire where you will often see him interacting
with customers in our shop. His spare time interests include going
for walks, chewing bones, chasing cats and digging Paul's garden..
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