One Stop Hire completes acquisition with Lord Hire Centres

One Stop Hire Ltd has completed the acquisition of the long established Lord Hire Centres business which has 8 depots across the North East of England.

Lord Hire celebrated its 50th anniversary in June 2021 & is a well respected brand in the region & in 2018 was voted “Passionate Hirer of the Year” at the EHN awards show, an award that One Stop Hire won in 2020.

The acquisition now gives One Stop Hire a 25 depot network across the North West, North East, Yorkshire & Midlands areas of England.

Steve Hitchen, MD & Co-owner of One Stop Hire along 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 & family run culture. They have very experienced & dedicated staff whose customer focus replicates our own so we are delighted to welcome them into our family. Both businesses have some strong attributes & services that will compliment each other & benefit the existing clients on both sides. We would particularly like to wish long standing MD & 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 & Northampton taking place as well as developing its new Lifting Equipment division.