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Established in 1969 by Gordon Anderson, GAP Hire Solutions is the UK's largest independent hire company. With 10 divisions and almost 200 locations across the country, we have everything you could possibly need from diggers and dumpers to portable toilets and tankers.
Over our 50+ years in operations, GAP has remained a family-owned and run business. This allows us to make decisions quickly, meaning we can provide solutions to our customers faster than our competitors. Our nationwide network of depots, with offerings from 10 specialist divisions, enables us to provide a one-stop-shop with fast availability across all products.
Whilst our business started in Scotland, we have since grown to offer full national coverage and you will be able to spot our GAP Vans making deliveries across the country. We can even provide services in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. GAP really is available wherever you need us.
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Gordon Anderson Plant Established
Acquired Clyde Diesel
Acquired Rowan & Bowden's Plant Assets
Douglas Anderson joins
Gordon's son joins the family business
Iain Anderson joins
Gordon's son joins the family business
Douglas Anderson established Sighthill Depot, GAP's first Greenfield Site
Acquired Henderson Plant
Disposed of Operated Plant
Douglas and Iain become Joint MD's
Produced 20-year strategy to achieve national coverage
Acquired Joseph Thompson & Sons
Depot count up to 15
HQ moved to Carrick Street
Acquired ACE Hire & Sales (Isle of Man)
Business offically renamed as GAP Group
GAP One created for Major Accounts
GAP Promise introduced for Top 50 Tools
Acquired J & S Plant (Lincoln)
Achieved National Coverage
Mark Anderson joins
Douglas' son joins the family business
Karen Greenshields joins
Douglas and Iain's niece joins the family business
Established Non-Mechanical Plant division
Lifting Division Established
Four brand-new divisions established
Welfare Services, Events Services, Survey & Safety and Vehicle Hire
Established London Tools & Access Division
GAP Giving launched
James Anderson joins
Iain's son joins the family business
GAP Promise of Top 50 Tools changed to Club 100
1000th Mobile Welfare Unit goes on-hire
Depot count up to 140
Nicola Anderson joins
Iain's daughter joins the family business
Acquired MV Trenching and 4Group, Jersey
Would have been Gordon Anderson's 100th Birthday
New depot opens in Tilbury, GAP's largest location to date
On target to hit the £200m revenue mark
Pumps Division Established
HQ moved To Citypoint 2
We're constantly working to make our customers' lives easier. Through digitilisation, we can update and amend our business model in order to provide new opportunities and solutions for our valued customers.
GAP has dedicated internal teams focused on ensuring our business model is sustainable and secure. As we are working towards the goal of achieving Net Zero by 2040, we can offer the most environmentally-friendly products ranging from Battery Powered Plant, Solar Powered Welfare Solutions and Stage V Pumps. This commitment is evident through our GAP Eco Family. We encourage our customers to join our GAP Eco Family to take advantage of our full range of environmentally friendly products.
Health and Safety is paramount to everyone at GAP. We work tirelessly to ensure that, not only is our equipment safe and fit for us, but our employees are safe and protected at work. Our team created the 10 Think Safe Golden Rules, which outline the rules that are followed by everyone at GAP to ensure safety in the workplace at all times.
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As the UK's largest independent family-owned hire company, we're constantly growing and looking for talented individuals to join us.
Thanks to GAP's nationwide network of depots located strategically across the country and our 10 specialist divisions, we have a variety of roles available across our depots and our Head Office. We have a role to suit everyone: whether you are looking for a role in technical sales, operations, driving or as a fitter, we have your next career move sorted.
It does not matter whether you are experienced in the hire industry or taking your first step in a new career; at GAP, you will have the opportunity to grow, develop and work with some of the most qualified people in the industry.
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Careers at GAP
Did you know?
Have you ever wondered how many elephants our dumper fleet equates to? Or how many baths our bowsers could fill? Perhaps how far all of our fencing could stretch, or how many jumbo jets our hoist fleets could lift?
Well you're in luck, we have the answers to these and much more!
As you can see our fleet is well equipped and ready to fulfill all of your hire needs. Get in touch with our team for all of your hire enquiries.