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About Us 

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.

  • 1969

    Gordon Anderson Plant Established

    Acquired Clyde Diesel 

  • 1973

    Acquired Rowan & Bowden's Plant Assets

  • 1978

    Douglas Anderson joins

    Gordon's son joins the family business 

  • 1984

    Iain Anderson joins

    Gordon's son joins the family business

    Douglas Anderson established Sighthill Depot, GAP's first Greenfield Site 

  • 1986

    Acquired Henderson Plant

    Disposed of Operated Plant 

  • 1988

    Douglas and Iain become Joint MD's

    Produced 20-year strategy to achieve national coverage 

  • 1990

    Acquired Joseph Thompson & Sons

    Depot count up to 15 

  • 1997

    HQ moved to Carrick Street

    Acquired ACE Hire & Sales (Isle of Man)

  • 1999

    Business offically renamed as GAP Group

  • 2003

    GAP One created for Major Accounts

  • 2006

    GAP Promise introduced for Top 50 Tools

    Acquired J & S Plant (Lincoln) 

  • 2007

    Achieved National Coverage

  • 2008

    Mark Anderson joins

    Douglas' son joins the family business 

  • 2009

    Karen Greenshields joins

    Douglas and Iain's niece joins the family business 

    Established Non-Mechanical Plant division 

  • 2011

    Lifting Division Established

  • 2014

    Four brand-new divisions established

    Welfare Services, Events Services, Survey & Safety and Vehicle Hire

  • 2015

    Established London Tools & Access Division 

    GAP Giving launched 

  • 2016

    James Anderson joins

    Iain's son joins the family business

    GAP Promise of Top 50 Tools changed to Club 100 

  • 2017

    1000th Mobile Welfare Unit goes on-hire

    Depot count up to 140 

  • 2018

    Nicola Anderson joins

    Iain's daughter joins the family business 

    Acquired MV Trenching and 4Group, Jersey 

  • 2019

    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 

  • 2021

    Pumps Division Established

  • 2022

    HQ moved To Citypoint 2

150 Club

Delivering solutions with GAP's 150 Club! Explore our exclusive selection of most hired products across all divisions, all available precisely when you need them. At GAP, we don't just talk excellence, we live it. With an unlimited budget to manage this stock, our depots ensure all equipment is cutting-edge and ready for hire. 

150 Club products can be yours within four hours*! Get in touch for a personalised quote on our 150 Club products. 


*Subject to delivery location and GAP confirming the order.

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. 

Meet the Board

Our People

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. 

Join the best team in the business.

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.