Company incorporated
November 1982
Company officially begins trading
23rd January 1983
Company expands into Cranes and Platform Hire
1984 - 1990
Company wins Humberside Business Award for Quality Through Training
1991
Philip Hird (current MD) Joins the company as a trainee mechanical fitter, later serving as Crane Operator and Specialist Machine Mover
1997
Becomes distributor for Valla Cranes Spa
1999
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Peter Snr retires at 65
2004
Hird purchases 25ton Pick and Carry Crane - The largest in the UK at that time
2005
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Hird opens a new depot - later named the Central Hub
2008
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Philip Hird secures a contract to supply all the mini cranes for working on the Shard
2009
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Hird opens 3rd depot I Redhill South of London
2010
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Hird Joins Twitter
2010
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Philip Hird is appointed Managing Director
2011
Carl Norfolk and John Wilding are appointed as Directors
2012
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Hird introduces the New winlet Vaccum Robots and is appointed UK and NI Distributor
2013
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Hird is Accredited as a FORS recognised operator
2013
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Hird is Appointed as Distributor for 3B6 load monitoring systems
2013
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Hird purchases a Grove 50t mobile crane to re-enter the crane hire market
2014
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New 100 ton Grove mobile crane is added to the fleet
2015
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New business is created Hird Lifting Ltd
2015
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1st company that Introduces LEEA training courses for Vacuum Robot and Counterbalance Floor crane operation
2015
The company is named Medium Business of the Year in the Hull Daily Mail Business Awards
2016
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The Company wins the Safety Performance Award from Humberside Occupational Health and Safety Group
2016
The company is shortlisted for Construction News Specialist Awards as Equipment Supplier of the Year
2016
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The company invests in more than 20 new Maeda Mini Cranes and over 50 Genie Access Platforms
2017
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The company re-brands to Hird Ltd - now with over 100 employees and 51,000 trainees trained by our staff
2018