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Eagle swoops for Cummings

Eagle Plant has recruited an ex-Speedy boss to lead its commercial operations. John Cummings, who has 30 years’ experience in the hire industry, was previously MD at Speedy Scotland & Northern England.

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‘It’s our dinner break’

John Longmuir was in the chair on Friday to welcome guests to the  57th annual dinner of the Glasgow branch of the CMPE where David Black was awarded the Apprentice of the Year trophy.

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Brandon bought by Vp

Brandon Hire Group and its subsidiaries have been acquired by plant and tool hire group Vp in a deal totalling nearly £70m. They will be merged into Vp’s Hire Station business.

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Safedem edged out

Safedem failed to add to the UK haul at last week’s World Demolition Awards where winners included the conversion of a standard mining excavator into a high-reach demolition machine.

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Bobcat ready to roar

Leigh Dalgleish is back where he belongs…selling Bobcats. Throughout his sales career he’s been separated from the brand just twice and when he got the call to be reunited again there was no hesitation.

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Murphy turns Blue

Equipment supplier Blue Group has turned to ex-Hewden boss Adrian Murphy to help take the business to “another level”. He is the group’s first CEO and will work with the four owner directors on plans for further growth.

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Scots join crane elite

Two Scottish hirers have joined the ranks of the UK’s top crane rental companies and another has been revealed as the country’s biggest spender on telehandlers after a £34m investment.

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Safety fears for road team

Fears over road workers operating heavy machinery at night on the banks of Loch Lomond will mean a 55-mile detour. A safety barrier was damaged when a lorry crashed through it before coming to rest at the loch edge.

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Award for groundworks firm

The owner of a Caithness groundworks company has been recognised for his “drive and determination”. Alan Gow of Halkirk-based Alan Gow Groundworks was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

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Excavator crushes worker

A demolition contractor has been fined £50,000 after an employee was crushed by a reversing excavator. He requires assistance to move around his home and has not returned to work.

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