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Morris Leslie in £36m deal

Morris Leslie Plant Hire has given its biggest-ever telehandler order to JCB. The £36m deal for 555 Loadalls from six metres up to 20 metres was placed through dealer Scot JCB.

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I&H Brown starts clearing

The civil engineering division of I&H Brown has won a major contract at one of the biggest community projects in the UK. The project calls for extensive site clearance and excavation of 52,000 cub. metres of topsoils and subsoils.

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One finishes, one begins

The £31m Dalry Bypass was opened to traffic this morning by the Farrans Roadbridge JV seven months ahead of schedule . . . just a week after the start of another Ayrshire road scheme.

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A96 update next week

Updates on the design work to dual the 26-mile section of the A96 between East of Huntly and Aberdeen will be outlined next week. Transport Scotland wants a preferred option by the end of the year.

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When demolition goes wrong

The Health and Safety Executive has told the demolition industry to tighten up its procedures following a Channel 5 documentary that highlighted a series of failures.

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Making Speedy progress

A significant increase in business from SMEs has helped tool and plant hire business Speedy make what chief executive Russell Down has described as “excellent progress”. Revenue rose to £394.7m.

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£2m blacklist victory

A long-running case against the ‘Big Seven’ contractors who were said to have systematically ruined the lives of site workers has ended in a near-£2m compensation settlement.

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Council’s £40m roads boost

Plant hirers and surfacing companies are set to benefit from a £40m investment in Renfrewshire roads. It's part of the biggest-ever sustained spending on its network.

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Record-breaking Bauma

The biggest-ever in size, exhibitors and visitors. That was the message from the organisers of the world’s biggest trade show as Bauma 2019 came to a close in Munich last week.

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GAP boss up for award

Iain Anderson, one of the two brothers who run GAP Hire Solutions, has been shortlisted for a top business award. He is one of four contesting the Family Business category in the Institute of Directors scheme.

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