With over 30 years’ experience, Select has built an excellent reputation as one of the UK’s largest – and most diverse – suppliers of choice for equipment, accommodation and services to the construction industry. Select understands the critical role that logistics, engineering, working environment, safety and reliability plays in modern construction, and our considered approach ensures our customers receive so much more than the tools to get the job done.
From tower cranes to cherry pickers, traffic management to modular accommodation, we offer the very latest in plant technology. Amalgamating site logistics, welfare provision, security, temporary services, crane schemes, piling requirements and instrumentation and monitoring services as well as inspection and test services. Our teams work as one across all our functions ensuring efficient collaboration and communication.
Select pride ourselves as being the Total Solutions Provider, providing our clients with expertise's and equipment matched to their every need. We see our role as much more than simply supplying equipment. We can advise on every aspect of project delivery, from conceptualisation through to design and final delivery, so that you benefit from our experience and make the right choices for your business.
Select Plant Hire is a diverse business offering a wide range of services that will support the environmental requirements of our customers. We work hard in each of our areas to offer the best environmental standards whilst ensuring the products and services we provide are fit for purpose and cost effective.
From our first meeting to the handover of a completed project, every member of the Select Plant team will do their utmost to ensure we meet and exceed your requirements.
Our experienced staff will offer their knowledge and advice so that your needs are fulfilled safely, efficiently and with the minimum disruption to your business or your stakeholders.
Select has a network of offices and depots strategically placed providing the ability to service clients across the UK. At every location, our expert staff and highlight trained mobile workforce are available to assist and respond to any queries our clients may have or any issues that may arise.
With over 20 years’ experience in the Laing O’Rourke Group, Alex has occupied various leadership roles, having started his career in 1996 as a setting out engineer.
Prior to leading the Select Plant Hire business, Alex was the Operations Director for Expanded and has extensive experience across varied sectors within the industry such as Residential, Commercial, Healthcare, Education and Retail.
Alex is also an advocate of the group’s drive to lead and innovate within the construction sector.
Mark was appointed Operations Leader for Select Plant Hire in 2019 having previously led the Lifting Solutions business from 2014-19. After joining Select in 2005 Mark held a variety of commercial and operational roles including being the operations lead for Select’s modular accommodation business. Mark then joined Select Australia in 2009 working across the Oil and Gas, Rail and Buildings sectors before moving back to the UK business. The following 5 years saw Mark lead the Lifting Solutions business which includes the Select Tower Cranes and Crawler Cranes product lines among others. Applying the broad range of experience gained, Mark now heads a team providing industry-leading lifting solutions, specialist plant, site accommodation and site services to the biggest and most complex projects.
Ryan has worked in the accommodation sector for over a decade with Select, adding value particularly in the design stage, manufacture and onsite assembly of some of the largest temporary office and welfare set-ups in the country.
From complex logistics through to facilities management, Ryan has led our Site Solutions business to offer a value-adding solution that helps projects attract and retain the best people through providing comfortable, grade A site facilities. He now leads a team to support Select’s increasing involvement in preconstruction and infrastructure projects in the external market across the UK.
A keen skier and Kent league tennis player, Ryan is also guilty of being an avid Charlton Athletic FC fan and season ticket holder.
Edward joined Select in 2014 and is responsible for leading our Lifting Solutions business, including operations hire and sales. He has over 20 years’ experience within the lifting industry and has held senior management roles in both the operational, commercial and work winning functions.
Running a UKAS accredited team of Engineers who work across the UK ensuring the sites have the relevant LOLER (and sometimes PUWER) inspections in place.
Ensuring our fixed depot facilities in St Neots and Erith are compliant, efficient and a safe workplace for the staff who operate within them.
Supporting the product functions in any way I can!
Horses (all 11 of them) eventing, but also competing in dressage and show jumping.
My dogs, walking, socialising (when we can) and a real love of Scotland.
Paul has been with Select since 2011 and is responsible for all financial aspects of the Select business, including the strategic plan to support long-term growth. The responsibility to develop and maintain strong accounting and financial controls within the business also sits with Paul as does the management of the annual budgets and quarterly financial forecasting.
Before joining Select, Paul has worked the Direct Line Group, Berkeley Homes and Xerox.
In his spare time, Paul enjoys watching sport, keeping fit and spending valuable time with his two young children.
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