Redundancy process begins at Morris Leslie

Plant hire firm has Morris Leslie has started a redundancy process with some of its workforce after feeling the impact of a downturn in the construction sector.

Published 8 July 2020

Trade bodies issue plea to Chancellor to delay red diesel plans

A collective group of construction trade bodies led by the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak to highlight continued concerns around the Treasury’s policy to cut the rebate on red diesel for construction plant machinery.

Published 6 July 2020

Mulholland Plant Services secures funding from Bank of Scotland

West Calder-based Mulholland Plant Services has kept moving during the current crisis after securing financial support from Bank of Scotland.

Published 11 June 2020

GAP Group chairman Danny O’Neil retires

The chairman of Glasgow-based plant, tool and equipment hire firm GAP Group has retired after 14 years in the role.

Published 19 May 2020

Scottish plant hire sector expresses coronavirus concerns to ministers

The different message from the Scottish Government regarding the construction industry compared to the rest of the UK is causing frustration throughout the country, the Scottish Plant Owners Association (SPOA) has said.

Published 29 April 2020

And finally... JCB joins national call to action over ventilator shortage

JCB is poised to re-start production at a factory closed as a result of the coronavirus crisis in order to join the national effort to manufacture ventilators, the company announced today.

Published 30 March 2020

Housing planned for Errol airfield site

Morris Leslie Ltd has submitted fresh plans to build 240 homes near Errol Airfield, along with commercial units, open space, play areas and infrastructure to connect the development to the wider area.

Published 10 March 2020

And finally... Bucket list

A construction worker was given the send off of his dreams when his coffin was delivered to the crematorium in the bucket of a JCB digger.

Published 3 March 2020

CR Smith fined £12,500 after forklift accident

Glazing and home improvements firm CR Smith has been fined £12,500 for breaching health and safety law after a forklift truck operator was run over by his own vehicle.

Published 13 February 2020

A-Plant awarded five-year deal with Story Contracting

A-Plant has been awarded a five-year strategic supplier contract with Story Contracting following a rigorous tender process.

Published 12 February 2020

Construction Plant Competence Scheme card scheme not ‘fit for purpose’

The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) card scheme is not fit for purpose in its current guise, according to Unite.

Published 31 January 2020

Story Scotland begins new chapter with official opening of Blantyre HQ

Fred Story, the founder of Story Contracting, has cut the ribbon at the formal opening of the company’s new Scottish head office in Blantyre with clients and suppliers.

Published 20 January 2020

Construction site equipment specialist Garic appoints Scottish regional manager

Jim Connolly has been appointed by welfare and plant hire specialist supplier Garic to head up its Scottish sales operations.

Published 18 December 2019

Story opens new Blantyre base to accommodate growing team and pipeline of projects

Civil engineering and plant supply company Story Contracting has opened a new Scottish head office in Blantyre following a period of significant growth in operations and workforce.

Published 21 November 2019

Story Contracting expands Scottish footprint with new Glasgow office

Civil engineering and infrastructure company Story Contracting opens a new office in Glasgow following framework success.

Published 20 June 2019