Our story of a family business for over 55 years…
B & W Plant Hire and Sales Ltd, prides itself on service and quality and is one of the country’s leading, privately-owned plant hire companies. But where did it all begin?
Bill and his wife, Mary Whitwell, started “Whitwell Plant Hire” from Barrow, Lancashire in 1963, and acquired their first brand new piece of equipment in 1965 which was a JCB 3C.
The couple continued to grow the business over the years until separating in 1975 when Bill continued in the industry culminating in a fleet of Volvo BM A20 dump trucks, O&K excavators, and Komatsu Dozers.
Bill left the construction industry in 1988 and tried his skills in the hotel industry – a lesson was learned!
Bill returned to the plant hire industry in 1994 and formed B&W Plant Hire. His son, Will, joined him in the business in 1998 when the fleet size was approximately 50 pieces of plant, including mini excavators and site dumpers.