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Speedy Hire

Speedy Hire is the UK’s leading tools and equipment hire company. It also provides training, testing inspection and certification services, as well as construction consumables and equipment sales.

The company operates in the UK construction, infrastructure, industrial, utilities, events and facilities management markets with over 3,300 employees and 200+ locations nationwide.

Speedy Hire’s mission is to provide safe, reliable products and services to enable the successful delivery of customer projects. Its ethos is underpinned by a people-centred vision and earned trust as an industry-leading company to do business with and to work for. Its values are ambition, innovation, inclusivity, safety, togetherness and trust.

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Creating green careers

Ange Hughes wouldn’t describe herself as a trailblazer. But for her colleagues enrolled in Speedy Hire’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Partnership Programme, she’s living proof that opportunity abounds for all in the green economy.

As Speedy Hire ramped up its commitment to sustainability several years ago, it looked in-house for staff to drive its strategy to reduce environmental impact, improve social responsibility and strengthen governance. Ange jumped at the chance; retraining and upskilling to become a Policy, Governance and Compliance Manager in ESG.

She says: “I didn’t expect to have such an exciting opportunity at this stage of my career. But it’s about understanding what transferable skills you have and identifying the green training options that are out there. At Speedy Hire, we’re committed to opening the door to the green economy to everyone and I think I’m proof of that.”

Speedy Hire has now identified a further 30 people from across its business to follow in Ange’s footsteps. These people will be upskilled and own the ESG plan relevant to each of their business units.

They’re the first cohort in a process that will see ESG become part of everybody’s job at Speedy Hire, following Ange’s transformative lead.

Watch the video above to learn more about Ange’s role with Speedy Hire.

Learn more about career opportunities with Speedy Hire

Transferable skills for the green economy

Watch this interview to find out more about green jobs with Speedy Hire.

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