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FIFTY YEARS of Hire Celebrations

50 years of hire

Astley Hire Ltd is gearing up for a year of celebrations as it celebrates its 50th year in business locally, and 10 years in its current premises on Jury Street.

50 years hire celebrationsAfter Cyril and Mildred Dorricott found a demand for pump’s for the motorway building contractors they formed a company in Leigh in 1966 – initially as a part time enterprise -they saw business expand rapidly, and were soon joined by their sons Stephen and Michael in the early 1970’s, upgrading premises in the town several times to reflect their success.

Five decades later the firm remains in Leigh – promoting trust and reliability in its dealings with customers and suppliers – and hires out cleaning, heating and cooling equipment, alongside power and manual access tools and tool hire throughout the North West .It has gained many coveted industry accreditations along the way.

Now joint Managing Directors, the brothers say they are immensely proud to have overseen year on year growth for the business, and have paid tribute to staff and customers who have supported them during the half a century of trading – sometimes in a difficult financial market.

Stephen said,’ We at Astley Hire are very excited and proud to be starting our year of celebration to mark our milestone 50 years in business here in Leigh. We began as a family company and have retained those values as we have developed our knowledge and skills over this time, whilst maintaining our independent status in the industry.

‘We are immensely grateful to our valued customer base who have continued to return to us year after year and grow alongside us. We have very much appreciated their feedback and trust in us over the years and look forward to many years of continued trade’

50 years comemerativeLocal MP Andy Burnham will visit the site later in the year and will, along with The Mayor of Leigh will commemorate the continued achievements of the family owned company. Other events are also being planned to share the celebrations with staff and customers during 2016.

Read about the Andy Burnham visit on the Blog.

Astley Hire staff have already surprised Stephen and Michael with a presentation to mark the year’s significance and Stephen continued,’ Michael and I were humbled and taken aback by this gesture from staff. They have been fundamental in the success of the company and relationships with our customers and we thank them wholeheartedly for their efforts and their kindness


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