History of Hoist Hire Services Ltd

The Company commenced trading, in May of 1995, originally as “Specialist Services [South West] Ltd”, changing its name to “HOIST HIRE Services LTD”, in July of 2000.
 
Set up by Jerry Douce, who had worked in the Construction Plant and Tool, Hire and Sales Industry, dealing throughout the South-West, since 1970.  “HHSL” was initially opened as himself, two Hoist Installers and a Secretary. Offering a fleet of 15 x 200kg ‘Superlift’ [swinging basket] Goods Hoists, to clients across Devon and Cornwall.  
 
Its logo has, from the onset, been “The Professionals’ Professionals” and its work ethos; “Service and compliance, with competitive pricing and clarity”.
 
From this beginning, the Company grew, rapidly, by good reputation and, in response to increasing demand, opened its second outlet, in Bristol, in 2000.  From then, the custom generated from the Bristol office has driven “HHSL” forward, from its original abilities, and the Bristol outlet now stands as the Head Office, from which the Company trades.
 
Last Year [2019] the Company opened a third outlet, as a means to support demands for its services from its ever-growing client base and geographic regions, in now supplying its Hoists and Services to clients in the West / North Midlands and throughout the Western side of England as well as throughout Wales.    
 
As reflected on the Website and on ‘LinkedIn’, “HHSL” continues to grow, with a large and varied specification fleet of Hoists, offering a comprehensive service.  
 
In late 2017 Jerry Douce [with his fellow shareholder] successfully structured a ‘MBO’ to, Shawn [son-in-law] and Katy Williamson [daughter] who stepped up to the plate and have Managed the Company so well, taking the roles of [Managing] and [Operations] Directors, respectively.
 
Under their guidance, working together with their ‘team colleagues’ [now to 30+] they have grown the business, exponentially. This has only been possible, thanks to the foundations that Jerry spent 20+ Years laying, as MD, through his sheer hard work, commitment, and dedication in growing and running the business through some extremely difficult times.
 
Shawn and Katy continue to look to the future, and to furthering “HHSL’s” position as a  leading provider of these [Specialist] hire services, throughout the Western side of England  as well as throughout Wales, to ALL its current highly valued client base AND to all those  who will yet wish, also, to gain benefit from its proven input and support.
 
Jerry [Douce] meantime [rest assured] is thoroughly enjoying his [semi] retirement. … 😊