Gillian Rutter

Gillian Rutter, Director, Hire Access

Elected to the HAE Tools, Plant and Equipment Board 2023

Straight from school I have always worked within the construction industry, joining Stephens and Carter, quickly working my way up to Hire Controller.

In 1990 I had the opportunity to start a new access tower company based in East London, I developed and grew this company for almost 25 years, becoming the Managing Director, leaving in 2014 to concentrate on training and starting Hire Access Ltd, a company that specializes in Access Towers and Tower Scaffolds, for hire, sale or Hire & Assembly.

When I became Chairman of PASMA, I was the first woman in the association's history and the first woman of any UK construction not-for-profit association to take that position. I'm still a council member, along with being a PASMA lead instructor, and a Trustee of the No Falls Foundation.

Hire Access Ltd has been a member of HAE since 2014, joining to obtain SafeHire certification. By becoming a HAE Tools, Plant and Equipment board member I hope to bring the association's benefits to the smaller members.

As a small business ourselves, we don't always have time to stop and read through membership benefits, I hope to find a way to communicate them in a time efficient way.