Neil Bravery

Managing Director, SHC Hire Centres Ltd

Standing for Re-election to the HAE Tools and Equipment Board 2020

I joined the Hire Industry 30 years ago and now run my own Independent Plant & Tool Hire Company with four depots in North Yorkshire. I have extensive experience within the industry having worked for both National and independent owner managed businesses, so I have a clear understanding of the challenges all hire companies face.

Having been a Board member of the Tools & Equipment Group for the last two years I have played a key part in the Association and have helped its members through active participation in all Board meetings.

I have helped lead the development of the Digger & Dumper Safety Working Group to drive change across the industry to eliminate fatal accidents. This has been a long process involving key manufactures, the HSE and the willingness from hire companies to come forward and help reduce accidents. This work is currently ongoing but has been delayed during the pandemic. If I am re-elected and along with other members of the working group, I will ensure that a new standard of safety for Diggers & Dumpers is adopted across the industry.

The Hire Industry is constantly evolving, at the heart of it the Association supports, promotes, and legislates for its members, with my Industry experience I want to continue to add value for the benefit of not only the Board but for all members regardless of the size of their hire business.