Paul Errington

Paul Errington, Director, County Hire

Co-opted onto the HAE Tools and Equipment Board 2022

I have worked in the tool and plant hire industry since 1991. I have been a member of HAE since the mid-1990’s; have been on the HAE Marketing Committee since 2013 and was a member of the Tool & Equipment Board in 2014 and 2015. I should like to re-join The Board as there is currently no representative of small, single-depot businesses, the needs and interests of which are significantly different to those of national companies. I bring many years of small-company experience to the table, and have several ideas that would enhance the Association’s offering to small businesses.

My route to the rental industry was long and varied. Having attained an HND in Business Studies at Plymouth Polytechnic, I worked for a UK manufacturer of garage equipment and then an American manufacturer of pneumatic equipment with whom I spent five years travelling North Africa, the Middle East and parts of Europe seeking new distributors and motivating the existing ones.

In 1991 I launched County Hire which is a single-depot, general hire business based on the Hampshire/Berkshire border. My spare time interests include motor sport, gardening, dogs, Plymouth Argyle and keeping reasonably fit.