Case Studies

LOC Hire

Founded by Managing Director Dan Wharton in 2014, LOC Hire is a leading provider of a range of specialist equipment on a hire, lease or sales basis.

18th April 2019

About the business

Initially established to meet the needs of companies in the construction and renewables sectors, 2017 saw LOC Hire add the events sector to their areas of operation to meet strong demand from their existing client base, including the film industry.

Responding to the specific needs of customers, Dan worked with manufacturers to develop mobile and static welfare units, including eco-units. Adding to that LOC hire’s USP is a commitment to 24/7 service to meet the demands of the specific areas the company work in.

I didn’t initially realise the extent of help that could be offered by Business Gateway for growth businesses.

How Business Gateway has helped

Dan said: “I didn’t initially realise the extent of help that could be offered by Business Gateway for growth businesses. However, since engaging with them, LOC Hire Ltd has used them for a bit of everything, from strategy support, marketing help, organisational development support to more recently getting advice about the best way to approach a tender process.”

Dan added that he would recommend Business Gateway for other companies that want to grow their business.

“You are able to tap into their network of advisers allowing you and your team to learn on the job and for any business, no matter how established, I’d recommend the support offered by Business Gateway which can be a real investment for your organisation. LOC Hire has gone from strength to strength, and this growth has been recognised, with the company winning Best Growth Business at the past two consecutive Falkirk Herald Business Awards.

Support provided

1-2-1 Business Adviser

Strategic Review

Advice on Marketing

What’s next?

In addition to a Head Office on a large site in Longcroft near Bonnybridge, the company has established branches in Aberdeen and Newcastle and will shortly be adding operations in Grantham and Inverness, realising Dan’s vision of a truly national business.

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