Steve Watkinson's January update

I have just finished all of my EHS hirer visits and can’t wait for the Show next week. Many of the hirers that I have visited are will definitely be at the Show and I look forward to seeing them there.

Once again, it was rewarding that one of the hirers that I visited took the time to write to me giving their thoughts on the Show and their business, as per the following:

"Hi Steve,

It was great to see you in Market Harborough on Monday, thank you for coming to see our premises. 

My name is Simon Sterland and I set SDS Trade Equipment Ltd up in March 2016.

The company was originally set up to offer a repair service for the tool / small plant hire industry locally and nationally. 

We secured a national repair contract in 2017 and had been doing the majority of their small plant & tool hire repair work (over 200 items per month) until they recently decided to concentrate on the merchant side and unfortunately closed their hire side at the end of last year.

We created our own hire division due to local demand a year ago and this side of the company is now starting to play a major part in our business.

We also supply new and refurbished tools / equipment to the local and national trade. 

We are here to support the tool hire industry.

There is myself, my wife Juliet handling the accounts and marketing, my brother Richard and his trainee Tom on the floor and we have Terry Richards as our Sales Adviser.

Between myself, Terry and Rich combined we have over 50 years’ experience in the supply and support of the hire industry have worked with the manufacture and sale of hire machines since an early age.

I have visited the Executive Hire Show many times and also has Terry, his visit last year representing SDS.

Going forward into 2019 we hope for a positive year. It is always demanding but we are determined to push forward, expand our services both locally and nationally and support the hire trade with servicing and repair work.

Terry will be at the Executive Hire show in February this year and I am trying to free myself to make the visit to look at the new products available and always as ever bully for a deal on the day, ha ha!

Thanks again,

Simon Sterland

Managing Director - SDS Trade Equipment Ltd Service / Sales / Hire"