TG Lynes has appointed Steven Watts to the role of Plant Hire Manager, as the business looks to develop its offering.

Watts has joined the TG Lynes team after more than a decade in the tool and equipment hire industry.

The 31-year-old has a clear vision of where he wants to take the department, focussing on customer service and reliability.

“I started in hire at 20-years-old, really enjoyed it and was able to move through the ranks into a managerial position,” said Watts.

“I was looking for a new challenge and an opportunity to develop my career further so when this opportunity with TG Lynes arose I jumped at it.

“There is a chance to develop the hire department here and make it an even stronger contender in the market.

“People hire from people. If they know we are reliable and the kit always arrives on site when we say it will then that is the driving factor.

“I will be looking closely at all aspects of customer service, while making sure the team are as motivated and happy as possible.”

Watts, who will head up a hire team of six, has been impressed by what he has seen at the business so far. He said: “TG Lynes has a really close-knit team, which is not something I’ve experienced at other businesses I’ve worked at. You get to meet everyone across all departments and get immediate feedback on what is working well and what isn’t.

“I also have a one-year-old daughter so it’s nice to be working close to home so I can spend more time with the family.”

TG Lynes offer hire of a wide range of equipment, including benches, compressors, dehumidifiers, drills, gas bottles, grinders, ladders, hand tools, lifting equipment, lighting equipment, staging and trestles.

TG Lynes has also recently launched its authorised REMS service depot – the only one in London and the South East – with further investment planned to increase the fleet size by 20% by the middle of the year.

Martin Hastings, Managing Director of TG Lynes, said: “We are delighted to welcome Steven into the team and I’m sure our hire department will benefit from his vast experience in the field.

“We are renowned for reliability and availability of hire equipment and I’m confident Steven will help to improve this even further.”