The history of our plant hire company

In 1994 Coastal Hire, or Coastal Tool hire as it was known then, opened its doors to the public. Our plant hire company was a unique concept in the market at the time, the main focus of the brand was to provide a hire alternative on all types of power tools, construction equipment and garden and home tools that appealed to the DIY enthusiast.

Owing to outstanding leadership and the quality of the products and services provided, Coastal Hire is an acknowledged leader in the small equipment hire industry .The numerous prestigious franchise industry awards received attest to the success of the Coastal Hire Franchise concept.

At the helm is managing Director John Harcourt-Cooke. Under his stewardship, and by employing his considerable experience acquired in the franchise industry over 25 years , the brand has grown from just  16 to more than 80 outlets.

Johns extensive experience enables him to lend support in the areas of financial, legal, marketing and operational activities, assisting Coastal Hire franchisees in building successful businesses