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April 9, 2019updated 10 Apr 2019 3:34pm

Go Plant Fleet Services appoints chief executive

London-based commercial vehicles provider Go Plant Fleet Services has appointed a chief executive.

By Christopher Marchant

Leicestershire -based commercial vehicles provider Go Plant Fleet Services has appointed a chief executive.

Graham Hale was previously a managing director at sgfleet UK, we he worked from 2016. Before this role he was chief executive officer of Fleet Hire for eight years, and a director of fleet funding at the Bank of Scotland Corporate.

Hale takes over from Vaughan McLeod, who switches to a non-executive position on the board of the company. Hale joined Go Plant Fleet on March 1.

Hale said: “I’m delighted to be leading such a substantial company that’s now a UK leader within the commercial vehicle industry. I join the business at an exciting time within its evolution and am hugely looking forward to an exciting new challenge.

“Having been here for a few weeks, I’ve already been impressed by the financial, technical and operational expertise we have and the credibility we’re building in the market around our technical, operational and safety compliance.”

According to the company Hale’s arrival is part of a controlled evolution of the business since the merger between Go Plant and Essential Fleet Services in July 2017. In January Go Plant Fleet Services acquired a large proportion of the business and assets of Gulliver’s Truck Hire in a deal worth over £13m.

Andrew Young was appointed chief financial officer in October, 2018. Formerly with Serco, he has strong experience of large corporate financial controls and governance which will provide a solid reporting and operational platform.

Philip Quelch, also formerly with Serco, was named as the company’s chief engineering officer in December 2017.

Go Plant Fleet Services provides commercial vehicles including refuse collection trucks, gritters, cage tippers and road sweepers on both short and long-term hire, as well as offering fleet management services, including repair and maintenance.

Go Plant Fleet Services has revenue of around £85m and employs around 850 staff across 48 depots and service centres in the UK.

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