Accio Group appointed to manage roll out of new local HSS Hire centres


Cambridgeshire-based construction specialist, Accio Group, has been appointed by HSS Hire Group plc. as it prepares to open 60 new local hire centres across 2015. Accio Group will manage the new site openings, overseeing each project from newly acquired shell-scheme units, through to fully fitted stores, ready for opening.


Acting as the main contractor to HSS’ operations team, Accio will support the business case for each new store proposal with detailed survey work and site plans. Once a new site has been acquired, Accio will manage every aspect of the store fit-out, from signage to shop-fitting, working to deliver enhanced value management and a consistent store quality across the entire new local hire centre estate.

HSS Hire is one of the largest providers of tool and equipment hire, related services, temporary power generation and powered access in the United Kingdom* and has been operating across the UK for more than 50 years, primarily focusing on the business to business market as well as the more publicly known trade market.

A key part of HSS’ expansion plans for 2015, local hire centres are designed to feel like a modern retail outlet, where customers are welcomed in and encouraged to browse the kit - a step away from the counter and catalogue models that traditionally dominate the hire industry. The new local hire centres provide local customers and passing trades with easy access to a wide range of tools and equipment as well as offering hire related services.

 Accio CEO Stephen Casey said: “We have partnered with HSS on many occasions, often as a result of our work with Sainsbury’s Stores Limited. I am delighted that the Board has chosen Accio and we look forward to helping HSS acquire further customer growth in their new localities.”

 HSS Managing Director John Overman said:“We continue to invest in more branches, more equipment and more support - to ensure our customers can get exactly what they need when they need it and we’re confident that Accio are the right partner to help us ensure that our local hire centres achieve this.”

 *Based on revenue & fleet size.


 About Accio Group

 Accio Group of Companies Ltd specialises in three key areas – Construction, Temporary Storage and Integrated Event Solutions.

In construction, Accio is one of the leading modular building suppliers in Europe with extensive fabrication facilities at its Warboys production site.

In temporary storage and warehousing Accio are at the forefront of demountable structures. They create and heat over 20,000sqm of temporary (seasonal) sorting office space each year for the Royal Mail Group alone, in addition to creating demountable storage solutions for industry and temporary retail solutions for Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Lidl and The Co-op Food Group.

Accio’s Integrated Event Solutions are used by major event organisers, agencies, global businesses and leading brands. They work extensively across the UK and Europe supporting these clients with a comprehensive package of services which extends far beyond the structural aspects, building on their reputation as a ‘safe pair of hands’.

The multi award-winning company invests heavily in people and processes to maintain its position as one of the most safety conscious and highly accredited operators in the UK.

For further information contact:

Chris Ellis, Sales & Marketing Director

01487 773 905


About HSS

HSS Hire Group plc. provides tool and equipment hire and related services in the UK and Ireland through a nationwide network of over 250 locations. Focusing primarily on the operate and maintain segments of the market, 90% of its revenues come from business customers.
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