Speedy Hire sees steady growth

Speedy Hire, the tools and equipment rental service, remains on track for impressive growth this year after saying yesterday that sales had risen 5.3 per cent in the first half of the financial year, when the effects of recent disposals were stripped out.
The company said its progress – in line with expectations – was mainly driven by its international arm, with revenue up 77 per cent on last year. Underlying UK sales were up 3.2 per cent, the company added.