Managing Director - Plant
Managing Director - Plant
Adrian Hart joined Story as Plant Managing Director in November 2019, having previously worked at M Group Services where, as Plant Director, he managed a £35million business.
With overall responsibility for the successful running of the Plant division, Adrian’s role is to ensure that the Plant business continues to exceed client expectations. His aim is to make Story Contracting a market leader in the UK rail plant hire rail industry, with over 150 machines and three depots.
Tony joined Story in 1995 and over the last 25 years has progressed through the business to his current role as Operations Director. Tony’s key responsibility is to deliver a quality product safely through being a supplier of choice backed by a highly skilled team whilst enhancing Story Contracting brand and reputation. Tony started his career as a qualified Transport Mechanic before coming to Story as the first Plant Fitter. The workshop team expanded alongside the growing business and Tony became Workshop Manager before taking up the role of Plant Director and developing the division into an award-winning supplier.
Head of Business Development
Alan joined Story Contracting in 2015 having held several senior positions in some of the UK’s largest rental companies and a period working as a rental consultant. His role is to lead the commercial activities of the business and to develop and maintain effective collaborative relationships with new and existing clients. This is done by providing innovative commercial and practical solutions for clients which harness the vast array of experience within the Plant team.
Head of Technical Development
Mark joined Story Contracting in 2001, having spent 18 years in Plant hire, Rail and Opencast mining. In 2003 he moved to the Training Department as Trainer/Assessor and lately as Training Manager until he transferred back to Plant heading the Operations Team. In 2016 Mark took up the new post of Head of Technical Development with his key responsibilities being to provide technical support in Plant activities for the Contracting Business and to explore innovative solutions to meet client needs.
Head of Commercial
Stevie joined Story Contracting in June 2019 as Head of Commercial within our Plant division. Stevie started his career at Cape Environmental Services before moving to GAP Hire Solutions.
As Head of Commercial, Stevie ensures that robust commercial processes are in place in order to meet both revenue and budget expectations. This includes providing full support to the Operational and Business Development functions to ensure accuracy in forecasting, client quoting, cost control and cost awareness, all in order to maximise margin return.
“Story Contracting is a progressive, forward thinking business, with an excellent reputation. They also offer great opportunities to their staff.”
Regional Manager (Scotland)
Rob was appointed by Story Contracting in September 2016. Rob is responsible for leading and managing a regional team to deliver safe, reliable and fit-for-purpose plant and labour resource within Scotland. With 15 years of experience in plant management, Rob will oversee the growth of the Plant division in Scotland, with the goal of establishing Story Contracting as the region’s first choice provider of plant solutions.
Carl joined Story in May 2016 having spent 27 years in Engineering and HSQE starting his career as an apprentice Fabricator/Welder through to Senior managerial positions. His role is to lead the stores team in offering an efficient, innovative and compliant small plant hire service to both the Construction and Rail Divisions. Ensuring the Stores facility meets the demands that business growth will provide is something Carl is relishing and looking forward to making a success.
Regional Manager (Carlisle)
James was promoted to Regional Manager in January 2019 after spending almost 7 years as Workshop Manager and having worked for the company for a total of 16 years, beginning his career with Story as a mechanic. Responsible for managing the maintenance and repair of Story’s fleet of plant vehicles and equipment as well as their transport and haulage fleet. An essential element of James’ role is to ensure that the maintenance is carried out to the company high standards. Story has given James the opportunity to develop his skill set and achieve some personal career goals. Prior to joining Story Contracting James worked for ATS Euromaster as a Vehicle Mechanic. James is looking forward to seeing the business grow further and what career opportunities this will bring.