Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 132,188 pages of information and 209,710 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
1957 The Hire Services Company is founded by Bert Taylor.
Became part of Scaffolding (Great Britain) Ltd
1967 SGB's subsidiaries of Hire Shops Ltd and Hire Service Co (London) Ltd had 22 shops between them
1968 Scaffolding (Great Britain) merged its 2 hire subsidiaries, the Hire Service Company and Hire shops Ltd., to become Hire Service Shops Ltd.
1970s Branches included Birmingham, Cardiff, Southampton, and Manchester.
1980s HSS Event Hire and HSS Lift and Shift established.
1985 HSS had 100 shops nationwide
1986 SGB was acquired by John Mowlem
2003 Management buyout
2015 HSS Hire Group plc was listed on the London Stock Exchange
2015 Acquired UK heating, ventilation and air-conditioning hire company, All Seasons Hire