Meeting Hire Demands

With an expansive fleet of modern plant and equipment, Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage provides operated, self-drive and contract hire plant to a variety of sectors within the construction arena. Contracts within the civil engineering, rail engineering, public utilities, ground works, highways maintenance, demolition and winter maintenance sectors all offer Lynch the opportunity to build a wide portfolio of skills within a variety of areas.

With a determination to succeed and commitment to delivery, Lynch’s mission is ‘Meeting Hire Demands’  by delivering exactly what the customer wants.

Company Directors

Liam Lynch - Founder & Managing Director

In his earlier years Liam had a vision to create a plant hire firm that not only provided the right machine, but provided the perfect package: the right machine and operator, in a safe, cost-effective, efficient manner. With Liam still at the helm that vision has now been realised and Lynch is now one of most recognisable names in UK plant hire, carrying with it a reputation for quality, continual investment in the best people as well as the best equipment and, above all, customer satisfaction.

Rob Lynch - Director

Rob’s  experience has seen him work across in all departments of the Plant Hire business such as Hire Desk, Accounts, Service, Transport and Plant Operating. This has given him the full perspective on what matters to clients and how best to develop solutions for them. He is passionate and enthusiastic, always looking to improve  standards and services to our clients. He also works with the other Directors on the strategic path of the business to ensure that it is going in the right direction for our customers, staff and the organisation.

In addition, Rob has made it a personal crusade to ensure that best practices are implemented to ensure an incident and accident-free culture among the workforce. This commitment provides a safer working environment not only for employees, but for everyone associated with the site and its activities. To this end he conceived and developed the ‘Lynch Thumbs Up’ safety campaign which has now been adopted across many construction sites nationwide.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Company Strategy
  • Key Account Management
  • Safety
  • Operations
  • Training

Merrill Lynch - Operations Director

Merrill’s experience spans operations management, purchasing, sales management, business strategy, customer service, cost management and construction safety. This has involved working closely with every business department, supporting our accounts team, plant and lorry operating team and our hire desk department.

His primary focus at Lynch is to spearhead national growth and since 1997 he has played a a major role in the company’s expansion.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Business operational management
  • Team management and leadership
  • Financial business growth
  • Contract management and negotiation

Fabian Swampillai B.Sc., FCMA, CGMA - Finance Director

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Fellow of the Global Management Accountant, Fabian has over 25 years’ manufacturing and construction plant hire industry experience. Prior to joining Lynch, he was a Financial Controller with Sauflon Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Bovis Lend Lease Ltd. He has been with our company for over 16 years and enjoys the challenges associated with working for a rapidly growing company like Lynch.

Steven Sutch – Director

Steven’s experience spans 30 years within the Hire Industry with engagement at all levels. Previously MD for HSS he oversaw the implementation of  ‘change management & performance improvement / turnaround throughout 2012. Throughout his career Steven has consistently delivered results in terms of sales, profit and building relationships with both colleagues and customers. He consistently reviews the strategic objectives of the business and ensures the opportunities for business growth are continually delivered.  Steven works well with top clients to establish a strong and dynamic customer service based relationships. He is also very focused on allowing a significant pool of talent to shine through and rise to the occasion within his sales & operations team.

Chris Gill - Director

Chris joined the Lynch team in January 2012 after learning his trade in the used plant machinery sales industry. His first position was working as a haulage manager, routing tipper and grab lorries in Lynch’s Midlands depot in Northamptonshire. Chris soon moved onto the service desk, organising service engineers, purchasing parts and managing the workshop staff within the depot.

As the Midlands depot grew throughout 2013 Chris was promoted to Transport manager, during his 18 month as transport manager, Chris grew the Midlands fleet from 7 lorries to 17. Working on improving standards, improving service and meeting hire demands. Along with his transport role Chris grew relationships with several major contractors such as Skanska, Carillion and Balfour Beatty looking after major projects across the midlands region. In December 2014, Chris was promoted to depot manager for the Midlands area. At 28 years old he became the youngest depot manager in Lynch’s history.

In July 2016 Chris moved to our Head office in Hemel Hempstead to become the head of key accounts. A department set up to offer an industry leading service to our largest customers and major projects. Chris has led Lynch’s involvement on several major projects such as the East West rail link for the Carillion / Buckingham JV and recently the £1.5 billion A14 project in Cambridgeshire for the Integrated Delivery Team lead by Balfour Beatty, Costain and Skanksa.

In 2019, Chris was made a Director of the company.

On his meteoric rise through the company Chris commented "Lynch has always offered progression to all of their staff and I am testimony to this fact plus it’s also a great company to work for".

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