Plant and equipment specialists Enable Hire and Enable Welfare have acquired more than 40 new assets on hire purchase, including 15 Mercedes-Benz vans, with funding from Asset Alliance.

The sister businesses doubled the size of their combined fleet and also invested in lighting equipment and welfare cabins, which has allowed them to serve a larger customer base across construction, rail, film and events sectors.

Both businesses have grown over the last two years as demand for welfare support increased.

Peter Milnes, Enable Hire GM, said: “Our sector boomed over the pandemic as the requirements for welfare such as site accommodation, toilets and hand-washing facilities became more important.

“We supported several organisations with welfare vans including the NHS, where they were used for vaccination bases and to extend A&E facilities.

“As a result, our business has grown quickly, and we are excited to be investing further and extending our offer with a lot of new and top-of-the-range equipment.”