Ardent is the name of the new combined company formed by the buyout and merger of long established plant hire companies, One Call Hire and Fork Rent, by Searchlight Capital Partners and Duke Street, together with key management.

The company was created through Steve Corcorans vision to bring together One Call and Fork Rent and led by acting CEO and Chairman, Greg Fitzgerald, the current non-executive Chairman of Galliford Try plc, and non-executive Director of the NHBC.

The management team also includes senior management from both former companies, along with leading figures from both the hire industry and the many industries we serve.

This unique depth and breadth of experience gives Ardent a unrivalled understanding of the hire industry, and allows us to back one of the largest and youngest hire fleets available with informed and innovative strategic hire solutions.