Over The Years

Evolve with Us: A Journey Through Our Company's Progressive Years

Embark on a narrative of growth and innovation as we traverse the milestones of our company's enduring journey. From humble beginnings to a dynamic present, witness how our unwavering commitment to excellence has shaped us into the industry leader we are today. Join us in celebrating the years of dedication, resilience, and the continuous pursuit of excellence that define our company's remarkable story.

December, 2023

Ardent replaces entire HGV transport fleet with Volvo in a deal worth over £8 million

October, 2023

Ardent celebrates 10 year partnership with Kubota

October, 2023

Ardent purchases 100th Roto Telehandler from Manitou

September, 2023

Ardent opens new training centres in Glasgow, Midlands & Bedford

June, 2023

Ardent's Fuel-IT Smart Fuel Tanks were launched

March, 2023

Ardent Achieve sixth RoSPA Gold Award

January, 2023

Ardent digitalises new account process with DocuSign

December, 2022

Ardent announces new super-hub depot at Bedford

September, 2022

Ardent announces new £120m ABL facility with HSBC for the next 4 years, the largest ever agreed in the UK  

June, 2022

Ardent sets up the Plant & Hire Aid Alliance. The Alliance consists of like-minded companies in the plant hire industry who are acting together to support the humanitarian effort in Ukraine. Even though many of them have already acted, either as individuals or as companies, the alliance is set up in an effort to provide aid as a group and raise public awareness about the hardships that have been inflicted on millions of Ukrainian families.

March, 2022

Ardent invests in Solar Hybrid Generators from Proelectric

January, 2022

Ardent invests in new MEWP fleet from Niftylift

November, 2021

Ardent announced its success at The Building Innovation Awards where it won “Best Digital Transformation” award for its highly acclaimed Ardent Digital Platform.

October, 2021

Ardent wins the digital construction excellence award at the 2021 construction news specialist awards

October, 2021

Ardent Launches Employee car Carbon Offsetting Scheme

October, 2021

Ardent's digital platform wins 'Best Digital Innovation' and 'Safety Innovation' at the European Rental Association (ERA) Awards.

September, 2021

Ardent rolls out Gaviti to automate finance processes

September, 2021

Ardent offsets the carbon emissions from its entire Roto-telehandler fleet

October, 2021

Ardent opens new Glasgow depot

July, 2021

Ardent Delivery Tracking was launched

May, 2021

Ardent Launches Operated Hires

March, 2021

525 new JCB Loadall telescopic handlers purchased from Watling JCB for £26 million.

August, 2020

Ardent Hire announces a key partnership with ClimateCare to offer the industry's first carbon offsetting programme as part of its drive for sustainable business in the plant hire industry

July, 2020

Ardent announces the launch of its new Customer Care Centre (CCC) following a business restructure which creates a new, modern, customer focused organisation that is designed to create an exceptional customer experience.

May, 2020

Site Manager was launched

April, 2020

Ardent Offset entire transport fleet carbon

February, 2020

Ardent launches the industries most powerful customer portal, Ardent InSite, enabling customers to administer every aspect of their hire online from order to invoice

January, 2020

Ardent opens new Midlands depot

November, 2019

Ardent wins the 'Most Innovative Supplier' and 'Best Health & Safety Innovation' at the Building Innovation Awards.

October, 2019

Ardent places £13 million order with Mawsley for new Manitou fleet

August, 2019

Ardent Places £9 million Order With Thwaites for 300 new dumpers

July, 2019

Ardent wins the 'Digital Construction Excellence' award at the Construction News Awards.

July, 2019

Ardent places the biggest single order of telescopic handlers ever placed by a UK customer with JCB as part of a two-year deal worth more than £75 million.

June, 2018

Ardent TV was launched giving customers access first ever access to online product familiarisation and site support videos.

April, 2018

Ardent builds 'data warehouse' to streamline data flow and integrate into customer systems.

April, 2018

Ardent App was launched

January, 2018

Ardent secures a £120m asset based lending facility from leading banks, HSBC & ABN AMRO.

November, 2017

Ardent Invests in a new fleet of Volvo FH tractor units to upgrade transport fleet

September, 2017

Ardent commits to the next generation by joining The 5% Club

April, 2017

£4m Deal Adds Ammann Rollers to the Ardent Fleet

February, 2017

Ardent Implements NPS system to capture customer feedback

January, 2017

Ardent appoints Jeremy Fish as Chief Executive

September, 2016

Ardent invests in 700 machines worth in excess of £40 million from JCB

May, 2016

Ardent Invests in Roto Telehandler Fleet

January, 2016

Ardent Hire Solutions Ltd. is launched

October, 2015

SearchLight & Duke Street buyout Onecall Hire & Forkrent



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