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may later find that they no longer need it after completing the job. The One Stop Equipment Buy Back Service quotes clients a price to buy back their redundant equipment to help recover some of the cost of these items. It also offers clients trade-in options against other equipment that may be more relevant to their current needs. Clients who open a Trade Account with One Stop Hire benefit from 30-day credit terms and no deposit hires. Trade Account customers qualify for a discounted rate at all branches and access to the company’s online Hire Management System. They also receive regular invoicing and statements. Companies and organisations interested in opening a Trade Account can download a simple credit check and application form from the One Stop website. One Stop Hire is the largest independent tool hire, equipment and access rental company in the North West. In mid-2015, the company sat down and assessed what were the most profitable and complimentary aspects of their full service offering. Steve continued: “As One Stop Hire has grown, we’ve experimented with and looked at lots of value added services to complement our core hire offering. “Last year, we came up with HIRE, SALES & TRAINING, rebranded our logo and marketing tools, and launched a new website to support our development. The updated website also includes a downloadable brochure that details fully comprehensive information for all of our products and services. HIRE “We have clients from across the UK asking us to source all kinds of equipment. Our hire fleet now consists of approx. 10,000 items, ranging from Power Tools, Mini Plant, Alloy Access Systems, Small Powered Access, Lifting Equipment, Survey Equipment and Generators, to Lighting and M&E Equipment. “We hire Cranes, Diggers, Accommodation, Large Access Booms and various other specialist equipment, and our comprehensive offering eradicates the need for our clients to source suppliers and open accounts with more than one company. They can make one call and source everything from us, saving a lot of time. On many occasions, our clients also save money as we have great re-hire supply deals in place which wouldn’t normally be offered to “one off” hirers. The development of our Re-Hire service has contributed £1.5m to our turnover so far. “Within our head office function, we now have a Central Hire Desk staffed by 3 of our very best Hire Managers. These managers service our bigger accounts that u 6R