Industry Experience Right here

We’re an independent hire specialist. Established in 2013, we’ve made high-quality hire with top-class service our standard.

Part of CA Group, we know industrial projects.  Demanding commercial hire or domestic build – we can handle all.

We cater for customers from many fields including construction, domestic, defence, events, engineering, environmental, facilities management, farming, forestry, glazing, garbage, highways, housing, shutter doors, security, shop-fitting rail, real estate, transport, telecoms, training utilities...

We know the pain points

Complex projects are challenging. Delays are costly.

Providing accurate, expert advice is key.  We put the best solutions forward. You get the job done with ease. No more hire problems.

We know the sweet spots

The best possible outcomes for our customers, no less. 

The best machines, the best range, the best guidance and service – it’s all in a day’s work. See our customer pledge here.

We’ll keep things moving

One point of contact. We understand you better. No need to go over old ground ­– saving time and gaining convenience. 

Plus super-fast turn around, reliable equipment, out-of-hours assistance.

Knowing our machines

Intricate knowledge of our fleet. Training, guidance, operational and field support.

Our CAP registered engineers are on hand to help.

Here for the duration

You need a quick hire. No problem.

Long-term project management.  We do that too. 

> Scoping survey
> Project planning
> Monitoring
> Field support


Jason O'Brien

General Manager

Jason has been with UPA since incorporation in 2013 and as general manager, oversees all aspects of the business on a day to day basis, ensuring the customer experience is maintained in all areas, through a well-trained and motivated team and robust operational procedures.

Charlotte Dugdale

Hire Controller

Our longest serving member of the hire team, Charlotte manages all aspects of the hire desk, from hire enquiries and transport logistics, to machine availability and engineer calls.

Mykel Hodgson

Sales Account Manager

Having joined UPA in 2017, with a demonstrated history in hire and sales, Mykel manages the UPA sales team and looks after our existing customers, via office calls, site visits and site surveys.

Marie Laird

Sales Development Manager

With over 20 years of experience within access and plant hire and sales, Marie joined UPA in 2021 as Sales Development Manager. Marie thrives on meeting new customers and offering a first class service, whether that be meeting customers at their offices or out on site for a survey.

Tessa Dewhurst

Hire Controller

Having joined UPA in 2020 from a hire industry background, with her friendly and customer focussed approach, Tessa looks after the UPA core fleet on our hire desk from initial enquiry and transport logistics, to off hire and invoicing.

Donna Kenyon

Hire Controller

Having built up a great all round knowledge on a wide range of hire items in previous hire positions, Donna joined UPA in 2021 and looks after the UPA cross hire service. With wide ranging knowledge of a multitude of items, Donna sources all of our customers requirements from cabins and plant, to tooling and truckmounts.

Shannon Wellens

Administration Assistant

Shannon joined UPA in November 2021, to give vital administration support to the UPA hire team. With a proven track record in administration in the health sector Shannon covers our own fleet and cross hire admin side, increasing our customer response times and has been a welcomed addition to the team.

Lee Booth

Service Engineer

Looking after our external LOLER examinations and call outs, Lee is based both at the UPA premises and on sites nationally. Lee has a vast range of knowledge on a wide range of machinery and in the past has been responsible for running engineering services as a country manager in Oman. Lee always exceeds our customers expectations as is often found out on site at 6am to keep our customers progressing.

Andrew Davies

Engineering Controller

Our Engineering Controller Andrew, is responsible for overseeing engineering within the UPA fleet. Andrew leads and motivates our engineering team to achieve the highest levels of safety and quality and co-ordinates numerous processes including external call outs and ensuring stock levels are maintained to ensure fantastic availability at all times.

Darren Gibson

Trainee Engineer

Having started with UPA in the position of Driver/Yard Operative, Darren showed a keen interest and passion for engineering. Having now progressed into the role of Trainee Engineer, Darren continues to increase his knowledge on his journey to becoming a CAP registered engineer, completing our pre-delivery inspections, cosmetic refurbishment & a range of different repairs.

Jamie Bennett

Delivery Driver / Yard Operative

Jamie is a familiar face on site with our customers, as one of our rapid response Delivery Drivers. Jamie, although North-West based, travels nationally delivering and collecting our lightweight access platforms within four hours of order. Jamie has the highest standards of safety and with his logistical knowledge, ensures our customers machines are delivered on time.

Darren Thomas

Delivery Driver / Yard Operative

Due to the increased success of our rapid response deliveries, Darren joined the team in July 2021 to support and increase our availability. With a demonstared history of hire logistics, Darren supports our customers each and every day.

David Marsh

HGV Driver

Having worked most of his career within powered access, David has been with UPA since 2013 and is our longest serving HGV driver. On the road before 5am most days, David thrives off exceeding our customers expectations by having their machines on site, on time and in most cases early. Having completed his demonstrators license, he is well placed to offer all of our customers full familiarisation on the UPA range.

Scott Campbell

HGV Driver

Scott partnered with UPA in 2018 and delivers the UPA range nationally each and every day. Having first obtained his HGV license at just 18 years old, Scott is a firm favorite with our customers due to always arriving on time and his impeccable customer service.

Neil Campbell

HGV Driver

With a lifetime career of providing logistics support to various national and regional access hire companies, Neil initially partnered with UPA to provide relief low loader support in 2014. Working with UPA over the preceding years, as the UPA fleet and customer demand continued to increase, you will now find Neil most days with a variety of core items, delivering and collecting to our customers nationally.


UPA Court
Lymm Service Area
Cliff Lane
WA13 0SP

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