A lifetime of great service

The firm itself was founded by Malcolm Batten over half a century ago, in 1960. Having both joined the firm way back in 1983, Paul Gould and Mark Sweet took over the business in 1997. Fourteen years later, and after a combined 62 years at Batten, Mark and Paul remain partners under the name Batten Plant Hire Ltd.

Over the years, we’ve built up wide experience to draw from, and a reputation for reliability and consistency in delivering top-quality work. We never forget that we’re working on your property, so we strive to be professional and courteous at all times

Our jobs have allowed us to meet some fantastic people over the decades, so it’s great to be able to give something back. Hence why we’re keen supporters of The Lighthouse Club Benevolent Fund. It’s a brilliant organisation that raises money for construction workers and their families, who have suffered financial hardship due to illness or injury.

Read more about their good work and catch up with their events.