19 January 2022

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Business growth expert takes CEO role at WowNow Hire

WowNow Hire, one of the UK’s leading commercial hire companies, has announced that business growth expert Anthony Pearlgood has been appointed as CEO. Joining the company in what has already been an exciting year following a rebrand in April, Anthony brings over 30 years’ leadership experience, primarily from his work in document management services – shredding, waste and recycling.

Speaking about the appointment, WowNow Hire’s chairman Martin Smith said: “We’re delighted to welcome Anthony. His strong customer service ethic and wealth of experience with rapid growth businesses made him the perfect choice to lead WowNow Hire during the next phase of our development.”

Anthony’s career has involved growing several companies through a combination of organic growth, acquisitions and diversification – including his own business CDS (Confidential Destruction Services) which he started 20-years ago. After a period of rapid growth, CDS was sold to the PHS Group in 2006, making it the second largest provider in the UK with a £50m turnover. Anthony then facilitated the sale of the Division to Restore Plc, a competitor, and helped integrate and grow the enlarged business.

Anthony said: “I‘m delighted to be joining WowNow Hire at this juncture – a time of change and momentum within the business. The company has a very well-invested foundation from which to build an even more compelling customer proposition and accelerate its UK and Ireland growth.”

Established 26 years ago, WowNow Hire has built a network of 9,000 locations capable of supporting any size operation across the UK, Ireland and Europe and offers five million items of equipment from five main product areas – namely Powered Access Hire, Plant Hire, Tool Hire, Temporary Accommodation Hire and Waste Disposal Services.

Further information on WowNow Hire’s full range of commercial hire equipment and services can be found at www.wownowhire.co.uk.