Meet the Team
The Clements Team – People make the difference!
At Clements we are proud of our team and their commitment and focus is what sets us apart from other hire companies. We are prepared to go that extra mile to support our customers and understand that attitude makes the world of difference. At Clements we aim to achieve a friendly family atmosphere, where we are easy to do business with.
We are proud of the fact that we have customers who have been dealing with us for over 30-years and that is a reflection of the philosophy and ethos which runs throughout the organisation.
With a combined industry experience of in excess of 200 years we offer the best knowledge available in the region.
Five of our team have never worked anywhere other than Clements and that is testament to our employment philosophy and recognition that our team is what makes Clements the business it is today. This point is further underlined by the fact that five members of the current Clements team have returned to work for the company.
We are proud that we employ an Apprentice scheme, which has resulted in three additional qualified team members in the last six years alone.
The breadth of experience ranges from over 40-years service to that of just a few months, thus providing a balance of both youth and experience and ensuring we are investing for the future.
Investing in training is vital and we have an ethos of continuous improvement which reflects in the performance of the business.
As with any business, staff come and go, but the quality always remains and the Directors are certain that they have the best team in the region who are Honest, Ethical, Reliable and Friendly.
If you want a cash-deal with no VAT, then we’re not the right company for you, but if you want a professional supplier who are fully insured with loyal trained staff then Clements has to be your supplier of choice.
Stuart is the Divisional Managing Director of FGS Plant and assumes overall responsibility for the Clements Plant & Access Hire business. Stuart brings a wealth of experience to help us grow and expand the company over the coming years. In his spare time, he enjoys nothing more than supporting his beloved West Ham United.
Adrian (Hutch) joined the company in 2011 as Operations Manager. He was promoted to Operations Director and in May 2015 to MD. Since the acquisition by FGS Plant, Adrian now assumes day to day responsibility for the running of the business. His passion is clay pigeon shooting and every weekend he is out and about shooting (or more accurately missing).
Paul (Crab) has been with Clements since he left school (in 1974), He has forgotten more than most of us would ever know, (we just wish he’d remember where his money is when he gets to the bar). After 46 years with the business he was promoted to be Operations Director. In his spare time he tinkers with old motorbikes.
Regional Sales Manager
Raj joined the Clements Team in June 2023 as Regional Sales Manager. After working for HSS hire for over 9 years, Raj will be responsible for developing and building relationships with customers, new and old. He will also be on hand to help advise on the appropriate hire equipment needed to complete your projects.
John joined the Clements Team from outside the industry having worked previously for a finance company. He is very experienced in keeping company accounts in order. John follows rugby and is partial to a pint of real ale or 2 and he dotes on his grandchildren.
Dominique is John’s assistant and deputises when he is away. Dominique is responsible for credit control, so she’s the one chasing payment, but she does it so nicely that we never have any issues. When not at work, she’s mother to two lovely children and is the long-suffering wife to Richard, who is a rally driver, so she has her work cut-out!
Key Account & Cross
Fran has rejoined Clements and we are really glad to have back in the team. Fran built up lots of hire industry experience during her first stint with the company and will be looking after some of our key customer accounts and managing our growing cross hire business. Additionally, Fran will be responsibile for organising our operated truck mounted and spider platform hire.
Drae joined us in 2021 with Hire industry experience having worked at the HSS Hire Shop in Coventry. As Hire Manager, Drae will be tasked with liaising with customers to handle incoming enquiries for Plant Hire equipment, arranging hires and off-hires and organising the site deliveries and collections.
In his spare time, Drae enjoys catching up with friends and listening to his extensive record collection.
IPAF Trainer and LOLER Inspector
Rhys joined Clements in 2012. He completed an apprenticeship with us and became fully qualified in 2015. In 2021, he became a fully accredited IPAF Trainer. A stickler for accuracy, he is a massive asset to the company and he has helped us pioneer new efficient ways of working . When not at work he spends all of his spare time (and cash) on his passion of off-roading and benefits from using the workshop to put his vehicle back together on a regular basis.
Ray (Raymondo) is another team member having worked at Clements his whole career. He’s a qualified mechanic who’s passion is off-roading. He regularly competes in off-road competitions and has numerous trophies, all of which he’s got in a box in his loft. When not not at work he’s messing about with his collection of 9-cars, 11 motorbikes and a boat. He’s lucky that his Wife Helen is very accommodating.
Stevie (Fordy) joined the company in 2008, having had extensive experience working in other rental companies. Originally working on Tool repairs and PAT Testing he soon moved across to access platforms and since 2011 he has been our dedicated mobile access engineer. When not working he and his partner divide their time between family in Coventry & Bristol whilst looking after their delightful little girl.
(Diamond) Dave joined the company in 2011. He is the quiet one of the team, preferring to just get on with his work, which he does really well. However, on a night out with the team he lightens up and becomes the life and soul of the party.
When not working he has a keen interest in following Coventry Rugby Club as well as socialising with his friends in the pub.
Callum joined the company in 2021 as part of our delivery and collection team to get our hire equipment to site. He ensures that every piece of equipment is ready for use as soon as it’s delivered to prevent any delays and provides operator instructions for our customers.
Iain is the latest HGV Driver to join the company during 2021 and like Callum has become an integral part of our delivery and collection team. As part of the delivery process Iain follows the same procedures to ensure that hirers are given an overview of how to work the machine to limit the potential of issues that would prevent the job from being completed.
Neil is the newest member of the team, joining his son Charlie in the business. A workaholic who adores a challenge and always rises to it. When not at work he supports his new Wife in her floristry business and is a devoted stepdad and step grandad to a growing bunch (excuse the pun).
Harvey is a self confessed petolhead and recently rejoined the team at Clements to continue where he left off servicing our machines so they are ready for hire. Harvey has recently received his HGV licence and often steps in to help with delivery of equipment to site.
Charlie joined Clements through the apprenticeship program that has proved really successful for us. He is now in the final stages of qualifying and is highly regarded member of the team and continues to develop his knowledge and understanding of the plant hire industry.
When not working his passion is following football and cars.
Steve (The Loon) went to primary school with Paul and has subsequently worked in the Plant & Tool industry all of his career, having joined Clements in 1991. He is head of the internal entertainments department and is absolutely hilarious and we totally love to have him around. When not at work he loves spending time with his family and has recently bought a caravan.
Apprentice Powered Access
Ellery is the 6th employee to join Clements on an Apprenticeship program. As our Powered Access Apprentice, he will learn all he needs to know to support our Service team to maintain and service the range of Boom & Scissor Lifts and Spider Platforms.
Ciara joins Clements as an Apprentice Fitter who is tasked with assisting our Service Engineers and helping to keep our plant and access equipment in ready to hire condition. When she is not at work Ciara loves hanging out with her pet dog Reggie.
John (Clem) joined the Clements team in 2013 after 37-years working for a local Joiners shop as foreman. He looks after our site maintenance and is responsible for our refurb’ section which undertakes cosmetic repairs. He is a master carpenter and takes a massive pride in his work. John has also just become a Granddad and is loving this new experience.
Paul joined the Clements team in 2020 to provide the marketing support for the company. He looks after everything to do with promoting the products and services that we provide including updating the company website, content writing for social media and designing company brochures and flyers. In his spare time, Paul spends time with his family and enjoys playing golf and coaches junior cricket.