Brandon Miles, the Assistant Manager at the Head Office depot in Swansea, has completed the Hire Industry Apprentice HDO Programme.
The qualification, which is issued in conjunction with both the
Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) Hire Train programme and the Hire Association of Europe (HAE), covers a wide range of hire-industry standards and is a benchmark by which companies can set their standards.
With a keen focus on Health & Safety, Brandon was part of the first ever group to undertake the qualifications in Wales, and he already sees the benefits. Brandon commented, “The 5-month training was very intensive but has given me a clear understanding of the safe working practices and industry standards which I am looking forward to working to”.
As proud members of the HAE, the opportunity to undertake the inaugural training course in Wales was one they didn’t want to miss. Director of Miles Hire Darren Miles commented: “We pride ourselves on our approach to health and safety and training, however, continuing to develop and re-enforce the skills of our staff is an integral part of our business strategy”.
Independent, family run hire firm Miles Hire have appointed Gwynn Morris as their new Business Development Manager.
Gwyn joins the firm after 30 years working in the Access Equipment Industry.
He brings a wealth of experience in the hire of Scissor Lifts, Access Towers & Platforms and is looking forward to developing this side of the business as well as plant and tool hire.
Gwyn commented “I’ve known brothers Darren and Ryan Miles for many years and the prospect of a new challenge combined with the focus they put on excellent customer service really appealed to me. Miles Hire is a growing company, and the network of depots across South Wales allows me to keep in contact with the businesses I’ve dealt with for many years as well as building new relationships”.
Fluent Welsh speaker Gwyn, who lives in Cwmafan and is an ardent Aberavon RFC fan, is based out of the head office in Swansea but frequently travels across South Wales to visit customers as well as visiting the depots in Bridgend and Miskin.