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Company Directors

  • Liam Lynch - Founder & Chairman

    Liam is the founder of L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage. He started the business aged 25 with only one machine, and with his ambition and determination, he has driven Lynch to become a leading provider of Plant Hire, Haulage and Transport Services to the UK Construction Industry. Both Liam’s passion and strong ‘Can Do’ attitude have formed the basis of the Lynch Values. As Chairman, he continues to oversee all aspects of the company.

  • Rob Lynch - Joint Managing Director

    Rob’s experience has seen him work across in all departments of the Plant Hire business such as Hire Desk, Accounts, Service, Transport and Plant Operating. This has given him the full perspective on what matters to clients and how best to develop solutions for them. He is passionate and enthusiastic, always looking to improve standards and services to our clients. He also works with the other Directors on the strategic path of the business to ensure that it is going in the right direction for our customers, staff, and the organisation.

    In addition, Rob has made it a personal crusade to ensure that best practices are implemented to ensure an incident and accident-free culture among the workforce. This commitment provides a safer working environment not only for employees, but for everyone associated with the site and its activities. To this end he conceived and developed the ‘Lynch Thumbs Up’ safety campaign which has now been adopted across many construction sites nationwide.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • Company Strategy
    • Key Account Management
    • Safety
    • Operations
    • Training
  • Merrill Lynch - Joint Managing Director

    Merrill's primary focus at Lynch is to help our team be the best they can be, by creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our people to flourish.

    Our vision is about being the best, by getting it right first time for all our customers and colleagues, and Merrill works closely with all members of our team to ensure our vision is realised. 

    Key responsibilities include:

    • Business operational management
    • Team management and leadership
    • Financial business growth
    • Contract management and negotiation

  • Fabian Swampillai B.Sc., FCMA, CGMA - Finance Director

    Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Fellow of the Global Management Accountant, Fabian has over 25 years’ manufacturing and construction plant hire industry experience. Prior to joining Lynch, he was a Financial Controller with Sauflon Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Bovis Lend Lease Ltd. He has been with our company for over 20 years and enjoys the challenges associated with working for a rapidly growing company like Lynch.

  • Steven Sutch – Director

    Steven’s experience spans 30 years within the Hire Industry with engagement at all levels. Previously MD for HSS he oversaw the implementation of ‘change management & performance improvement / turnaround' throughout 2012. Throughout his career, Steven has consistently delivered results in terms of sales, profit and building relationships with both colleagues and customers. He consistently reviews the strategic objectives of the business and ensures the opportunities for business growth are continually delivered. Steven works well with top clients to establish a strong and dynamic customer service based relationships. He is also very focused on allowing a significant pool of talent to shine through and rise to the occasion within his sales & operations team.

  • Chris Gill - Director

    Chris joined the Lynch team in January 2012 after learning his trade in the used plant machinery sales industry. His first position was working as a haulage manager, routing tipper and grab lorries in Lynch’s Midlands depot in Northamptonshire. Chris soon moved onto the service desk, organising service engineers, purchasing parts and managing the workshop staff within the depot.

    As the Midlands depot grew throughout 2013 Chris was promoted to Transport manager. During his 18 months as transport manager, Chris grew the Midlands fleet from 7 lorries to 17, while working on improving standards, improving service and meeting hire demands. Along with his transport role, Chris grew relationships with several major contractors such as Skanska, Carillion and Balfour Beatty looking after major projects across the midlands region. In December 2014, Chris was promoted to depot manager for the Midlands area. At 28 years old he became the youngest depot manager in Lynch’s history.

    In July 2016, Chris moved to our Head office in Hemel Hempstead to become the head of key accounts: a department set up to offer an industry leading service to our largest customers and major projects. Chris has led Lynch’s involvement on several major projects, such as the East West rail link for the Carillion / Buckingham JV and recently the £1.5 billion A14 project in Cambridgeshire for the Integrated Delivery Team lead by Balfour Beatty, Costain and Skanksa.

    In 2019, Chris was made a Director of the company.

    On his meteoric rise through the company Chris commented "Lynch has always offered progression to all of their staff and I am testimony to this fact, plus it’s also a great company to work for".

  • Andy Vincent – Digital IT Director

    In 2020, Andy Vincent was appointed to Digital IT Director, overseeing the IT Department, Telematics, the Software Development and Marketing Teams. Andy joined Lynch as IT Manager in 2014 looking after the company’s software, bringing with him 10 years of experience in commercial IT. 

    Within six months, Andy was promoted to Head of IT, responsible for looking after all of the company’s IT systems. Under his leadership the IT team grew, with the addition of internal IT Support. From 2016, the IT function was supporting Lynch’s national depots, helping the business to expand and evolve, maintaining its industry leading position. 

    Andy has ensured full system integration across all levels of the business, and that the daily IT support is delivered to offices, workshops, operators, and drivers. He has also been responsible for the acquisition of Telematics and API feeds to support our customers in an evolving marketplace. 

    Andy has been instrumental in Lynch’s journey toward a more digital and paperless journey and is supporting the business in reaching its environmental goals. His work has helped to achieve the fully connected business that Lynch is today.

  • Steve Bremner - Fleet and H&S Director

    In 2020, Steve Bremner was appointed to Fleet and H&S Director, managing the Transport, Service and Compliance Teams, including driver development, HSE, Supply Chain, Fleet Compliance, and Insurance. Steve will oversee the full range of service support in both Vehicles and Plant.

    Steve joined Lynch in 2012 as Projects Manager, helping improve operation compliance areas around Fleet and Service sectors before being promoted to Group Transport and Service Manager. After a career break, Steve re-joined the business in 2018 as Transport, Service and Compliance Manager, when he was charged with overseeing all vehicle related matters, HGV Service and HSE. Prior to his career in Transport Management, Steve had served 12 years in the Armed Forces.

    Throughout his Lynch career, Steve has helped drive Lynch forward, to an industry leading provider of Plant, Haulage and Transport services. He has been instrumental in doubling our fleet, innovating with the fleet we purchase, and moving the business from FORS Bronze to Gold. Steve is also a Mental Health First Aider, and he regards helping his colleagues within the business as one of his greatest achievements.

    Steve’s work has led to a reduction in the number of accidents year on year and helped to achieve substantial fuel savings across the business. This not only saves money but most importantly reduces our carbon emissions and environmental impact.