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  • Liam Lynch - Founder & Managing Director

    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 and built the company into what it is today. As Managing Director, he continues to oversee all aspects of the company.

  • Rob Lynch - 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 - Operations Director

    Merrill’s experience spans operations management, purchasing, sales management, business strategy, customer service, cost management and construction safety. This has involved working closely with every business department, supporting our accounts team, plant and lorry operating team and our hire desk department.

    His primary focus at Lynch is to spearhead national growth and since 1997 he has played a a major role in the company’s expansion.

    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 16 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".