About UsServing the South West’s contractors since 1960

Nearly sixty years ago, Roger Penny started a small business near Bath. Using his own back garden as a base, Roger hired out tractors to local farmers and contractors.

Today, that garden has grown into a two-acre industrial site at Ston Easton near Bath employing over 90 members of staff. Home to our modern fleet of lorries and tippers, and an extensive range of plant and equipment, our site also now has a specialist demolition department, as well as its own well-equipped workshop, ensuring that we keep everything in great condition.

Plant hire, demolition and excavation across the South West and South Wales

Our location in the Mendips puts us in the perfect position to serve Bath, Bristol and the South West, South Wales, the Midlands, and the south coast as far as Portsmouth. We have great links to the M4 and M5.

As well as our plant hire site, we also run waste management and recycling centres near Bristol and Bath, and can access waste sites in other areas if those are more convenient for you.

A fantastic team of drivers and operators

We employ a large team of operators, drivers, and site operatives, many of whom have worked with us for years. We have over 20 staff who have been with us for over forty years, and one team member who is celebrating his 50th anniversary with RM Penny! It’s not unusual for our customers to ask for an individual operator by name when placing their orders!

All the team are fully trained and hold current CITB and CSCS cards, and PTS certificates; as well as asbestos, first aid, PASMA, IPAF, CPC training and qualifications.

Reliability and great service- the R M Penny promise

Even when he was hiring out tractors from his own back garden, Roger Penny always insisted on reliability and service as the cornerstones of the business.

The business developed, but those values have never changed. Roger, followed by members of his family, has always ensured that all Penny staff put the customers first.

And that’s what we pride ourselves on – a plant hire, demolition, and excavation service that’s friendly, professional, and reliable, and that understands the needs of your business or project.

To find out more about us, please get in touch.