SHB Hire Ltd is a family owned and operated company which has provided vehicle hire and management for nearly 50 years. We have a diverse fleet of over 14,500 vehicles ranging from cars, standard and specialist LCVs and HGVs to golf buggies and ATVs. If you require any vehicle or plant on long term hire that is not available on our fleet we can source it from an alternative location. We are an award winning company having won the award for Van/Truck Rental Company of the Year at the Commercial Fleet Van Awards 2015 and for Van Rental Company of the Year and Supplier of the Year at the Fleet Van Awards 2014.

We are proud to say we have the largest 4x4 rental fleet in Europe as well as the biggest hire fleet of HGV tippers and crane lorries in the UK. We operate out of 14 key locations nationwide with each one having fully operational workshop facilities to provide servicing, inspections, repairs, MOTs, and major breakdown work; six of which are equipped with a bodyshop and fabrication facility.

We supply to a variety of market sectors including local and central government, infrastructure services, highways, utilities, rail and facilities management. Through our diverse range of vehicles, and having the UK's largest buggy and ATV fleet, we are the event industry's ideal partner of choice. This service has been further enhanced through the introduction of GO-DRIVE providing fully trained buggy chauffeurs with the option of security trained personal.

Since purchasing GolfBuggyHire we now boast to having over 1,000 buggies and ATVs on our rental fleet.

We provide a one-stop-shop approach to vehicle management offering tailored, flexible solutions 24/7, 365 days a year. Our diverse packages include fleet administration, repair and maintenance, accident management and telematics. We offer our customers a variety of different hire options bespoke to their needs including spot, flexi and long term hire, buy and lease back of fleet and eight comprehensive nationwide vehicle sales sites.

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Romsey, GB
Size (employees)
157 (est)+4%
SHB Hire was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Romsey, GB
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SHB Hire Office Locations

SHB Hire has an office in Romsey
Romsey, GB (HQ)
Premier Way
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SHB Hire Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


SHB Hire Financials

SHB Hire's revenue was reported to be £86.81 m in FY, 2016 which is a 3.6% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

86.8 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Gross profit (FY, 2016)

21.4 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2016), %


Net income (FY, 2016)

6.2 m

EBITDA (FY, 2016)

53.3 m

EBIT (FY, 2016)

12 m

Cash (31-Dec-2016)

2.7 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


34.6 m36.4 m33.5 m40.6 m53.6 m62.9 m69 m78.3 m83.8 m86.8 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

27.1 m29.4 m25.7 m30.8 m41.9 m47.1 m52.2 m58.1 m61.9 m65.4 m

Gross profit

7.5 m7 m7.8 m9.7 m11.6 m15.8 m16.8 m20.3 m21.9 m21.4 m
GBPFY, 2007FY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

971.8 k(338.2 k)1.6 m2.8 m3.6 m5 m5.2 m6.6 m7.6 m6.2 m

Cash From Operating Activities

15.5 m17.2 m15.4 m16.6 m24.3 m34.3 m30.5 m38.2 m40.1 m34.4 m

Dividends Paid

100 k27.5 k

Cash From Financing Activities

10.5 m(75 k)(10.5 m)12.9 m23.3 m13 m15.4 m20.7 m24.6 m23.1 m
GBPY, 2016


740.4 k

Financial Leverage

4.9 x
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