24 Jul Rainham based Simply Hire welcomes new owner
On Friday 20 July 2019, Ruth Napp, became the Owner of Simply Hire after purchasing the company. At the age of just 21, Ruth was headhunted to join Simply Hire by the former owner who spotted her potential at a young age. Ruth began her career with Simply Loos as a Hire Controller in 2004.
Ruth was captivated by the business, spotted the opportunities and was committed to making the future of Simply Hire as bright as possible. Since joining the business, Ruth has worked hard to ensure it is industry leading by enhancing its services and approach.
Simply Hire encompasses two businesses, Simply Loos and Simply Environmental Services. Ruth’s drive to always deliver excellence has seen Simply Hire go from strength to strength, including delivering its biggest month of events to date last summer. In addition to this, Ruth has worked hard to secure nationally recognised accreditations such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and FORS Bronze. This success is what Ruth thrives on and it is her can-do attitude that sets Ruth apart from others within the industry.
As a woman, Ruth has faced considerable challenges working in the male dominated waste management, event and construction industries, however she has worked hard to overcome these. The team often describes Ruth as having a magic wand that enables her to overcome the most challenging situations. As a young woman within the industry, Ruth is passionate about utilising these experiences to support other young people and women to build a career of their own. When Ruth started at Simply Hire, she was the only female working within the business. Today, 20% of the team are female, something that Ruth is very proud of.
With a passion to always exceed client expectations and remain at the forefront of the industry, Ruth is always exploring ways to grow Simply Hire further. It is this that inspired Ruth to create luxury toilet units that are themed to suit events for Simply Hire’s prestigious client, Windsor Racecourse. The team had an exciting opportunity to work on creating a bespoke purpose-built unit themed around racing and equestrianism, which the client was delighted with.
Ruth understands the importance of her team’s happiness and recognises the impact that this has on results. Therefore, Ruth is committed to involving her team on all levels of the business and prides herself on never asking a team member to do anything that she wouldn’t do herself. In fact, Ruth can regularly be found attending events and servicing toilets alongside her team. In addition to this, Ruth is dedicated to ensuring that staff receive on-going training to ensure they are confident in their work and excellence is always delivered.
Ruth Napp, Managing Director and Owner of Simply Hire, says: “After being a part of Simply Hire for 14 years, I am delighted to have now purchased the business and very excited for the future. As a values led business coupled with a fantastic team working alongside me, I am confident that the business will continue to grow. We have sound strategic plans in place for the future of Simply Hire and will continue to focus on the further growth of the business and our offering.”
“The purchase of the business completing is the perfect way to kick off our busy summer season. I look forward to working alongside my team and continuing to deliver our services to a range of prestigious clients and working towards growing every year…watch this space!”