Pompey players welcome equipment hire firm to new location - as expanding business looks to employ up to 20 new people

A POPULAR city centre location is the new home for an equipment hire firm celebrating its growth as a business.
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First Choice Equipment has officially moved into new premises in Gunwharf Quays as part of its continued expansion - and were welcomed by two Pompey players.

The business’s new office, which has a view of Gunwharf and as far as Southsea, has been completely refurbished to the highest standard and will enable the company to continue its growth.

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The multimillion-pound firm was set up by directors Matt Hamill and Nick Smith two years ago during lockdown.

Staff with the Pompey players at their new office in Gunwharf Quays. Picture: Habibur RahmanStaff with the Pompey players at their new office in Gunwharf Quays. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Staff with the Pompey players at their new office in Gunwharf Quays. Picture: Habibur Rahman
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It offers hiring and procurement of a range of equipment including powered access and plant, as well as waste disposal, site accommodation and more.

The company works within several industries, such as events, construction, facilities management and energy, offering nationwide coverage with a local service.

To mark the opening of the new office, the First Choice Equipment team were joined by Portsmouth FC players, Dane Scarlett and Denver Hume, who took part in various football challenges, as well as socialising with the team.

First Choice Equipment, one of the fastest-growing companies in Hampshire, has officially moved into new premises in Gunwharf Quays as part of their continued expansion.
Picture: Habibur RahmanFirst Choice Equipment, one of the fastest-growing companies in Hampshire, has officially moved into new premises in Gunwharf Quays as part of their continued expansion.
Picture: Habibur Rahman
First Choice Equipment, one of the fastest-growing companies in Hampshire, has officially moved into new premises in Gunwharf Quays as part of their continued expansion. Picture: Habibur Rahman
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Lewis Hoskins, who was the first employee and is now one of the senior account managers, said: ‘It is great to finally work for a company where you feel valued and get rewarded for the work you put in.

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Nick added: ‘We’re really pleased to be in the offices, it’s such a great location and the move will help us continue the growth of the company and build up our team significantly.

Matt and Nick are keen to create a workplace where employees look forward to coming to work and are striving to build an environment that does this.

Portsmouth FC players, Dane Scarlett and Denver Hume, who took part in various football challenges, as well as socialising with the team. Picture: Habibur RahmanPortsmouth FC players, Dane Scarlett and Denver Hume, who took part in various football challenges, as well as socialising with the team. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Portsmouth FC players, Dane Scarlett and Denver Hume, who took part in various football challenges, as well as socialising with the team. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Matt said: We took the team on holiday to Portugal in April and are always looking for more ways to make sure people feel valued at work.

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‘We’re currently looking to employ around 15 to 20 motivated people who are eager to grow with the support of the team so we can expand our services and build the business even more.’

For more information about its services or recruitment, go to firstchoiceequipment.co.uk.