ATP is your leading independent access hire company

We have been supplying access platforms for rental, nationwide for over 25 years.

The History of ATP Access Hire

ATP was founded in 1994 by Simon Richards while working for Cold Storage and Logistics firm, Christian Salvesen Based on the concept of a solution, “involving a machine” – as opposed to simply “owning a machine”  

This placed the business on a value trajectory firmly based on offering the customer an “off your desk” solution – contract out your problem, let us sort out the solution.

In 1997, after much support from Christian Salvesen, the business became a limited company and a full time commitment.

It was tumultuous, shifting from industrial equipment hire from a small depot in Peterborough, through small plant and construction equipment to the relatively new “powered access” rental industry.

Matt Duxbury joined the business in 2018 with a view to growing the business further and retaining the beliefs of ensuring the customer is central to all ATP strives for moving forward.

ATP's Happy Customers

"Just emailing to let you know the job went very well yesterday using your MEWP. The engineers were very impressed with the machine and it made the whole task a lot easier and safer."


Active Doors

"What a great team providing superb customer service from start to finish, it really made a difference to me as I am not a professional builder so your help and advice was much appreciated."

Lee Seacombe


"I am very pleased with the service received from ATP and i'm extremely happy with the service received from the girls in your office when we call for quotes & assistance".


Delta Fab and Glazing

"I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your team. The restrictions imposed upon us, the strict lead times and the documentation required presented somewhat of a headache for us all i am sure. However, despite this we found your company to be extremely accommodation and helpful throughout the booking process and also at the time of delivery."


Lion Containers

"Fantastic service would highly recommend ATP I have found they have a wider selection of lift equipment compared to the companies  I've used."



"Great service as always from ATP really difficult access but the 23m tracked machine, a nice neighbour & some good driving we got it in."


Northborough Tree Services

"The work went like clockwork and your company was very helpful all the way through, from your personal attention, to the very helpful young lady in the office and the very professional operative delivering and collection the equipment - all as planned and all to time"


NorthSt Botolph’s Church – Saxilby

"I believe the scissor lift had almost arrived by the time I put the phone down! I can not recommend ATP enough"




Here are 7 Great reasons to hire from ATP


ATP is friendly and helpful

All our staff are trained to go the the extra mile to exceed your expectations.


ATP is flexible

You can hire ATP machines from one day to long term. You tell us what suits your needs best.


ATP is safe

All our machines are checked before each hire, serviced regularly and are delivered with current LOLER certification


ATP is competitive

We keep our transport charges fair and realistic.


ATP is resourceful

Our website is packed with all the information you need to compare machines for your job. We can provide operator training on-site or at our Peterborough facility.


ATP is knowledgeable

Our experienced staff are on hand to advise on the best machine for your job. We'll provide a free, local site survey before your hire.


ATP is national

We can supply access platform hire wherever you are working, across the UK.

ATP Team

Matt Duxbury
Operations Director

Matt started in the industry after leaving College in 2002 and has held various roles within the Industry gaining knowledge both in sales and operations. Matt joined ATP in early 2018 with a real focus on ensuring that the customer is at the centre of everything ATP do moving forward. 

Matt will look after any customer visits still so if you wish to sit down and discuss any aspects of safe working at height then please let us know and Matt will arrange to come and visit you. 

Anne Grange
Accounts & Credit Control

Anne is the longest serving member of the ATP team with over 11 years of service and keeps all the office in check! Anne ensures all financial aspects of the business are in good order and her experience is vital when liaising with customers.    

Anne works closely with her assistant Alina ensuring that inputs and outputs are all closely monitored and reporting systems are all up to date.

Andy Allen
Engineering Manager

Andy has worked for ATP for 4 years now previously learning a wealth of engineering expertise over the past 30 years. Andy started out as an engineering apprentice in Perkins Engines and has worked with the Food Industry with both New York Bagel and G’s. 

Andy quickly gained full CAP Qualifications within the Powered Access Industry and now manages our engineering team to ensure that any machine problems are resolved quickly and efficiently.