• Founded in Frome, Somerset in 1983. Formerly Frome Hire Centre.

  • Moved to larger premises in 1991.

  • Acquired Warminster Branch in 1994 - formerly T H Tool Hire.

  • Then known as FHC Hire Centres.

  • In October 2007 FHC was acquired by the Sydenham Group, Rick Biddiscombe was appointed General Manager/Director for the hire centres.

  • May 2008 name changed to SYDENHAMS HIRE CENTRES.

  • Acquired Ryde Branch (Isle of Wight) formerly KN Tool Hire in November 2008.

  • Acquired Mitchell Hire and Sales in December 2008. Giving the group another four locations: Dorchester, Weymouth, Swanage and Blandford.