About us

Built on expertise. Driven by our values.

Leading temporary works specialist for over 60 years.

Our story so far

The Mabey name in construction goes all the way back to the early 1920s, when Guy Mabey set up a successful building supplies business, supporting construction companies in the housing boom in South East England.

After the second world war, Guy’s son Bevil took over the family business. At the time, architects, civil engineers and contractors across the UK were rebuilding Britain. Bevil was a natural entrepreneur with a good grasp of engineering concepts. He’d been a soldier in the allied campaign in Italy, and had seen the speed that Royal Engineers delivered bridging solutions in the most inaccessible and toughest landscapes.

Back in the UK, he bought a stock of components for the Bailey Bridges he’d seen in Europe, with the intention of selling and hiring these bridges to the contractors rebuilding the UK’s infrastructure in the post-war years.

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What we do

Whether you're going over- or underground, higher or deeper, or further than ever before, we're here to create a temporary works solution to help bring your project to life safely, on time and on budget.

It's what we've been doing since 1958 - using our skills and experience across temporary works to predict the problems and find the safe solutions that help you build with confidence.

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Our vision

Our vision is our signpost for where we want to be as a business and it focuses and influences our actions every day.

By living our values and keeping our promises, we strive to delight our customers and if we do that well - we hope to be their brand of choice.


Our mission

Our mission shows our core goal as a business and the promise to our customers. Its what also keeps us grounded in 'who we are' and the value we bring.

By using our engineering skills and experience to predict and solve project challenges, we can help our customers with build confidence.


Our values

Mabey Hire is built on expertise. Our people have the skills, knowledge and experience to remove the obstacles, overcome the unforeseen challenges and deliver the right solution.

At the heart of our business are our core values, influencing and driving how we work every day. Our values sum up who we are, and what makes us unique.

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National leadership team

Our leadership team bring decades of experience and a breadth of skills from the construction industry and beyond.

Using that, plus their vision for the future and their desire to win, they set the strategy for the business, lead us forward and drive us to continuously grow and improve.

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My career started with a focus on people and, to this day, I believe that’s what’s at the heart of any successful business.

Safety and integrity at the heart of our business

The health, safety and wellbeing of our people and our customers is our top priority.  Our safety vision is 'Everyone home, injury free, every day' and we are proud to have achieved the esteemed RoSPA President's Award (following 10 consecutive years of RoSPA Gold) and ISO 9001 awards, to name just a few.

We are committed to 'always do the right thing' and our customers can have the confidence that integrity, honesty and our environmental responsibilities are core to our business. This culture has enabled us to achieve ISO 37001, the international anti-bribery management system standard, and ISO14001 the environmental management system standard.

We also feel passionately about the future of construction and have been working hard to help create the next generation of engineers. To make that change happen, we have created an exciting STEM initiative aimed at schools.

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