Thame: 01844 212468 | OX9 3QB

About us

Your local tool and plant hire company

Helpful Hirings is a family run business located just outside Thame. Established in 1963.

In the early 1990’s Helpful Hirings decided to move formally into the plant hire market. In line with the Company’s ongoing philosophy of quality rather than quantity, leading marque brands such as Kubota excavators and Thwaites dumpers were the initial acquisitions, quickly followed by Atlas Copco and Ingersoll Rand compressors, Niftylift access platforms and Bomag rollers.

In 2003 a new machinery store was erected to allow us to keep the majority of our equipment under cover.

In 2016 Helpful Hirings was taken over by the Vellacott family and has since grown year on year. In 2022 a new building was erected to help us keep up with the servicing and maintenance of hire equipment.

We now have a fleet of over 2,000 items of hire equipment ranging from hand tools to 14 tonne excavators and 120hp tractors.

Helpful Hirings Ltd,
Thame Road, Towersey

Monday – Friday

07:30 – 17:00


08:00 – 13:00


Our friendly staff have a wealth of knowledge, qualifications and training within the hire industry. Combined with an average length of service of over 10 years, we can meet your needs promptly and efficiently.


We are not just a hire operation! Our Towersey depot also has a well stocked showroom with over 2000 tools and consumable items such as grinding discs, hand tools and PPE suitable for both professional use and DIY projects.


In the unfortunate event of a breakdown, our dedicated service team ensures a rapid response and minimum downtime if a repair is required. Often, the experience and extensive technical knowledge of our telephone operatives is sufficient to resolve the problem remotely.


We strive to offer are fair prices for the best quality equipment delivered on time, each and every time. Being a smaller local company, we don't have the huge overheads of some of our larger competitors, so we can pass on the savings to you, our customers.