About Peter Douglass Platforms (PDP)

    Peter Douglass Platforms (PDP) offers the kind of first class service you’d expect from a well-established business.

    Owners Phil Watson and Rick Wood pride themselves on their in-depth knowledge and experience of the plant hire business and in offering a tailored and personal service to their customers.

    Whether it’s a cherrypicker, van-mounted access platform, tracked-access crawler platform or Hiab hire that you need, Phil and Rick can advise you on the best solution and offer a trouble-free service.

    How it all began…

    The original company of Douglass Rhodes was formed in 1975 by Peter Douglass and Bernard Rhodes, trading from premises at Shaw Heath, Stockport.

    The firm subsequently moved to Old Moor Road in Bredbury and became ‘Peter Douglass Platforms‘.

    In 1984 the ever-expanding hire fleet of cherrypickers and staff moved to larger premises at Arden Hall.

    In March 2002, Peter Douglass retired and the company ‘Peter Douglass Platforms’ was sold to the current owners, Phil Watson and Rick Wood.

    Phil had been with Peter Douglass since 1975, initially employed by PDP, and later on a freelance basis, and Rick originally joined the company in 1980 as apprentice to Phil. Rick completed his apprenticeship in 1984 and was then employed by the company until he and Phil bought it in 2002.

    Peter Douglass Platforms has expanded greatly under Phil and Rick’s ownership and in 2005 the business moved from the Arden Hall premises to a much larger yard at Hollingworth Road, Bredbury and the firm still operates from there today. With the move to larger premises self-drive Hiab hire was added to the existing hire fleet of truck and van-mounted access platforms & cherry pickers.  The hire fleet continues to expand to fulfil customers’ requirements.

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