WowNow Hire (formerly known as Nationwide Hire) was founded in November 1995 by Howard Piper in response to increased demand by shopfitters for help with hire in different and unfamiliar locations. The help that shopfitters needed was for any hire and this included tools, waste, powered access, and accommodation.
Why we call ourselves WowNow
WowNow was chosen because we wanted a bold name that conveys who we are and what we deliver for our customers. WowNow means exceptional service delivered with certainty, reliability, ease and speed.
We continue to deliver excellent customer service and are proud of the enthusiastic feedback we get from our customers via Trustpilot.
We explore improvements in what we do continuously, to wow our customers, to justify our WowNow name, and maintain our excellent Trustpilot score.
The Key Benefits of WowNow Hire
Combine this with the systems we have developed to manage quality and reliability, you can see why customers entrust us with around one million hire days per year. Find out more..Get in touch
Our core values are at the HEART of everything we do. Our differentiator is our people and the way in which they work with our customers. After conducting a staff poll, where we asked our team, which values they associated with the business, we agreed that our people really do have HEART
Honesty: Our foundation is built on transparency and integrity. Our commitment to honesty ensures that you receive straightforward and trustworthy service at every step of the hire or sourcing process.
Excellence: Drawing from our extensive industry expertise, we provide beyond mere equipment. Revel in exceptional service delivered by experts who understand you on a personal level and witness a delivery and collection management process that eliminates downtime, unnecessary delays and cost.
Agility: Our customer centric approach means you can rely on guaranteed availability as we rapidly source premier equipment or services from our established SME supply chain. With us, you receive precisely what you require, precisely when you need it – all while minimising carbon emissions.
Responsive - Your needs are our priority. Our responsive team is always just a call or message away, ready to provide great advice through our deep knowledge and understanding. We provide a cost-effective solution without compromise.
Teamwork: We work together to ensure your satisfaction. Our dedicated team collaborates seamlessly to provide you with the best solutions, pooling our expertise to serve you better.
1995 - In November, the business was founded by Howard Piper
2003 - Developing SME breadth through word of mouth & local advertising
2006 - Yell national advertising commenced and development of transactional trade with B&Q contractors
2009 - Contracts implemented with 4hr service commitment
2010 - B&Q contract implemented fully during Economic recovery. Developed supply chain rapidly to meet demand
2015 - Howard Piper absence from the business due to illness and eventual passing. Management team steadied the ship whist improving GP & EBITDA
2017 - Jonathan Holley appointed MD. Strategy development and implementation of marketing and rebranding
2018 - Nationwide Hire Logo and branding refresh
April 2019 - Relocation to new head office
June 2019 - Livingbridge invests
October 2019 - Management Buyout (MBO) - backed by private equity firm Livingbridge, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank
April 2020 – Covid-19
August 2020 – Launch partnership with Alcumus SafeContractors
October 2020 - New branding (photoshoot, advert banners, video) and transition Nationwide to WowNow Hire logos
November 2020 - New website launched
March 2021 - Momentum, our hiring digital platform, was launched
April 2021 - Nationwide Hire to become WowNow Hire
September 2021 - Anthony Pearlgood joins as new CEO
April 2023 - John Moran joins as CFO
June 2023 - Tracey Gorman joins as Sales & Marketing Director
October 2023 - John Hopkins joins as Supply Chain Director
October 2023 - Mark Burton joins as Chief Operating Officer