H. E. Services Group, which celebrates its 50th year this year, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brendan Walsh as the new Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective from 14 November 2022. Walsh is an experienced business leader who has worked in senior roles across several industries.
Prior to joining H. E. Group Ltd, Walsh led an impressive career in banking and asset finance, most recently as CEO for a sister company of the Bank of London and The Middle East plc (‘BLME Bank’).
Following continued growth and expansion of H. E. Group, Walsh is being brought on board to assist the entrepreneurial Chairman of the H. E. Group Ltd, Hugh Edeleanu with the day to day running of the Group of Companies, as well as to plan and administer the direction and future development of each individual business within the group including; H. E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd, Diggerland UK Theme Parks, Diggerland Plant Training School, BuyADigger, Masterhitch Europe Ltd, EVision Electric Vehicles and Solarvault.
During the transition period, Walsh will be fully immersed in the H. E. Group, spending time with the senior management teams of each individual company on a rotational basis. Walsh will work closely with the Directors and Managers of H. E. SERVICES (Plant Hire) Ltd, the UK’s largest specialist excavator plant hire company, as well as the management of EVision Electric Vehicles – the UK’s first and largest all-electric vehicle rental company. Walsh will also be focused on overseeing the reopening of the 4 Diggerland UK theme parks, ahead of the new 2023 season.
Speaking of his accomplishment in securing his new role as CEO, Walsh said “I am honoured to step into the position of CEO and excited about the opportunity that’s ahead for the H. E. Group. The marketplaces in which H. E. Group operate are changing rapidly, but with The Group’s rich history of delivering outstanding services to a wide range of industries from plant hire and sales to theme park entertainment, environmental services and more, coupled with the talent of a fantastic team, I am enthusiastic and confident in our ability to deliver the innovative products and services our customers desire, want and need.”
Hugh Edeleanu, Chairman and Founder, said “I am delighted that Brendan Walsh is now on board as our new Chief Executive Officer. He is a highly respected business leader who has impressed the Board with his extensive knowledge and experience. I trust and believe he has the skills and expertise to drive the H. E. Group forward. I very much look forward to the future and working with him.”