J.A. Rattigan & Son Limited has traded since 1988 and John Rattigan traded in his own name from 1978. John Rattigan has over three decades of expertise within the plant hire sector and is a well known figure in the construction industry in the London area.

We commenced in plant hire with the provision of operated JCB hire to McNicholas Construction Limited, working on renewals of footpaths for the London Borough of Newham in June 1978.

We also run a ground works division as a complimentary activity to our main plant hire activities. This division has for the past ten years worked on major projects across the whole of London and have become expert in working in the busy Central London area.

The company has grown substantially since those early days but still has a reputation for personal service, high quality and with dependable drivers. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to cater for our customers’ plant hire requirements.

Major projects that the company has been involved in over the last thirty years include:

  • The Millennium Dome
  • Thames Barrier
  • M25, widening
  • M1, widening
  • Thames Water – replacing Victorian water mains
  • Regents Park – inner circle road reconstruction
  • New Oxford Street – bus route 38 re-alignment
  • Fitzroy Square – re-paving
  • Constant utility work, EDF, Gas, Water and telecoms contracts
  • Cross rail works
Meet the team


John has been involved in the plant hire industry for over 30 years. He has a wealth of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm for all things plant orientated.

Yard Manager

Darren has been with J.A. Rattigan for over 10 years and runs the day to day operations of the company.

Office Manager

Simon joined J.A. Rattigan & Son as a qualified accountant bringing over 20 years of commercial experience to the company