About Ainscough Hire

Ainscough Hire and Ainscough Metals are part of a longstanding family owned and run company

We have a proven track record for the hire and sales of construction products/ equipment with a reputation for adaptability, reliability, knowledge and a complete all round “can do attitude”.


William Ainscough and Sons was the first family business which began trading in 1908, William Ainscough been the great grandfather to Samuel Horridge Ainscough. William Ainscough and Sons was the starting point and led to the creation and growth of many other businesses within the Ainscough family which are still trading and growing today. Ainscough Ltd originally began trading in 1997 founded by Samuel Horridge Ainscough specialising in scrap metal and steel stockists in Wigan.

Sam’s youngest child of three Samuel James Ainscough began working for the family business at the age of 16 in 1998. Samuel James bought the business and became sole owner and director of the company, since then Sam has grown and expanded the metals business including forming Ainscough Hire and recently purchased the new 9 acre yard in Skelmersdale, which the company has recently located to from the original yard in Wigan.

Ainscough Hire

Ainscough Hire have now expanded and are continuously developing, having installed the Insphire hire software which is regarded as the best software within the industry to help manage, deliver and provide accurate invoicing of our hire fleet to our customers. Ainscough Hire have recently invested in a range of containers, welfare & accommodation units that have been added into the hire fleet, which are proving to be very popular.

We are a valued member of the HAE and EHA trading bodies, in which our details and information can be found on their website, in October 2017 Ainscough Hire was awarded the Safe Hire Scheme from the HAE after passing the annual audit.

We promise to provide a friendly, reliable and honest service to ensure we meet your needs.

Our aim is to provide a service and products, which exceed the expectations of our customers in every way… 

Send your enquiry to info@ainscoughhire.co.uk or call us 01695 364210