Morris Leslie Manufacture and Supply New HQ Morris Leslie have supplied a new, modern office block designed and built in our Hull factory. The project involved removing part of the existing head quarters,replacing and extending with a bespoke, luxurious and aesthetically pleasing Modular Building with a high specification finish.
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More Capex growth for MLPH Morris Leslie Plant Hire is set to spend £45m on new machinery in 2015, representing a 30% increase in capital expenditure over 2014. Morris Leslie Plant Hire (MLPH) has invested more than £35m in its hire fleet this year, buying 850 machines to support growth plans...
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Morris Leslie Invest in Manitou Range of Telehandlers National plant hire company, Morris Leslie Plant Hire (MLPH), are pioneers in the plant hire industry specialising in a diverse range of applications. The Manitou range of telehandlers are perfectly suited to their requirements for a broad spectrum of uses from compact dimensions to high lift machines of up to 18 metre lift height.
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400 telehandlers for Morris Leslie Following the acquisition of three former Ambrose Plant Hire depots last May, the company has invested in excess of £35 million on 850 machines. The order is mostly made up of 400 Manitou and JCB telehandlers as well as 250 excavators, 175 dumpers and 30 rollers...
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Classic Auction Review: August 30 Morris Leslie held its third auction of the year on Saturday, August 30th. Going by the jam packed auction hall, which was crowded for most of the day, this sale might well turn out to to be the best one so far, writes CCB contributor Michael Young.
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Perth Classic Auction Receiving National Attention Morris Leslie have supplied a new, modern office block designed and built in our Hull factory. The project involved removing part of the existing head quarters,replacing and extending with a bespoke, luxurious and aesthetically pleasing Modular Building with a high specification finish.
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Morris Leslie to spend £45m on new kit Morris Leslie Plant Hire is planning to spend £45m on new plant and equipment next year. The firm has already spent £35m this year acquiring 850 machines to support the business’s growth plans. MLPH’s investment in 2014 includes 400 telehandlers, 250 excavators, 175 dumpers and 30 rollers from leading manufacturers including JCB, Manitou, Kubota, Case, JCB,Volvo, Thwaites and Hamm rollers.
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Vintage Motor Cycle A vintage motorcycle once stashed to avoid its seizure by the Nazis will be auctioned in Perthshire at the weekend. The Indian Scout was delivered to a thriving Copenhagen in the 1920s where its proud owner mixed with the city’s cultural elite at the fashionable Palace Hotel, home to the Grand Theatre.
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Ambitious Growth Plans Plant hire specialists Morris Leslie Plant Hire Ltd (MLPH) has invested in 175 new Kubota mini-excavators in the last 12 months to help support major plans to expand its operations throughout the UK. The company, which has national coverage through its extensive depot footprint acquired three new depots in 2013 and is looking to build on this further and increase its network in 2015.
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Morris Leslie launch Brand New Website. Morris Leslie launch Brand New Website. The Morris Leslie Group are delighted to launch our new website which will provide a much greater user experience and enable us to develop more online dialogue with visitors to the site.
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Classic Auction Review: August 30

Classic Auction Review: August 30

Review: Morris Leslie, Errol Airfield, Perth, Scotland , August 30 (from Classic Car Buyer) Morris Leslie held its third auction of the year on Saturday, August 30th. Going by the jam packed auction hall, which was crowded for most of the day, this sale might well turn out to to be the best one so far, writes CCB contributor Michael Young.

I can safely say that there was a mechanical vehicle of some sort for every taste. From a tractor to a ERF Lorry via a £500 Rover project or a £20,000 Ford Escort Cosworth, if you attended this auction and said there was nothing for you then either you don't have a pulse r you should maybe consider taking up stamp collecting. Two opposite extremes caught my eye: The 1995 Rover 214i, which from new had done 1321 miles and got its first ever MOT in May this year was a time warp. Too sedate for you? How about a genuine MKI Subaru Impreza GL AWD from 1997? This car was quite literally factory fresh, still having the factory wax in its engine bay. The original owner bought the car, drove 798 miles (yes, you read that correctly!) broke his hip, then parked the car in his garage and there it stayed until it received its first MOT in June this year. The Rover made £2950 and the Subaru £5300. As always there was the barn or out of house find cars like the Rover 2000TC, which provisionally sold for £470 via a Minor for spares missing its ID for £570 to the £3694 for a 1969 saloon.

Fast Fords always sell if they are unmolested and the £22,600 paid for the 1993 Escort RS Cosworth was not really a surprise given its condition. However, its sisters lower down in the Ford range are on the up as the £2804 paid for a 1989 Fiesta Festival shows. Smaller engined Fiestas seem to be on the up going by the last two or three auctions.

As always Jaguars aplenty went past the rostrum and made excellent money, but the 1965 Sunbeam Tiger that sold for £36,000 shows that other marques are snapping at the heels of Browns Lane products for recognition. In the space available I cannot really do the sale justice, but how and where the team at Leslie find the cars for sale and persuade the owners to sell, I do not know. However, the classic car market and auction market both seem to be very much alive and well, and show no sign of slowing down going by the prices paid both in the hall and online for the cars, tractor commercials and farm machinery.

The next Morris Leslie classic car auction takes place on Saturday, November 8. CCB"

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