Based in Fife, Eastern Scotland, James Penman Plant Hire Ltd/Meiklem Drainage are within easy reach of transport links to all areas of Scotland and beyond and we undertake works for a wide range of public and private sector organizations’ including Forth Crossing Bridge Constructors, Scottish Natural Heritage, Fife Council, St Andrews R & A Golf Course, Kimber Golf, Martin Stevens, Morrison Construction, Halls Construction, Savills and many others.

We believe our success is rooted in our highly qualified and committed workforce, who provide an exceptional level of service to all our clients.

Our plant hire division has over 40 years of expertise and experience in delivering the highest standards of plant, plant operators and customer service. Our newly acquired drainage division also boasts an impressive 34 years of drainage history and expertise. A number of staff between the divisions have been working with us for over 30 years, passing on their valuable knowledge and experience to generations less challenged by the processes of time, thereby keeping the tradition of quality alive and thriving. Our younger portfolio of dedicated employees also have an equally important role to play within the business, by ensuring that we are kept well up to date with new technologies and processes within the office and site environment.

All work we undertake is carried out promptly and efficiently by our certified operatives’ and completed to an exacting high standard in accordance with company procedures and practices. The objective is to ensure that at all times the customer is 100% satisfied with the services provided and to ensure this, we have developed an internal Integrated Quality Management System and Process Manual.

All our policies and procedures are fully adhered to by staff and Key Performance Indicators are in place to monitor service provision and to assist with continuous improvement.


James Penman

James Penman - Director


Jane Downie

Jane Downie - Director


Wendy Penman

Wendy Penman - Director


Alan Taylor

Alan Taylor - Hire Desk


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