Meet the Team

We pride ourselves on our exceptional service and friendly staff, so here's a little insight into the team that makes it all happen!

  • Nigel Chippindale

    Joint Managing Director

    Nigel has 35 years experience in the Plant Industry. His knowledge is respected throughout the trade. He is very keen (though not very good at) sailing, shooting, tennis, cycling and long distance walking - the latter usually to the pub! Fun Fact: he circumnavigated Crete in a yacht using the boats Tea-Towel as a chart - his maps were stolen on the 1st night of sailing!

  • Peter Chippindale

    Joint Managing Director

    Peter has overall responsibility for the Operational, Financial & IT side of the business. With an Engineering degree from Sheffield Uni, Peters first job was Oil exploration in Libya, where driving Land Rovers up & over sand dunes and setting off explosives was common place! Enjoys mountain biking & running to keep fit, Tennis & Motorsport. When time allows, he competes in the Classic FF1600 & FF2000 single seater championships held throughout England & Wales. Fun fact: Arriving at a Red, White & Blue Party in a Union Jack mini skirt and red high heels to find it was Jacket & Tie!

  • Tony Atack

    Operations Director

    Has worked at our Leeds branch for 13 Years.

    Tony has worked in the Hire Rental industry for the last 32 years, the last 13 at Chippindale's. He has gained considerable experience building strong businesses, with a focus on the bottom line. His mantra is that; " Good decisions come from experience and experience comes from making bad decisions". When he isn't working Tony loves to build custom motorcycles. He has currently got 6 classic motorbikes from the Italian manufacturer Moto Guzzi awaiting his love and dedication to restore them to their former glory. He claims it keeps him out of mischief! Fun Fact: Tony is no fool despite being born on April 1st and people rarely forget his birthday.

  • Dax Sowrey

    IT Manager

    Has worked at our Leeds branch for 3 years.

    Dax has worked at Chippindale's for over 2 Years ensuring all the IT requirements for a multi-million pound, multi-sited company are met. He is hard working and enjoys the challenge the role presents everyday. In his spare time he coaches young kids how to play cricket when he isn't spending time with his large family. Fun Fact: He has been known to do impressions...... his particular favourite is of an IT Manager!

  • Sarah Hall

    Management Accountant

    Has worked at our Leeds branch for 2 years.

    Sarah qualified as an accountant in 2002 while working within the Accountancy Practice Industry. She joined Chipindale in 2016 to oversee the accounts function of the business in our head office in Leeds. In her spare time, Sarah loves jet-skiing and kayaking. Fun Fact: Sarah has done a 15000ft sky dive for charity

  • Dan Pearson

    Marketing Manager

    Has worked at our Leeds branch for 4 years.

    With a keen eye for detail, Dan brings a high level of professionalism to the business promoting the brand through a variety of mediums while also being involved in Operations. Out of work Dan lives life in the fast lane, enjoying nights out, festivals and has been an avid skateboarder for most of his life. Fun Fact: Dan was a lifeguard in a previous life!

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