Finalists announced for Hire Awards of Excellence 2023

THE finalists have been revealed for this year’s Hire Association Europe Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) Hire Awards of Excellence, due to take place in London on April 22.

The ceremony celebrates the achievements of hire and supply companies across the UK’s plant, tool, equipment and event hire industries across 15 different categories. Recognition is also given to individuals who have stood out by achieving some of the highest standards.

This year’s awards will be hosted by motivational speaker Scotty Mills, the highest-ranking black officer in the history of the Royal Marines who has led Britain’s Commandos around the world. He shares his lessons of leadership and resilience working as a performance coach in the world of elite sport and business.

HAE EHA’s CEO Paul Gaze said, “We’re delighted to have secured Scotty for the 2023 Hire Awards of Excellence. We’re going to be toasting the very best of the hire industry and Scotty – one at the top of his own profession – will I am sure add to the inspirational line-up on the day.

“As ever it’s been a massive challenge for the judges to whittle down the shortlist of finalists and it’s a credit to our industry to see such a varied range of businesses on there. I can’t wait for the final results!”

The finalists are as follows:

Digital Catalogue of the Year – HSS Hire, Travis Perkins Tool Hire

Website of the Year – HSS Hire, Travis Perkins Tool Hire, Brandon Hire Station, Yardlink

Best Use of New Media – JCB, HSE, Kubota, Niftylift

Diversity & Inclusion Initiative – Boels Rental, Yardlink

Sustainability & CSR Initiative – Astley Hire, Boels Rental, Brandon Hire Station, Garic, Speedy Services, Sunbelt Rentals

Hire Industry Product of the Year – Adlington – LPG Generator, ECOHire – ECOHire Cabin, Garic – Combi Cabin Eco 1.5, Genquip-Groundhog – i550 Welfare Unit, MHM Group – Solar Hybrid Battery Diesel Generator, Niftylift – HeightRider 17 All-Electric, Trime UK – X-Solar emissions-free lighting tower

Hire Industry Supplier of the Year – JCB, MCS Rental Software, MHM Group, Niftylift, Point of Rental Software

SafeHire Plant Tool & Equipment Hire Company of the Year (Turnover under £10m) – Carrier Rental Systems, Dromad Hire, Lakeside Hire, MHM Group, Miles Hire, Multi-Hire Power Tools, PSM Plant & Tool Hire Centres, Ritelift

SafeHire Plant Tool & Equipment Hire Company of the Year (Turnover over £10m) – Boels Rental, Brandon Hire Station, HSS Hire, SRL Traffic Systems, Sunbelt Rentals, Travis Perkins Tool Hire

SafeHire Event Hire Company of the Year – Allens Catering Hire, Plato Catering Hire, Sunbelt Rentals

Young Apprentice of the Year – Jay Campbell – Sunbelt Rentals, Thomas Fuentes-Moreno – Brandon Hire Station, Harvey Matthews – Speedy Services, Lewis Stacey – Travis Perkins Tool Hire, Harry Watts – HSS Hire

Apprentice of the Year – David Edwards – KJN Services, Jordan Greenwood – Southern Plant & Tool Hire, Martin Richmond – HSS Hire, David Smith – Brandon Hire Station, Jack Witheridge – Speedy Services, Fiachra Woodhouse – Yardlink

Workshop Manager of the Year – Marcus Adams – Brandon Hire Station, Oscar Norman – Sunbelt Rentals

Hire Manager of the Year – Yvonne Bransom – Independent Builders Merchants Group (IBMG), Ray Campbell – HSS Hire, Boyd Crombie – Brandon Hire Station, Mike Harrop – Frank Key, Mike Kilgar – Boels Rental, Sivakumar Sivarjah – Speedy Services, John Wheatley – Andrew Sykes, Lucy Williams – Travis Perkins Tool Hire