Hire Awards of Excellence Finalists 2018

Hire Association Europe and Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) have announced the finalists of the Hire Awards of Excellence 2018. The ceremony will be held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Saturday 28 April, hosted by BBC Breakfast’s Chris Hollins.

The awards celebrate the achievements of hire and supply companies across the UK’s plant, tool, equipment and event hire industry. Recognition is also given to outstanding individuals who have consistently stood out from the crowd, setting and achieving some of the highest standards in the industry.

All winners have been independently judged against stringent criteria, with the awards providing an excellent way of acknowledging and showcasing some of the very best practices that the hire industry can offer. Joining the established players this year will be the three ‘Apprentice of the Year’ finalists – Bonnie Stanton, Charlotte Spencer and Tyler Lloyd – the winner of which will also be entered in the Hire Achiever Award.

This year’s finalists include:

Best Sustainability and CSR Initiative

BOA Plant

Chiltern Hire Centres

GAP Group

Nationwide Platforms


Smiths Hire

Speedy Services

Events Industry Product of the Year

Arcotherm for The Road Tow Heater 100

DB Event Networks for Wi-Fi on the Fly

G-Smatt’s G-Wall for temporary structures

Supplier of the Year

Hilti GB

MCS Global

Morris Site Machinery


Point of Rental & Trime UK

Event Equipment Hire Company of the Year

Blue Sky Event Solutions

GAP Event Services



SafeHire Company of the Year

Didcot Hire


Kellys Point Hire


Newburn Power Rentals

Following the announcements, HAE EHA’s managing director Graham Arundell commented: “The calibre of all the finalists is extremely high and the judges had some tough decisions to make. We are proud to be involved in such a vibrant industry which is not only supporting and rewarding its experienced members, but is proactive in nurturing its youth skills too.”

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.hae.org.uk/awards

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