For years, the hire industry was crying out for quality standards. As with many industries and sectors, the world of hire needed a benchmark and a symbol for those within it to show that they care about the quality and outcome of their service.
That’s why the creation of the Hire Association Europe (HAE), and the Event Hire Association (EHA) has been so great for the industry. The Hire Awards of Excellence celebrate the highest quality in the hire world and this helps to push the standards up, giving greater services and products to all.
We’ve always strived to be the best we can be, and we’ve certainly put a lot of work into maintaining excellent standards over the past 20 years. We’re SafeHire Certified and we also won Event Equipment Hire Company at the Hire Awards of Excellence (HAE) in 2017.
As a previous winner and runner-up at the HAE award, we’re really proud to have been nominated in the 2020 awards as one of three Event Hire Companies of the year!
Hire Awards of Excellence 2020: Setting the standard in hire
How important are these awards to the hire industry?
Well, HAE is independently judged and it’s not at all easy to get nominated. Competition is strong - and that’s a good thing. The Hire Awards of Excellence aim is simple: to acknowledge the successes of hirers and suppliers who set the standard.
The SafeHire© Event Hire Company of the year award is one of the most sought-after accolades in the hire industry. Winners will be announced live at the Grosvenor House Hotel London in September 2020.
Being shortlisted for the award once again is a real honour. To have won in 2017 and then been shortlisted again in 2019 and once again this year is extremely exciting and motivating for us. What this shows our clients is that we’re constantly working towards a strong level of service to them and others that we work collaboratively with.
Seeing the award logos and even just the nomination is a clear message to anyone who heads to a hirer’s website that that hirer has worked very hard to be the best and maintain an incredibly high level of quality.
It’s peace of mind and assurance in an industry, like many others, that needs it.
SafeHire is extremely important to us and our clients. It’s the industry’s ‘kite mark’.
Would you use a travel agent who doesn’t have ABTA? It’s doubtful. SafeHire© is our hire industry’s equivalent and we’re so proud to be able to mention them and display their logo on our website.
Who are Hire Awards of Excellence 2020 finalists?
In 2020 there are 14 categories, ranging from best website to young apprentice and even high achiever of the year. You can find the full list of HAE 2020 finalists right here.
We’re up against Live Events and Site Event this year and we wish them both the best of luck… although we obviously hope to beat them! Last year we celebrated 20 years in the hire industry and to win this prestigious award in 2020 would be truly awesome for the whole team.
Wish us luck…?
Obviously we’re heading to London this September! We’ll join the other nominees on the red carpet at London’s stunning Grosvenor Hotel on Park Land for the awards that are arguably the most important in our calendar.
Stand-up comedian and writer Jo Caulfield will host the event, as we all celebrate the amazing achievements of hire and supply companies across the UK’s plant, tool, equipment and event hire industry.
We’re honoured to be going, and we can’t wait to hear our award category announced…! We’ll update our social media with any news as soon as we get it. Wish us luck!