The leading trade association for the hire and rental industry, HAE (Hire Association Europe) are encouraging their members to enter next year’s industry awards.
The Hire Awards of Excellence 2011, organised and hosted HAE and sister association EHA (Event Hire Association), are taking place on May 7, 2011 at the prestigious The Grosvenor House Hotel.
Members of the association can now enter the awards which reward hire companies for outstanding achievements and commitment to high levels of service across the industry.
The categories for the 2011 awards are:
HAE TOOL, EQUIPMENT AND PLANT HIRE COMPANY OF THE YEAR (UP TO FIVE OUTLETS)
HAE TOOL, EQUIPMENT AND PLANT HIRE COMPANY OF THE YEAR (OVER FIVE OUTLETS)
EHA EVENT HIRE COMPANY OF THE YEAR (SINGLE OUTLET)
EHA EVENT HIRE COMPANY OF THE YEAR (MULTIPLE OUTLETS)
SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR
CATALOGUE OF THE YEAR
WEBSITE OF THE YEAR
BEST PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
EXCELLENCE IN TRAINING
EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGEMENT
HIRE ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR (only open to candidates of apprenticeship and NVQ programmes)
Graham Arundell, managing director of HAE, said: "Last year we had our best year yet in terms of the levels of entries, and there was some really stiff competition too with many members demonstrating that they were worthy winners.
"We are hoping to get even more members entering for the 2011 awards. It couldn’t be easier to enter, members just need to download the entry pack from the awards website, fill it in and send back to us along with a small amount of relevant, supporting evidence.
"We have had some great feedback from members who won at last year’s event, and how positively it has affected their businesses so it really is a great opportunity for members."
Katy Williams, sales and marketing director for Higher Concept Software, said: "It was an honour and a privilege to pick up the Hire Industry Supplier of the Year Award earlier this year.
"It’s great to receive third party endorsement for the company. It not only helps with motivation for the workforce, it is proof for potential customers that we are the real deal and gives them the confidence to invest in our products.
"The fact that the nominees were voted for by the hire industry means a lot to us too. The Awards themselves were very well organised. From the beginning the entry process was straightforward with clearly defined categories and user-friendly entry forms."