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Hire Awards of Excellence shortlist announced

With just weeks to go until the prestigious Hire Awards of Excellence ceremony, HAE (Hire Association Europe) and EHA (Event Hire Association) have announced those companies who have made it on to the shortlist.

This year’s event which honours the achievements of hire companies large and small will be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

Winners of the coveted awards will be announced by celebrity host Paul Ross, entertainment presenter on ITV’s This Morning and Jonathan Ross’ older brother, after a three course meal in the hotel’s famous Ballroom.

This year’s Hire Awards of Excellence shortlist:

Tool & Equipment Company of the Year up to 5 depots:

Blythewood Plant Hire Ltd – WELWYN GARDEN CITY

Dromad Hire Ltd – DUNDALK, ROI

Toga Plant Hire – LONDON

WHC Hire Services – WORCESTER

Tool & Equipment Company of the Year over 5 depots:

A Plant Ltd – WARRINGTON

GAP Group – GLASGOW

HSS Hire – MITCHAM

Speedy Hire – NEWTON LE WILLOWS

Event Hire Company of the Year single outlet:

Adams Catering & Furniture Hire – LONDON

Allens Catering Hire – LONDON

GT Trax Ltd – ROYSTON

Event Hire Company of the Year multiple outlets:

Ev-ent Furniture Hire Ltd – WALSALL

Speedy Hire (Events) – NEWTON LE WILLOWS

Catalogue of the Year

A Plant – WARRINGTON

Astley Hire – LEIGH

GAP Lifting – GLASGOW

Hirebase – OXFORD

Website of the Year

A Plant -WARRINGTON

GAP Group – GLASGOW

HSS Hire – MITCHAM

Hirebase – OXFORD

Product of the Year

A Plant – WARRINGTON

Bosch – DENHAM

GT Trax – ROYSTON

WHC Hire Services – WORCESTER

Excellence in Training

A Plant – WARRINGTON

HSS – MITCHAM

Lavendon Access Services – LUTTERWORTH

Speedy Hire – NEWTON LE WILLOWS

Excellence in Customer Care

Ev-ent – WALSALL

HSS – MITCHAM

Speedy Hire – NEWTON LE WILLOWS

Excellence in Health & Safety

A Plant – WARRINGTON

GAP Group – GLASGOW

Hewden – MANCHESTER

Speedy Hire – NEWTON LE WILLOWS

WHC H ire Services – WORCESTER

Hire Achiever of the Year

Will Bell of SHC – SKIPTON

Kevin Betts of Speedy Hire – COLCHESTER

Nicola Laws of Hubbway – CRAMLINGTON

David Martin of Jewson Hire – WESTCLIFFE

Peter Varney of Total Hire & Sales – DERBY

Supplier of the Year

These are companies who have self nominated or been nominated by members. The winner of this category will be decided by a web vote which will be launched on the HAE website this week.

Andreas Stihl – CAMBERLEY – Tools, Equipment and Grounds Care products

Band International – FRESHWATER – Furniture suppliers

Cooling & Heating Solutions Ltd – LYMINGTON

DeWalt Power Tools – SLOUGH – Power Tool Manufacturer

Dust Control UK Ltd – WHITTLEBURY – Dust Extraction Equipment

Higher Concept Software Ltd – READING – Rental Software

inspHire Ltd – NOTTINGHAM – Rental Software

Makita (UK) Ltd – MILTON KEYNES – Power Tool Manufacturer

The Hire Supply Co Ltd – NOTTINGHAM – Hire equipment supplier

Youngman Group Ltd – MALDON – Access equipment

Graham Arundell, managing director of HAE, said: "The judging process was particularly tough this year and it was certainly a challenge to narrow the shortlist down.

"I want to thank all of our members who entered this year and wish everyone on the shortlist the very best of luck!"

For any further information on booking tickets for the event, members can contact the awards team on 0121 380 4600.

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