Stephen has been a Board member since 2006 and brings considerable knowledge of the hire sector based on his successful business in Leigh, Lancashire.
Stephen said; "I am very honoured to be elected as Chairman of this excellent organisation. My father joined in 1974 and we have benefited greatly from the services offered. I have personally been involved both regionally and nationally for over 10 years with HAE. I am looking forward to even closer involvement at a time when HAE is introducing tremendous benefits for members."
Kevin McGuinness (Allens Catering Hire Services Ltd), immediate past-Chair and new HAE President added; "It’s been an immense privilege to Chair HAE for the last two years during a time of huge challenge for our industry. HAE has made great strides in becoming a leaner, more responsive representative for the hire industry. I wish Stephen and all the team the very best in moving HAE to the next stage of its development"
Adrian Watts, Group Hire Manager of Hirebase, is the new HAE Vice- Chair.
These appointments, made at the HAE AGM on 18th May 2011, confirm the Board leadership team at HAE, working with Managing Director Graham Arundell.
This follows a successful year for HAE, with the launch of the SafeHire Private Standard and the development of several new services aimed to support and promote the hire industry.