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HAE EHA, often referred to as The Hire Association by its members, is a Birmingham-based industry-leading trade association for the plant, tool, equipment and event hire sectors with membership representing businesses from new startups to some of Europe’s largest hire companies. We have over 700 member companies based in the UK, Europe and across other parts of the world.

We want our members to be the best they can so we provide a range of products and services including terms & conditions, legal advice, training, publicity, safety checks, guidance documents and financial services.

All members are invited to join and participate on our industry boards, technical and strategic panels, to steer us as a business and help us to review and develop new practices which impact the industry. We work closely with regulators and stakeholders, including lobbying government agencies and bodies. As a member-led organisation we work closely and rely on their knowledge, experience and expertise.

The aim of the Hire Association is to protect, support, and build successful businesses, set and improve standards, safeguard end-users, hirers and contractors through our commitment to skills, standards and sustainability.

To find more about our products and services click here or call us on 0121 380 4600.

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The Hire Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on Wednesday 17th July and the agenda included the election of a new Chair and Vice-chair.

Construction machinery theft has been at unusually high levels consistently since February 2022.

Dates from September until December 2024, Oswestry, Shropshire

Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th September 2024 at Telford International Centre, Telford, Shropshire