AGM Board Member Vacancies - Nominee Biographies
EHA Event Equipment Board
5 Vacancies Available
As Co-Founder and Managing Director of Plato Catering Hire I lead a multi-award winning catering equipment, linen and furniture hire company. Plato is the most client focused catering equipment hire company in the Midlands. We are passionate about the hire of plates, glasses, cutlery, linen, furniture and kitchen kit with outstanding customer service at competitive prices. I'm privileged to work with several leading caterers, event planners, venues, hotels and stately homes throughout Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire and the West Midlands. Plato will be 21 years old in October 2020 and what a year to reach this milestone.
I have been closely aligned to the event industry for over 20 years and have witnessed first-hand the incredible changes that have taken place in what is surely one of the most diverse sectors imaginable. It is only necessary to attend one of the many annual trade fairs to understand how an eclectic mix of businesses combine to produce events ranging from local Christmas markets to major live music events across the UK. This industry, through no fault of its own, is now under severe threat and an immediate call to action is required to preserve its standing and restore it to its rightful position as a major contributor to the UK economy.
I have been a senior manager in the HVAC industry for many years, and have served on the EHA Board previously; I held the position of Chair of the Event Hire Association for 12 months, and Vice Chair on the main HAE EHA Board. I would very much welcome the opportunity to re-join the EHA Board and work alongside other industry professionals to assist in helping the event industry through its recovery.
I am General Manager of Acclimatise Ltd, part of the Cross Rental Group; we supply the rental of temperature control and power distribution equipment across the UK and Ireland. I have nearly 25 years’ sales and rental experience to the event sector and, during this time, have assembled a large portfolio of event-based contacts.
I nbsp;have been in the Audio-Visual Equipment hire business for longer than I care to remember and have spent a number of years on various representative groups of the EHA. I have been the HAE EHA Chairman and President.
It is important that the Event Hire and AV Hire sector is represented within our wider trade association.
We are living through challenging and turbulent times and the EHA has a vitally important part to play representing our industry at Westminster ensuring that the relevant ministers recognise the huge and damaging impact that Covid-19 has had and continues to have on our industry.
If elected, I hope that I will be able to contribute some knowledge and support and with the arrival of virtual meetings it will make my ability to schedule the meetings easier.