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Paul Gaze

Chief Executive Officer

Paul is responsible for developing and driving the business strategy forward. This includes building and maintaining relationships with key influencers and stakeholders, and working with Government agencies to increase awareness and raise standards within the hire and rental industry.

Membership Services


Kelly Raven

Membership Service Operations

Kelly oversees all aspects of the association’s service operations to members and non-members through building and maintaining relationships and creating effective strategies for the take up of products and services. Kelly continuously reviews member benefits and maintains partner relationships.

Nikki Wyllie

Learning & Development Officer

Nikki is responsible for learning and development within the association, supporting members to identify training needs and plan any development required for employees. Nikki also coordinates the association’s NVQ Assessment Centre and CITB Approved Training Organisation.

Lilian Robins

Membership Services Administrator

Lilian maintains relationships with members, handling engagement and renewal calls while showcasing the products and services available to members. She supports members with any incoming enquiries and strives to provide the best customer service possible.

Neshna Leher

Membership Services Administrator

Neshna answers the main line, handling enquiries and directing calls to the right teams. Neshna also reaches out to members regularly to engage, keep details up to date and share details about our extensive range of benefits and services.

Kyrah Franklin

Print Services Administrator

Kyrah is responsible for Direct and Print on Demand, helping members place orders and working with the association’s print partner to maintain stock levels. Kyrah also supports members with custom print including branded merchandise and sourcing new products.

Stuart Tyrrell

Marketing Officer

Stuart is the lead marketing contact for the association, holding responsibility for all internal and external communications; the website, news releases, e-shots and social media. Stuart also organises events, including conferences, golf days and the annual Hire Awards of Excellence.

Mandy Mills

Bookkeeper & Credit Control

Mandy is responsible for the care of our members and suppliers financial records, and keeping on top of outstanding debt. Mandy can help by providing statements, copy invoices, and handle any questions or queries about billing and payments.

Bookkeeper & Credit Control

Public Affairs


Mark Bradshaw

Public Affairs Manager

Mark is responsible for relations with the UK Government, other central agencies, as well as external and trade association partners. Mark covers a range of policy topics including Net Zero, equipment theft and fraud.

Certification Services


Carl Bartlett

Director Certification Services

Carl in his role as Director of Certification Services is responsible for the management of the SafeHire Private Industry Standard and SSIP approval certification, supporting member organisations continual improvement, observing industry best practice, and achieving Health and Safety compliance.

Chris Carter

Certification Services Coordinator

Chris orchestrates SafeHire audits, coordinating between HAE EHA members and the team of field-based Certification Services Auditors. Chris also manages certifications and is responsible for maintaining the SafeHire Integrated Management System.

Tammy Yates

Certification Services Administrator

Tammy works in tandem with the Certification Services Coordinator arranging SafeHire audits with our team of field-based Certification Services Auditors. She is also responsible for handling follow-up actions after SafeHire audits.

Alan Dean

Certification Services Auditor

Alan works remotely, visiting members to carry out site audits and SSIP reviews, as part of the SafeHire Certification process. The auditors work throughout the UK and Ireland and Alan mainly visits members in the southwest of England.

Mark Forsyth

Certification Services Auditor

Mark works remotely, visiting members to carry out site audits and SSIP reviews, as part of the SafeHire Certification process. The auditors work throughout the UK and Ireland and Mark mainly visits members in the north of England.

Chris Williams

Certification Services Auditor

Chris works remotely, visiting members to carry out site audits and SSIP reviews, as part of the SafeHire Certification process. The auditors work throughout the UK and Ireland and Chris mainly visits members in the midlands of England.

Main Board Directors


Paul Gaze

Hire Association Europe

Chief Executive Officer

Neil Bravery

Association Chair

Brian Sherlock

Association President

Sally Wray

GoHire Group

Representing: Tools, Plant & Equipment Board

Stuart Slaughter

Plato Hire

Representing: Event Equipment Board

Adam Caulfield

Travis Perkins Hire

Representing: Tools, Plant and Equipment Board

Andrew Fishburn

Snorkel UK

Supply Chain Board – Chair

HAE – Tools, Plant & Equipment Board


Adam Caulfield

Travis Perkins Hire

Tools, Plant and Equipment Board

Asif Latief

Speedy Hire

Tools, Plant and Equipment Board

Keith Hallam

Bradfords Building Supplies

Co-opted Tools, Plant and Equipment Board

Phil Jones

Vp Brandon Hire Station

Tools, Plant and Equipment Board

Matthew Wilson

SHC Hire Centres

Co-opted Tools, Plant and Equipment Board

Gillian Rutter

Hire Access

Tools, Plant and Equipment Board

Paul Errington

County Hire

Co-opted Tools, Plant and Equipment Board

David Fox

Hirebase

Tools, Plant and Equipment Board

Josh Thompson

GR8 Tool Hire

CHAIR Tools, Plant and Equipment Board

Sally Wray

GoHire Group

CHAIR Tools, Plant and Equipment Board

Simon Gibbons

Independent Builders Merchants Group

Co-opted Tools, Plant and Equipment Board

EHA – Event Equipment Board


Stuart Slaughter

Plato Hire

Chief Executive Officer

Andy Connor

Speedy Hire

Event Equipment Board

Garry Wakefield

Capital Barriers and Temporary Fencing

Event Equipment Board

Phil Leahy

Sunbelt Rentals

Event Equipment Board

HAE EHA – Supply Chain Board


Andrew Fishburn

Snorkel UK

Supply Chain Board – Chair

Dominic Waring

Husqvarna UK

Supply Chain Board

Martin Bestwick

inspHire

Supply Chain Board

Ben Sly

Pop Up Products

Supply Chain Board

Pat Lawlor

Infor (United Kingdom)

Supply Chain Board

Reuben Stapells

SANY Heavy Machinery UK

Co-opted Supply Chain Board

Stewart Dowling

Hilti GB

Supply Chain Board

Mark Goodrum

Point of Rental Software

Supply Chain Board

Paul Mabey

JCB

Supply Chain Board

News & Events



SANY UK are looking forward to their return to Hillhead next month where they will showcase a wide range of machines.


The NHS ‘111 press option 2’ for mental health is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all ages.

The #EmpowerHalfHour campaign encourages workers to look at ways to improve their wellbeing at work.


Dates throughout June 2024, Hull, East Yorkshire