News Item: Finalists and Real Time Livestream Announced for Virtual Hire Awards of Excellence 2021

Hire Association Europe and Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) has announced the finalists for the Hire Awards of Excellence 2021 following a bumper number of entries. Winners will be revealed during a virtual awards ceremony, as previously announced, and thanks to the support of several key sponsors it will be live streamed from a studio in real time at 4.30pm on Thursday 20th May. 

Independently judged, the Hire Awards of Excellence recognise hirers and suppliers within the plant, tool, equipment and event hire industries, with finalists representing the best in class for companies and individuals. Sponsors confirmed for 2021 include CanTrack Global, PSM Plant & Tool Hire Centres, Point of Rental Software and Sunbelt Rentals.

HAE EHA group marketing manager, Ann Harrison comments: "We were genuinely surprised by the number of submissions that we received for this year's awards, with entries far exceeding 2020 levels which were all submitted prior to the Coronavirus pandemic. What was particularly pleasing was to see the increase in entries for the individual categories. Given the challenging year that we've all faced, to see companies highlighting the work of their employees and pushing them forward for awards really demonstrates how much our industry values its people. 

"It's also fantastic that so many sponsors have come forward as this has allowed us to elevate this year's virtual awards presentation and we're delighted that the event will be livestreamed in real time from a studio location. Our host, senior HAE EHA representatives and sponsors will all be involved in the live ceremony on the day. We'll still be asking all our finalists to submit an acceptance speech ahead of the event, as we did in 2020, to ensure that the winners are kept under wraps.

"The support the awards has received from both nominating companies and sponsors is testament to the high esteem in which the awards are held."

Finalists for the 2021 Hire Awards of Excellence are:

Website of the Year - Sponsored by Point of Rental Software
Greenplant 
GSE Plant Ltd
HSS Hire
Smiths Hire
Sunbelt Rentals

Best Use of New Media
Balloo Hire
Niftylift
Sunbelt Rentals

Catalogue of the Year - Sponsored by PSM Plant & Tool Hire Centres
Elite GSS
GAP Group
Greenplant 
HSS Hire

Best Sustainability & CSR Initiative - Sponsored by Point of Rental Software
Ardent Hire Solutions
GAP Group
Speedy Services
Sunbelt Rentals

Hire Industry Product of the Year - Sponsored by CanTrack Global
AMI Group for Asset+ Keypad 
Ardent Hire Solutions for Site Manager
Datatag ID for CESAR ECV
Elite GSS for Platform Edge Protection
JCB and Travis Perkins for 1T-2 Dumper
The MHM Group for ST-9 Lighting Tower
Trime UK for X-Solar Hybrid
Uni-prop International for UNI-PROP

Hire Industry Supplier of the Year - Sponsored by Sunbelt Rentals
Elite GSS
GSE Plant Ltd
MCS Rental Software
Niftylift
Point of Rental Software
Snorkel UK
The MHM Group
Trime UK

SafeHire Plant, Tool & Equipment Hire Company of the Year upto £10m Turnover - Sponsored by Sunbelt Rentals
Alide Hire
Lakeside Hire
Miles Hire
Plantool Hire Centres
PSM Plant & Tool Hire Centres
The MHM Group 

SafeHire Plant, Tool & Equipment Hire Company of the Year over £10m Turnover - Sponsored by CanTrack Global
GAP Group
HSS Hire
Nationwide Platforms
Smiths Hire
Speedy Services
Star Platforms
Sunbelt Rentals
Travis Perkins Tool Hire

SafeHire Event Hire Company of the Year 
buk Solutions
Plato Catering Hire
Sunbelt Rentals 

Best HAE Covid Response
HSS Hire
MCS Rental Software
Point of Rental Software
Speedy Services
SRL Traffic Systems
Sunbelt Rentals
The MHM Group
Travis Perkins Tool Hire

Young Apprentice of the Year
Faris Cooke - Vp Brandon Hire Station
Tamzin Edwards - South West Tool Hire
Lee Gillett - GAP Group
Lucy O'Rourke - Sunbelt Rentals
Jamie Roper - Speedy Services
Flyn Zardecki - One Stop Hire 

Apprentice of the Year - Sponsored by PSM Plant & Tool Hire Centres
Charlotte Bingham - Travis Perkins
Elliott Butcher - Nationwide Platforms
Wilbert Fields - Sunbelt Rentals
Ronan Gates - Speedy Services
Beth Gillard – Speedy Services
Grant Weitz - Speedy Services

Workshop Manager of the Year - Sponsored by PSM Plant & Tool Hire Centres
Steven Jones - The MHM Group
Andrew Smith - Speedy Services
Dan Vogt - Vp Brandon Hire Station

Hire Manager of the Year - Sponsored by CanTrack Global
Luke Davies – Hirebase
Stuart Houston - Vp Brandon Hire Station
Wayne Lambert - Travis Perkins
Craig Sneddon - Speedy Services
Daniel Thorne - BSS Hire-It

Hire Achiever of the Year - Sponsored by Sunbelt Rentals
Winners of the Apprentice of the Year, Hire Manager of the Year and Workshop Manager of the Year will make up the shortlist for the final award, announced during the livestream. 

To register to attend the virtual awards please follow this link.