News Item: HAE EHA Wins Award for Battle Against Virus

We are thrilled to announce that HAE EHA's vital support for the hire industry during the Covid-19 pandemic has been recognised at the prestigious National Association Awards 2021, held in London on Tuesday July 27th.

CEO Paul Gaze and Marketing Project Lead Stuart Tyrrell proudly holding the National Association Award trophy for Best Covid Response

CEO Paul Gaze and Marketing Project Lead Stuart Tyrrell collected the Gold for Best Covid Response award at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in Kensington on behalf of the team, in front of an audience representing trade associations from a huge variety of UK industry sectors.

HAE EHA was on the front foot from the start of the first lockdown of the pandemic, becoming the go-to place for information, guidance and news, creating numerous resources to help hire companies both small and large to understand what was happening, how it affected them, and where they could turn to for help.

With many businesses in the Tool, Plant, and Equipment hire sector either remaining open or reopening their operations for customers after lockdowns, we lobbied the UK Governments to help ensure that hire and rental was deemed as essential retail, implementing appropriate measures to minimise the spread of infection, including social distancing and hygiene arrangements.

Paul Gaze said: "This award reflects the efforts of our member-led board and staff to deliver critical support for the hire industry during the most challenging times that most of us have ever faced. We are delighted that this has been recognised nationally in what has been a real team effort."

This could be the first half of a sensational double, as HAE EHA has also entered the Best Membership Support During Covid-19 category in the Association Excellence Awards, being held on October 7th at the Kia Oval in London. Wish us luck!