PRESS RELEASE: GAP Group Ltd Nominated for Seven 2017 Hire Excellence Awards

Hire Association Europe and Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) have announced the entries shortlisted for their prestigious 2017 Hire Awards of Excellence.

GAP Hire Solutions, the UK’s largest independent hire solutions provider, has been nominated for a remarkable seven awards:

- Plant, Tool & Equipment Company of the Year (Turnover over £10million)

- Event Equipment Hire Company of the Year

- Hire Manager of the Year

- Workshop Manager of the Year

- Apprentice of the Year

- Catalogue of the Year (Hard Copy)

- Catalogue of the Year (Electronic Copy)

Independently judged, the Hire Awards of Excellence acknowledge the success of equipment hirers and suppliers, along with the incredible individuals who set the industry standard.

Founded in 1969, GAP has grown from one depot focussing on plant hire, to eight divisions and 134 depots located nationwide. The active training and development of their employees and a sustainable approach to business has been key to the company’s success.

GAP’s Joint Managing Director, Douglas Anderson, stated: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted in all of the award categories the company entered.

“GAP offers a wide range of training opportunities for employees to ensure they have the right skills to do the job whilst inspiring motivation and engagement in the workplace. The adoption of company values and procedures by all employees played a pivotal role in making 2016 a record-breaking year in terms of both turnover and gross profit.

“The award nominations acknowledge the great work and accomplishments throughout the GAP Group.”

Commenting on this year’s shortlist, HAE EHA’s Managing Director, Graham Arundell said: “We’re delighted with the calibre of companies who have made the shortlist for the Hire Awards of Excellence 2017. The standard of entries was very high so the judges had their work cut out just to get the shortlist, never mind deciding on the winners.”

The event will be held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane on Saturday 22nd April 2017.

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