The Hire Association Europe (HAE) and Event Hire Association (EHA) has today announced that it is a finalist in the prestigious Association Excellence Awards 2016. HAE and EHA have been shortlisted as a Finalist in the ‘Best Development of an Existing Association Event – under 300 delegates’ category, for the delivery of their Hire Convention in September 2015. Developed to recognise excellence and exceptional achievements in trade and professional associations the Association Excellence Awards 2016 will be held at the Hilton Hotel, London Bankside on 26th February.
With the theme ‘Navigating Your Future’ prevalent throughout, the Hire Convention received positive feedback from delegates, exhibitors and speakers alike with numerous highlights during the two day event held at Loughborough’s Holywell Park. Most notable were an opening address from Jo Bamford, JCB’s managing director of global accounts; a motivational talk from TV celebrity and DIY expert Craig Phillips as part of the Future Hirers’ initiative; private meetings held by HAE EHA members and supporters; Hire Station, Hewdens, Brandon Hire and the Access Industry Forum; an outdoor demonstration area; various opportunities to network and several well attended keynote sessions.
Graham Arundell, HAE EHA’s managing director said: “We are honoured that all the hard work that contributed to the success of the Hire Convention last September has been recognised by our peers. Plans are already well underway to ensure that the 2016 event is bigger and better and serves all our members’ needs.