Hire Awards of Excellence set to return in 2018


The organiser of the Hire Awards of Excellence, Hire Association Europe Event Hire Association (HAE EHA), has announced that nominations for next year’s awards are now open with two brand new categories added to mix for 2018. The awards ceremony will take place at the luxurious Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s prestigious Park Lane on Saturday 28th April, as the venue proved hugely popular with guests this time around. 

Now in their eleventh year in London, the awards recognise excellence in the plant, tool, hire and event industries and are the highlight of the year for the winners and those highly commended. Independently judged, the panel is headed up by HAE EHA marketing manager Ann Harrison and includes trade association CEOs and leading experts in training, web development, design and print, HR, Health & Safety and Hire. Both companies and individuals are recognised for their outstanding contribution to the hire industry, the full list of this year’s categories is:

  • Catalogue Of The Year
  • Website Of The Year
  • Best Use of New Media
  • Best Sustainability and CSRInitiative NEW FOR 2018
  • Construction Industry Product Of The Year
  • Events Industry Product Of The Year
  • Supplier Of The Year
  • Plant, Tool & Equipment Hire Company Of The Year (Up To £10million Turnover)
  • Plant, Tool & Equipment Hire Company Of The Year (Over £10million Turnover)
  • Event Equipment Hire Company Of The Year
  • SafeHire Company Of The Year
  • Best Recruitment Innovation Campaign NEW FOR 2018
  • Apprentice Of The Year
  • Workshop Manager Of The Year
  • Hire Manager Of The Year
  • Hire Achiever Of The Year

The two new categories for 2018 are Best Sustainability and CSRInitiative and Best Recruitment Innovation Campaign, have been introduced to reflect the growing significance of sustainable practices and attracting talent in the hire industry, respectively. In addition, awards celebrating the accomplishments of our apprentices, managers and high achievers recognise how important it is to nurture and train staff, ensuring we retain and develop the best people.

HAE EHA’s marketing manager Ann Harrison comments on the return of the Hire Awards of Excellence in 2018: “When reviewing and finalising the categories for the Hire Awards of Excellence 2018, we were keen to ensure that they absolutely reflect excellence in the hire industry, we believe that sustainability and attracting talented individuals to the sector are increasingly important, so we were keen to include them in the mix. Feedback from guests who attended the awards ceremony this April was extremely positive, they really enjoyed the event and they were highly complimentary about the venue, so we’ve decided to return to the Grosvenor House Hotel in 2018. It affords us plenty of space to grow and is the perfect backdrop for our prestigious awards.”