Illumin8 Lights stock up with Trime’s LED lights

THE site lighting specialists, Illumin8 Lights, are gearing up for a busy summer season, with the purchase of another fleet of X-ECO LED lighting towers supplied by the Cambridgeshire company, Trime UK Limited.

The order was placed at the recent Executive Hire Show and has been valued in excess of £500k.

Illumin8’s hire fleet is now made up of over four hundred Trime lighting sets and their complete fleet is entirely composed of Trime’s range of lighting towers.

APS welcomes the feminine touch in construction

WOMEN have much to contribute to making construction a safer and healthier profession the Association for Project Safety (APS) said last week.  

Celebrating International Women’s Day, the APS said it was keen to welcome more women into its ranks of professional design and construction health and safety risk management experts.

Hire firm raises £4.5m investment from Mercia's EV Growth II fund

QUICK Reach Powered Access, a fast-growing national equipment hire business, has secured a £4.5million equity investment from Mercia Fund Managers.

The investment, which is the second from Mercia's £45.1million EV Growth II fund, will allow the Manchester-based company to double its fleet of powered access equipment and continue its nationwide growth.

Morris Site Machinery expand operation and confirm i54 deal

MORRIS Site Machinery has agreed to acquire a flagship site adjacent to Jaguar Land Rover at the i54 Technology-based Business Park just minutes from the M6 in Wolverhampton.

The landmark site will provide over 60,000 square foot of manufacturing and office space for Morris Site Machinery to relocate from its current site just three miles away at Four Ashes, into purpose-built premises at i54.

The site machinery business is renowned for its mobile lighting towers, generators, welders, pumps and pressure washers which it sells worldwide.

Chosen few revealed for HAE EHA Hire Awards of Excellence

FINALISTS have been announced for the much-anticipated Hire Awards of Excellence 2019 to be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Saturday 13th April, and will be hosted by Strictly Come Dancing star and TV presenter Anton Du Beke.

Glitterball king Du Beke, one of the most instantly recognisable figures in the world of ballroom dance, will ensure proceedings run like clockwork at the event marking the amazing achievements of hire and supply companies across the UK’s plant, tool, equipment and event hire industry.

IronmongeryDirect listed in Top 350 internet retailers

THE UK’s leading supplier of ironmongery to the trade, IronmongeryDirect, has been named as one of the top internet retailers in the UK.

The company has appeared, for the first time, in the Internet Retailing UK Top 500 - entering within the first 350 businesses.

The IRUK Top 500 report ranks retailers by revenue, store networks and website traffic as well as undertaking in-depth analysis into an organisation’s approach to customers.

VIDEO: New Van Vault range tackles tool theft and achieves police standard

AS PART of its drive to tackle tool theft crime, Van Vault, the originators of in-vehicle secure storage, has launched a market leading new product range.

Last year saw around 280,000 tool theft crimes across the UK. With the average value of tools left in tradespeople’s vans costing £2,880, Van Vault understands the importance of helping protect tools and deter thieves with effective secure storage solutions.

Morris Site Machinery recognised as trusted supplier

LEADING equipment manufacturer Morris Site Machinery has been awarded ‘Trusted Supplier’ status in recognition of its quality and commitment to best practice.

The Hire Industry Trusted Suppliers accreditation from The Hire Association of Europe and Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) is a hallmark of quality in training, safety, environmental issues, research and development, production processes and data security.

Does ‘Generation Z’ provide the perfect apprentices?

WHEN your company’s workload begins to pile up and you need an extra pair of hands on a project, there are a few avenues you can take.

You can hire a freelancer, get in touch with a contractor, or spend every waking moment working on things yourself – the latter by the way is not a great option.

Recently, though, more and more businesses are taking advantage of an underestimated option: apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way for businesses to gain productive, enthusiastic workers while also investing in developing skilled employees.

Precision made possible: introducing Festool’s new Cordless Oscillator

FESTOOL is expanding its range of cordless tools by adding the new Vecturo OSC 18 cordless oscillator for fitting and assembly work.

The Vecturo OSC 18 includes the innovative StarlockMax tool holder, enabling the user to quickly and conveniently change the tool blade, without the need for additional equipment.

Intelligent system accessories allow for dust-free work, precise cut-outs on the scribe mark and precisely guided plunge cuts.

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