Visitor numbers were also up on last year’s event with 1872 relevant hire industry visitors in attendance.
The show was bustling from the onset with hirers looking to expand their fleets and check out new innovations and launches from the diverse range of exhibitors at the show.
There were a record amount of new product launches with a strong focus on safety and environmental solutions.
The event organisers also undertook a complete redesign of the show and the 2019 event revealed a completely new layout and look. It worked - both exhibitors and visitors approved of the revamp and new look.
Morris Site Machinery International Business Director, Phil Winnington said: “The new layout worked well, and the show looked fresh.
“The new format also took away the predictability of other years. The volume of visitors was consistent with previous years and decision makers were in attendance. Morris Site Machinery is happy to support the show again in 2020.”
The Executive Hire Show would not be complete without the ‘Passionate Hire Awards’, which take place at a celebration event on the first evening of the show. The winners of this year’s awards were;
Rocket Rentals, based in Gloucestershire, won ‘The Outstanding Single Depot Hirer’, which was sponsored by Mace Industries and presented by Luke Mace.
The ‘Outstanding Multi Depot Hire’ Award, sponsored by Plantworx Construction Exhibition 2019, presented by Plantworx Sales Manager Angela Spink, was awarded to KDM Hire, based in Northern Ireland.
The ‘Outstanding Customer Service’ Award at the Executive Hire Show 2019 was presented to a company that goes that extra mile for their customers – Swansea based, Miles Hire.
The final award of the evening was the ‘John Jennings Crosshire’ Award, which was presented to Gap Group Managing Director, Iain Anderson.
Executive Hire Show Director, Craig Donovan said: “The Executive Hire Show team would like to thank all exhibitors for supporting the 2019 Show and embracing the new layout and design – we are delighted with the feedback we have received.
We are pleased to confirm that the 2019 Show attracted 1872 relevant hire industry visitors. This is marginally up on last year and consistent with other years.”
Craig pointed out that this figure does not include training providers, asset financiers and recruitment companies, who were allowed entry as non-exhibiting suppliers during the afternoon on the final day. Media and Public Relation personnel were also excluded from the visitor numbers.
Craig added, “86% of all relevant hire industry visitors were from independent operations, re-confirming the pivotal role of local and regional hirers in the on-going success of the Show. This also demonstrates the Show’s continued ability to attract relevant, quality hire executives.”
The Executive Hire Show has confirmed that the 14th annual event will take place on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th February 2020 – at the home of hire at the Ricoh Arena Coventry once again. Booking for the 2020 Show will start during March 2019.