Winners of 2019 National CCS Company and Supplier Awards to be revealed

THE highest-performing construction companies and suppliers will be honoured at the upcoming Considerate Constructors Scheme’s National Awards.

The Awards, which recognise Scheme-registered companies and suppliers that have excelled in their standards of considerate construction, will take place on 31 October and 1 November in central London.

Fred Mills, The B1M’s co-founder and managing director, and Nick James, partnerships director at the CITB will be announcing whether each winning company and supplier has received a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award for their achievements. There will also be Runner-up Awards and winners for the coveted ‘Most Considerate Company’ and ‘Most Considerate Supplier’ Awards.

Only the very top-performing companies and suppliers are eligible to win this year’s awards, based on their performance against the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice assessed between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.

Amanda Long, Chief Executive of the Considerate Constructors Scheme said: “The highest-performing Scheme-registered companies and suppliers are committed to raising the bar of considerate construction to higher standards, and we are delighted to be recognising these organisations at the upcoming National Company and Supplier Awards.”

“The efforts and determination of high performing Scheme-registered companies and suppliers shows what can be possible no matter what size or type of organisation. Everyone has a crucial role to play in making our industry more considerate to our workforce, communities and the environment.”

Follow all the latest from the award ceremonies on Twitter: @CCScheme #ccsawards #loveconstruction

www.ccscheme.org.uk

BHETA to hold Meet the Buyer Day with Wilko

THE British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is to host another of its Meet The Buyer retail networking days with Wilko, the home and hardware retailer which now has over 400, mostly high street, stores in the UK.

The event which will include the whole Wilko buying team will take place on 13 November in the Shelley Suite, Best Western West Retford Hall, North Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire.

Wilko’s listings include all the following categories – home living, kitchen and dining, decorating and DIY, storage, garden and outdoor, cleaning and household and stationery and craft, as well as pet, seasonal, toys and health and beauty. It positions itself as providing simple solutions to help families get their day to day lives sorted as quickly, easily and affordably as possible. At the Meet The Buyer event, Wilko buyers are looking for companies who can offer a wide variety of products. Current supplier rationalisation means that prospective suppliers must be able to offer multiple lines and garden suppliers need to have drop ship capabilities.

Commenting on the forthcoming event, BHETA’s chief operating officer, Will Jones, said: “We are delighted to be providing members with another great opportunity to schedule face to face meetings with the key buyers for their categories. It’s also exciting to be working with a retail partner which literally spans all of the sectors of interest to the BHETA membership.”

Wilko Retail Limited, formerly Wilkinson Cash Stores and Wilkinson Hardware Stores was founded in Leicester by James Kemsey Wilkinson in 1930 and remains in the hands of the founding family today. Companies participating in the event will be allocated a 20-minute appointment time. A maximum of two people from each supplier company will be allowed and suppliers are urged to use the time available to concentrate on the features and benefits of the products they are offering, supported by cost price proposals.
 
Will continued: “This event is sure to attract a big response and there will be a limit to the number of people that can be accommodated on the day.  Interested suppliers are therefore urged to make themselves known to Helen Farnell in BHETA Member Services team as soon as possible, so that we can confirm arrangements.”

www.bheta.co.uk

The future of construction under the microscope at UK Construction Week 2019

AN eclectic, forward thinking crowd of 34,327 construction professionals attended UK Construction Week on 8-10 October. There was a particular swell in visitors keen to learn about future technologies and how they could be applied to their businesses.

The future of construction and how it is driving change was a major focus at this year’s event and it was clearly a driver to bring the crowds to the show at the NEC in Birmingham.

Kevin Reeves, director of IoT & digital twin at Costain, said: “Being my first time at UK Construction Week, I was blown away by the scale and diversity of the event, it was very impressive.”

Mark Ireland, chief engineer of technology strategy at the Manufacturing Technology Centre commented: “It was a busy few days and there were a great mix of attendees, from new industry entrants to managing directors and chief executives. It was really engaging to meet with the next generation and to meet people who aren’t already entrenched in traditional attitudes around construction.”

Feedback from a new business perspective was also extremely positive. Brendan Hourican, national sales and marketing manager at CircofloPro said: “It was an incredible show. I came away with at least 60-70 excellent business leads. One project alone will pay for the cost of attending the show. It’s been so successful, if I’d known I’d have gone for a larger stand and brought more of our team along.”

Ade Feeney, divisional account manager at Tradepoint B&Q also commented on the levels of interest from younger attendees, said: “We’ve had some great conversations. It was a good show, very busy, and we spoke to a lot of young professionals who are the future of the industry. They were really engaged.”

Among the 300 speakers and 150 hours of content, major highlights last week included the first industry appearance for the Construction Minister, Nadhim Zahawi MP, and keynote speeches and debates featuring Lord Digby Jones, architect George Clarke, modern methods of construction (MMC) advocate Mark Farmer and diversity champion Angela Dapper, principal at Grimshaw Architects.

Mental health in the industry was also a major focal point at the show, making UK Construction Week the largest event in the sector to address these issues. UK Construction Week worked alongside Public Health England to launch Every Mind Matters to the construction industry.

Sam Park, head of marketing at Aliaxis, said: “I was very impressed with the Every Mind Matters connection as I’m a mental health first aider at work. The focus on mental health at UK Construction Week was great. This is an audience which typically doesn’t like to talk, and they should. There was a lot happening on the stands and the support which is available. Hats off to UK Construction Week, from a mental health first aider perspective this really helps get the message out.”

UK Construction Week took innovation to a new level this year with its partnership with the Construction Innovation Hub (the Hub) and the new innovation zone. On a practical front there were a record number of product launches, showcases and demos providing something for all construction professionals regardless of trade. This was also the inaugural year for the co-launch of the very successful Concrete Expo.

Now in its second year, the UK Construction Week Role Model of the year award went to Anjali Pindoria, project surveyor at Avi Contracts. She is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion within construction.

Sustainability was a major push for the event with all exhibitors being encouraged to sign up to a ‘net zero’ agreement to boost awareness of the UK’s carbon-cutting goals and encouraged to follow tips to boost their own sustainability. The printed show guide was switched for an environmentally friendly app, and to help reduce single-use plastic, free water fountains were installed around the show and free reusable bottles given out.

Summarising a very successful show, Nathan Garnett, event director said: “This year's UK Construction Week for me was brimming with positivity. In a time of political and economic uncertainty, the UK's largest showcase for the sector showed signs of transformation, as it adopts innovation at a faster pace than ever. The feeling all around was that we have a lot of work to do, come what may, so let’s get on with doing it in the safest, fastest and most efficient way possible by harnessing the potential of new technologies.

“UK Construction Week 2019 also tackled mental health in the sector head on with the support of the Every Mind Matters campaign, as we continue the role of improving mental health in construction for good. I was delighted how open the construction industry has now become on this subject and great conversations have started.

“Finally, to see the talent and diversity on stage for our UK Construction Awards, Fix Radio Awards and Role Model 2019 presentation shows how far we have come in the fifth edition of the event. Although there is a mountain still to climb, as an industry we should all be proud of that transformation.” 

Looking to the future, UK Construction Week will be hosting a series of specialist summits in the New Year, including:

  • Marketing in Construction Summit, 12 February 2020
  • Belonging in Construction Summit, 13 February 2020
  • Wellbeing in Construction Summit, 30 June 2020
  • Quality in Construction Summit, 1 July 2020

To find out more visit summits.ukconstructionweek.com.

The dates for next year’s UK Construction Week are 6-8 October 2020.

www.ukconstructionweek.com

The Executive Hire Show 2020 kicks off to a great start

THE tool, equipment and compact plant hire industry continues to go from strength to strength following reports from the organisers of the Executive Hire Show 2020 (5 - 6 February Ricoh Arena, Coventry).

During the annual exhibitor ‘kick-off’ meeting at the show’s established home at the Ricoh Arena, which took place on 10 October, the team reported that an impressive 142 exhibitors had already signed up for the 2020 Show and the event is already 87% sold.

The meeting was well attended, with exhibitors both old and new taking time out of their busy schedules to attend the event. Team members from exhibiting companies including Thwaites, Altrad Belle, Hire Association Europe (HAE), HSC (Hire Supply Company), Shindaiwa, Insphire Ltd, Bomag and many more made the journey to the Ricoh.

It was also the first time that many of the exhibitors in attendance had the opportunity to meet with the brand-new members of the Executive Hire Show team.

Chris Moore, the new Publishing and Events Director for the show, opened the proceedings highlighting the success of the previous Shows and how the 14th annual event is aiming even higher in terms of exhibitors and visitor attendance. He said: “Make sure you are ready to do business and maximise the full benefit of the show! Exhibitors and visitors travel from all over the UK to take part and visit and we are on course to set new records once again by working together as team.”

Chris Moore handed over to Hannah Webb who is the head of operations at the parent Hemming Group and also the new head of operations for the EHS. She is responsible for ‘putting the show together’ and ensuring the entire event runs seamlessly providing the best possible experience for the show’s exhibitors and visiting hirers. 

Hannah Webb introduced the appointed contractors for show which included Showlite, who were instrumental in the show’s new look which was debuted at the 2019 event. Also represented were Circdata, who are responsible for visitor registration and data capture. Hannah Webb also explained to the exhibitors the new look ‘back office’ of the website, social media assets and the all new exhibitor manual.

The EHS National Visitor Campaign is the ‘centrepiece’ of the Executive Hire Show’s efforts to attract hirers to the event. This year will be no exception and once again the show will be working in partnership with The Hire Supply Company to utilise the expert services of Steve McKenzie and his team, who visited over 800 hire depots throughout the UK and Ireland for the 2019 event.

The 2020 campaign has already started and Chris Moore will be joining the mega ‘Road Trip’ alongside Steve McKenzie’s team. Steve reported: “Our team plan to mobilise hirers to attend the 14th annual show – we are passionate about this event and want to deliver good quality visitors. We go that extra mile and between us we have 152-years’ experience in this industry and have made some very good contacts over the years.”

He added: “We are planning on 850 visits as part of the 2020 campaign – these visits also form the initial judging process for the ‘Passionate Hirer Awards, which are presented at the show during the party on the first evening.”

Steve McKenzie concluded by encouraging all to get involved to make this show a success.

Visitors/exhibitors can follow the team’s journey visiting hirers nationwide HERE.

Next to address the audience was the Executive Hire Show’s (also Executive Hire News Editor) Alan Guthrie, who highlighted additional features of the event. He announced that back by popular demand is the Innovation Trail.

The ‘Innovation Trail – Live!’ is also making a return - where 10 selected Innovation Trail products, which judges consider to be particularly outstanding, will be exhibited on a specially branded stage area in Hall 2. 

Alan Guthrie explained the concept, saying: “Each chosen ‘Innovation Trail – Live!’ supplier will be given a dedicated 10-minute slot to present and explain their product and talk the audience through its innovative qualities. These individual sessions will take place during the two days of the show. Paul Hutton, a radio, podcast and YouTube channel presenter, has once again agreed to host ‘Innovation Trail – Live!’ Paul will interview each company’s representative live on the stage.”

EHS Sales Manager Lee Westney was next up to highlight sponsorship opportunities surrounding the show and brand-new Sales Executive, Tierney Elliott also addressed the audience with a witty talk on other opportunities to help maximise exhibitor’s presence at the 2020 show.

Last and by no means least, exhibitors and guests were reminded about the EHS 2019 series of industry Road Shows. The next is being held on Tuesday 12 November from 4.30 - 7.30pm at the Mercure (formerly Thistle) Haydock Hotel, followed by another event on Wednesday 4 December from 4.30 - 7.30pm at the Holiday Inn, Bristol.

At these popular regional events, hirers and suppliers can benefit from bargains available only on the day that could boost their business. As well as hearing presentations on key issues and trends, participants will network, catch up with existing contacts while making new ones, and generally get involved.

And these events are an exciting prelude to the Executive Hire Show. With Brexit scheduled to happen on 31 October, the timing could hardly be better, enabling hirers to explore new revenue opportunities, do deals and build a positive future.

Visit www.executivehireshow.co.uk for more details on the show, the Road Shows and a full exhibitor list.

UK Construction Week unveils its latest surprises

WITH the final touches to next week’s UK Construction Week (UKCW) show now in place, the organisers are issuing a final reminder for visitor registrations.

Billed as construction’s largest industry event, the organisers are expecting more than 30,000 people at the show next week, from Tuesday to Thursday at the NEC in Birmingham.

Among the latest speakers to be confirmed, Lord Digby Jones, a cross bench peer in the House of Lords, former head of the CBI, developer, and lover of construction will be wading into the Brexit debate on day one, on Wednesday 9 October. He will be part of the session on ‘Brexit boom or bust? Industry Economic Forecast 2020’ on the main stage in Hall 12.

Also, on day two, the new construction minister Nadhim Zahawi MP is also set to make his first industry appearance. Advanced booking is being advised for both these events.

This year’s UKCW also promises some big numbers, including more than 300 expert speakers,150 hours of free CPD, a celebration of 98 industry role models, 500 exhibitors and new product launches, and more than 30 major new innovations on display in the Innovation Zone, from brick laying robots to crane simulators, from quieter and more efficient heat technologies to new software.

As part of a major focus on MMC (modern methods of construction), there are also full-scale builds at the show, a SIPS panel home, a factory-finished modular bathroom pod for the high-end hotel sector, ground breaking systems like Project Etopia, and offsite solutions for the education sector.

Nathan Garnett, event director at UKCW said: “UKCW opens in just a few days with a greater diversity of features than ever before, including innovation zones with over 50 brand new products from well-known brands and start-ups, a Wellbeing Information Zone, cycling and sporting challenges, an electric vehicle arcade, awards and construction summits, all on top of the trade show and major seminar programme you would expect.

“With Brexit drawing closer by the day, we also have packed the show full of practical advice on how to adapt and take the opportunities around over the coming months. It is well worth  a day of your time to see what you can learn from the event. It’s a place where business gets done, new contacts are made and the networking is fantastic. If you have yet to RSVP, it’s time to get your skates on.”

The usual printed show guide is being switched for an environmentally friendly app as part of UKCW‘s sustainability push. To help reduce single-use plastic, free water fountains will be installed around the show and 3,000 reusable bottles will be made available to visitors. And to offset the carbon footprint of the show, UKCW is planting 2,500 trees.

UKCW is one event with many sections, including Build sponsored by Easy-Trim, Building Tech, Civils, Energy and HVAC, Surface and Materials, and Timber. It also features Concrete Expo (8-9 October only) and Grand Designs Live (9-10 October only). Single registration gives free access to all areas of the show. Pre-booking is also strongly recommended for the extensive seminars and CPD programme.

Last minute tickets are still available via the website www.ukconstructionweek.com

Considerate Constructors Scheme names winners of 2019 National Ultra Site Awards

THE UK’s best-performing Ultra Sites have been revealed at this year’s Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2019 National Ultra Site Awards ceremony.

Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme Ultra Site was crowned with the highest honour at this year’s awards, winning the coveted ‘2019 Ultra Site of the Year Award’. 

This year, there were a total of ten Ultra Site award categories and, for the first time, the top-performing supplier within six of these award categories were also honoured with a special individual recognition award.

 

The winning Ultra Sites are:

Client Recognition Award: The National Space Centre, Leicester

Led by contractor: Woodhead Group

Collaboration Award: A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme

Led by contractor: A14 Integrated Delivery Team

Community Engagement Award: The National Space Centre, Leicester

Led by contractor: Woodhead Group

Constructions First Impressions Award: The Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

Led by contractor: Robertson Construction Group – Major Projects

Environmental Best Practice Award: Highways Partnering Agreement, Term Service Contract, Nottinghamshire

Led by contractor: Tarmac Trading Ltd

Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Award: A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme

Led by contractor: A14 Integrated Delivery Team

Future Constructors Award: Les Quennevais School, Jersey

Led by contractor: ROK Regal Construction

Workforce Wellbeing Award: Smart Motorways Project M23

Led by contractor: Kier Highways

Innovation of the Year Award: The Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre

Led by contractor: Robertson Construction Group – Major Projects

Ultra Site of the Year Award: A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme

Led by contractor: A14 Integrated Delivery Team

 

The winners of the individual recognition awards for Suppliers are:

Collaboration Award: BDV Recovery Ltd

Community Engagement Award: Munnelly Support Services

Environmental Best Practice Award: Wernick Hire Ltd

Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Award: J L Knight Roadworks

Future Constructors Award: J L Knight Roadworks

Workforce Wellbeing Award: Munnelly Support Services

 

Hundreds of guests from the UK’s top-performing Ultra Sites gathered at the prestigious venue of Plaisterers’ Hall in central London on 18 July for the Awards ceremony, which was presented by Ann Bentley, the Construction Leadership Council lead on Supply Chain and Business Models.

The aim of Ultra Sites is to achieve ever greater integration of a contractor’s supply chain to meet and exceed the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice. Being the highest level of attainment in consideration and best practice, they are the pinnacle of excellence across the construction industry.

Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said: “Special congratulations to each award-winning Ultra Site and award-winning Supplier who have set the bar of considerate construction to an exceptional level. Congratulations also to each finalist, whose efforts in driving greater collaboration across their supply chain is commended.

“Ultra Sites represent a real turning point for the construction industry, by providing a way for the industry to work more collaboratively and realise the benefits of this greater integration for their workforce, community and environment. The winners and finalists of these awards range from small scale local projects through to large scale regional multi billion pound projects. This clearly shows how the Ultra Site model can be embraced by any type of construction activity, no matter the size, scale or budget.

“Thank you to everyone involved in making Ultra Sites such a success. We look forward to its continuing growth and development as the model to achieve greater standards in considerate construction throughout the supply chain.”

Click here to view the 2019 Ultra Site Award winners.

To find out more about Ultra Sites, click here.

www.ccscheme.org.uk

GAP goes for gold at Plantworx 2019

GAP HIRE Solutions will be on stand FB15 at Plantworx 2019, exhibiting the range of market-leading equipment available to hire from its eight divisions.

Plantworx is a biennial working exhibition dedicated to plant, tools and services. With a combination of live construction applications and working machinery, Plantworx offers an invaluable experience for everybody working in construction and associated industries.

From core fleet items like cordless power tools to non-mechanical plant and specialist lifting, survey and welfare services, GAP will be showcasing an array of products. To commemorative the anniversary of GAP’s 50th trading year, there will also be some memorable additions to GAP’s display including bespoke pieces of golden painted plant including a 1.5t Kubota excavator and a 6t Mecalac dumper along with a golden access cage and chain hoist.

GAP’s vision is to be the UK’s most innovative hire solutions provider, with a focus on reducing their environmental impact on the world. This means GAP invests heavily in innovative eco-products and green technologies such as the new Ecosmart ZERO Welfare Cabin which will be demonstrated at Plantworx. Available in sizes 12ft to 22.9ft, the Ecosmart ZERO is a replacement for traditional diesel-powered systems, combining solar and hydrogen fuel cell power to eliminate local carbon emissions.

Ken Stewart, GAP’s Head of Procurement, commented: “We are proud to support Plantworx which is an ideal venue and opportunity for us to meet up with our valued customers and suppliers. There is always an excellent display of products and services including those which incorporate leading edge technology and innovative design which are compliant with ever changing legislation.

“By continuing to invest in the above we can offer a wide range of plant. tools and equipment via our national depot network. We are able to respond and react quickly to our customer`s demands by offering our ‘Club 100’ range of tools which provides guaranteed availability and same-day delivery.”

www.plantworx.co.uk

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.

It’s not only hire businesses competing for these prestigious accolades, crucial recognition is also given to outstanding individuals who have consistently stood out from the crowd and achieved some of the highest standards in the industry.

Awards are up for grabs in 13 different categories with the finalists being independently judged against stringent criteria, to provide an excellent way of acknowledging and showcasing some of the very best practices that the hire industry can offer.

HAE EHA’s managing director, Graham Arundell, commented: “We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the awards and very excited to have Anton Du Beke as our host. His flamboyant personality is sure to raise the roof and he’ll keep the judges on their toes too, who, like in previous years, will have had some tough decisions to make when choosing the finalists.”

In preparation for making the final selection in the SafeHire awards categories, SafeHire assessors gave their professional insight on the contenders. It was concluded that excellent standards were being upheld across all SafeHire finalists with judges being particularly impressed by consistency in the application of SafeHire recommendations and improvements to services that were made as a consequence. 

 

The finalists for this year’s awards are as follows:

Catalogue of the Year - AFI Uplift, Vp Brandon Hire Station, Gap Group, Kellys Point Hire, Travis Perkins

Website of the Year - AFI Uplift, A-Plant, Balloo Hire Centres, Inlec UK, Kellys Point Hire

Best Use of New Media - A-Plant, Niftylift, SiteEquip

Best Sustainability and CSR Initiative - A-Plant, Hypertherm Europe, Speedy

Hire Industry Product of the Year - Genair UK for Emission Free All-Weather Compressor; Makita UK for Cordless SDS-MAX Rotary Demolition Hammer; MHM Plant for Baby-Lite LED4 Lighting Tower; Morris Site Machinery for SL80 Pallet Lighting Tower; Niftylift for HR12L The HeightRider 12 Low-Weight; SiteEquip for new Luxury Vacuum 6 Bay Pods; Trime for X-BATTERY Site Lighting Tower

Hire Industry Supplier of the Year - Hilti GB, Mexco, MCS Rental Software, Morris Site Machinery, NiftyLift, Point of Rental Software

SafeHire Plant, Tool & Equipment Hire Company of the Year (up to £10million turnover)

Dromad Hire, Inlec UK, Newburn Power Rental, PSM Plant & Tool Hire Centres

SafeHire Plant, Tool & Equipment Hire Company of the Year (over £10million turnover)

A-Plant, Vp Brandon Hire Station, Gap Group, Hirebase, Smiths Hire

SafeHire Event Equipment Hire Company of the Year

Gap Group, Live, Plato Catering Hire

Apprentice of the Year - Bradley Atkins, AFI Uplift; Jack Salter, Gap Group; Leonie Morris, MHM Plant

Workshop Manager of the Year - Darren Cawley, AFI Uplift; Mark Dearnaley, Newburn Power Rental; Shaun Stevenson, Vp Arcotherm; Tim Newnham, GAP Group

Hire Manager of the Year - Louise Costello, AFI Group; Craig Young, GAP Group; Bethan Jones, MHM Plant; Kieran Brown, Newburn Power Rental

Hire Achiever of the Year – Finalists to be announced on 13th April 2019

Tickets are selling fast but a few sponsorship packages and tables remain. The ticket price includes a three-course meal, drinks reception and entertainment.

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit: www.hae.org.uk, e-mail [email protected] or tel: 0121 380 4605.

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.

The supply chain scheme links in supportively with the SafeHire Certification for the tool, plant and equipment sector and is designed to promote excellence in the hire industry.

Phil Winnington, International Business Director at Morris Site Machinery, said: “Our business is built on delivering excellence in products and service. We’re proud to achieve this recognition as an excellent hire industry supplier after passing the online assessment and due diligence process.

“The scheme highlights suppliers committed to best practice and high standards and gives businesses purchasing goods and services the reassurance that they have found trustworthy suppliers.”

Phil, a member of the HAE Supply Chain Board, added: “It is important for the industry to promote the highest level of quality, competence and safety. I would encourage other manufacturers and suppliers to aim for this accreditation to raise standards.”

Morris Site Machinery supplies a range of top-class construction site machinery and site equipment including SMC mobile lighting towers, ArcGen welders, Denyo generators and Hilta pressure washers and pumps. Its products serve sectors from equipment hire to construction and mining, rail, events, film and TV.

Employing more than 60 people, it is part of fifth-generation, family business group Morris & Company, which celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.

www.morrismachinery.co.uk

Trime UK has bright February after the Executive Hire Show

FOLLOWING a most productive Executive Hire Show, the cheerful Trime UK sales and marketing teams arrived back at their Cambridgeshire base clutching an armful of orders placed throughout the two days of the show.

Paul Hay Trime UK’s Managing Director, said: “This year’s Executive Hire Show was the best ever for us. We took in excess of £3million worth of lighting tower orders on the stand during the two days.

“In addition we had in-depth discussions with a major tool hire firm who are stepping up their replacement programme over to our X-Splash Wash Bays and adding them to their new outlets.”

One of the single biggest orders came from the leading event and industrial lighting tower rental specialist, Illumin8 Lights Limited. Their managing director, Neil Fenwick, handed Trime an order for ECO LED sets, evaluated at over £1/2m. Another prime event hire firm, Energy Generator Hire, passed on two significant X-ECO LED orders, one for imminent delivery and the other confirmed for later in the year.

Glendun Plant Sales, the Northern Ireland based plant sales company, has been tirelessly active in promoting the X-ECO LED throughout the Country.

Consequently, Glendun’s Dermot Cunnie arrived at the Executive Hire Show ready to place a further four orders for X-ECO units for distribution to his clients. Glendun Plant Sales is based in Dungannon and is a dealer and distributor of a wide range of plant and equipment

Although site lighting towers were the most prominent products on display, Travis Perkin’s used the show to discuss arrangements for the delivery and installation of Trime’s award winning X-Splash Wash Bays.

Travis Perkins advised Trime that they had two on-going programmes that will require X-Splash systems.

These will be for both their expanding tool hire operations and for replacing and upgrading their current wash bays. Trime conspicuously displayed their Green Apple award for the X-Splash and jubilantly told all interested people of its Green Champion accreditation.

Launched in 2007, Executive Hire Show is a national exhibition for the tools, equipment and plant hire industry. The show was held on 6th and 7th February 2019, at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena.

Trime manufactures, develops and markets environmentally sustainable lighting sets and water recycling wash bays for the construction and rental markets. Trime UK is headquartered in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire; their manufacturing plant is based near Milan, Italy.

www.trimeuk.com

Pages

Scroll to Top