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Carl Garside, Manager,
Operations Director, Wright Hire, Marple, Cheshire
Mather & Stuart, Wigan Our MD and Director, Terry and Tony Wright,
Without question, the last 12 months
have attended the previous three Executive Hire
have been difficult, as they have been for
Shows and are loyal supporters of the event. I am
other hirers. However, in the last six weeks we have seen a considerable
really looking forward to visiting the 2010 Show with them.
upturn in business levels, with demand for our generators and related
There are a number of exhibitor’s stands that we will definitely make a point of
equipment from housebuilders and motorway maintenance contractors.
visiting including, JCB and Belle, as well as Red Band, who supplied us with a
I’ll definitely be going to the Show in February. It’s easy to get to, and it
Power Tower following this year’s Show. As a company, we think it is vital that
will be interesting to talk to other hirers to see how they are faring. I’ll be
exhibitors do their utmost to make their stands welcoming, and that they offer
looking out for the latest products, and I’ll touch base with our software
deals that are simply too good to refuse.
supplier, inspHire, to check out its new developments.
I am going to the Show to look at equipment to r
I am going to the Show to see the latest
some of the existing machinery in our hire fleet.
products for hire.
Vanessa King with Alastair North, Directors,
6. Richar6 d Johnson, General Manager, Frank Key
KJN Services, Bicester
Plant & Tool Hire, Nottingham
When we visited the Show this year,
I attended a very useful training seminar
I visited the Show for the first time this year
“organised by Higher Concept Software on its
and I’ll definitely be going again in February. It was
Syrinx system, which we have used since 2006.
great to see so many of our established suppliers
Learning about the program’s additional functions
in one place, as well as names that were new to
has helped us win more business.
me. Resulting from my visit we bought folding
We offer a wide range of tools and plant, and
indoor scaffolds from Euro Towers, Imer radial tile
we also run a plumbers merchant operation on
saws, Stihl tools from Seddons, and air
site. This works well, as builders can
conditioning equipment from Scott Brothers.
buy pipework and other materials, as well as hiring the equipment they need,
Although the market is very competitive, we have
from a single source. We also provide IPAF and PASMA training courses, which
remained very busy this year supplying equipment
are very popular, and have recently opened a dedicated training facility. When we
right across the board, from aluminium towers to
attend the Show again in February, we will look closely at powered access
mini excavators. We have just renewed our fleet of 14 Bobcat minis, and we
machines, low-level access products and lifting equipment that we could add to
try to ensure all our machines are no more than two years old.
I’m going to the Show to look at new equipment,
the fleet, as this is a good hire market: contractors know they have to comply
with Health & Safety regulations, and need appropriate equipment.
and I want to see more genuinely unmissable,
I am going to the Show to see what’s new and to put
Show-only deals from exhibitors.
a20 faces to the names of the suppliers we deal with. a20
Brian Light, MD, Light Hire
We are a specialist access platform hirer serving tracked access platform from Access Platform
small to medium sized enterprises in the south west of Sales. This specialist platform has allowed us to
England from our depots in Exeter and Barnstaple. target new markets like arboricultural and property
We operate a fleet of 110 machines, the vast majority maintenance.
are available from Exeter. In the early months of the We are also evaluating the low-level access
year, there was little or no business confidence. market and, having noticed that several suppliers of
However, since about April, there has been a slow, this type of equipment are exhibiting at the
but gradual, improvement as confidence has returned. Executive Hire Show in February, we will be visiting
In April, having undertaken a thorough analysis of our the Show again in order to find out more.
fleet utilisation, we sold machines that were under-
performing and used the proceeds to invest in a new
I am going to the Show to see the ”
£60,000 23m working height Hinowa 23.12 Light-Lift
latest low-level access products.
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SEE US ON STAND C85
Wednesday 3 & Thursday 4 February
Ricoh Arena, Coventry
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