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EXECUTIVE HIRE SHOW REVIEW continued


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The Palmaris Plant Hire team of, from left, Mike Petrie, Gordon Macdonald and Murray Brodie, with their guest, contractor Jeff Davidson.


As always, we thoroughly enjoyed our two days at the Show. We have been attending for a number of years now, and we feel Show 10 was the best yet, with more exhibitors and plenty of new plant and equipment for us to consider. We purchased a number of new items during our visit, including generators, scaffold towers, heaters and electrical accessories, and are considering the purchase of several other items of equipment we viewed at the exhibition.


” “ “ Rory (right) and Michael McCarroll (left), McCarroll Plant Hire.


We have supported the Show since the early years and it has become a highlight on our business calendar. As a single outlet based in a rural area of Northern Ireland, it is important to attend the exhibition to see what's new in our industry and to keep up-to-date with fresh


equipment. The most beneficial aspect for us is meeting fellow hirers and sharing ideas. It's also good to meet face-to-face with suppliers that we deal with all year round. It is very worthwhile for us to travel to the Show.


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Steve Marchant from Jewson.


This year’s


Show was the biggest and best ever. The opportunity it gives to network with industry colleagues and suppliers is second to none, and makes it a must-do experience. The Jewson operations team attended the Show to seek out new ideas and inspiration for the coming year, and to support our key suppliers. There were so many exhibitors, it makes it difficult to


see everything in one day.





Hewden Marketing Director, Kumar Bhamidipati (left).


One of the key objectives of visiting the Show was the official handover of 50 JCB skid steer loaders in a deal worth £2.5m. I also took the opportunity to meet some other Hewden suppliers like SDMO, Firefly and Hy-Brid Access, and to, generally, explore any other innovative products and solutions, which could be interesting for our future investments. Compared to 2010, when I last visited the Show as an exhibitor, I was pleasantly surprised with the size it has grown to.





Richard Dey, right, with Mark Shepherd, from TP Hire.


For me, attending the Show is about talking with suppliers in a more relaxed environment than a formal meeting. Whilst we didn't make any specific purchases, we were able to share our thoughts on the coming year and how we could work together. Also, you bump into other hirers, and many former colleagues who you haven't seen since the last Show. It's like an annual reunion and it was great to see so many people looking well, and with a smile on their face.





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