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5 Obituary We pay tribute to industry legend Norman Hutchinson.


7 Executive News


Read about the latest developments in your industry, including new Charles Wilson Head Office, Ardent to open Middlesbrough depot, compact Avant solves loading challenge, LOC Hire adds 60 Heimdall lighting towers, and CPA discusses theft prevention.


12 Passionate Hirer Awards At the heart of hire, we meet and engage with many outstanding hirers, who we recognise in our Show Awards.


15 “Networking at its best!” For many hirers, Show 10 was the best yet, and 25 hirers take the time to tell us why.


25 Successful lift-off Morris’ entry was the winning product in the Show’s Innovation Trail.


27 Genquip gears up The manufacturer continues to develop its Groundhog range. Alan Guthrie reports.


29 Plates with power


Altrad Belle chose the Show to launch its new compaction products.


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3 Executive Hire Forum Show 10 was a big deal for us. Now we look forward to planning Shows 11, 12 and 13.


60 Crosshire While recognising the need for us all to be more environmentally aware, our correspondent suggests that some customers are rather missing the point when implementing their equipment procurement policies.


EXECUTIVE HIRE SHOW REVIEW


39-58 Impressive level of innovation With a record 183 exhibitors, Show 10 gave hirers an unrivalled opportunity to discover all the latest products and to keep up-to-date with industry developments.


Many launches were kept under wraps until the exhibition opened for business, and EHN’s comprehensive review focuses on many items of new equipment that caught our attention, including products from Husqvarna, Euro Towers, Makita, Addex, Camon, Atlas Copco, Karcher, Hilti, Takeuchi, Western, Kubota, SDMO, AJC, and Chicago Pneumatic.


THE PASSIONATE VOICE OF OUR HIRE INDUSTRY Editor


Alan Guthrie


Consultant Plant Editor Nick Johnson


Group Commercial Manager Craig Donovan


Business Support Manager Mandy Rees


Publisher Robert Aplin


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Executive Hire News incorporates Hire News, PHE Plant Hire Executive, GroundsCare Hire News, Tool Hire Executive, Plant Hire, Contractors Plant Hire, Construction Plant Hire, Plant Hire Overseas, Hireman International and Plant & Tool Hirer.


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PROFILE BEAVER TOOL HIRE


33 Busy Beavers


Alan Guthrie visits the company’s impressive new depot in Portsmouth and talks with Operations Director Tony Criddle about the benefits it is bringing the business.


37 JCB shows new quartet Nick Johnson assesses four mini excavators launched at the Show.


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