Hire Association Europe and Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) are delighted to announce the chosen finalists for their prestigious Hire Awards of Excellence 2018. This much-anticipated awards ceremony will be held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Saturday 28th April and will be hosted by BBC Breakfast’s Chris Hollins. The ceremony, which is a stand-out event in many hire companies’ calendars, is expected to be attended by a diverse selection of the hire industry’s leading lights. The awards celebrate the amazing achievements of hire and supply companies across the UK’s plant, tool, equipment and event hire industry. Crucial recognition is also given to outstanding individuals who have consistently stood out from the crowd and achieved and set some of the highest standards in the industry. All winners have been independently judged against stringent criteria, with the awards providing an excellent way of acknowledging and showcasing some of the very best practices that the hire industry can offer. Joining the established players this year will be the three ‘Apprentice of the Year’ finalists, Bonnie Stanton, Charlotte Spencer and Tyler Lloyd, the winner of which will also be entered in the Hire Achiever Award. Chris Hollins, a well-respected BBC sports journalist and former winner of Strictly Come Dancing, is the ideal man to head up the ceremony. Known for diving head-first into a variety of physically gruelling challenges for the BBC, Chris should find this role a ‘walk in the park’. Personable and professional, he is sure to connect with the hire audience and add sparkle to a fantastic evening of celebration.