HSS, the UK’s award-winning tool and equipment hire company, have had their Chief Executive, Chris Davies, heralded as ‘European Rental Person of the Year’ by the European Rental Association.
The awards were attended by over 250 rental professionals and organised by International Rental News (IRN) and the ERA, and were announced at a special dinner in Prague at the ERA’s annual convention.
It is the latest award to be linked to the ‘original tool hire company’, who were awarded Hire Association Europe’s Hire Company of the Year 2009, Contract Journal’s Plant Hire Company of the Year 2009, and were awarded HAE’s ‘Excellence in Customer Care’ award in 2010.
The judging panel for the European Rental Association have said they wanted to recognise Davies’s contribution in making HSS “one of the most modern and innovative companies in the industry” and one that is “at the forefront of using the internet to market its services.”
Chris Davies has led companies in sectors including building materials, office equipment and leisure retailing. Having joined HSS in 2006, he has been cited to have re-engineered HSS into a business focussed on serving professional customers in addition to the homeowner/DIY market where they were traditionally strong.
Stocking over 15,000 items, including ladder and plant hire, chainsaw and scarifier rental. HSS are also the only company to hold a 4* British Safety Award.