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Executive Hire Show Celebrating Show 10

October 12, 2015

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 1:44 pm

Over 70 exhibitors attended the Show Kick Off meeting

The 10th Executive Hire Show exhibitor Kick off meeting took place last week at the events established Coventry Ricoh Arena home in the heart of the Midlands. ‘Kicking off’ proceedings was show director Robert Aplin who was pleased to announce the Main Hall and the Atrium areas of the small plant and tool hire exhibition sold out in June of this year– with a record 150 confirmed exhibitors! Mr Aplin also confirmed that because of the high demand for stands – the ‘Top Tier’ of the show, which was first introduced at the 2012 event, is returning for the February 2016 event and is open for bookings.

The addition of stands in the Atrium over the last two years has enhanced the show and there has been lots of positive visitor feedback – many saying that having stands as you walk in the Ricoh gives the show an extra ‘buzz’! The ‘Top Tier’ is for light equipment and the EHS team is confident that this extension of the show will merge seamlessly with the Atrium and Main Hall stands. There is also a speculative plan to host a ‘Demo Zone’ within the Top Tier – watch this space!

The EHS 2016 show (10th & 11th February 2016) may only be a two day event but its reach and its influence continue throughout the hire industry throughout the year. The very first event was held in January 2007 and many exhibitors have achieved a 10/10 having exhibited at every show! Amongst the EHS veterans are Avant, Belle, Brendon Power Washers, CPA (Construction Plant-hire Association), Dustcontrol, Euro Towers, Fairport Construction, Hilti, JCB, Morris Site Machinery, Pramac, Syrinx, Thwaites and many more!

The 2016 EHS is one show in the exhibition calendar not to miss!

The 2016 exhibitor list is looking very impressive – with many of the key players, in addition to the above mentioned exhibitors, in the hire sector taking stands. These include Altrad Belle, Atlas Copco, Bomag, Cummins, Doosan, Firefly Clean Energy, GenQuip Groundhog, Greenmech, Hanix, Husqvarna, Ifor Williams, King Highway Products, Knott-Avonride, Kubota, Leica, Mace Industries, Makita, Manitou, Nilfisk ALTO, Obart Pumps, Red Plant, Ridge Tools, Shindaiwa, Sumner, Takeuchi, The Access Platform Company, Thwaites, Topcon, Wilkinson Star, YOKOTA Youngman and Zenith.

Gemma Gratton top leads the National Visitor Campaign, very ably supported by Steve McKenzie and Steve Ritchie.

The 2015 event attracted 2,102 relevant hire industry visitors – an all-time record! The EHS team has already begun its 2016 National Visitor Campaign with Steve McKenzie, Steve Ritchie, and EHS business development manager, Gemma Gratton travelling the country visiting Hire Depots to mobilise and excite hirers to attend the 10th annual event. The team visited an incredible 824 depots for the 2015 event and covered 28,000 miles – the 2016 campaign trail, supported by the Hire Supply Company and Altrad Belle, is well under-way and their progress can be followed on the EHS website.

Another initiative from the EHS team are the ‘Executive Hire Regional Road Shows’ which have been well received, now in their 2nd year, local hire companies are invited to come along and see just what the EHS has to offer and can take advantage of special deals from participating suppliers, available only at these events. Sponsored by MHM Plant and supported by Altrad Belle, JCB, HGI Generators, Avant, Obart, SDMO, Slanetrac, HSC, Shindaiwa, Husqvarna, Trelawny and Fairport, the next event is the London & South East Race Day at Kempton Park on Wednesday 14th October from 2.30pm onwards. The following event is on Wednesday 18th November at the Heart of England Conference Centre, Meriden from 4.30pm to 7.30pm and then Thursday 26th November at the Thistle Hotel Haydock from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. The final road show is on Wednesday 2nd December at the Holiday Inn Bristol from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

The 2016 EHS website is where visitors and exhibitors will find the latest news about the show which will be updated on a regular basis between now and the February event. Visit www.executivehireshow.co.uk. Put the 10th and 11th February 2016 in your diary now – it’s one show in the 2016 exhibition calendar you can’t afford to miss!

2016 Executive Hire Show Update

April 13, 2015

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 1:08 pm

With Easter now behind us and the sun starting to shine more regularly, it is an appropriate time to have an update on the progress we are making towards the 2016 Executive Hire Show, which will be Show 10.

We were thrilled that 60% of all exhibitors opted for the 2 Year Re-Booking initiative. In early March, we sent a proposal to exhibitors that booked only for the 2015 Show and we’re delighted to confirm that, by Good Friday, 90% of exhibitors in the Main Hall and Atrium have re-booked for Show 10.

We have also been busy planning our Regional Road Shows, and the events for Phase one have been now scheduled as follows:

• Wednesday 20 May 2015 – NW Region
• Thursday 21 May 2015 – West & Wales Region
• Tuesday 23 June 2015 – Midlands Region

Our annual Exhibitor Kick Off meeting will be held on Thursday 1 October at 10.30am. At this meeting we will update all exhibitors on all our latest developments – so put the date in your diary now!

We were, perhaps, a little surprised at the feedback in our Exhibitor Questionnaire regarding exhibitor support for a celebratory Dinner, with individual tables of 10, at next year’s Show. There was a distinct lack of support, so we’ll focus instead on developing the popular Show 10 Networking Party on the Wednesday night.

As we now start to turn our attention to our Wait and Upgrade lists, look out for more updates on progress in the coming months.

The UK’s leading Rental Show Breaks all Records

February 17, 2015

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 5:19 pm

Executive Hire Show 2015 - Breaks ALL Records!

The Executive Hire Show team is delighted to confirm that the 2015 event attracted 2,102 relevant hire industry visitors. 

The show, now in its 9th consecutive year,  took place at the Ricoh Arena Coventry last week and smashed the 2014 attendance – which attracted 1,908 visitors. This new record attendance of 2,102 relevant hire visitors represents a 10% increase on 2014.

The team confirmed that this net figure excludes non-exhibiting suppliers, plant sales and distribution companies, others – like training providers, as well as Press and PR. The total number of unique visitors scanned was 2,793, and this figure still excludes all exhibitor personnel.

Rob Aplin, the Show’s director said “We also confirm that the Show attracted both senior executives and purchasing management from all the leading national hirers, including an astonishing 318 executives from A-Plant, as well over 40 visitors from each of Brandon, GAP and Hirebase.

Whilst attendance from executives of national hirers was at a record level, 75% of all relevant hire industry visitors were from independent operations, endorsing the on-going importance of independent hirers to the Show.”

Rob added, “Our 2016 Show Exhibitor Kick Off Meeting is already confirmed on Thursday 1 October 2015 so please put this date in your diary. As it stands we are already 0ver 60% sold for the 2016 event.”

The 2016 Show dates are Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 February 2016 and the EHS will be celebrating Show 10, having hosted the first Show in 2007.

Rob concluded, “On behalf of the Executive Hire team, many thanks for your fantastic support. Long may it continue.”

Exhibitors reported some excellent deals being done at the show and a high level of interest from hirers nationwide.  The show really was buzzing this year and the mood amongst the visitors and exhibitors was incredibly upbeat!

Phil Holman, director Knott Avonride had a cracking show. “We have been mobbed and have significantly increased our business connections.  We have also had some excellent leads and sales off stand!”

National Trade sales manager Andy Woodings said, “Great Show over the last two days, we have had lots of quality visitors and some great orders, fantastic potential orders and New Business Contacts gained. Thanks the Exec Hire Team – looking forward to 2016.”

Paul Birch, sales manager BPH Attachments also reported great sales he said, “In one deal alone we sold 20 breakers to a major contractor. We were delighted with the show.”

New exhibitor Hook-Up Solutions said they had unbelievable interest in their new Hooka!  Director Charles Stirling said, “We had so many visitors to our stand – we were very impressed at the opportunities the EHS presented.  Our Hooka really did hook-in the crowds.”

Other exhibitors said they did not have enough stand personnel to cope and had to draft more staff in!  So all in all an excellent show was had by all! A full report on the Executive Hire Show will be in the March issue of Executive Hire News – coming soon.

Once again – the Executive Hire Show 2016 dates are Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th February at the Ricoh Arena Coventry.  See you there…

The 2015 Executive Hire Show Draws to a Close

February 12, 2015

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 4:00 pm

Well that’s it for another year! We would like to thank all the exhibitors and the visitors who made the 9th annual Executive Hire Show a resounding success with record attendance for both days (numbers to be confirmed).

There was a real buzz throughout the show – and business was brisk!    Both the exhibitors and visitors we spoke to were incredibly happy with the event.

The aisles were busy with visitors on both days of the show!

Some good business deals were reported, notably from Manitou, BTE Plant Sales, Knott-Avonride, BPH Attachments and many more. There were also some spectacular launches of brand new products, including new machines from Kubota, JCB, Morris Site Machinery, A&Y Equipment, newcomer Hook-Up Solutions.

So thanks once again for all your support and we look forward to welcoming you back in 2016 at the 10th Executive Hire Show at the Ricoh Arena Coventry. (Dates to be confirmed)

And the Innovation Trail Winner Is……

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 10:29 am

A big Executive Hire Show congratulations to STIHL GB- the Innovation Trail winners for the TSA 230 Cordless Cut Off Saw!

STIHL has produced the world’s first 9” cordless cut off saw! The TSA 230 cuts neatly and swiftly up to 70mm deep, the TSA 230 and is ideal for cutting roofing tiles, bricks, metal and paving blocks. It is particularly light too – at only 3.9 kg (without battery). STIHL say that, emission-free cordless technology benefits both the operator and environment whilst allowing the tool to be operated indoors and outdoors. The water connection and vacuum accessories ensure effective dust control when cutting. Supplied with an abrasive wheel for cutting steel.

STHIL - Innovation Trail Winners!


Brisk Business on Day One of the Executive Hire Show

February 11, 2015

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 5:16 pm

At 9am on the first morning of the Executive Hire Show hire professionals from all over the UK and beyond came through the Ricoh Arena’s doors in their droves.  Very quickly the aisles were bustling with buyers and the exhibitors had all hands to the pump to cope with the high volume of traffic!

Although not confirmed visitors numbers look very likely to be up on the first day of last year’s show – which is a good indication of the strength of the hire market.

A spokesman from Doosan Bobcat said “Interest has been good in our new machines – it has been a very good day for us.”

Phil Winnington managing director, Morris Site Machinery also reported a good first day he said, “Our stand was very busy today with visitors today – we have been very happy with the first day’s results.”

The Press room was well attended with representatives from Earthmovers Magazine, Executive Hire News, Horticultural Week, Plant & Civil Engineer, Equip Magazine, Construction Plant News, Access International, International Rental News, Quarry Management Journal, Cranes Today and the CPA Bulletin with more titles expected tomorrow.

The CPA (Construction Plant-hire) Plant Safety Outreach meeting had a very good turn out and CPA director, Kevin Minton confirmed that 50 delegates attended to take part in discussions on competence, medical fitness including the new Drug driving offence, MEWPS and much more.  Kevin said, “It was good to see the industry coming together to share experiences and we would like to thank the speakers – particularly the HSE. It was also very useful to have the feedback and contributions to our new projects – which will give us a really good start.”

Kevin added, “We were also able to tell our delegates about the Construction Leadership Council and the new Drug Driving offence, which otherwise they might not be aware of.”

New product launches were in abundance with new kit from JCB, Kubota, Terex, Hook – Up Solutions, BLEC Global, Manitou, Gehl, Valla, A&Y Equipment, Addex Group, Altrad Belle, Youngman and many more.

There’s still time to visit the show on Thursday 12th February 9am-4pm – you can still pre-register too click here 

Terex Back CESAR at the Executive Hire Show

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 11:36 am

Terex, a global brand and market leader in the site-dumper market, is using the Executive Hire Show, which opened at 9 a.m. this morning, to promote the official equipment security scheme CESAR.

Terex Back Cesar At The Executive Hire Show

Terex, based literally round the corner from Coventry’s Ricoh Arena the home of the Executive Hire Show, is giving the option of a free CESAR fitment to all site-dumpers ordered at the show. According to the Met Police’s Plant and Agricultural National Intelligence Unit’s (PANIU) latest report a site-dumper is the second most stolen piece of construction equipment after mini-excavators. As a market leader Terex machines are a target for professional and opportunistic thieves, across the UK.

The ‘CESAR effect’ has reduced overall equipment theft in the UK by 46%, in the last 5 years, increased the rate of recovery of stolen equipment by a factor of 6, and helped reduce insurance premiums on equipment. CESAR is widely supported by the police, ACPO, trade associations including the Construction Equipment Association, leading insurers and the asset finance industry.

David Bond, Terex’s Global Product Marketing Manager for site-dumpers, commented at the opening of the show, “CESAR is a proven deterrent against theft and without question it’s an added benefit for our customers. We hope to take plenty of orders over the next couple of days and it would be nice to think that our customer’s machines, once delivered, will be safe and secure with CESAR.”

As a final word PANIU’s new operational head, Detective Inspector Caroline Clooney, commented: “CESAR registered machines are four times less likely to be stolen and six times more likely to be recovered, if stolen, than unregistered machines and since the launch of the scheme the success rate has been outstanding. Site-dumpers are a common target for thieves and CESAR is a proven and effective deterrent against theft and an invaluable aid to the police in recovery.”

For further details of how you can claim your free CESAR kit at the show visit the Terex stand, B90.

Special deals from Knott-Avonride – show deals just announced.

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 10:55 am

Knott-Avonride is back at the show this year with a trio of show offers!  Phil Holman, managing director Knott-Avonride has just announced that any order placed at the EHS today or tomorrow for any of the company’s ECWV Type Approved chassis the buyer can choose one of three optional extras FOC!!  On offer is the Automatic Adjusting Brake, or the Coupling Head or Eye Security Cover & Lock or a Datatag Trailer Security System.

Phil Holman Knott-Avonride has announced show deals...

Phil also said that if the buyer wants more than one of these optional extras, with the first one FOC, the second and third items will be offered at special show prices – this is ONLY for orders placed at the show.

Visit stand E75 to find out more..

Let the show begin – EHS is open for business.

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 8:36 am

It’s show time. The 2015 Executive Hire Show is open for business.  There are 150 exhibitors in the Main Hall and Atriums waiting to do business.

Exhibitors at the show represent the entire hire industry spectrum – ranging from tools and equipment, compact plan, site security, access, power generation and much much more besides.

Visitors will be privy to no less than 65 brand new products which are being seeing their debut at the 2015 EHS!  There are also new products which will be revealed at the show over the next two days – so watch this space!

There’s also the 2015 Innovation Trail to follow – where YOU choose the winner from 10 finalists – look out for the special floor tile.  Here’s a list of the finalists Youngman Group, Hilti, MHM Plant, CLM Construction Supplies, Firefly Clean Energy, Stihl GB, Duro UK, Peli Products, King Highway Products and Bull Products.

Don’t forget if you are visiting to check out the ‘official showguide’ where you’ll find your ‘show only deals’ voucher booklet.  There are some really good deals to be had from companies including Seddon’s, Pramac, MOSA, BULL, BOMAG and many more.

More new products to look out for…

This year, visitors to the A&Y stand will be able to see two new 1.5 tonne mini excavators, the Yanmar SV16 and SV18.  A&Y will also be showcasing tracked dumpers from Cormidi and compaction equipment from Ammann, including tandem rollers, vibration plates and rammers.

Anthony Colins is launching the 2015 Cubb Weed Brush into the hire market at the Show. The product is a hard surface cleaner removing moss, weeds, algae and other material without the need to use water, making it suitable for use on drives, patios and block-paved areas.

This year, Arrowhead Rockdrill will have on display its new ‘R’ range of hydraulic hammers, which are claimed to bring a new industry leading product to the market that does away with tie rods.

On the Barrus stand will be the new, Final Tier 4 compliant, Yanmar L100 engine will be showcased for the first time at the Show. The L100 and L70 engines from Yanmar’s popular L-Series range, meet the Final Tier 4 emission regulations from January 2015.

New from Cemo Safe Storage for 2015 is the Centri SP30 submersible pump for diesel, AdBlue and water. Cemo has designed it to fit through a 2in aperture and still provide 30 litres per minute flow. It is suitable for a wide range of applications and will be fitted to the company’s new range of 60-litre trolley dispensers.

CLM will show the Lockhard Alulift for the first time, described as an innovation in aluminium tower technology.

Hilti will display its extensive range of Dust Removal Systems (DRS) covering most construction applications – drilling, breaking, cutting and grinding, offering alternative solutions to traditional methods, along with technical innovation.

Hook-Up Solutions will be launching their unique ‘Hooka’ machine at the Executive Hire Show.  The Hooka is a completely new and innovative hire opportunity as it is the only pick and carry crane designed to pick up any bulk building material payload (pallets or 1 tonne bags), secure the load onto its bed using its ‘load-lock’ system, and then transport it quickly into tight or uneven work sites.

Mace Industries is a leading UK portable conveyor manufacturer, its principal products being the Bumpa, which is described as having revolutionised the way in which tiles can be loaded onto roofs, and the Shifta conveyor. The company recently developed a 450mm-wide version of the Shifta, which will be displayed this at this year’s Show, along with other exciting developments.

Exhibiting for the first time, Nu-Star is using the show to exclusively debut its new MUV electric wheelbarrow in the UK, designed and developed specifically for the global industrial hire market.

On display on The Access Platform Company stand will be the new Skywinder mini, which will be making its UK debut at this Show, and is designed to provide customers with another innovative machine for working at heights up to 4.5m.

There is so much more to see – get over to the Ricoh today and see the very latest in Hire!



Build Up Day at the Executive Hire Show..

February 10, 2015

Filed under: Latest News — Louise @ 4:00 pm

It’s all going great guns at the Ricoh today!  Executive Hire Show exhibitors are busy busy busy building up their stands for the Grand Opening tomorrow at 9am!  There are so many new products to see this year and this is one show visitors cannot afford to miss!

If you are reading this – there’s still time to register - Click Here.  It’s free and it’s your fast track into the Hire Show of the Year!

See you at 9am tomorrow.


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