The finalists for the Hire Awards of Excellence 2019, which will be held at Grosvenor House on April 13, have been announced.

Hosted by Anton Du Beke, the awards will mark the achievements of hire and supply companies across the UK’s plant, tool, equipment and event hire industry.

Awards are up for grabs in 13 different categories with the finalists being independently judged against stringent criteria, to provide a way of acknowledging and showcasing some of the very best practices that the hire industry can offer.

Graham Arundell, managing director of HAE EHA, commented: “We are thrilled to announce the shortlist for the awards and very excited to have Anton Du Beke as our host. His flamboyant personality is sure to raise the roof and he’ll keep the judges on their toes too, who, like in previous years, will have had some tough decisions to make when choosing the finalists.”

In preparation for making the final selection in the SafeHire awards categories, SafeHire assessors gave their professional insight on the contenders. It was concluded that “excellent standards” were being upheld across all SafeHire finalists with judges being “particularly impressed by consistency in the application of SafeHire recommendations and improvements to services that were made as a consequence”.

The full list of finalists can be found here.