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Previous Posts - September 2020

Valued local service

Valued local service

30 September 2020

Many people have valued the responsive service they received from local businesses during the pandemic. Serving the community is something that has always been important to KMA Tool Hire &…

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Online HiLights

Online HiLights

29 September 2020

During the pandemic, a means of disseminating information to the media that has come to prominence is the virtual press conference, as manufacturers find different ways to promote their latest…

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Speedy trials green van

Speedy trials green van

28 September 2020

Of all the thousands of words that I’ve written on this site since launching it back in June, the most frequently used would doubtless include, coronavirus, crisis and unprecedented. On…

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Supermarket sweep

Supermarket sweep

25 September 2020

Early on in the pandemic, the government stated its intention to place construction at the heart of the recovery. Its encapsulating slogan ‘build, build, build’ is quoted by many o…

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Training help from HSS

Training help from HSS

24 September 2020

The disruption to many sectors of industry following the lockdown and other coronavirus response measures mean that a lot of people are looking to update their skills and acquire new ones.

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Never say no

Never say no

23 September 2020

 

An attitude of never wanting to say no to any reasonable customer request has helped Fox Industrial and Engineering Supplies Ltd (Foxies) to continue expanding its hire business d…

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Makita’s new Experience

Makita’s new Experience

22 September 2020

On-site social distancing requirements and restrictions on the number of people who can assemble in the same space are making sales people explore new ways of demonstrating products.

Whi…

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World gets smaller

World gets smaller

21 September 2020

The term remote working has certainly been applicable to inspHire’s technicians recently.

MD Graham Dobbs tells me that July was one of the software specialist’s busiest ever…

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CPA Stars shine

CPA Stars shine

18 September 2020

 

The Covid-19 pandemic meant that the CPA’s Stars of the Future awards became an online event. It took place yesterday, having been scheduled originally to be held on 10 June…

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Curfew does not stop business

Curfew does not stop business

17 September 2020

Bolton-based E.T. Hire reports that business has proved resilient and believes that this is due in no small part to the government’s financial support measures such as the furlough schem…

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Awards success for Miles Hire

Awards success for Miles Hire

16 September 2020

Swansea-based Miles Hire has won the SafeHire Company of the Year Award for businesses with a turnover of below £10m in the 2020 HAE Awards of Excellence.

The event should have bee…

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Hireline rises higher

Hireline rises higher

16 September 2020

Hireline is another Scottish independent that has seen business rise sharply since the easing of lockdown restrictions.

The company currently has its main depot near Dalkeith, ju…

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Essential service

Essential service

15 September 2020

Amongst the unsung heroes in the hire industry are the workshop technicians and mobile engineers who maintain and repair machines so customers can keep working.

It’s a service tha…

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Heavy metal

Heavy metal

15 September 2020

Precious metal has been in the news recently. But I’m not talking about the price of gold which has been reaching record levels as investors seek a safe haven in turbulent times.

I…

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Speedy earns HS2 standard

Speedy earns HS2 standard

14 September 2020

Speedy has achieved the Earned Recognition HS2 module standard from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

This approval means that the hirer meets HS2’s safety and secur…

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NPH digs LPG

NPH digs LPG

11 September 2020

NPH Hire ‘N’ Sales of Bristol is the first hire company to order the LPG variant of Kubota’s KX19-4 mini excavator.

MD Nigel Potter tells me that he has had the machine…

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Back to the floor

Back to the floor

10 September 2020

Operating with a skeleton staff meant that Neil Bravery, managing director of Skipton Hire Centres, spent a considerable part of the lockdown period back making deliveries and servicing kit in…

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Hire leads the way

Hire leads the way

10 September 2020

Wow! I’ve hit a century! This is my 100th post since launching the blog three months ago.

It’s been genuinely inspiring to hear all the positive stories of hirers…

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Pickerings opens Leeds depot

Pickerings opens Leeds depot

9 September 2020

The government has stated its intention to place construction activity at the heart of the recovery, and one business that is already seeing growth is Pickerings, a provider of modular buildin…

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Start the conversation

Start the conversation

8 September 2020

Yesterday’s blog post highlighted the power of digital marketing in these challenging times. Redpath Tool Hire is amongst the hirers who are putting this into practice by actively using…

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Web wizardry

Web wizardry

7 September 2020

With so many people staying at or working from home during the pandemic, the coronavirus has highlighted the importance of having a website and using social media as business platforms.

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“This time, it’s different”

“This time, it’s different”

4 September 2020

Anglian Plant reports that business has remained strong owing to ongoing work on existing sites and the opening of new ones - which is particularly pleasing, given the uncertainty voiced in so…

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The birds and the bees

The birds and the bees

3 September 2020

In a recent survey, 22% of respondents said they had taken up a new activity or hobby during lockdown.

One person who has added a new interest is Peter Beach, sales and marketing manager…

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In the right Key

In the right Key

2 September 2020

 

Business has recovered so strongly that this could turn out to be a record year for Frank Key Plant & Tool Hire.

Group Hire Manager, Craig Wheldale, tells me that all 1…

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Stronger relationships

Stronger relationships

1 September 2020

Whilst the disruption caused by the coronavirus has certainly created a challenging economic environment, the ways in which businesses have helped others has led to the strengthening of tradin…

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