On Saturday 27th April, the day the hire industry had all been waiting for, was upon us, The HAE EHA Hire Awards 2013. erento put our glad rags on for the black-tie awards ceremony at the glamorous Savoy hotel in the heart of London.
The annual Hire Awards of Excellence celebrate the achievements of companies in the hire industry and recognises the fantastic individuals working within the sector. It is a great time to catch up with erento customers and associates and mix with the teams behind the brands at some of the country’s largest rental firms, although attendees came from far and wide including Ireland, Europe and USA.
Guests enjoyed a lavish champagne reception in the Savoy’s River Room and were then escorted into the main ceremony room which truly had the ‘wow’ factor. The tables were decorated beautifully, and the lighting shown in various colours, setting the mood for the evening – the grandeur of the location with large hanging crystal chandeliers and hand painted murals on the walls truly made it a night of luxury.
We all enjoyed a sumptuous four course dinner, which was beautifully presented, so much so we had to take a photo of each plate which arrived in front of us. Guests also had fun sending live tweets throughout the evening to the TwitterWall which was displayed on large screens situated either side of the stage and various others dotted round the room.
The interactive screens filled up with tweets of well wishes and good luck messages and congratulations being sent directly to the winners – oh and of course a few snaps of attendees having fun. It was nice for others who may not have been able to attend to also join in with the evenings events using the hastag: #hireawards.
The erento team had an incredible time at the Hire Awards 2013 and we are all very much looking forward to next year’s ceremony… see what the team thought of the night below:
It was a great experience in a lovely setting at The Savoy Hotel. The atmosphere during the awards was warm and there was a real sense of community in the Hire industry. All in all, good food, good company and look forward to next year!” – Celine Matthews, Inside Sales Executive
It was an exciting event and I’ll be looking forward to next time”- Antonio Santos, Inside Sales Executive
What a fantastic evening the Hire Awards was! – Congratulations to the team at the HAE EHA for putting on such a spectacular event” – Zara King, UK Marketing Executive
It was an interesting night and great to see all the companies win their awards, look forward to being there next year and hopefully to receive one (fingers crossed)” – Tracy Pinto, Sales Manager
Wonderful evening, congratulations to all the winners and those shortlisted… we look forward to supporting next year’s event” – Wayne Munday, UK Director
The video above is a (slightly shaky phone take) of the marvellous host for the evening comedienne hardeep singh kohli reading out the sponsors of the Hire Awards