March 17 – Hsc visit Asia Pacific Sourcing & the IAW International Special Offers and Import Trade Fair in Cologne. 644 exhibitors participated at the show, manufacturers and sales companies presented their products on space covering 24,000 squares metres in Cologne. Tools and products, new products and trends from the house, garden and leisure sector could be examined and ordered. In addition to Europe's number one sourcing platform, the IAW Fair, Europe's leading order fair for promotional products, seasonal impulse articles, trend-led products and high-volume orders was staged parallel. Commenting on the fair Gary McWilliam Managing Director explained that it was a well laid out show with plenty to look at but unfortunately not really suited to our current product portfolio. The IAW International Special Offers and Import Trade hall was a bit disappointing but was not the main reason for attending.

May 2017 – weber mt factory visit After an introduction at the Executive Hire Show 2017 and subsequent negotiations Hsc senior sales team took off for Germany to inspect weber’s factory and check out their claims that the weber brand is truly professional and provides excellent value for money. The trip was a real eye opener for the Hsc team, seeing how efficient weber’s production was and learning about all the extra detail that goes in to each machine. Weber truly only manufacture compaction equipment to do the job rather than produce a machine to a price. Being in a lovely part of the German countryside in Bad Laasphe, Rueckershausen added to the trip

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June 6th – 8th – Hsc Group attends Plantworx’s 3rd Bi-annual event at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, Lutterworth, Leicestershire Hsc launched the weber professional compaction equipment at Plantworx 2017 whilst also exhibiting the Barreto range of Hydraulic trenchers, Stump Grinders and walk behind rear tine rotovators. Msc now part of the Hsc Group exhibited their range of Active garden machinery which has a 3 year tool hire warranty and a 5 year commercial warranty. PLANTWORX provides a massive UK showcase for all the best in construction plant equipment and services. Despite the weather the worst rainfall in June on record, PLANTWORX still attracted a total footfall over 3 days reaching 15,477.

June 2017 – Hsc visit weber mt for technical training. In June Simon Elvey general manager took a small team of workshop staff accompanied by Hsc sales Director Dan Musson to Germany for a certified training course to learn how to maintain and repair weber compaction equipment. The course spread over two days covered the CF1 Hd, CF2 Hd forward compaction plates, the CR 2 forward and reverse plate and the SRV620 Rammer, which are the most popular units offered by Hsc.

June 2017 – Hsc visits Master in Poland for Technical training. To continue offering an after sales service and technical support that exceeds customer’s expectations Hsc general manager Simon Elvey took a small team over to Poznan in Poland to visit Master Climate Solutions for advanced maintenance and fault diagnosis. This certificated 2 day course saw the team handle theory and practical hands on repairing of the Master range including dehumidifiers, propane heaters, diesel direct & in direct heaters and electric heaters. Simon commented that the annual course is invaluable to Hsc and provides us with the training skills which we can offer to our customers as a one day training course for their workshops. Although it was an intensive 2 day course there was a little time in the evening to discover Poznan, as the picture shows.

July 17 – Hsc Group celebrate 17 years in business July 2001 was the first month of trading for The Hire Supply Company (UK) Ltd and now 16years later see’s Hsc celebrating going in to its 17th year of trading. Although 17 is not a recognised anniversary date it needs to be marked as a milestone by thanking all past and present employees who have helped keep Hsc as one of the Hire Industries leading suppliers. Now employing over 25 people across 3 locations and offering hire fleet equipment, consumables and engine spares the group has built an enviable reputation for service and quality.

September 19th Hsc & Msc at Executive Hire Roadshow – Glasgow 2017 On a dark winters night in September the Hsc & Msc Executive Hire Roadshow team set up their stall at the Executive Hire Roadshow at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Glasgow. Promoting our range of heating and Lighting equipment including the new 50watt LED Lighting range and the spares and consumables from Msc. The roadshow was very well attended by customer from independent and national hirers, its like a mini Executive Hire Show but in Scotland and plenty of deals were done on the night. Hsc support all the Executive Hire RoadShows around the UK and work closely with the EHS team to promote the roadshows. The Roadshows are ideal for hire companies to meet with key suppliers in a casual environment and to find out the Executive Hire Shows latest plans and show updates.

October 17 – New Hsc Catalogue launched Hsc new 62 page catalogue has been mailed out this month to customers on Hsc and Msc database with new products and product upgrades throughout the catalogue. This new catalogue features over 10 new products including an improved range of Active gardening machinery which comes with 3 years tool hire warranty as standard and a NEW Levpano Easy Board lifter which comes in to the range as a value product. From the range of Elite lighting there is a page dedicated to the NEW battery powered Aurora Light which has a 36watt LED light array and provides up to 16hrs of light from a single charge.

October 11th & 12th – Hsc Group attends HAE Trade Fair & Convention at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry Hsc & Msc attended the HAE Trade Fair & Convention which opened its doors on 11th- 12th October at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. With the conference programme’s theme of Connect-Discover-Learn set to shape all content, there was a strong focus on self-development and best business practice that appeals to everyone involved in the hire industry. “The purpose of the HAE EHA Trade Fair & Convention is that it is inclusive and pulls the entire hire industry together to discover, connect and learn. We are always mindful of delivering content that appealed to everyone involved in the hire, whether they’re from the construction, plant and machinery or events and irrespective of their job role”. Hsc & Msc exhibited a selection of core products and some new equipment designed to maximise hirers return on investment.

October 17th – Hsc & Msc at Executive Hire Roadshow – London 2017 The Hsc & Msc Executive Hire Roadshow team set up their stall at the Executive Hire Roadshow at the Hilton Hotel in Cobham. Promoting our range of heating and lighting equipment including the new 50watt LED Lighting range and the spares and consumables from Msc. At the roadshows Hsc support with “Roadshow ONLY” deals these are exclusive one night only deals that can save visitors to the roadshows a good chunk of cash and help to maximise the customers return on investment. The Roadshows are ideal for hire companies to meet with key suppliers in a casual environment and to find out the Executive Hire Shows latest plans and show updates.

October 17 – Hsc London celebrate 11years of serving hire companies within the M25 XXX Where does the time go, this month Hsc London celebrate 10 years of supplying an unparalleled delivery service within the M25. Sean Burgess and his team deliver all orders within 4-6 working hours from receipt of order anywhere within the M25. Operating from staples corner NW2 the Hsc London team have grown in reputation over the years via their commitment to provide the service that customers within the M25 need to support their customers. There is some exciting news regarding Hsc London to come – watch this space.

November 14th – Hsc & Msc at Executive Hire Roadshow – Northwest 2017 The Hsc & Msc Executive Hire Roadshow team set up their stall at the Executive Hire Roadshow at the Holiday Inn in Haydock. Promoting our range of heating and lighting equipment including the new 50watt LED Lighting range and the spares and consumables from Msc. At the roadshows Hsc support with “Roadshow ONLY” deals these are exclusive one night only deals that can save visitors to the roadshows a good chunk of cash and help to maximise the customers return on investment. The Roadshows are ideal for hire companies to meet with key suppliers in a casual environment and to find out the Executive Hire Shows latest plans and show updates.

December 5th – Hsc and Msc at the Executive Hire Roadshow 2017 – Wales & West 2017 The Hsc & Msc Executive Hire Roadshow team set up their stall at the Executive Hire Roadshow at the Holiday Inn in Filton, Bristol. Promoting our range of heating and lighting equipment including the new 50watt LED Lighting range and the spares and consumables from Msc. At the roadshows Hsc support with “Roadshow ONLY” deals these are exclusive one night only deals that can save visitors to the roadshows a good chunk of cash and help to maximise the customers return on investment. The Roadshows are ideal for hire companies to meet with key suppliers in a casual environment and to find out the Executive Hire Shows latest plans and show updates.

December 17 - Hsc London move With Hsc London’s sales growing year on year we have outgrown the current premises at Atlas Business Centre and we will be moving to Unit 7 Phoenix Park, Apsley Way. The old and new premises share the same postcode NW2 but the move is only around 1 mile as the crow files. However the difference between the two premises could not be further apart, the new premises is a much more modern building with easy access for customer collections and deliveries and an increased stock holding potential of 3 times that of the old location. Hsc London manager Sean Burgess is extremely happy with the new building stating that with the increased stock holding we can better service our customers and improve on our reputation for delivering the order quickly in full first time every time.

January 18 – Robert Thomson joins the Hsc Group

 

 

February 18 – Hsc & Msc at the Executive Hire Show

 

 

April 18 – Steve Watkinson and Joe Cornwall join the Hsc Group

 

 

May 18 – Hsc visit Master in Poland for Technical Training.

 

 

May 18 – Hsc External sales team visit weber in Germany for product familiarisation and hands on training.

 

 

May 18 – 1st Inaugural Hsc Group Sales Meeting held at Head Office in Nottingham.