Hire Excellence Awards

The Hire Excellence Awards provide a platform for assessing, recognising and rewarding excellence within hire companies who operate within various industry sectors.

Areas of focus include presentation of premises & staff, security, product & services, marketing, customer service, adherence to industry best practices, H&SE, policies, compliance and overall operational efficiencies. Judging includes onsite visits and mystery shopper.

If you believe your team has what it takes, give it a go! 

Download more information and application form here.

2019 entries are now OPEN.
Applications must be received by 04 May.

L. Special Guest Sir Graham Henry, Hirepool Wynyard Quarter Managers Rueben Munday and Rob Te Poono,
HIANZ President & Life Member Tim Mikkelsen.

Hire Excellence Awards Evening - 05 July 2018 - Rotorua 

The Benefits ...

There are many benefits that can be enjoyed by taking part in the Hire Excellence Awards.  .

A few good reasons to enter ...

The application process will help you realise your achievements to date and objectives for the future.

Accolades will give your customers extra confidence in your products and services, and will also help you attract new customers.

Hire Excellence Awards recipients have exclusive use of Awards Logos to display on websites, email signatures and company stationary.

Award recipients gain useful media interest and publicity, raising their profile among some of the most influential people in your communities and the public as well as private and voluntary sectors.

When the efforts of a businesses teams are recognised and applauded, it has a positive effect on staff morale and employee development. It gives the business the opportunity to reflect back and consider what and who contributed to its success and how this may be built upon in the future.

Let your business stand as a shining example of what can be achieved. Fly the flag for both your business and this great Industry!

If you believe your team has what it takes, give it a go!


"I was always keen to enter Horowhenua Hire in the Hire Excellence Awards.  We are a small team but have always felt very proud of our operation and the way we do things. 

The application process was straight forward and easy to follow. It highlighted areas we were doing well in and the areas for improvement.

I found the judges to be impartial and they provided some good feedback on the day.  The feedback to the team post judging was excellent and we have implemented some of the suggestions to improve our operation.

Having someone else take a look at your business from a different perspective is very refreshing.  As is often the case we all seem to get caught up in the daily operations and sometimes it is hard to see the wood for the trees.

As an independent operator I would recommend the experience not only for your business and the team  but also to take the opportunity to bench mark your business against your other hire companies"

Charles Phelan
Branch Manager
Horowhenua Hire Ltd.
"Award recipients 2013"


"Through out the entire process we have enjoyed the challenge of putting together our application. The team have been passionate about the awards and obviously like to ensure that everything is in tip top shape for our judging day. 

As much as we like to think we are perfect and have nothing to improve on we also know that this is not the case. Given the content of the proposal it is an awesome way to look at and review the areas of business that need fine tuning. I think every year during the process I have identified something that stands out to me as needing some attention – whether it be an office task or a system procedure, a health and safety task or something operational with gear or even vehicles. 

Certainly regardless of the outcome at the end clearly every one should take great benefit out of putting there business through this process.

Fortunately in 2010 we were the very proud winners of the Award for Party and Events company of the year. 

Fair to say that the team were ecstatic and this also created a great opportunity to share this to our business partners and clients through our different marketing channels." 

Andy Youngman
Continental Event Hire

"Award recipients 2010 & 2013"

Previous Award Recipients...


Gold Award for Excellence

Silver Award for Excellence
Hire Smart


Gold Award for Excellence
Silver Award for Excellence
Tauranga Party Hire
Party Warehouse

Bronze Awards for Excellence
Taupo Hire


Silver Award for Excellence
Timaru Hire
Tool Hire Taranaki


Gold Award for Excellence  
Continental Event Hire
Kennards Hire Albany
Tauranga Hire
Access Solutions
Pacific Linen

Silver Award for Excellence
Silver Award for Excellence
Continental Event Hire
Silver Award for Excellence

Bronze Awards for Excellence

Hire Company Branch of the Year
Hirepool Whangarei

Specialist Hire Co. of the Year
Accessman Christchurch

Supplier Company of the Year
Youngman Richardson & Co Ltd 

Hire Company Branch of the Year
Accessman Christchurch

Party & Events Hire Co. of the Year
Continental Events

Hire Company Branch of the Year
Hirepool Tauranga

Party & Events Hire Co. of the Year
HireQuip Events Christchurch

Hire Company Branch of the Year
HireQuip Whangarei

Supplier Company of the Year

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