The high quality of Chorley-based One Stop Hire has been recognised, with the company having been announced as a Winner in the 2020 Executive Hire Show Passionate Hirer Awards, which took place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
The company was nominated in the Outstanding Multi-Depot Hire Company category, from no fewer than 810 outlets throughout the UK and Ireland that members of the Show team visited in the lead-up to the annual exhibition for tool and equipment hire professionals, held on 5 and 6 February.
Following ‘mystery shopper’ visits and calls to their depots, Finalists were scrutinised under a broad range of criteria including: presentation and functionality of premises; staff enthusiasm and competence; efficiency in handling enquiries and orders; quality of products and delivery vehicles; and innovation in offering a wide range of equipment and exploring new technological opportunities.
The quality of the company’s printed promotional materials and website was also assessed, along with its use of social media and supporting local community initiatives.
Having celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2019, Chorley-based One Stop Hire now has 14 depots and more than 150 staff, many of whom have been with the business since its inception. A passion for hire is clear throughout all levels of the company, and the Judges were impressed by its caring, family-like atmosphere, rarely seen in a large operation.
The company continues to expand. It has added non-mechanical equipment hire and a dedicated training operation, and it shows commitment to high standards, recently achieving ISO 45001 accreditation. One Stop Hire maintains an active presence on its website and social media channels, and its strong team spirit is reflected in its sponsorship of several local sports teams.