Holywell Park Conference Centre at Loughborough University, played host to this year’s annual HAE EHA Trade Show and Conference. The aptly named ‘Hire 2018 – Forward Together’ was a fantastic networking opportunity as well as a chance to learn, engage and tackle the existing and future challenges of the hire industry. Exhibitors, attendees and speakers successfully came together to discuss thought provoking concepts that address the unique challenges the hire industry face and help people within the industry prolong the lives of their businesses.
We are excited to announce that inspHire has joined Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), a leading supplier of software to wholesalers, merchants and other distributive businesses. Acquiring both inspHire and Current-RMS, provides KCS fantastic opportunities to strengthen two leading hire software providers. We have welcomed the acquisition, as KCS will be investing in the development of our products, as well as maintaining and supporting us in the future. A further key benefit for us is the support KCS will provide around our expansion in the US, UK and Europe, which is very important for us.
Technology and software sits at the heart of all businesses who want to embrace the digital revolution. The systems, devices and processes we adopt play a huge role in our success. Companies reviewing their IT strategy often have a choice to make between selecting Best of Breed solutions (BoB) or opting for an all incumbent ERP product (All-in-one), a decision of which is just as critical today as it was 20 years ago, a time when rental management software was just finding its way into the mainstream rental market.
At this year’s event, the Hire & Rental Industry Association (HRIA) celebrated 50 years of Australian Hire Industry Conventions! Taking place from the 30th – 31st May at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre the show was host to over 1500 attendees and 100 exhibitors making it the biggest and most successful convention to date.
Vertikal Days, the UK’s largest lifting equipment event, ran from the 16th-17th May and we’re now reflecting on just how brilliant it was. Situated in the heart of England, Donington Park hosted this year’s event for the first time and a record number of 2680 visitors attended, making it the biggest show to date.
GDPR has been a hot topic since its approval and adoption back in April 2016 and has been a key discussion point that the HAE EHA have emphasised at its Trade Fair & Convention and The Showman’s Show.
“Accountability is at the centre of all this” states Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner for the ICO, who was named the most influential person in data-driven business in the DataIQ list. That accountability can be the responsibility of many and there are numerous terms and keywords within the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that identify that accountability. To help we have picked a handful of terms which we think are important when researching and preparing for GDPR.
It’s likely you have already heard about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and have either already started preparing for the change, are wondering how it might affect your business or are questioning what you need to do next… To help, we have put together lots of useful information about how, who and what the changes will impact.
Executive Hire Show 2018 is just over the horizon and will be making its grand return to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 7th - 8th February.
Equipment theft is an ever-present problem rental businesses are faced with. Regularly investing large amounts of money in new equipment and machinery presents numerous risks in itself, let alone adding the worry and burden of equipment being stolen. It’s incredibly important for businesses to consider putting precautions in place to help prevent theft, as well as make it easier to recover equipment.