Tool hire firm take third spot

Wetherby Tool Hire who have finished third in the small to medium class in the Executive Hire Show awards in Coventry. (S)
Wetherby Tool Hire who have finished third in the small to medium class in the Executive Hire Show awards in Coventry. (S)
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Wetherby Tool Hire has finished third in a prestigious national competition to find the best in the business.

The Sandbeck Estate-based team was chosen as finalists out of over 800 for the small to medium class in the Executive Hire Show after coming under scrutiny from secret shoppers and a judging panel.

Hire Manager for the four-employee team, Andrew Richardson said: “We were extremely happy and proud to have made the final seven as Wetherby Tool Hire is still only in it’s infancy at four years old.

“To come third out of so many different companies, many of whom have been in operation for many decades including the winner who have been operating for 30 years, is a great achievement for us and we’re very happy to have been given the recognition for all the hard work everyone here puts into their work.

“Having spoken to the judging panel after the awards ceremony they were amazed that a company so young could do so well when put up against all the other more experienced contenders.

“Apparently there were only a few points separating the top four so it really could have gone either way.”

Judges for the annual event took into account the quality and diversity of the equipment on offer and the attitude and professionalism of the staff when asked certain questions some of which are deliberately tricky to answer.

Staff knowledge of equipment was also tested as well as the advice given by them.