Kennards Hire announces that CEO Angus Kennard has been presented with the Sustained Excellence Award in the 2019 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards. Angus joins other outstanding entrepreneurs from across Australia who were recognised in the 2019 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
A key member of the Kennards Hire board and leadership team since 2005, and appointed CEO in 2016, Angus has been directly involved with the business for over 20 years.
The iconic 70-year equipment hires brand is synonymous with an extensive range of quality products, teamed up with great customer service. Keeping the values of the business intact and getting ahead of the game through the introduction of new technologies to deliver an exceptional customer experience is key in keeping the business sustainable and future-fit in the long-term.
Angus has been leading the company’s digital transformation by partnering with Fleet Space Technologies which has brought the Internet of Things (IoT) technology to the forefront of the business. Kennards Hire was one of the first customers of the leading Australian business to connect to the constellation of Centauri Satellites.
Using IoT has enabled Kennards Hire to improve how it operates asset tracking across Australia and New Zealand. The hire business is able to monitor its equipment and undertake preventative maintenance on customer sites, which include construction, utilities, oil and gas and mining industries.
In addition to the Fleet partnership, the business has installed its proprietary telemetry platform, EasyTRAK, bringing to life real-time tracking and fleet utilisation to their equipment range. This new way of operating opens up opportunities to provide customers with safer, more efficient ways to manage their hire equipment and large-scale projects.
Angus said he was delighted to have received the award and congratulates the other nominees and winners: “It’s an honour to have been recognised with 2019 Sustained Excellence Award and to be acknowledged in the company of many great local and global entrepreneurs.”
“It validates what our business stands for, the values our people hold true to, and their commitment to our future direction.”
The Sustained Excellence Award celebrates the contribution of entrepreneurs to the Australian economy over a considerable period of time and recognises entrepreneurs who can demonstrate a clear track record of success over many years.
About Kennards Hire – Australia
Kennards Hire is an Australian family-owned and operated company that has been in the hire industry for 70 years, with 180 sites and branches across Australia and New Zealand. Their diverse product range extends from general hire equipment for the home renovator and professional tradesperson to specialist equipment and heavy machinery used on some of the largest civil infrastructure and commercial construction projects in two countries. Proud members of Family Business Australia, Official Partner of the West Coast Eagles, Sydney Football Club Premier Partners, Official Hire Company Supplier of The Block 2019 and Official Hire Partner of the 2019 Kennards Hire Rally Australia.
About Kennards Hire – New Zealand
Kennards Hire is an Australian family-owned and operated company that has been in the hire industry for 70 years, with 180 sites and branches across New Zealand and Australia. Their diverse product range extends from general hire equipment for the home renovator and professional tradesperson to specialist equipment and heavy machinery used on some of the largest civil infrastructure and commercial construction projects in two countries. Proud members of Family Business Australia, Major Sponsor of Rugby Southland and the Southland Stags, Premium Partner of North Harbour Rugby and Eden Park Icon Partner.
Source: Kennards Hire