Rental Company of the Year

The prestigious Hire Industry Excellence Awards are a showcase of HRIA members who provide outstanding service in all categories of the hire and rental market.

The Rental Company of the Year Award recognises those hire companies who have gone the extra mile when it comes to customer service, safety and performance. There are two categories in the Rental Company of the Year award – General Hire and Events Division.

Why Enter?

There are major benefits for every company taking part in the Hire Industry Excellence Awards, including:

  • Measure Key Performance Indicators

  • Industry Benchmarking

  • Peer Recognition & Accolades

  • Promote your business as ‘Award Winning’

  • Increase your profile

  • Inspire others


Former finalists said they increased their business and received acknowledgement and respect from their customer base for their achievement.


"There is a huge amount of effort involved in the Rental Company of the Year and everyone that participates deserves recognition for their commitment to excellence.


We can all be sure the benefits and rewards of participating are also great, with the valuable input from independent assessors (the judges) providing instant feedback on areas for improvement. If you've never considered entering, now might be a good time to start."


Mark Scarce (HRIA Past National President)



All Finalists in the Rental Company of the Year 2021 will receive:

  • 2 complimentary tickets to the HIRE21 Hire Industry Excellence Awards and Gala Dinner

  • Finalist Logo for use on advertising material

  • Exclusive 'Finalist' trophy

The winner of Rental Company of the Year 2021 will receive:

  • 2 full delegate registrations to the 2022 Convention

  • 3 nights accommodation for 2 (double or twin share)*

  • Return airfares for 2 to the 2022 Convention host city*

  • Winning logo to promote 'Rental Company of the Year' for use on advertising material

  • Promotion in the Hire & Rental News Magazine as the winner

  • Exclusive 'Rental Company of the Year' Winner's Trophy

* Conditions Apply - Airfares economy only, Accommodation Standard room only, reimbursements must be claimed within 2 weeks of completion of event.


Award Terms and Conditions

  • All nominees must be a financial member of the HRIA.

  • One nomination is allowed by each financial member for the HRIA.

  • Members can only be nominated in one category of the Rental Company of the year – General Hire or Events Division.

  • The previous 2 years award winners in the Rental Company of the Year category (2018 and 2019) are ineligible to be nominated

  • The previous years finalists (2019 finalists) are ineligible to be nominated.

  • To be eligible to use the finalist logo and receive the finalist trophy, finalists must complete the entire submission process including judging.

  • Nominees must accept their nomination and complete a submission within the provided timeframe.

Rental company of the year nominations will close on December 24th