Chris Davies, Chief Executive of HSS Hire, the UK’s award-winning tool and equipment hire company, has been heralded as the ‘European Rental Person of the Year’ by the European Rental Association.

The judges said they wanted to recognise his contribution in making HSS “one of the most modern and innovative companies in the industry” and one that is “at the forefront of using the internet to market its services”.

Chris comments: “HSS has always led the way when it comes to hire, perhaps never more so than over the past few years. We’ve pioneered some great initiatives and hire related services; we’ve been resolute in always putting the customer at the very heart of what we do and in making hire easy for them and all of this has helped us to outperform the market despite some very challenging times.

“I’m delighted that these achievements have been recognised – it’s a reflection of the efforts of the great team we’ve got at HSS. I am lucky and genuinely honoured to be the leader of the company at this time and I am very proud to receive this accolade on behalf of everyone in the business.”

HSS was also one of the three finalists to be Highly Commended in the ‘European Rental Company of the Year’ category.