Whether you are a startup, growth business or well-established firm, the idea of winning an award is rather exciting. Signalling that you are doing well in your particular niche, awards mean a lot to both businesses and their customers. This is why family-run hire business, Chiltern Hire Centre Ltd, were thrilled to romp home with the Best Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility y (CSR) accreditation at the Hire Association Europe Awards of Excellence. Presented with the award at a glittery event in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, the ceremony was hosted by BBC sports correspondent, Chris Hollins, seeing over 400 guests attend.  

A responsible hire brand

Beating some of the most well-known brands in their space, the company’s unique way of running their business seems to have paid off. According to officials, the independent tool and plant hire company take a keen interest in sustainability, implementing their own strategies to ensure their business has a positive impact on the environment, customers, employees, community as well as suppliers. In addition, the team have been working with a number of local charities, evidently taking CSR very seriously. 

Peter Dilley, managing director, said:

“The HAE Awards are very prestigious and it was an honour to be named finalists, let alone winners! 

“We are a very small, family-run company and as such we cannot fund CSR policies to the same degree as the larger, national hire companies. However, we recognise the importance of sustainability and our responsibility for effecting change with our company beliefs, practices and profits. It’s a cliché, but it’s all about trying to make the world a better place.”

We at Anything for Hire would like to say a huge congratulations to the team and look forward to sharing more of their success stories in the future. In the meantime, we would love to hear your thoughts on CSR in the hire industry. Should independent brands be doing more for the environment?