Awards

We are very proud to have won numerous awards over the years in recognition of our leading position and commitment to safety, innovation, training and customer service.

2018

Hire Association Europe - Event Industry Equipment Hire Company of the Year

Live has won this prestigious award through a combination of experience and dedication to provide their customers with only the highest quality service. During 2017, Live, who provide effective temporary solutions within the events, energy and infrastructure sectors, supplied equipment for around 1,000 outdoor events. Many of their customers also renewed multi-year contracts, including Cheltenham Festival, National Ploughing Championships and Open Golf.

2018

2018

Hire Association Europe - Plant, Tool & Equipment Hire Company of the Year (over £10 million turnover)

A-Plant received the HAE award for the second year running, showing the commitment and effort made to continually improve year after year. Hire Association Europe is the industry-leading trade association for the plant and tool hire sector. The company’s annual Hire Awards of Excellence celebrate the achievements of hire and supply companies across the UK and crucial recognition is also given to outstanding individuals who consistently stand out from the crowd, achieving and setting some of the highest standards in the industry.

2018

2018

Festival Supplier Awards - Best Fencing/Hoarding & Best Temporary Roadway/Walkway

Live shone as winners of both the ‘Best Fencing/Hoarding’ and ‘Best Temporary Roadway/Walkway’ at the Festival Supplier Awards. Live have received the acknowledgement for their continued efforts in progressing the industry

2018

2018

Awards for Powered Access - IPAF Training Centre of the Year

The award ceremony was held in the Hilton Miami Downtown Hotel and celebrates best practice and excellence in the powered access industry. A-Plant gladly received the prestigious award for Training Provider of the Year and aims to continue to provide the highest quality IPAF training.

2018

2017

Top 100 UK Apprentice Employer

A-Plant named Top 100 Apprentice Employer for the second year running at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2017. A-Plant has over 160 apprentices amongst its workforce and is the only major hire company amongst that list.

A-Plant’s commitment to training the next generation of skilled plant maintenance teams, customer service personnel and transport and logistics teams is pioneering for the construction equipment rental sector.

2017

2017

London Construction Awards - Supplier of the Year

A-Plant were awarded the aforementioned accolade at the prestigious ceremony held in the Royal Garden Hotel. A-Plant received this award for supporting major infrastructure projects such as Crossrail and Thames Tideway.

2017

2017

European Rental Awards - Rental Safety Award

A-Plant received the highly acknowledged Rental Safety Award presented in Amsterdam at the European Rental Awards. This award celebrates the active commitment A-Plant has regarding all aspects of safety.

2017

2017

Hire Association Europe - Hire Company of the Year Award

A-Plant was recognised as the Plant, Tool & Equipment Hire Company of the Year (over £10million turnover) at the prestigious Hire Association Europe (HAE), Hire Awards of Excellence. The award reflects A-Plant’s significant growth in the last 12 months, including expansion of our service centre network and record breaking levels of investment in new equipment. Our customers can hire the youngest, safest and most environmentally efficient equipment available.

2017

2017

RoSPA Gold Award

A-Plant is a winner at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Health and Safety Awards 2017, the company achieved the Gold Medal (six consecutive Golds) award in the prestigious annual scheme run by RoSPA.

This is the sixth consecutive time, and the ninth in total, that A-Plant has achieved gold standard from RoSPA. The awards recognise continuous improvement in accident and ill-health prevention at work. As part of the awards our health and safety management systems were put under rigorous scrutiny by RoSPA.

2017

2017

Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce - Excellence in Customer Service Award

A-Plant has won the Excellence in Customer Service Award at the Greater Birmingham Chamber of commerce Annual Awards Dinner. A-Plant’s specialist customer service centre is located in Walsall Wood and strives for excellent customer satisfaction nationwide.

2017

2016

Top 100 UK Apprentice Employer

A-Plant was named as one of the UK’s leading companies for providing apprenticeships. A-Plant has 150 apprentices amongst its 3,300-strong workforce, and has been featured in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer List, the only major hire company to make this listing.

The Top 100 companies were officially announced at the National Apprenticeship Awards which took place in London. After a tough selection process, the most exceptional employers from all categories went forward to feature in the list, which showcases the breadth of employers who offer apprenticeships.

2016

2016

RoSPA Gold Award

A-Plant’s 8th Gold Award from the prestigious Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), Occupational Health and Safety Awards & a GOLD MEDAL AWARD for achieving 5 consecutive Gold Awards.

The award recognises our commitment to accident and ill-heath prevention and acknowledges the excellent Health and Safety management systems we have in place. The safety of our colleagues, customers, supply chain and members of the public is of paramount importance to our business success and reputation. We must continue to strive in all of our operations throughout A-Plant and its divisions to set and achieve the highest safety standards.

2016

2016

UK Customer Satisfaction Awards, ‘Best Return on Customer Service Investment Award’

The award was open to organisations that have made significant investment in customer service and realised a quantifiable return on investment. A-Plant beat strong competition from the likes of Vodafone Automotive, Boots and others to win the award. The judging panel were particularly impressed with not just the level of A-Plant’s investment but the number of initiatives the company had adopted to better serve its customers.

2016

2016

Event Production Awards, ‘Best Fencing / Crowd Barrier Company Award’

Now branded as Live, Eve won the 2016 award for ‘Best Fencing / Crowd Barrier Company’. The Event Production Awards recognise excellence amongst event organisers, production teams and suppliers.

2016

2015

European Rental Awards ‘European Rental Company of the Year’ - Winner 

Rental companies and suppliers all over Europe enter the European Rental Awards which are jointly organised by International Rental News (IRN) magazine and the European Rental Association (ERA). 

2015

2015

Hire Association Europe (HAE) Hire Awards of Excellence ‘Hire Company of the Year (Over 5 Outlets)’ 

Hire Association Europe (HAE) is the leading trade body in the hire industry and its annual ‘Hire Awards of Excellence’ are designed to recognise the best of the best in the industry. 

2015

2015

International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA) ‘Training Centre of the Year’ 

For demonstrating exceptional growth in trainee numbers, innovation solutions, raising awareness of safety, promoting its products and services, or moving into new markets 

2015

2015

The London Construction Awards ‘Plant Hire Company of the Year’ and ‘Supplier of the Year’ 

The awards recognised achievements by organisations that have driven the London construction industry forward and played a defining role in delivering exceptional quality, innovation and first class service. 

2015

2015

RoSPA ‘Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety’ 

The RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards offer organisations an ideal way of showing their commitment to health and safety. 

2015

2015

Whole Fleet Accreditation, Transport for London’s Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme - Bronze

A-Plant was the first hire company in the UK, and only the second company across the whole country, to achieve accreditation across the entire transport fleet. The purpose of the scheme is to assess which operators are achieving best practice in terms of safety, fuel efficiency, driver training, reduced vehicle emissions and many more areas.

2015

2014

RoSPA Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety

The largest and longest running occupational safety awards programme in the UK, recognising organisations’ commitment to accident and ill-health prevention. The Gold Award is the highest level to be achieved.

2014

2014

Network Rail Best Small Plant Supplier

A prestigious accolade awarded to our Rail division at Rail Live 2014, in recognition of our service capabilities, extensive product range and innovative achievements.

2014

2014

CITB Managing Agency Apprenticeship Awards - Apprentice Large Employer of the Year

We won the Apprentice Large Employer of the Year Award for England and then went on to win the overall Apprentice Large Employer of the Year Award across the whole of Great Britain. We were pitched against organisations across the construction industry who employ and train individuals through Apprenticeship Programmes.

2014

2014

Event Production Awards - Crowd Barrier Supplier of the Year (Eve Trakway)

Our Eve Trakway division won this prestigious accolade in recognition of the work carried out at the London 2012 Olympic Games and the PruHealth World Triathlon.

2014

2014

Festival Supplier Awards - Best Crowd/Pit Barrier Supplier and Best Fencing/Hoarding Supplier (Eve Trakway)

Our Eve Trakway division won these awards in recognition of the work carried out for the Tour de France Grand Départ and Glastonbury Festival respectively.

2014

2013

RoSPA Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety

The largest and longest running occupational safety awards programme in the UK, recognising organisations’ commitment to accident and ill-health prevention. The Gold Award is the highest level to be achieved.

2013

2013

Hire Association Europe (HAE) Hire Awards of Excellence - Hire Company of the Year (Over 5 Outlets)

Hire Association Europe is the industry-leading trade association for the plant and tool hire industry. The Hire Awards of Excellence are designed to recognise excellence throughout the hire industry.

2013

2013

Event Production Awards - Crowd Barrier Supplier of the Year (Eve Trakway)

Our Eve Trakway division won this accolade in recognition of the work carried out for the ‘Our Greatest Team’ Athletes’ Parade in London.

2013

2012

RoSPA Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety

The largest and longest running occupational safety awards programme in the UK, recognising organisations’ commitment to accident and ill-health prevention. The Gold Award is the highest level to be achieved

2012

2012

Event Production Awards - Crowd Barrier Supplier of the Year and Flooring and Roadway Supplier of the Year (Eve Trakway)

Our Eve Trakway division won these awards in recognition of work carried out for the London Marathon and the Goodwood Festival of Speed respectively.

2012

2011

Hire Association Europe (HAE) Hire Awards of Excellence - Innovative Product of the Year and Hire Industry Website of the Year

Hire Association Europe is the industry-leading trade association for the plant and tool hire industry. The Hire Awards of Excellence are designed to recognise excellence throughout the hire industry. We won the Innovative Product of the Year accolade for our Auto Tool Hire Unit.

2011

2011

European Rental Awards - Rental IT Award

Rental companies and suppliers all over Europe enter the European Rental Awards which are jointly organised by International Rental News (IRN) magazine and the European Rental Association (ERA). We won this accolade for our Auto Tool Hire Unit.

2011

2011

Institute of Water National Innovation Awards - Innovative Product of the Year

These national awards are designed to give companies working directly with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water the opportunity to showcase their innovation and expertise. We won this accolade for our Auto Tool Hire Unit.

2011

2010

RoSPA Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety

The largest and longest running occupational safety awards programme in the UK, recognising organisations’ commitment to accident and ill-health prevention. The Gold Award is the highest level to be achieved.

2010

2010

RoSPA/Severn Trent Water Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety

The RoSPA/Severn Trent Water Gold Award recognises suppliers who provide an exceptional level of Health and Safety.

2010

2010

International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA) - Best Contribution to Working at Height (Rental Company)

These international awards are jointly organised by Access International, Access Lift & Handlers and the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). They are designed to celebrate best practice and excellence in the powered access industry.

2010

2010

Institute of Water Regional Innovation Awards - Innovative Product of the Year

These regional awards are designed to give companies working directly with Dwr Cymru Welsh Water the opportunity to showcase their innovation and expertise. We won this accolade for our Auto Tool Hire Unit.

2010

2009

RoSPA/Severn Trent Water Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety

The RoSPA/Severn Trent Water Gold Award recognises suppliers who provide an exceptional level of Health and Safety.

2009

2009

RoSPA Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety

The largest and longest running occupational safety awards programme in the UK, recognising organisations’ commitment to accident and ill-health prevention. The Gold Award is the highest level to be achieved.

2009

2009

Hire Association Europe (HAE) Hire Awards of Excellence - Best Contribution to Health and Safety

Hire Association Europe is the industry-leading trade association for the plant and tool hire industry. The Hire Awards of Excellence are designed to recognise excellence throughout the hire industry.

2009

2009

International Awards for Powered Access (IAPA) - Access Industry Training Award

These international awards are jointly organised by Access International, Access Lift & Handlers and the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF). They are designed to celebrate best practice and excellence in the powered access industry. The substantial investment in and development of Work at Height safety training led to us winning this prestigious award at the inaugural International Awards for Powered Access.

2009