Barking branch of Concord Lifting Equipment win prestigious Hire Network Award for depot of the year 2018

Bill Graves, Hire and Sales Manager of the Barking Branch of Concord Lifting Equipment Ltd was cockahoop after attending the Executive Hire Show to collect the award for the Hire Network’s Hire Depot of the Year 2018.

‘After narrowly missing out in 2015, I come back to the lads at the depot saying “lets use this failure as motivation and push forward and prove we are the best” and I think this award shows we have pushed it to the next level.  We are chuffed to bits, the boys in the workshop were welling up and no word of a lie, it was the happiest day of my life – it was better than my wedding day or the birth of any of my 3 kids’

Bill has been working for Concord Lifting Equipment for over 13 years and has moved his way up from the shop floor to spearheading a fantastic depot.

‘The move to the new location in 2015 was a bit like the Hammers leaving Upton Park but we pulled together and have made this a fantastic home and now we are reaping the rewards of hard work and dedication’ reflected Bill on moving a mile down the road to new depot double the size of the previous one.

‘It was a bit strange at first but the converted container office inside the 4000 sq ft unit always raises eyebrows among customers when they first see it but it is a world class facility and helps us perform to the best of our ability and the extra space has allowed us to build our hire fleet, or squad as I like to call it’

‘It was a team effort and we will be sharing the award around, currently its in my sock drawer, God knows where Ed will keep it when it is his turn….’

If you receive the Executive Hire News magazine you can see Bill’s ugly mug on page 7 for yourself.

The Barking branch of Concord Lifting Equipment is open 08:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday, pop by for a complementary cup of coffee, to view the trophy see how we can help you with the hire, sales testing and inspection of lifting equipment and accessories.

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