Kennards Hire recently held their 2015 Supplier Awards Night with trade tool and equipment company, Hilti taking home five awards for their efforts.

Held at the Kennards Hire Artarmon NSW branch, the event was an opportunity for the entire Kennards Hire team to express their gratitude to their suppliers and reward them for the hard work and commitment shown throughout the year.

The 2015 Supplier Awards Night saw 130 suppliers from across Australia in attendance along with key members of the Kennards Hire family including Angus Kennard, Rory Kennard, Cam Kennard, and Andy Kennard.

Kennards Hire presented Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards to the highest rated suppliers based on a survey of Kennards Hire staff from over 150 branches across Australia and New Zealand. Awards were given across six different categories, four of which align with Kennards Hire’s core values: Fair Dinkum, Every Customer A Raving Fan, Taking Hire Higher, and One Family. Awards were also given for Customer Service and Supplier Of The Year.

Among the many winners on the night, two suppliers stood out above the rest for the number of awards won: Hilti won five awards on the night, including the Supplier Of The Year, while N&D Mechanical took out three awards, including the Gold Medal in the ‘Every Customer A Raving Fan’ category.

Speaking on the occasion, the recently appointed CEO of Kennards Hire, Liz Ward said the company owed a great deal of gratitude to every single person who attended the event, adding that Kennards Hire wouldn’t be the successful brand that it is today, without the support and loyalty of all of their suppliers, with some partnerships going back almost fifty years.

Kennards Hire Supplier Awards Night 2015 – Winners List

Fair Dinkum: 1. JLG; 2. N&D Mechanical; 3. Hilti

Every Customer A Raving Fan: 1. N& D Mechanical; 2. JLG; 3. Cable Winches Australia

Taking Hire Higher: 1. Makinex; 2. Hilti; 3. Specialised Force

One Family: 1. Hilti; 2. N&D Mechanical; 3. Makinex

Customer Service Award Winner: Daniel Stevens – Ad Trans Hino

Supplier of the Year 2015: Hilti