As the clock winds down to a much needed (and hopefully safe) Festive break, the EHS team remains busy preparing the Big Show for February 2022.

A key part of next year’s Executive Hire Show will be a slight relaunch for the ‘Innovation Trail’, in which we celebrate equipment that improves safety, security and productivity in the workplace, and which might also lower emissions and noxious airborne particles, or employ new and more sustainable power options. This renewed focus is where the Innovation Trail had always been heading, but we decided to be overt about it and rename the initiative ‘Innovation Trail: Eco’.

The plant and tool hire sector has responded positively so far, and we have already received a pleasing mix of equipment that undoubtedly moves the needle. Now, with just a few days left before we break for the Festive Season, we are issuing a final call for entries.

The Innovation Trail itself is not a competition, as such, although all entries are adjudged by an independent panel of hire industry experts – hire managers and hands-on users. There is absolutely no cost for taking part and only minor hoops to jump through in terms of entry requirements – just head to the relevant section of the online exhibitor manual to upload a few details and a suitable image. It’s as simple as that.

Otherwise – and as we’ve already observed – the days of dirty, dangerous, inefficient and polluting equipment are over, so we can’t wait to receive your entries. Just please make sure you get them in by December 31st at the very latest!