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Strictly come dancing star to host hire industry awards

Winners at the Hire Awards of Excellence 2019 will be waltzing off the stage with their awards after the Hire Association Europe and Event Hire Association (HAE EHA) revealed that the celebrity host for this year’s event is Strictly Come Dancing star, Anton Du Beke.

Glitterball king Du Beke is one of the most instantly recognisable figures in the world of ballroom dance, becoming a household name and familiar face on TV screens through the hit BBC One show and numerous other television appearances.

His flamboyant personality has earned himself the title ‘Mr Showbiz’ and he is guaranteed to keep in step with proceedings during the much-anticipated Hire Awards ceremony, at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on Saturday 13th April.

There is certain to be a rush for tickets for the event, which celebrates the amazing achievements of hire and supply companies across the UK’s plant, tool, equipment and event hire industry. Crucial recognition is also given to outstanding individuals who have consistently stood out from the crowd and achieved and set some of the highest standards in the industry.

Finalists in the different categories, all to be announced in early March, will be independently judged against stringent criteria, with the awards providing an excellent way of acknowledging and showcasing some of the very best practices that the hire industry can offer.

HAE EHA’s managing director, Graham Arundell commented: “We are very excited to have Anton Du Beke as our host for the awards. His charm, manner, wit and comic timing makes him appealing to generations young and old. I’m sure he’ll keep the judges on their toes, who, like previous years, will have some tough decisions to make in order to choose the winners.”

Tickets are selling fast but sponsorship packages and tables remain. If you would like to book tickets or find out more about the sponsorship packages available please contact the Awards Team on 44 (0)121 380 4605 or email

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