Steve McKenzie - November update

During November, my travels have taken me to Liverpool, Leeds, Hull, Cheshire, Stoke, Nottingham, Sheffield and Wigan. You can really see the seasons changing at the hirers that I am visiting with increased emphasis on heating & lighting products, dehumidifiers and pumps.

I called in to Total Tools in Nantwich, Cheshire and spoke to Director Dan Mellor to tell him all about EHS 2018. Dan purchased the business from the previous owners a number of years ago and has completely rebuilt it from the ground up! The building has been completely remodelled and now boasts an impressive showroom downstairs full of products including hand tools, fixings, power tools, sealants and lighting products. Upstairs there is another showroom full of PPE and clothing.

Dan has visited the Show on a number of occasions and used it as an opportunity to add new equipment to their extensive hire fleet. As a result of previous visits to the event, they have made contact with suppliers that has resulted in purchases of compact plant, powered access and other tools and equipment. It is clear to see Dan's passion for the business and the way that he has transformed and modernised the company over a number of years is impressive to say the least!

Over the years that I have been visiting Passionate Hirers across the UK and Ireland to tell them all about the Show, I have seen lots of companies grow, evolve and develop. Total Tools is a great example of this and I look forward to seeing Dan at EHS 2018. A visit to the Show really is a great way to find new products and innovations to enhance your hire fleets and sales stock.