GAP in the running for European honours

GAP has been shortlisted as Large Rental Company of the Year by the European Rental Awards 2014. The judging panel said that they received more than 50 entries for the awards which demonstrates the passion and enthusiasm within the rental industry.

GAP’s submission focussed on our strategy to grow the business through diversification and mentioned that the launch of the specialist divisions, Non-Mechanical Plant and Lifting Hire & Sales, has resulted in annual growth of 15% since 2010. As a result, recruitment was up 6% compared with last year and capital expenditure on new equipment increased 53%. GAP’s investment in growing the business is aimed at providing enhanced service levels and quality products for our customers.

GAP also highlighted our commitment to fulfilling our wider responsibility to local communities and the environment. In 2013 GAP recruited 14 new apprentice Plant Mechanics in conjunction with Construction Skills, taking the total number of apprentices within the business to 61. And with regards to the environment, GAP sourced approximately 23% of our national power requirements from renewable sources during 2013/14.

The winner of the Large Rental Company of the Year will be announced at the RAI exhibition venue in Amsterdam on Wednesday 25th June.