Kennards Hire is pleased to announce that CEO Angus Kennard has been presented with the Sustained Excellence Award in the 2019 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards™. Angus joins other outstanding entrepreneurs from across Australia who were recognised in the 2019 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
A key member of the Kennards Hire board and leadership team since 2005, and appointed CEO in 2016, Angus has been directly involved with the business for over 20 years.
The iconic 70-year equipment hire brand is synonymous with an extensive range of quality products, teamed up with great customer service. Keeping the values of the business intact and getting ahead of the game through the introduction of new technologies to deliver an exceptional customer experience is key in keeping the business sustainable and future fit in the long-term.
Angus has been leading the company's digital transformation by partnering with Fleet Space Technologies which has brought Internet of Things (IoT) technology to the forefront of the business. Kennards Hire was one of the first customers of the leading Australian business to connect to the constellation of Centauri Satellites.
Using IoT has enabled Kennards Hire to improve how it operates asset tracking across Australia and New Zealand. The hire business is able to monitor its equipment and undertake preventative maintenance on customer sites, which include construction, utilities, oil and gas and mining industries.
In addition to the Fleet partnership, the business has installed its proprietary telemetry platform, EasyTRAK, bringing to life real time tracking and fleet utilisation to their equipment range. This new way of operating opens up opportunities to provide customers with safer, more efficient ways to manage their hire equipment and large-scale projects.
Angus said he was delighted to have received the award and congratulates the other nominees and winners, “It’s an honour to have been recognised with the 2019 Sustained Excellence Award and to be acknowledged in the company of many great local and global entrepreneurs.”
“It validates what our business stands for, the values our people hold true to, and their commitment to our future direction.”The Sustained Excellence Award celebrates the contribution of entrepreneurs to the Australian economy over a considerable period, and recognises entrepreneurs who can demonstrate a clear track record of success over many years.