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    New Energy Over The Ditch - New GM

    Published on 27 May 2015, Wednesday, 1:32 PM

    Kennards Hire have continued their growth across the ditch with the newly appointed New Zealand General Manager, Hamish Kibblewhite. Mr Kibblewhite will be looking over the operations of the 15 NZ general and specialist branches over the North and South islands.

    The former CEO of BlueCo Communications, Kibblewhite is a sixth generation Kiwi and has over 15 years of experience working in industries such as telecommunications, IT, logistics and forestry. His extensive history across trades places him well in his new position at Kennards Hire New Zealand, which often has to supply for projects that span across industries and constantly vary in size.

    “Kennards has a very unique and amazing culture,” Kibblewhite said. “It’s one of the very few organisations I’ve come across that really do ‘walk the talk.’ I’ve visited 31 branches across two countries and the consistency in the engagement, the quality of service and gear across all of them has been very impressive.”

    Kennards Hire has seen great growth in their New Zealand branches over recent years, becoming a larger priority for the 67 year old family operated business. Having expanded their offering and opened new branches across the country, Kennards Hire is fast becoming a dominant force in the NZ hiring industry, posing new challenges for Kibblewhite.

    “New Zealand is a challenging market made up of a lot of small catchments – so it has a number of idiosyncrasies to work around,” he explained. “But I believe that Kennards has the potential to redefine the NZ hire industry and lift it to greater heights.”

    Mr. Kibblewhite will begin his new role immediately, working from Kennards Hire NZ’s support office in Auckland.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.