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Coates Hire Supports Communities Large and Small

Coates Hire Supports Communities Large and Small

We spoke with Rebecca Richardson, Coates Hire Account Manager – Events, about the importance of events as one of the many industries they service, and why they support the Australian Event Awards.

Coates Hire is a large company working across many industries with a long-term commitment to events, including through their support of the Australian Event Awards as a Major Partner for many years. They have enormous capacity to service events in every corner of Australia across all product groups, and are proud of their ability to make things happen quickly and efficiently for event organisers without losing community connection and detailed customer service. They actively maintain local involvement despite their large national capability, including through their support of the Coates Hire Best Community Event category.

“Our branches are supported by local people working in their local communities, so we really care about the environments we operate in,” says Rebecca Richardson, Account Manager – Events. “It’s important for us to be active in different communities, which is why we support everything from large scale events like the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship to the local schools fair in your neighbourhood.”

In partnering with the Event Awards, Coates Hire supports events innovation, and they do well to echo this with their own innovative practices, including sharing knowledge they have gained working in other markets with the events teams to open up opportunities and increase safety for their project teams. They have also been investing in new site lighting technology, and are looking forward to helping organisers reduce bump in times and increase efficiency – their new LED lighting products can run on as little as 1L of fuel per hour and many more can fit onto a single truck.

Ms Richardson describes the company’s core values as “safety first, act with integrity, own it, and be determined to win” – a good fit for the friendly competition of the Event Awards! Coates Hire believes it is important to support the program because it is necessary to recognise the lengths events professionals go to in order to make events amazing, time after time. Ms Richardson also finds inspiration in the collaboration demonstrated by the industry, symbolised and highlighted by the Awards night, which she’s looking forward to: “Every year I keep thinking that this will be the best Australian Event Awards, and I’ve been proven wrong by each subsequent year.”

Here’s to yet another fantastic ceremony celebrating the industry, including all the Awards’ valued partners such as Coates Hire.

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