Andy Connor, Group Product Innovation and Supply Chain Director, Speedy Services
Elected to the EHA Event Equipment Board 2023
Last year I commemorated 40 years' experience in the tool and equipment hire industry, so I would like to think that I've learned something in that time about the products and issues that are important to hirers and suppliers.
I am currently Group Product Innovation and Supply Chain Director with Speedy Services and have been with the company since 2005. Prior to that I worked with HSS and Vp's Hire Station business, and I began my career as an apprentice with the pioneering independent PB Power Tools in Liverpool.
I have had many roles at all levels, from servicing and maintaining tools to product evaluation and procurement, and I have worked with suppliers and OEMs in developing equipment to meet hirers' specific needs, from the earliest design stages to the finished item.
These products have addressed key requirements in areas such as HAV, working at height, workplace dust management and noise.
During my career I have made strong links with many hirers, manufacturers and suppliers across all the main equipment categories and hire activities.
Currently, a particular area of focus is on developing equipment and solutions that will help hirers and end users meet their Net Zero obligations, a requirement that will only grow in importance in the coming years.
I believe that I have much knowledge and experience that I can freely contribute to the HAE and the wider industry, and I would be honoured to serve as an elected member of the association's Tools, Plant and Equipment Board.