Business of the Year Sponsor: Kabin Hire Ltd
We are so pleased to announce our Business of the Year Sponsor, Kabin Hire Ltd. We got the opportunity to pick the brains of Ian Fullstone, Managing Director of Kabin Hire Ltd. Within the interview Ian provides invaluable business insights and advice and his thoughts on the awards.
The history of Kabin Hire...
Kabin Hire is an independent family run business established in 1974. Today the company is still run with the same core values that were instrumental in its formation.
Specialising in all types of portable anti-vandal accommodation, we are able to provide a wide variety of unit types, ranging from mobile and static welfare units, offices, canteens, storage containers, utility stores, high cube plant storage, toilet blocks, drying rooms, and shower blocks. We also offer generator hire and many ancillary items.
Customer satisfaction is of paramount importance to us and is the core of our business platform. We strive to provide the highest quality of accommodation backed by excellence of service. Our fleet currently consists of over 2000 accommodation units with the flexibility to adapt these units to meet individual customer needs.
Supporting our fleet of accommodation units we have a dedicated mobile maintenance and servicing team, available 24/7, ensuring that issues are addressed quickly, minimising any inconvenience and down time on site.
Located outside Cardiff and on the M4 corridor we utilise the services of a vast network of qualified haulage contractors and therefore have the ability to deliver accommodation units throughout the UK.
After 40 years of trading within the portable accommodation industry, we have a wealth of knowledge and expertise to bring to the market place, which is reflected in the professional and efficient way that we service each and every contract on a day to day basis
We are really grateful for your support as a sponsor, why was it important to you to support these awards?
“We feel it is important to acknowledge the hard work and success of companies and individuals who have both applied and been nominated for the awards in their retrospective categories; especially when it is in relation to children’s development and education.
It is also important to support new ventures such as the Wales Children’s Activities and Services Awards which is giving all nominees a great platform in which to promote themselves and their achievements in local areas”.
Kabin Hire been established for over 40 years, what advice would you give businesses who are just starting out?
“Understand and define your market and continually strive to be the best at what you do, regardless of the size of your business. Develop a culture throughout the company of excellence of customer service and strive to do better today what you did well yesterday.
Never become complacent and plan your company growth in a programmed and defined manner.
Seek the advice and opinions of others, there is a wealth of knowledge and experience available within the market place. Not knowing something is not a weakness, don’t be too proud to ask”.
What has been your biggest business challenge and how have you overcome it?
“To ensure everyone in the company has the same ongoing hunger and drive to achieve success as existed in the early years of the company’s growth and expansion.
You have to create the right culture and allow individuals the freedom to achieve the overall goals in their own individual style.
As the Managing Director my biggest challenge has been to delegate day to day control of the business, whilst still having overall responsibility.
You need to trust your staff and allow them to make their own decisions and accept that they will not always mirror the decisions you would have made in the same situation”.
Looking back at the history of Kabin Hire, what has been the proudest moment or achievement for the business?
“Bringing into the company the third generation of family members and seeing the company grow and become respected within the market place”.
We would like to thank Ian and the team at Kabin Hire Ltd again for their support of the Wales Children’s Activities and Services Awards. Without the support of fellow Welsh businesses such as Kabin Hire and our other sponsors, these awards would not be possible. Thank you for helping us create a fantastic platform to celebrate and recognise the successes and achievements of this sector. To contact Kabin Hire please see the below details;
T: (02920) 883097