Harry the hirer, ready for a restart to in-person events
October 26, 2021
With restrictions easing across the country, leading business event supplier and MCB partner, Harry the hirer, is ready for the exhibition and event industry to re-open with a return to in-person events.
Industry hibernation due to COVID-19 has had a significant impact on event suppliers like Harry’s with all traditional revenues disappearing overnight. Nonetheless, the business has kept busy during the pandemic, supporting the Covid-19 health response, providing the Victorian government with temporary infrastructure for vaccination hubs, pop-up drive-through testing stations and equipment for medical facilities, triage and ambulance bays. The talented team also supported business by providing online broadcast and streaming services through newly created, state-of-the-art Production Studios, while boosting confidence with their innovative Smart Badge technology that delivers social distance alerts and contact tracing technology.
In understanding the critical role suppliers can play in fast-tracking the return of industry, the team at Harry’s is continuing to work with government and stakeholders to develop guidelines to allow industry to re-open with all effort directed towards supporting their clients to bounce back, stronger than ever.
The pandemic has prompted a reset for Harry’s in readiness for the re-opening of the events sector. Today, Harry the hirer is ‘ready to go’ with an experienced team of 400 employees, all vaccinated. The business has continued its commitment to invest in new equipment across all product lines to support its clients, including new season furniture, premium wall systems, Australia-first eco-friendly Panoramic Signage, innovative outdoor temporary structures integrating the latest LED technology and premium fencing with indoor and outdoor applications.
Harry’s has also used the downtime to remodel its Melbourne showroom, with its team of cabinetmakers, painters and stylists completely renovating all display spaces in readiness for welcoming back clients.
It’s time to focus on the future and all the opportunities that lie ahead. Harry the hirer can’t wait to once again support its clients to stage the world’s best events.
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