September 6, 2012National Family Business Day 19th September
Initiated by Family Business Australia.
Andy Kennard, of Kennards Hire will be joining Family Business Australia in Parliament House on 19th September 2012 to celebrate National Family Business Day. This day is to recognise the contribution family businesses (such as Kennards Hire) have made to the economic, cultural and social fabric of Australia.
Show your support and recognise the family businesses that have helped you.
Here’s a brief history of what has made Kennards a successful family owned business for the last 64 years.
It was 1948, and the streets were alive with the sounds of hammering and sawing as homes were built, extended and renovated to cope with the post-War ‘baby boom’.
Walter Kennard, who sold machinery, petrol and produce from a store in Bathurst, NSW, was asked by a customer for the loan of a new Lightburn concrete mixer for a quick job. Walter thought for a moment and then replied, “I’m sorry, I can’t loan it to you, but I’ll hire it to you.”
So began Kennards Hire, which has grown into one of Australia’s largest and most respected hire companies. Now with more than 120 branches around Australia, our success has been built on the foundations that family businesses are renowned for: quality, personal service, honesty, integrity and experience.
We’re proud to be a family owned Australian business and look forward to the next 64 years.