More than 170 Kennards Hire branches across Australia and New Zealand closed on Sunday, 20 May, to hold a day of celebration for all its team members and their families. In honour of Kennards Hire’s 70th year of operating as a family-owned business, the annual Family Day event was an opportunity to celebrate this milestone with their valued employees.

The Kennards Hire’s Family Day tradition began twenty years ago in 1998 in celebration of the company’s 50th Anniversary.  Two decades of Family Day’s later, this weekend’s event was the second time the entire network of branches closed on the exact same day to spend a day together outside of the workplace. With events hosted in over 22 locations in both countries, each event offered a day of family festivities for their employees, acknowledging team members and their passion for Kennards Hire. 

In Sydney, the outing to Luna Park had a huge turnout of almost 700 people. As a fun-filled day with lots of action on the iconic theme park’s many rides, as well as a fully catered lunch, face painters, candy buffet and a gift pack to take home it was the perfect opportunity for employees to relax and enjoy a Sunday off together.

Kennards Hire CEO, Angus Kennard, said, “Family Day is a great way of recognising our hard working team members, and this year, we also celebrated 70 years as a multigenerational family-owned business.”

“We are so proud of our how far we’ve grown as a company and the amazing team who are right beside us every step of the way. We really value the dedication of our people who go above and beyond here at Kennards Hire. Family Day is just one way that we can recognise their families and the support they are to our team members.”

With Family Day events held as far away as Karratha, Western Australia to their newest branch in Invercargill, New Zealand every employee, and their family, was treated to a day that embodied the culture of the company which is all about ‘One Family’.

Although all Kennards Hire branches were closed on the day, the website was still operating for customers to book their equipment hires online. All branches are now up and running again, offering exceptional customer service and providing advice on specialist equipment hire.