20 Jul 17

Now it’s summer, most people are thinking about holidays, getting out to the beach and wondering where they can get a decent glass of Pimms. However, if you want to make sure you get the pick of Christmas party catering equipment and furniture hire, now is the ideal time to book.

By: Lene McGuinness

01 Jul 17

You may have noticed when you go out to eat, that plates are becoming an endangered species. Replacing the once stalwart of the restaurant industry are slates, wooden boards, stones, flat caps and even dog bowls.

Tags: china,indoors

29 Jun 17

Alcoholic spirits have made a big comeback! While most events would only ever serve beer or wine, the trend of the last couple of years has seen spirits such as vodka, whisky and even tequila take centre stage

Tags: glassware

By: Lene McGuinness

23 Jun 17

Here are four top tips on how to keep your guests happy at your outdoor coastal occasion.

By: Lene McGuinness

20 Jun 17

Festivals are now big business and they have moved on from a stage in a field – with many operating VIP glamping areas with pop-up kitchens and covered lounge areas. One option to furnishing these areas is to hire what you need from a professional catering equipment and furniture hire company.

By: Lene McGuinness

09 Jun 17

The halcyon days of summer are just around the corner, meaning it’s the perfect time to arrange an event to bring your company or clients together. To help you plan the perfect summer corporate party, we have come up with a few ideas.

By: Lene McGuinness

17 May 17

Food festivals are fast becoming as popular as music festivals. One of the UK’s biggest and most highly regarded food gatherings, Taste of London, attracts over 55,000 people, which is only 15,000 less than Reading and Leeds Festival and an enormous 30,000 more people than Wireless Festival! London now has an array of food festivals that take place across the capital, offering mouth-watering treats to suit everyone, whether you’re a self-confessed carnivore or dedicated vegan. 

By: Lene McGuinness

15 May 17

Summer drink receptions are a feature of the warmer months, whether it’s a corporate party or a private event. In this blog post, we will take you through what you need to hire to host a summer drinks reception party – no matter your theme or venue type. 

By: Lene McGuinness

10 May 17

At Allens Hire, 2017 is about all things new; we've rebranded, a new website will be coming soon and we have a range of new table linens! 

Crisp linen has long been associated with fine dining, exclusivity and luxury, and many event managers, caterers and clients still look to tablecloths to provide this. For weddings, table linen is still as popular as ever; there is nothing quite like a room of perfectly set tables to impress your guests.

By: Lene McGuinness

10 May 17

A barbecue party is a staple in the summer; whether it's a corporate event or a summer family get-together. According to research from Kantar, 76% of barbecues are adult only events – however, family occasions grew by 50% in 2016. Kantar also stated that due to higher temperatures last year, 115 million barbecue events took place, compared to 9 million in 2015. As barbecue events become more popular in the UK, despite our unpredictable weather, keeping guests interested will always be a challenge. To help you host a fun and unique barbecue event here are some ideas to keep your guests happy.  

By: Lene McGuinness

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