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Allens Hire Win at The Hire Awards of Excellence

15 Apr 24

Allens Hire have been awarded the title of SafeHire Event Hire Company of the Year at the prestigious 2024 Hire Awards of Excellence.


A New Era for London's Catering Equipment Hire Industry: Allens Hire Steps Up

11 Mar 24 By: Lene McGuinness

In a recent announcement that reverberated throughout London's bustling catering scene, Rayners Catering Equipment Hire, a stalwart in the industry for over a century, declared its intention to close its doors.

With over a hundred years of service to its name, Rayners has been providing quality equipment and reliable service to countless events and functions. As they prepare to wind down their operations, we at Allens Hire want to take a moment to acknowledge and honour the legacy of Rayners Catering Equipment Hire.


Allens Hire Named Finalists for SafeHire Event Hire Company of the Year 2024

28 Feb 24

We are thrilled to announce that we have been named a finalist in the SafeHire Event Hire Company of the Year category at the Hire Awards of Excellence 2024.


South West Event Hire Joins Allens Hire

29 Jan 24

The Event hire landscape is changing. Boasting nearly two decades of expertise in the hire industry, Brian and Jan, owners of South West Event Hire, are taking an exciting step forwards by joining forces with Allens Hire to unleash an unparalleled level of service to their loyal customer base.


Hauntingly good ideas for a spooktacular Halloween party

02 Oct 23

When planning a Halloween party, it's essential to create an atmosphere that sends shivers down your guests' spines and leaves them with hauntingly good memories. One key aspect of this is choosing the right equipment and furniture to set the stage for a spooktacular soirée.


Elevate Your Summer Events with Outdoor and Garden Furniture

13 Jun 23

As summer approaches, outdoor events become a popular choice for hosting gatherings, parties, and special occasions. To create a captivating ambiance and provide comfortable seating options, many event organizers are turning to hiring garden furniture.


10 Afternoon Tea Party Essentials - Event Planner Tips

30 Mar 23 By: Lene McGuinness

An English tea party calls for croquet on the lawn, delicate finger sandwiches and fine-bone china. It is said to be the epitome of elegance, and afternoon tea is now served in luxury hotels around the world. From white crisp linen to dainty cakes and sweet or savoury scones, here’s everything you need to feel like Alice and to create your very own garden party Wonderland.


Hosting An Outdoor Event - Master A Garden Party Celebration

29 Mar 23 By: Lene McGuinness

From a rooftop Champagne brunch to a romantic outdoor wedding ceremony, outdoor events are a wonderful way to give celebrations a more relaxed and natural aesthetic. But being amongst nature doesn’t come easy, as most event planners will know. While you might save on decorations since your backdrop will likely be a manicured garden of a stately home, planning and preparation will often be more complex since you’ll need to hire most of the event furniture, tableware and linen.


Event Trends 2023 - From Party Themes To Corporate Events

06 Mar 23 By: Lene McGuinness

The corporate event industry has evolved rapidly over the years, and 2023 will not be an exception. This year, there are a whole new set of corporate party trends that will help shape the corporate event landscape. In this article, we'll reveal the top corporate event trends for 2023 that will guide your party and event planning process. From eco-friendly and teetotal events to vertical food stations, we've got you covered with quality glassware, tableware and furniture to hire.



How To Create A Romantic Wedding with Allens Hire

06 Mar 23 By: Lene McGuinness

A romantic wedding should ooze elegance and sophistication and reflect your unique love story, but it’s not always easy to achieve these fairytale wedding theme elements. While romance is undeniably an integral part of each and every wedding, how can you show it visually throughout the day and as a key elegant wedding theme? Well, there are actually many ways your decor can reflect romance, love and joy, and you can present this through food, flowers, furniture and more.