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Setting a table: how to wow your guests

18 Mar 20 By: Lene McGuinness

Setting an inviting table for guests is an art form and it is becoming an ever more important in the Instagram era.


Event Hygiene

11 Mar 20 By: Lene McGuinness

Recent global events have thrown a sharp light on event hygiene. While hygiene behind the scenes by servers and chefs has always been important, good hygiene practices need to be followed by all those who are involved in an event, including attendees.


What will we be drinking in 2020?

06 Mar 20 By: Lene McGuinness

2020 is the dawn of a new decade and if the last few years are anything to go by, there will a big change in what we drink and what attendees expect to drink at an event.


2020's Emerging Wine Regions

03 Mar 20 By: Lene McGuinness

Wine is an important part of any event, and while you might have your perennial favourites, it is always worth exploring new tastes.


Things to consider when organising a birthday party

28 Feb 20 By: Lene McGuinness

If you are celebrating a milestone birthday or just want an excuse to party, then it’s important that you work through all the details and things you need to make sure your party is memorable.


Angus Memorial Pancake Day 2020

25 Feb 20

This afternoon our annual Angus Memorial Pancake Day competition took place at our London Depot. Now in its sixth year, the competition takes place every Pancake Day to remember our dearly departed friend and colleague Angus Porteous.


Allens Hire Workshop Manager Nominated For Hire Award

24 Feb 20

David Trigg has been announced as a finalist for ‘Workshop Manager of the Year’ at the Hire Awards of Excellence 2020, which will be held at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel, London on Saturday 4th April 2020.


How To Host A Sustainable Event

21 Feb 20 By: Lene McGuinness

Events large or small can be a source of a lot of unwanted waste. It is no surprise that each year the vast majority of this waste will end up in landfill. As a nation, we are becoming increasingly aware of the impact of global warming and the importance of recycling.


Hiring furniture for small spaces

17 Feb 20 By: Lene McGuinness

When you are organising an event, there is always a lot to think about - including how you are going to furnish a space.


Top outdoor event themes for 2020

10 Feb 20 By: Lene McGuinness

Who doesn't love to spend time outside? Outdoor events are ever more popular, even with our notoriously unpredictable British weather. Here are our top outdoor event themes for 2020.