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The Snow Must Go On! - Allens employee hailed for helping struggling drivers tackle hazardous conditions

02 Mar 18 By: Lene McGuinness

With Storm Emma and the Beast from the East wreaking havoc across the UK’s roads, we were delighted to discover that we have our very own local hero working at Allens Hire.


Planning the perfect Mother's Day Brunch

21 Feb 18 By: Lene McGuinness

If you’re looking for a way to show your mum, step-mum, grandma or any other matriarchal figures in your life how special they are this Mother’s Day, why not avoid the crowded restaurants and fixed menus, and consider hosting your own Mother’s Day brunch at home?


Angus Memorial Pancake Day 2018

14 Feb 18

On 13th February, we held our annual Angus Memorial Pancake Day. This is a special occasion to remember our departed friend and colleague Angus in a way we are sure he would approve.



Top tips for welcoming 2018 in with style

20 Dec 17 By: Lene McGuinness

New Year’s Eve events often get overlooking during the chaos of Christmas, but don’t worry if you’re only just starting to plan your party, our top tips will help to keep you calm and collected, and ensure that you’ll be welcoming 2018 in with style.


5 perfect winter drinks and what to serve them in

23 Nov 17 By: Lene McGuinness

As the cold weather begins to set in and the festive season is just around the corner, it’s time to crack open the Winter warmers to keep that biting chill at bay.


How to have a sustainable Christmas party

13 Nov 17 By: Lene McGuinness

How to have a sustainable Christmas party

The holiday season is just around the corner; which means food, fun and festivities! There is no denying that, over the Christmas period, we eat more, drink more and buy far more than we do at any other time of the year; all of which makes for a great few months – but it also means that we have a bigger impact on the environment.



4 awesome Christmas pop ups in London

31 Oct 17 By: Lene McGuinness

Whether you’re a London local, or a visiting the big city for a spot of holiday shopping, the Capital really is one of the best places to get your fix of festive cheer, with plenty of pop-up events taking place.

We’ve taken a look at four of the most exciting pop-up events in London this Christmas, to help get you into the holiday spirit


Christmas food trends

30 Sep 17 By: Lene McGuinness

The leaves may only just be changing, but if you're a caterer, event organiser or pop-up host you may be already planning your Christmas menus. To help inspire you, we have discovered six Christmas food trends that will impress your clients and guests this 2017 season:


The Essential Christmas Party Hire Checklist

15 Sep 17 By: Lene McGuinness

For many companies, brands and individuals, the Christmas party is one of the biggest annual events that they will organise. For some it’s about rewarding staff, impressing clients and for others, the most important thing is about getting family and friends together. The festive season is also a time when pop-ups and one-off events take centre stage.

So, whether you’re a pop-up host, professional event organiser, a caterer or have been tasked with arranging your company’s Christmas party then take a look at our essential Christmas party hire checklist.


Halloween Party Inspiration

01 Sep 17 By: Lene McGuinness

September is here and with the nights drawing in, it's time to start getting organised for any Halloween parties you may be throwing. Whether it's a big family and friends get together, a corporate event or a seasonal pop-up, we have what you need for the perfect Halloween party.