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Trending colours for the 2018/19 party season

03 Sep 18 By: Lene McGuinness

The party season is almost upon us and as the nights get longer, it's time to start planning the details of any festive parties you may be organising.


Winner of 2016 Event Equipment Hire Company of the Year at the Hire Awards of Excellence

28 Apr 16

We are delighted to announce that we have won the 2016 Event Equipment Hire Company of the Year at the Hire Awards of Excellence for a fifth time. Find out more right here.


Last Minute Ideas for your Valentine’s Event

03 Feb 16 By: Lene McGuinness

Valentine’s Day 2016 is just around the corner and the catering industry is once again preparing for some beautiful and romantically themed events to be taking place. 


Riedel Glassware taste test wins Allens seal of approval

28 Jan 16 By: Lene McGuinness

Riedel, makers of world renowned wine glassware with over 260 years in the industry, recently visited the team at Allens HQ with a wine tasting challenge to prove how much difference their specially designed glasses can actually make.


Be Inspired by the Colours of 2016

15 Jan 16 By: Lene McGuinness

Pantone recently announced its colours of the year for 2016 as Rose Quartz 13-1520 and Serenity 15-3919. For the first time ever, the blending of two shades has been identified as the Pantone colour of the year. 


New Year, New Reasons to Celebrate!

08 Jan 16 By: Lene McGuinness

The New Year is now well underway, but there are still plenty of occasions to celebrate at the start of 2016. 


Food for thought – Catering for a summer Festival?

19 Jun 15

Music tourism in the UK generates billions for the economy. That’s not just ticket sales, but transport, outdoor goods and perhaps most importantly food and drink. Find out more about how the catering industry is capitalising on festival fever.


10 London events to look forward to in 2015

27 Jan 15 By: Lene McGuinness

It seems like there’s always something going on in London. Here are 15 events in and around the capital for 2015 that you might want to add to your diary.


And the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2015 is…wait, what?

15 Jan 15 By: Lene McGuinness

We have a winner! The Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 is Marsala; a robust and earthy shade of red, perfect for laying a foundation of elegance, within the home or at a glamorous event. But it’s a shade that has sparked debate.


Allens Hire Picks 5 Christmas Party Cocktails

02 Dec 14 By: Lene McGuinness

You can sprinkle some fairy dust on your Christmas party by preparing some extra special Christmas cocktails for the big event. But with so many yummy yuletide treats to choose from, which will you prepare?