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2019 Food Trends

01 Jan 19 By: Lene McGuinness

Every year we go in search of the next big thing in food, so you know what to put on your menus for the forthcoming year. Read on to find out which foods we will all be eating and talking about in 2019.

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How hiring catering equipment can help to reduce your plastic footprint

20 Dec 18 By: Lene McGuinness

Since broadcaster and natural historian, David Attenborough, helped bring the country’s attention to the scourge of plastic pollution in the ocean, reducing plastic consumption has moved up the agenda and is now part of many businesses' and individual's sustainability policy.

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Food Trends: Vegan Food

13 Dec 18 By: Lene McGuinness

With eating healthily and sustainability at the top of an increasing number of people's agenda, it's no surprise that veganism is on the rise.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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