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November 5, 2014

When you browse the internet for furniture hire, catering equipment hire and other items that you might need for your event, you come across some names you recognise and others that you don't.  Like any industry, the event hire business has big, national companies and also lots of smaller, regional companies.

Of course, hiring chairs and tables means physical delivery.  It's not like you a buying a small product on eBay where whover you are buying it from can use the Royal Mail postal service and send it anywhere in the UK for a - in the grand scheme of things - a tiny fee (have you ever thought about the compexities of the Royal Mail and how do they actually do it? - that's another story I guess....)

SO, back to what I was talking about - if you are hiring large items then there is always going to be a delivery and collection charge.  Some "national" companies say they are "national" but actually have one depot and have to charge you astronomical fees to deliver and collect.  If this is the case, then might be better off with a regional company who just look after your area so delivery and collection fees might be less BUT will they have the range of products that you are looking for, at the right price?  After all, if they are a smaller company, then their buying power won't be as great and so you might end up paying more for the hire equipment, which might mean what you are saving on the delivery and collection charge, you are losing in the higher price you are being charged for your furniture hire in the first place.

The answer?  Well, look for national company with multiple outlets like Event Hire UK.  Event Hire has three depots strategically placed around the UK to ensure that we are able to service the key parts of the country.  So, we have one depot in Hanworth (West London) - to save you getting a map, it's in between Heathrow and Twickenham (handy for the rugby!), we also have depots in Walsall to serve the Midlands also in Bradford to serve the North.  Therefore, regardless of where you are in the country, your postcode will be assigned to the nearest depot and will give you the most competitive delivery charge possible.  Obviously, the further you are away from our depots, the more the transport charge is likely to be, but at least it won't be as much as being charged for hundreds of miles like some companies will try.

Is there any way to avoid these charges?  Not really, unless you've got a transit van and you are more than welcome to visit our depots and pick up your hire tables, hire chairs and catering equipment hire.  We're happy to lend you a hand to load up....just don't get stuck in the traffic! 

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Event Hire UK London Sales & Distribution Centre

Units A, B & C, Hanworth Trading
Estate, A312 / Hampton Road West,
Hanworth, Middx, TW13 6DH

Opening Times Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.00pm

Direct Dial: 0208 898 1046

Event Hire UK London Sales & Distribution Centre

Event Hire UK Midlands Sales & Distribution Centre

HQ & Showroom, Units 1 & 2 Maple
Leaf Industrial Estate, Bloxwich
Lane, Walsall, West Midlands WS2 8TF

Opening Times Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.30pm

Direct Dial: 01922 628 961

Event Hire UK Midland Sales & Distribution Centre

Event Hire UK NORTH WEST Sales & Distribution Centre

Unit 7, Stakehill Industrial Estate
Finlan Road, Manchester
M24 2RW

Opening Times Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm

Direct Dial: 0161 491 2815

Event Hire UK NORTH WEST Sales & Distribution Centre

Event Hire UK NORTH Sales & Distribution Centre

Unit 14, Enterprise Court, Prince Street,
Bradford, West Yorkshire,

Opening Times Mon-Fri 8.15am-5.00pm

Direct Dial: 01274 689 442

Event Hire UK NORTH Sales & Distribution Centre

Event Hire UK SOUTH WEST Sales Centre

Unit 18, Hampton Park West
Melksham, Wiltshire
SN12 6LH

Opening Times Mon-Fri 9.00am-5.00pm

Direct Dial: 01225 727 597

Event Hire UK SOUTH WEST Sales & Distribution Centre

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