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Tips on finding the best chair hire company

January 11, 2021

Tips on finding the best chair hire company

With the UK still in lockdown due to the COVID pandemic, you'll forgive us for looking ahead to later in the year when (hopefully) we'll see the world of events return.  And when they do, you might find this article useful :)

If you've reached the decision that the best thing to do for your temporary event is to hire chairs, then first and foremost, you've made a good decision.  Hiring chairs instead of buying chairs for events will not only save you the capital investment but will also save you hassle, storage and maintenance costs, whilst also meaning that you can change and update designs in keeping with the latest trends.  We have devoted a previous blog to the issue whether you should buy or hire chairs and furniture so check it our right here for more information.

If the world of chair hire is new to you then you might be surprised at the range of choice out there and the number of companies who offer a chair hire service.  So, how on earth do you work out which company is going to be the best fit for you and your event?  Here's our tips below which might help you in your decision making process.

1 - Choose a local chair hire company!

Whilst you might think this might not be the primary consideration for when you are deciding from which company to hire chairs from, it's as good as start as any.  Ultimately, you want to work with a chair hire company that is relatively local to you.  Why?  Well, there are a number of reasons as to why this is important, with cost being an obvious factor.  Typically, a chair hire company's transport rates are calculated by the distance of your event postcode location away from their HQ.  The shorter the distance, the cheaper the transport rate, and vice versa of course.  The last thing you want to be doing is holding an event in Birmingham but renting chairs from a chair hire company in London - whilst the actual hire price of a chair per unit might be competitive, don't forget to look at the bigger picture!  Cost aside, of course, there's also the added factor of working with a local chair hire company so that they can provide a faster and more efficient service, both proactively and reactively - this is something that is certainly important in the run up to a busy event.  Of course, at this point, we're hoping that you'll be considering Event Hire UK as your chair rentals company of choice, and location is one of our big USPs - whilst we are a national company, we also have a local presence, with a number of distribution centres around the country.  This means that transport is always affordable for you, wherever your event.

2 - Range of chairs

Let's face it - one of the biggest reasons you decide not to buy chairs for your event because you didn't want to have the same style and colour year in, year out.  And that is indeed an excellent reason!  With this in mind, therefore, look for a local chair hire company that has a wide range of different chair styles and colours - after all, tastes and trends change from year to year and so by forging a great relationship with a forward thinking chair hire company, you can get the first pick of the very best chairs each year!  Here at Event Hire UK, for instance, we are constantly striving to improve our range and incorporate the latest designs for our clients, and even regularly go the extra mile to ask our clients what they have in mind for their upcoming events during the season to ensure we are providing the ultimate in service.

3 - Quantity

Whilst this might seem obvious, it's important that you select a chair hire company that offers large quantities of chairs.  Remember, you won't be the only client they have and especially at peak times of the year, the best chair hire companies will be serving multiple events at the same time.  The last thing you want is to decide with your client on the chairs you want to hire for your event only to be told that they have all been booked up.  Yes, of course, speed is of the essence when it comes to hiring the most popular banqueting and wedding chairs, for example, but the best chair hire companies in the land will have thousands, not hundreds, of all the chairs in the various ranges.  Here at Event Hire UK, for instance, we have over 10,000 folding chairs in stock as well as over 15,000 Chiavari chairs...and that's to name just a few!

4 - Reliability

You may or not have worked with your chosen chair hire company before.  If you have, what was their service like last time?  And if you have never worked with the company before, do you know anyone that has, and what was their experience?  Check testimonials, check social media, check review sites.  Today, with the all the information that the internet provides to us, there really is no excuse for not doing your research!  Put simply, you want to be confident that when you have placed your order for chairs, you can then move onto planning other areas of your event - this isn't too much to ask is it?  You want to be sure that your chairs will arrive on time, in the right location, in the best condition and in the right quantities!

So, that's just a few tips on trying to find the best chair hire company. Ultimately, it's worth remembering that the best chair hire companies are usually easy to find.  If they are committed to providing the best range with the best service then the chances are that they will also be committed to have a strong presence online, enabling customers to easily find them and use their services.  Just try typing into Google 'find a chair hire company near me' and the chances are that Event Hire UK will show up.  All that remains now, therefore, is for you to browse our chair rentals range, make your selection and get in touch!

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