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Temporary Event Power Hire - 600 guests

The end of May Bank Holiday was exceptionally busy for us supporting a number of the 1,300 events running this weekend. This event we provided rigging temporary event power and generated power to a number of catering stalls that were providing food for 600 or more guests. We picked an Ultra Silent 40kva for this event as it would be running close to Radio Alice suppling their 20kW electric pizza oven which arrived from Italy the night before. The close proxcimity and the 600 guests required the generator to be Ultra Silent, and smokeless.

Manchester Bombing - Generator Delivered Satellite Outside Broadcast

When a Wimbledon based Satellite Outside Broadcast needed an Ultra Silent Generator to keep their outside broadcast running providing the world with live news of this dreadful atrocity, our generator hire department were able to dispatch a Honda Ultra Silent 70is generator immediately to the area surrounding the Manchester Arena.

Our hearts go out to the parents and families of children and others senselessly murdered or maimed by these crazy extremists.

2016 Ford Ranger Breakdown Puts Events in Jeopardy

On Wednesday our postman reported liquid dripping from the underside of our 2016 Ford Ranger 3.2. The AA was called by Ford Assist, the AA patrol man confirmed a water leak and arranged a flat bed to take the Ford Ranger 3.2 Limited Edition (2016) to Think Ford Farnborough Hampshire GU14 7QW. Enterprise Rent a Car from Grayswood Haslemere delivered a Ford Focus loan car efficiently within 90 minutes. The loan car was a part of the deal when we purchased the Ford Ranger if it ever broke down.

Event Kitchen Hire - Royal Windsor Endurance

We were honoured to be asked to provide event kitchen equipment to the Royal Windsor Endurance Windsor Great Park supported by The Kingdom of Bahrain. The main catering kitchen is 20m x 40m. We are providing catering equipment in three areas for our client which are being supported by International chefs flying in today from as far as India to create their dishes . We delivered several tonnes of equipment over three of days. Every kitchen appliance item tested prior to delivery, every appliance item set up and commissioned working. Happy clients.

X Factor Auditions at The 02

Pleased to be of assistance again for the guys on X Factor. Memories go back to the begining of our event services when we suplied Event Services at Nigel Wright's 50th birthday party, met most of the guys involved including Will Young. I recall working with Natalija one of the FOH girls who was flabbergasted to see so many celebrities at the party, when the week before they were all on her TV. "Face the front , be professional, and don't ask for any autographs" I said.

Camp Bestival Clients Return

Our regular catering equipment hire clients are providing catering services at Camp Bestival again. Interesting to hear they have some exciting menus this year. They are currently using Falcon Dominator six burner ovens, I may have drawn their attention to hiring a 20 Rack Fagor LPG steam oven. We can provide soft water for the steam function and a pumped waste. We also have 4/5/6 slot 1/1 serveries for hire...... nice finishing touch. We wish all our customers an friends a sucessful and safe Camp Bestival. Anybody looking to hire Event Kitchen equipment please contact us for a quote.

Winterhalter Dishwasher Hire

An emergency call came in yesterday from a Military base in the UK struggling with their conveyor dishwasher tripping. We have had a few call outs with tripping dishwashers and steam ovens in the past couple of years. Asked if the dishwasher was plumbed into a Winterhalter Kentico water softener or similar, the answer was no. We managed to get a Winterhalter STR 130 Rack Conveyor loaded and on it's way withing 2 hours. On arrival we realised that the 63amp three phase supply was buried in the wall behind the existing WKTS that had ceased working. After a bit of jiggery pokery we managed to get our replacement powered up.

Popham Aero Auto Jumble

Early start tomorrow, off to Popham Aero Jumble with some equipment. Our 'fixer' Shawn used to have a microlight flying in and out of Popham, so I've asked Shawn to swing by set up some equipment and maybe catch up with some old friends "Shawn Ingram 007 Microlight 4 miles South West Popham, 3,000 feet.....over. Not quite sure if we are going to be able to fly the equipment in tomorrow. Seriously.....we have some computers and flight simulators to get up and running in the morning, powering up with an Ultra Silent 60kVA on hire. It's going to be a long weekend with lots of running time, a 500 litre fuel bowser will do the trick.

Fridge Hire London

Just delivered 10,000 litre fridge trailer from a UK supplier Tow Master adding to our fleet of Humbaur fridge trailers and Bockman fridge trailers which seem to be inferior and costly due to the weak GBP. We carry a range of fridges and frige trailers covering fridge hire in London and the home Counties. Our Tow Master has a strong rear door and a rear step making getting in and out very easy. A fridge emergency can be inconvenient and costly. We have fridges of all sizes ready to deliver 7 days a week in between 2 - 4 hours.