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Established 1999

Catering equipment hire throughout: Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, BIrmingham and the West Midlands.

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Why You need to Hire Wedding Chair Sashes for Your Big Day

Jan 10, 2020

Getting married brings with it a large list of ‘must-haves’ and ‘wants’, and with your wedding budget firmly locked in, some things have to be passed on. You’ll have the obvious items in your wedding plan that really can’t be moved and those things on the wish list that may well have been there since an early age - before you even met your partner. Those need to stay.

Why You Should Look at Catering Hire as More than Just a Hire

Why You Should Look at Catering Hire as More than ‘Just a Hire’

Dec 11, 2019

It’s the day before the event. You’ve got everything prepared, and you’re ready to enjoy it. You’ve got an itinerary of the itinerary, a to-do list for the to-do list lists and you’ve organised the organisers.

Even the weather is looking positive and not one person has cancelled. It’s a dream event come true. What could possibly go wrong?

Planning your wedding drinks guide

Champagne Toast Calculator and Event Drinks Guide

Dec 4, 2019

Planning the drinks for an event is important but not usually at the top of your To Do list. It’s not always the main part of an event, and of course the reason for the celebration should be forefront in the minds of the organisers or guests, but the drinks are important if you want your guests to feel welcome and relaxed.  

Tablecloth Size Guide: Table Linen Hire Tips

Nov 25, 2019

You’re ordering the food, planning the music, and sending out the invitations. It’s a busy time and you need to get everything in place and ready for the big event.

If you’re organising a formal dinner for an event like a wedding, or a celebratory meal for 10, you’ll need to hire a varying amount of catering equipment.

One of the obvious items to tick off your list are the tables and chairs.

The Best Cocktails for Your Wedding Reception - Nine Easy-to-Make Drinks

Nov 1, 2019

Aside from the usual drinks like champagne, wine, and beer though, many couples opt for cocktails, even at the reception. Cocktails have come back into favour and, just like Prosecco, they’re often more popular with guests, and more cost-effective for the hosts, so they really are a win/win.

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Why We’re Heading to the Farm to Get Married…

Sep 3, 2019

Getting married isn’t a cheap exercise. Even the simplest of weddings can turn out to be one of the largest spends you ever make. Although marriage is worth celebrating and we recommend that you enjoy it (it’s likely to be the biggest party you’ll ever host) it can involve some tough decisions.

Planning a Corporate Event? Here’s a Simple Checklist

Jun 21, 2019

Events are great fun and if you’ve ever been along to a well-run event you’ll have experienced what it’s like to be in a film. Smoothly-run events feel like a dream come true. You’re immersed in the event, the theme, the music, the food and wine, and the setting, and occasion.

Should You Buy Or Hire Your Catering Equipment? - 11 Proven Reasons To Hire

Apr 4, 2019

When you’re setting up a catering business there are many questions you will ask yourself (aside from, “why did I decide to do this?!”). Seriously though, from set-up costs, to brand, website, investment, and the type of events you’ll do, there will be some big questions to ask and many problems to solve.

How to Choose a Good Catering Equipment Hire Company for Your Next Event

Mar 22, 2019

Getting everything just right at an event can be a challenge and a lot of that comes down to logistics. When you’re planning on serving hundreds of people and something doesn’t arrive, doesn’t work, or there simply isn’t enough of something – that’s when the trouble starts!

What Linen Do I Need To Hire For My Event?

Feb 26, 2019

After you’ve sorted your crockery, glassware, and cooking equipment for your client’s event, you’ll want to make sure all that hard work is framed perfectly with crisp linen to cover the tables you’ve hired in for them.

Struggling For Space At Your Event? Bowl Food Is The Answer

Jan 8, 2019

As you know, not all venues are the same and some simply won’t be able to house all the guests in a sit down meal. Bowl food is a great solution, but if your client is struggling to see the concept of bowl food and the benefit to an event struggling for space…

Plato are awarded Event Equipment Hire Company of the Year

Apr 24, 2017

Award Winners - Honoured to have won  'Event Equipment Hire Company of the Year".  The finals of this year's  Hire Association Europe's Hire Awards of Excellence took place on Saturday night at Grosvenor House, Park Lane,  London with the absolutely fantastic and amazing broadcaster Steph McGovern hosting.  

Plato Awarded Prestigious SafeHire Certification

Jun 17, 2016

We have just been awarded the prestigious SafeHire certification.  SafeHire has been developed by Hire Association of Europe/Event Hire Association  for the hire and rental industry with the assistance of BSI. 

How Many Drinking Glasses Do I Need For My Event?

Dec 12, 2018

Event catering requires a meticulous approach and making sure you’re heading to site with everything you need is a must. Events can range in size and nature but one thing remains essential throughout, and that’s good organisation.

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