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Event Equipment Hire Company of the year 2021

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Established 1999

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

22nd April 2022 - COVID 19 Cancellation Terms - Our cancellation terms will only alter if the Government imposes a lockdown that prevents your event from going ahead

Hiring electrical items for your event

Hiring Electrical items for Your Event? Remember to Have a Lightbulb Moment

Feb 7, 2022

You’ve booked your marquee, planned the menu, and hired your catering equipment. Everything is prepared for your next successful event well in advance. What’s the one last thing you should remember to pack?

We’re going to tell you a little tip that we learnt from a groundsman at an event a few years ago – and we think it’s a blinder.


Looking after your gas cylinder on site

Looking After Your Gas Cylinders On-site

Feb 7, 2022

If there’s one thing we talk a lot about, it’s health and safety. And rightly so, especially when you’re catering to the public. It’s a priority for us at Plato Hire, so it’s always worth talking about the importance of looking after equipment properly.

Ways to Promote Your Catering Company on Social Media

Ways to Promote Your Catering Company On Social Media

Jan 28, 2022

Social media matters. Love it or hate it, in today’s world social media is one of your essential marketing tools. And over the last two years, the value of keeping up your online presence was made even clearer when it became, for many, the only way to stay in touch with your customers.

Hire cheap, pay twice

Hire Cheap, Pay Twice? Why Cheap Catering Equipment Hire is Best Avoided

Jan 24, 2022

As every business owner knows, customer reviews are important. Certainly, in the event equipment hire industry even one negative experience for one customer can shake the confidence of future bookings. And, as we know, it’s not just the experience of the host; it’s every guest that counts too.

Event Furniture Hire

Dec 17, 2021

Whether you’re planning an awards evening, a wedding, a networking event, a conference, or a party, you’re going to need furniture. The question on most suppliers’ lips, however, is just how much. Unless you’ve been planning events for years and years, it’s quite normal to get stuck every now and again. Every occasion and location will be different from the next, so it’s key to have a reliable event furniture hire company, like Plato Hire, to hand.

The Importance of Being Safehire certified

The Importance of Being SafeHire Certified

Dec 2, 2021

For over 20 years Plato Hire has been providing superb quality catering equipment and furniture hire services throughout Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and the West Midlands, so it’s fair to say we know a thing or two about providing exceptional quality.

How to Hire a Caterer for an Event

Jul 8, 2021

Whether you’re planning a wedding, birthday celebration, or just fancy getting everyone together for a good, old-fashioned knees-up, catering may not be at the top of your list.

After all, you can just do it yourself, can’t you? It’s just a case of preparing a bit of food, serving it on the day, and then lobbing everything into bin bags once everyone has cleared off.

Planning a Big BBQ? Here Are Some Smoking Hot Tips

Jun 9, 2021

Have you ever heard of Francis Mallmann? He’s a pretty big deal in the BBQ world. So big, in fact, that he’s cooked for David Beckham and the King of Spain.

He also runs the farthest-flung cookery school in South America where he reveals how to smoke meat (properly) and the art of combining flavours while cooking outdoors.

The Importance of Hygiene in Catering Hire

May 24, 2021

Hygiene has always been very important in the catering industry.

Just think about how many events a single plate, knife, or fork takes part in. When hired from a professional catering company, they’ll have passed through the hands of thousands of people.

It’s why professional cleaning is just as important as professional hire.

What to Consider When Rebooking a COVID-Cancelled Event

May 14, 2021

It feels really close, doesn’t it? We’re hoping that normality - in whatever form that takes - is approaching for the UK.

Speak to anyone in the events industry and you’re likely to be met with plenty of overdue optimism. It’s been a tough time for the sector, but with lockdown finally easing, parties, events, and delayed weddings can finally re-enter the diary

What to Consider When You Hire Outdoor Catering Equipment

Jan 29, 2021

There’s nothing quite as exciting as thinking ahead (no matter how far ahead that might be) and planning an outdoor event.

Whether it’s a wedding, festival, or delayed Christmas celebration, your outdoor event will need to be meticulously planned. If you’re not a fan of planning, that might sound a bit dull, but the more groundwork you do now, the more you can enjoy the big day.

After All This... We're Gonna Party Like it's 1999!

Jan 26, 2021

Ah, parties. Remember them? Remember when they weren’t conducted over a screen and you could actually hug people, share the same space, and sing as loud as you wanted to?

Those times will return. Remember - every jab in the arm is one jab closer to restrictions being lifted and you being able to finally get those postponed parties back in the diary.

Event Planning Checklist

Jan 31, 2020

There’s a lot that goes into planning an event. Whether it’s a simple gathering, a party, corporate function or wedding, there are lots of different elements to the event that need careful planning.

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 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.

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!

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…

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