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Smarta 100 Awards 2013

Hey everyone

Besides the Hire Association awards 2013 that we were nominated earlier in the year for we have only been nominated for a Smarta 100 award for 2013 in the best use of marketing category.

You can check out the nomination and vote if you feel inclined for us or any of the other nominees they all seem worthy!









Event Hire Services: PAL Hire at the RHS Flower Show

PAL Hire has recently provided all of the equipment for the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park; here our very own Dan Daintry took the film crew down with him to showcase what we have done for them. We have provided the whole infrastructure for the event, from the fencing to the tower lighting, and  organized all of the deliveries so the event organizers don’t have to!

If you are planning an event, by speaking to our dedicated team you could organize all of the equipment you need in just one phone call! Call us today on 0844 686 9067 to find out how we can help you.

How Green is Glastonbury Festival?

175,000 people descend on Glastonbury festival each year, and this many visitors equal lots of rubbish!!

Take a look how much stuff is actually left behind when the weekend is over….


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The Prices for Skip Hire

If you are needing to ask, ‘How much is skip hire?’ then you have come to the right place!!

The team at have been dealing in skip hire for over 10 years now, so they know the answers to everything that you could have questions for regarding those big metal bins.

So if you need to know the price of skips, or even just to ask if we can get a skip in your area then just give us a call on 0330 111 0038 and speak to one of out team


The True Cost of Fly Tipping In The UK

Take a look at this we stumbled across on the site, what are your thoughts??


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PAL Hire are Hiring!!!

Inbound Sales Advisor
Salary: £15-17,000.00 Basic + Uncapped Commissions/Bonuses (OTE £21-£30K+ per annum) + Other Benefits
Based in Greater Manchester

WANTED AT PAL HIRE: A Superstar Salesperson

This is an incredible opportunity to join PAL Hire, a fast-growing event and construction hire company. We offer everything from skips for local builders to portable toilets and security fencing for some of the country’s leading events and festivals. It’s busy, varied and lots of fun.

Demand for our services is increasing by the day, so we are now in need for inbound telephone sales advisors to join our team, and help provide amazing service to all our customers.

Working from online enquiries and inbound calls, successful applicants will be required to sell, and upsell, all of the products and services offered by PAL Hire.

We are not stereotypical call centre, and believe in encouraging all of our team members to develop themselves, their career and their income. This chance to join PAL Hire will allow you to join a lively and vibrant environment, where the whole team works towards collective goals.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Making outbound calls to customers submitted through our websites
  • Answering phone calls and selling the products to the customer
  • Answering queries regarding the service provided
  • Selling the service benefits and gaining customer commitment
  • Inputting orders into the CRM system and taking payments

Key skills and experiences:

  • Sales experience
  • Competent levels of IT understanding
  • Ability to develop intimate customer relationships
  • Good communication skills both verbally & written
  • Be able to connect with and build a rapport with a customer
  • Capable of developing strong client relationships
  • Confidence to work on own initiative
  • Good planning and preparation skills
  • High level of integrity and trust
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Commitment to self-development
  • History of working to targets effectively
  • Time management
  • Confident upselling
  • Good work ethic
  • Be ambitious


Please email your CV for an immediate interview to or call 0161 482 6211 and use reference PAL1


Amazing Photos of Architectural Density in Hong Kong

With seven million people, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world.

German photographer Michael Wolf, has explored this incredible urban landscape in his ‘Architecture of Density’ photo series. His photos show the massive blocks of flats, some still under construction, the repetitiveness of them is mesmerizing.

Have a look at the last one, the whole building is covered in scaffolding!

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PAL Hire at the HAE Hire Awards of Excellence

So ,as some of you may know, PAL Hire were fortunate enough to be one of the nominees in the prestigious Hire Awards, as held by the Hire Association Europe.

We entered a few categories, including Company of the Year, and we were delighted to find out that we had been shortlisted in the category!

The awards were held in London on Saturday night, but unfortunately we didn’t win. This doesn’t matter though, as we are so grateful for even being shortlisted, and put amongst companies that have been going for years.

We have found out though that there were actually 20 hire companies who entered for the Company of the year, so to even have made it into the top 3, we are over the moon!

We look forward to seeing how we perform at next year’s HAE Awards!

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Photograph Marks the Near Completion of New Rollercoaster

The end is just in touching distance for the completion of the brand new roller coaster at the Alton Towers Resort, in Staffordshire.

To mark the occasion, staff at the resort decided to commission a set of photographs of the workers, based on the famous 1930s ‘New York Girder’ image of the construction workers. So when the last piece of the £18 million project was lay, the workers sat on the track, complete with 1930s dress, and had their tea break at the rides highest point!

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The shoot took place when the site manager, Mike Tubb, officially screwed the last bolt into the attraction.

The ride is called The Smiler, and is set to ‘marmalise’ your body and the mind by blurring the lines between illusion and reality with a series of twisted effects, giving riders a thrill like no other. Riders will be subjected to five mind manipulations including jabbing needles, blinding lights and optical illusions, to intensify their ride experience.

Katherine Duckworth, one of the team who came up with the concept for the ride, explained: ‘This ride will put not just your body but also your mind through its paces.

‘We want people to get off the ride and not know what is real.

‘There are five different mind effects, which are all designed to mess with your head. You shoot towards giant syringes, spinning hypnotic wheels, and flashing lights, among other things.’

These props are more than just background scenery. Each is a psychological trigger, set to keep the passengers on edge by disorientating and misleading them.


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The Smiler has taken 8-month to construct with more than 16,000 tonnes of soil removed from the site to make way for the 700 tonnes of steel and over 31,000 bolts required to build the 165-second adrenaline pumping ride.

Mike Tubb, Alton Towers Resort Site Manager commented: “We have had a team of around 50 men, working over 3,000 hours across the past eight months to build the biggest roller-coaster Alton Towers Resort has ever seen.

“We have been taking breaks in some strange places but today we thought we would enjoy a well-earned cup of tea on top of one of the ride’s highest loops to capture the significant moment.’’


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Site Hoarding Struck Passing Pensioner

Following on from our story earlier in the week about weak spots found in health and safety on construction sites, there has been a construction company in London who have been fined for an issue with compliance. The construction company, have been fined £5000 for an incident that occurred a few years ago, where an elderly pedestrian got hit with a falling site hoarding panel.

The pensioner, sustained a deep cut that required 13 stitches and was hospitalised for eight days before eventually making a full recovery.

The 85 year old lady, who doesn’t want to be named, was walking by the site at Wardroper House on St Georges Road, Southwark, when the hoarding panel fell. The panel had been overloaded with advertising. The HSE investigators identified that the hoarding was ”poorly maintained, badly designed and constructed, and had been overloaded with advertising material”.


Metal Site Hoarding

Metal Site Hoarding


Westminster magistrates fined the construction company, of High Road, Waltham Cross, Herts, a total of £5,000 and ordered it to pay £6,000 in costs after it pleaded guilty to a breach of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.

HSE inspector Toby Webb said after the hearing: “Advertising hoardings of this nature are defined as temporary works and must be properly designed, constructed and maintained to ensure they are safe.

“This sign and hoarding was not maintained in a safe condition, and a pensioner was seriously injured as a result. She could have been killed, and there was a clear risk to other passers-by as well as workers on the construction site it served.”




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