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Nationwide Hire Helps out Young Dengineers for CBBC!

Nationwide Hire came to the rescue at a Manchester school when CBBC show Dengineers needed fencing in a hurry!
The Dengineers on CBBC
Hosted by Lauren Layfield and Joe Tracini, CBBC’s The Dengineers design and build extraordinary dream dens for deserving children across the UK. This summer, seven children at St. Hugh of Lincoln Primary School, Stretford, […]

By |December 3rd, 2018|General Updates, News|0 Comments

Nationwide Hire raises £10,000 for Youth Mental Health

Nationwide Hire has raised £10,000 for The Moving On Project, a charity tackling mental health issues in young people.

Close to Nationwide Hire’s offices, The Moving on Project provides support solely for young people, offering free, confidential counselling for 11 to 25-year olds, helping them tackle issues affecting their education and progression into adult life.
Our fundraising […]

By |September 24th, 2018|Blogs, News|0 Comments

T-shirts for Treasure Quest – supporting Fareham Summer Holiday Club

This summer we sponsored an August summer holiday club week in Fareham that’s run by local churches. With our support, ‘Christians Together’ provided free t-shirts for the 80 or so children taking part in the ‘treasure quest’ every day for a whole week’s activities held at United Reform Church, Holy Trinity Church and Fareham Community […]

By |August 29th, 2018|General Updates, News|0 Comments

Get your head around working heights

Do you often find yourself falling short when it comes to working at height?

Or are you getting calls from site because the equipment isn’t tall enough and not suitable for the job?

Whether you need scissor lifts, cherry pickers, straight stick boom lifts, articulating boom lifts, truck mounted platforms, operated platforms, spider lifts or mast booms, […]

By |August 20th, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments

Schools and Colleges – emergency hire for summer works programmes

When schools, colleges and university students break up and head home for the holidays, it’s often time for the Estates team to oversee a summer works programme while classrooms are empty. There are usually plans to refresh, repaint, refurbish and remodel classrooms, laboratories, study spaces, catering facilities, external grounds and more. With a 6-week window […]

By |July 30th, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments

Semi-Final Day Scores for Youth Mental Health

As a fund-raiser for our chosen Charity of the Year, The Moving on Project, staff at Nationwide Hire enjoyed taking part in their very own World Cup Semi Final themed day.

Set up in 1995, The Moving On Project provides support and free, confidential counselling for young people aged 11 to 25 years in the local […]

By |July 23rd, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments

What does it take to shift a 28 stone beast? A Manitou MT1030ST Telehandler!

Nationwide Hire has helped Newquay Zoo to move two very large and very heavy wildebeest with the free hire of a huge telescopic forklift. A Manitou MT1030ST telehandler unloaded two female wildebeest called Libby and Dessi who made the 1,112-mile journey from Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic to take part in Newquay Zoo’s […]

By |July 12th, 2018|General Updates, News|0 Comments

Keeping your cool – emergency refrigeration hire

Now it’s July, it’s hotting up and staying very dry. Weather forecasts predict more settled, drier weather this month. Average temperatures are likely to be warmer by day and overnight, with very warm and hot spells in the south. And as it’s Britain, we can expect some summery rain showers too!
Emergency air conditioning
When the mercury’s […]

By |July 12th, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments

Jobs for the girls – apprentice success at Nationwide Hire

Emergency hire specialist Nationwide Hire has employed three new apprentices – Emily Doole, Stephanie Rees and Amira Collins who are Supplier Supervisors, checking and controlling what’s happening with customer orders – a role that’s at the heart of the firm’s mission to deliver the highest levels of customer service in the hire industry.

Lee Fisher is […]

By |July 4th, 2018|General Updates, News|0 Comments

Making honey not mayhem! Nationwide Hire rehomes honey bees for restaurant

Want to know why people wax lyrical about Nationwide Hire world class customer care? … read on

When a customer contacted us recently asking for emergency pest control services, we were, as always, ready to help solve the problem. Staff from a Chelmsford bar and restaurant, which had scaffolding erected around its façade while undergoing a […]

By |June 18th, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments

Scaffold Towers – get PASMA trained, be safe

If you’re working with scaffold towers, do you know the best way to put up, take down and move a tower without risking injury to yourself or your co-workers? Look how quickly things can go wrong. Were you aware that there’s training you can get, specifically for scaffold towers?
 Scaffold Tower Training – here’s what you need […]

By |June 4th, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments

5-a-side football tournament nets £2000 for Fareham Youth Mental Health Charity

Nationwide Hire’s 5-a-side charity football tournament held at the Goals Soccer Centre in Portsmouth on Saturday 12 May raised a grand total of £2,042.80 for Fareham youth mental health charity The Moving On Project.

Around 100 people turned out for the day, with 8 teams taking part including Nationwide Hire’s own two – Momentum FFC and […]

By |May 16th, 2018|General Updates, News|0 Comments

Critical Services: heading off crisis with opportunity

Nationwide Hire provides immediate emergency hire and support when it’s needed in ‘Critical Services’, an umbrella term embracing companies operating in the nuclear, oil and gas, energy and renewables industry.

President John F. Kennedy once said: ‘When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters – one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.’

Helping […]

By |May 14th, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments

Rapid Response for HS2 high speed rail projects

The HS2 high speed rail network linking north and south is a massive and monumental project. Phase 1 from London to Birmingham is due to be operational by 2026 and part of a whole new railway route being delivered by 2033. With Royal Assent granted, HS2’s developers have termed 2018 the ‘Year of Design’.

HS2 is […]

By |May 14th, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments

Festival Top Five Essentials

Big festival sites like Glastonbury are becoming more like mini-cities with water, power and amenities brought on site. From portable showers and toilets, from temporary lighting, security fencing, temporary car parking to staging, AV and sound systems. Then there’s the massive clean up and waste removal once everyone’s gone home.

Smaller festivals, charity events or outdoor […]

By |May 2nd, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments

Restaurant food crisis averted – freezer hire

When a national restaurant chain couldn’t get its freshly prepared food to their restaurants, extra commercial freezer capacity was required in a hurry to save delicious food from being spoiled.

We sprang into action at Nationwide Hire, organising same day delivery of six 300m³ freezer units across the UK and a seventh, first thing next morning. Disaster […]

By |April 23rd, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments

New office deal for Fareham firm Nationwide Hire

Nationwide Hire has just signed a deal to buy new offices on Salterns Lane, Fareham. Delta House was previously occupied by the children’s charity ‘KIDS’.

The building is being refurbished by Nationwide Hire to create an exciting and modern new workspace compliant with the latest trends and standards. Managing Director Jonathan Holley explains, “We have outgrown […]

By |April 10th, 2018|General Updates, News|0 Comments

IPAF Operator Training for Powered Access Equipment

There are, sadly, plenty of videos on You Tube of powered access equipment accidents.  Before 1983 there were many more accidents than there are today. That’s because in 1983 the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) was formed to save lives, prevent injury and damage to property. IPAF is a not-for-profit member organisation that promotes the safe and effective […]

By |April 9th, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments

Don’t kiss your kit goodbye: improve site security and lock in your profits


Valuable equipment, tools, plant and materials on any construction site are a prime target for criminals with intent on stealing them. According to a survey by a leading UK insurer, in 2016 over £70M worth of construction and plant machinery was stolen from sites across the UK. What apparently makes expensive plant and machinery more […]

By |March 23rd, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments

Footy Fundraiser for Youth Mental Health Charity

Nationwide Hire Limited is hosting its first Charity Shield football tournament on Saturday 12 May at Goals Soccer Centre in Portsmouth to raise funds for its chosen local charity, The Moving On Project.

Lee Fisher is HR and Training Manager at Nationwide Hire Limited and a Director at the charity and explains, “The Moving On Project offers free, […]

By |March 23rd, 2018|General Updates, News|0 Comments

Flooding: Rapid Response Emergency Hire

In the wake of heavy snowfall and persistent wet and wintry weather, the sudden warmer temperatures that follow often cause flooding. Flooding happens where the sheer volume of water is too much and has nowhere to go. It could be the result of heavy rainfall, a river bursting or breaking its banks or melt water […]

By |March 12th, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments

Commercial Skip Hire – how to select the right skip for the job

Planning a job and need to hire a skip? The good news is that there’s a huge range of commercial skip types and sizes to choose from. The trick is getting the right sized commercial skip for the job you’re tackling and suitable for the type of waste you’re disposing of. With more than a […]

By |February 27th, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments

We’ve got the power!

Extreme weather and human error are responsible for around 90% of all power cuts in the UK according to blackout trackers. There are many explanations for power failures but whatever the reason, your business could easily be affected. Infrastructure can be damaged by workers digging up the road or by falling trees damaging power lines, […]

By |February 14th, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments

Why our world class Net Promoter Score isn’t just a number

Every quarter at Nationwide Hire we get in touch with a cross section of our customers and we ask a simple question – “How likely – on scale of 0 to 10 – would you be to recommend us to a friend or colleague?” This results in what’s called a Net Promoter Score (NPS).
Net Promoter […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments

Safe Powered Access Equipment Hire When Winter Winds Blow

An Amber National Severe Weather Warning for wind is issued by the Met Office when violent storms and high winds are expected across the country. Recent warnings in the UK for Storm Caroline saw weather forecasters predicting gusts of around 70-80mph and 90mph in the more exposed north-facing and coastal areas in Scotland where sea […]

By |January 22nd, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments
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