Public Sector

Work in the public sector and need to hire equipment for an event, catering and more? Find out how we can help your department today at Expo Hire.

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The public sector makes up a large percentage of the UK economy, and as an extension the work that we do. It's very different to the commercial sector, with additional needs and ways of doing things. We work with local authorities, educational establishments and hospitals up and down the country to provide them the best catering equipment and furniture hire.

What kinds of furniture hire do we supply to the public sector?

Whether it's exam desks and chairs for university examinations, or red carpets and barrier rope systems for school prom nights, Expo Hire can help with your furniture hire needs. Our wide selection of furniture for hire has been put together from our experience of dealing with lots of public sector events and is continually being added to.

We can work with both short- and long-term hire requirements, with our clever website able to display customised pricing once dates of delivery and collection have been entered. Our product listings also confirm stock availability so you can be confident we can supply you without problems.

How we can help with public sector Catering Equipment Hire

Breakdown of equipment in a busy kitchen can be nothing short of a nightmare and it is often vitally important to secure replacement hire in a very short space of time. It's not always about just securing a reliable replacement on hire; being able to get it out quickly despite the hurdles that public sector bureaucracy can create in purchasing requires an event hire company to be pragmatic as well as efficient.

Our public sector team has real experience in dealing with these kinds of situations and can work on practical solutions to help keep things in the kitchen running without allowing paperwork to cause problems. Combined with a stock of catering equipment hire that is absolutely reliable has ensured Expo Hire is an approved supplier to public sector entities throughout the area.

What public sector events can we help with?

Event hire is our speciality, and we are proud to have worked with local authorities, NHS trusts and educational establishments to make their events a success. In 2022 alone we worked extensively on the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham along with various Platinum Jubilee celebrations across the country, and we're looking forward to working with events surrounding the Coronation of King Charles III in May 2023.

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How does pricing of hire equipment work for the public sector?

All of the hire equipment available from Expo Hire is listed on our website, complete with pricing and availability. Once hire dates and delivery postcodes are entered the website will confirm specific pricing and availability, making it easy to work to a budget. We can work with purchase order systems if required; simply build an order online and obtain a quote in the checkout so that we can add your purchase order details and confirm your order. Our public sector team will also complete any paperwork needed to become an approved supplier should this be necessary.

For larger hire orders it is possible to get quotes from us for specialised service such as set-up and breakdown. These are offered strictly subject to availability, and need to be confirmed with our staff before an order is placed.

To find out more about our public sector specific services email our team at

Taking the stress out of delivery of hire orders

Working out delivery costs is easy with Expo Hire; simply use our carriage calculator to find which of our branches is near to you. Tap your postcode in and it will confirm not only whether we cover that postcode or not, but also which of our 11 branches is closest to you and the cost for delivery from that branch, as well as the list of possible extra charges.

Once you have filled your basket and confirmed your delivery dates and postcode in the checkout, we will show you an itemised cost for delivery so you know exactly what you’re paying for before you place your order.

Want to know when your delivery is coming? You can track your driver using our real time maps on the day of delivery and collection. Simply enter your postcode and order number into our order tracking page and find out when our driver will be with you. You can also use the link we send you by automated text.

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School Exam Desk Hire
NHS - Equipment Hire
University Event & Exam Hire
Event Hire for Local Councils