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“Without doubt, inspHire has helped Ev-ent Hire grow from a simple start up business to a national operation"

Phil Edwards, Managing Director,


Ev-ent Hire was established in May 2005, operating from an 8,000 sq ft warehouse in Walsall, West Midlands. With a comparatively small stockholding and a turnover of £250k in the first year of trading, the operation and financial records were done manually.

The Issue

With the dramatic growth of the business during the second year, it was obvious to Ev-ent Hire that they needed an established system to control all hire stock, forward bookings, delivery and collections, invoicing, financial and customer records. The Directors had managed an event hire division for a large international company prior to setting up Ev-ent Hire, where they had used a bespoke in-house software system to run all aspects of the business, so they had a clear idea of the key points they were looking for when researching potential software systems to implement.

The Solution

After looking at a number of software solutions, Ev-ent Hire decided that inspHire was the correct rental software solution for them. The decision to implement inspHire office edition was made for a number of reasons:

  • Simple, logical operation.                                                                               
  • Comprehensive initial training with on-line operating instructions.
  • An understanding of business operations with established system short cuts.
  • Ability to add bespoke reporting programmes.
  • System capable of dealing with multiple depot operation.
  • Experienced Support Team.

Ev-ent Hire has gone on to win the Hire Company of the Year (multiple outlets) award at the 2010 and 2011 Hire Awards of Excellence.

“Without doubt, Insphire has helped Ev-ent Hire grow from a simple start up business to a national operation with 3 depots, 50 employees, £3M plus turnover and a reputation as one of the leading suppliers in the event furniture & catering equipment hire sector.”

Phil Edwards, Managing Director, Ev-ent Hire