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Nationwide Hire Helps Youtube MTB Star, Matt Jones, during Lockdown

Nationwide Hire were contacted by Matt Jones, Red Bull sponsored, UK professional Mountain Bike athlete on the 14th April 2020 asking for help building his lockdown dirt jumps. Matt was struggling to find a supplier and thinking “should we actually bother with this, waste of time”.

Nationwide Hire managed to turn this challenge around in 3-days, leading […]

By |May 12th, 2020|Blogs, General Updates, News|0 Comments

Britain’s Biggest Spiders

With Summer finally showing signs of being here, it’s the perfect time for Spiders to start emerging – but the 4x legged kind!

Nationwide Hire can provide these huge Spider Booms, reaching 40m & 50m working heights, enabling any high reach works to be accessible, even if on uneven ground!

Self levelling features, dual fuel capability and […]

By |July 19th, 2019|General Updates, News|0 Comments

The Search for Nationwide Hire’s new office

Nationwide Hire had outgrown its office space in West Street, Fareham, so in November 2017 Jonathan Holley (Managing Director) set out on a hunt to find the perfect 8,000 to 10,000 sq. ft. workspace that would ensure Nationwide Hire’s world-class service levels continue and where the business would have plenty of space to grow.

Nationwide Hire’s […]

By |May 29th, 2019|General Updates, News|0 Comments

We’re on the move

In April 2018 we told you about our new office project and have exciting news here at Nationwide Hire! The refurbishment is complete and we are delighted to inform you that we are moving to a more spacious office nearby from Monday 8th April 2019.

All of the team are very excited about the move and are […]

By |March 20th, 2019|General Updates, News|0 Comments

Is HS2 an opportunity for SMEs?

HS2 might be one of the most demanding and exciting transport mega-projects in Europe, but is HS2 an opportunity for SMEs?

Promising to be the backbone of the National Rail Network, HS2 will link London & Birmingham to Manchester, the East Midlands and Leeds. HS2 Ltd was formed in 2009 and ground investigation works started in […]

By |February 22nd, 2019|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments

New Year Resolution – Stop Accepting Poor Service Levels

As 2018 draws to an end and the new year approaches full of promise, it’s time to start thinking about your new year resolution.

We’ve all heard the phrases:

This year I am going to lose weight and get fit
This year I am going to stop smoking
This year I am going to be more […]

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

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

Preparing your winter equipment hires

Autumn is now in full swing & before long, the cold wintry days and nights will take hold. Now is the time to start preparing your winter equipment hires. Our team are on hand to advise you and to help you decide what you need, whatever your challenge we get it Sorted.

Whenever you’re faced with […]

By |November 22nd, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|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, General Updates, News|0 Comments

We keep your site bright and beautiful

On Sunday 28 October, the clocks go back and nights get darker and colder.

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered – we’ll provide the best solutions with our wide range of reliable and efficient lighting options. We’ll brighten up your sites and can even sort the most challenging on-site demands and last-minute emergency lighting hires.

We’ve a huge […]

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

Poor Site Welfare Sucks

You know you need site welfare but finding the right accommodation can be a hassle, whether it’s mobile groundhog, static or van welfare units.

Find out more here: https://nationwidehire.co.uk/temporary-accommodation/welfare-units-toilets/
Welfare Units: The Essentials
Everyone who works on any construction site must have:

Access to adequate toilet and washing facilities
A place for preparing and consuming refreshments
Somewhere […]

By |September 3rd, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|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 Strong 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

Commercial Drones for Hire – your need to know guide

Use of drones (small, unmanned aircraft) is becoming more widespread in the UK. Police, fire and search and rescue services all now regularly use drones in emergencies to help save lives. Drones are used for inspecting the UK’s national transport infrastructure, helping to reduce accident risk and to improve productivity and efficiency.

For commercial purposes, drones […]

By |January 15th, 2018|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments

Nationwide Hire raises £3,000 for Fareham Youth Mental Health Charity

Back in August 2017, we asked our staff to find a charitable cause they would like to support for the year ahead. The majority felt they wanted a charity that addressed mental health issues in young people. Having looked at a number of local charities focussing on mental health, the decision was made to support […]

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

Is your construction site lighting legal?

Every year many construction site workers are killed or injured as a result of their work. In 2016/17, there were 30 fatal injuries to workers in the construction sector and over 5,000 non-fatal injuries to employees reported through RIDDOR (The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations).

Over 60% of all reported specified injuries to […]

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

Feeling the heat?

Halloween’s behind us, temperatures are dropping and we’re turning on the heating. Or in some cases, not!  If your office boiler’s failed to come back to life this autumn and you’re waiting for a fix, a fast and easy option is hiring in emergency or temporary heating.

And if you’re the boss, you’ve an obligation under […]

By |December 22nd, 2017|Blogs, General Updates|0 Comments

A New Look for Nationwide Hire – Sorted!

You might not have noticed yet but at Nationwide Hire this month, we’re having a makeover. A new and confident look including a new logo, new colours, a brand new website on the way and a new watchword – sorted.

We’re refreshing our brand identity to reflect who we are today, our values and what we’re […]

By |October 23rd, 2017|General Updates, News|0 Comments

Ain’t no mountain high enough

Sourcing a 30m rotary telehandler at short notice is tricky enough, but when it is needed on Snowdon you are bordering on the impossible.

No wonder our customer is called Miracle!

When they tried other suppliers no one could help, but with just one phone call to our experts at Nationwide Hire we were not only able […]

By |February 19th, 2016|General Updates, News|0 Comments
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