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Short Term Hire equipment helps ‘Boatlife’ set sail at the NEC

15 March, 2022 by Tom Peace

As events and exhibitions get back up to full speed following the relaxation of Coronavirus restrictions, the Briggs Equipment Short Term Hire Team have been busy supporting customers at some of the UK’s biggest venues.

In February, the NEC in Birmingham hosted BoatLife Live, which was the first major boat show of the year and saw over 100 boats on display from the world’s leading manufacturers. To help ensure safe transportation and loading of the equipment, exhibition stand specialists Exhibit 3Sixty contracted hire a fleet of Hyster forklifts from Briggs.

There were five forklifts supplied in total including two Hyster S7.0 trucks, which are popular with event companies as they’re specifically designed for lifting heavy loads within an indoor environment.

Kate Buckley, Briggs Equipment’s Short Term Hire Manager – Sales, commented: “It’s been great to see the event and exhibition industry get back up to full speed after a challenging couple of years.

“The NEC is a venue that we know well and our team were able to supply the appropriate equipment to meet the customer’s requirements. Given the high value of the boats on the stand at this event, it was crucial that we provided an equipment solution that was safe, easy to operate and capable of transporting and loading the various displays.

“We’ve built up a fantastic reputation with event companies across the country and we’re looking forward to continuing our work with them moving forward as we head into the busy Spring and Summer season.”

Matthew Williams, Director of Logistics, Exhibit 3Sixty, commented: “The reason we use Briggs Equipment is down to the flexible attitude and approach from their people. Nothing is ever too much trouble and they all go out of their way to ensure we are provided with what we need.

“The forklifts are always reliable, supplied with our exact requirements – whether we require a 2.4 metre forks or a gas truck, it’s always sorted without fussed.”

To find out more about how our Short Term Hire team can support your business requirements, email info@briggsequipment.co.uk or call 0800 26 26 81