Lancashire is a county in north west England. Although Lancaster is still the county town, the county's administrative centre is Preston. The county has a population of 1,449,300 and an area of 1,189 square miles (3,080 km2). People from the county are known as Lancastrians.
Lancashire in the 19th century was a major centre of industrial activity and hence of wealth. Activities included coal mining, textile production, particularly cotton and fishing on the coast. Preston Docks, an industrial port are now disused for commercial purposes. Lancashire was historically the location of the port of Liverpool while Barrow-in-Furness is famous for shipbuilding.
As of 2013, the largest private sector industry is the defence industry with BAE Systems Military Air Solutions division based in Warton on the Fylde coast. The division operates a manufacturing site in Samlesbury. Other defence firms include BAE Systems Global Combat Systems in Chorley, Ultra Electronics in Fulwood and Rolls-Royce plc in Barnoldswick.
The nuclear power industry has a plant at Springfields, Salwick operated by Westinghouse and Heysham nuclear power station is operated by British Energy. Other major manufacturing firms include Leyland Trucks, a subsidiary of Paccar building the DAF truck range.
Some of the areas we cover include Accrington, Barnoldswick, Blackburn, Blackpool, Clitheroe, Colne, Darwen, Fleetwood, Lancaster, Leyland, Lytham St Annes, Morecambe, Nelson, Ormskirk, Skelmersdale
We deliver all kinds of hire equipment including:
Linen is a very important part of many special occasions. We have a wide variety of colours, shapes and sizes of linen to help you to find just what you require.
We stock linen in a range of different colours. You might be looking for a tablecloth so that your tables match a particular aesthetic; or it might you’re looking to use table runners to just add a detail of colour to your table. We have stock available to help work with either kind of idea.
Because banqueting tables come in various different sizes and shapes, so does our linen. We have linen to fit all the standard sizes of dining tables, and our team can help advise on what size linen you need depending on how much “drop” you want surrounding the tables.
Whether it’s a party, a celebration or a huge blowout meal, getting an event right comes down to good planning. With the right glass hire it can be easy to make your event sparkle.
If you’re raising a glass to success it’s hard to go wrong with our Saxon Savoie champagne flutes. Like all of our glass hire, our flutes are all individually checked and cleaned before being packed in our special packing crates prior to delivery to you.
We have a huge selection of glasses for hire available so if it’s 50 or 500 guests drinking wine, cocktails or even beer we’re bound to have what you need.
The cup, plate and bowl are among some of the simplest items that we hire out most at North West Catering and Event Hire. They’re not the most exciting items we have in stock but they’re an important part of many kinds of events and occasions.
We have crockery in various different shapes and sizes to match differing styles of events and occasions. Just as importantly, we have a huge quantity of crockery available in stock to ensure that we can meet demands for even the biggest events and weddings without a struggle. That being said, we do recommend that for bigger events that orders are placed with plenty of notice to ensure that they can be picked in time to be delivered.
If washing up just isn’t your thing, you don’t need to worry. Our “send it back dirty” service means all you have to do once your event is over is to scrape the crockery clean of any food debris, put it back into the packing crates that it was delivered in and we will clean them back at our warehouse.