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  • Do you have any old SHB images?

    22 February 2018
    As part of our 50th celebrations we are looking to share images past and present of our vehicles. Do you have any images that you would like to share with us?If so please send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need Java...
  • Airdrie Depot Goes 24 Hours!

    17 January 2018
    SHB are delighted to announce that our Airdrie depot is now in operation 24 hours a day Monday to Friday.    By extending the operating hours we are able to dramatically increase our workload in order to keep up with demand.    Our Airdrie depot ...
  • SHB Recognised by The Times Top Track 250

    04 October 2017
    SHB is delighted to confirm that they have featured as one of ten “Ones to Watch” in the 13th annual Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250. The list has been published in the Sunday Times business section (01/10/17) as well as being available on ...
  • Slough Borough Council finds ideal fleet solution with SHB

    15 August 2017
    Slough Borough Council has awarded a 5-year contract for the supply of standard and specialist vehicles to national vehicle hire and management company SHB Hire Ltd.   The contract, which will see SHB supply in excess of 40 vehicles was awarded to ...
  • Jane Scarth House - Charity Concert

    15 June 2017
    Jane Scarth House, one of SHB's charity partners are putting on a fabulous concert at Romsey Abbey, Southampton on Friday 16th June.   The event will raise vital funds for the Charity who provide an outstanding service to the local community dealin...
  • SHB and Truckman continue partnership

    12 June 2017
      SHB is delighted to announce the renewal of the continued partnership with hardtop and accessory manufacturer Truckman. The relationship between the two British companies has developed over several years with Truckman providing quality hardtops ...
  • Acklea takes on Eurovia truck challenge

    22 May 2017
        Acklea a division of SHB Hire Ltd recently completed the build of a newly designed, highly specialised 18T ‘Special Treatments’ vehicle for Eurovia which has resulted in a further two orders for the same vehicle being placed.   Eurovia appr...
  • SHB present cheque to Jane Scarth House

    21 April 2017
    SHB were delighted to hand over a cheque to the Southampton based Cancer support charity - Jane Scarth House.   The sum of £1664 was made payable to the organisation following the annual raffle held by SHB. This year's raffle featured a number of e...
  • SHB and Fiat agree 176 Van deal

    18 April 2017
    Leading independent vehicle hire and management company SHB has taken delivery of 176 Fiat Professional vans.   The family-owned company placed the order through FCA Fleet and Business just months after ordering 30 Doblo Cargo vans.   The latest ...
  • Easter coverage

    13 April 2017
    SHB will be closed for the entire Easter weekend from 6pm on Thursday 13/04/2017 and will re-open on Tuesday 18/04/2017 at 8am.   Throughout this entire period you will still be able to use our 24 hour customer helpline on 0845 872 5419. 
  • Driving to France this Easter?

    27 March 2017
    The Crit’Air scheme, which was brought into force in January by the French authorities to tackle pollution, requires all vehicles – cars, lorries, motorbikes and buses – to display a windscreen sticker, or vignette, according to how much they pollute...
  • Happy International Women's Day

    08 March 2017
    SHB believes in a fair working environment regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation and disabilities. By supporting equality across our business we believe that we are not only inviting success towards our staff and company but also across an in...
  • SHB backs 'Be Phone Smart' campaign

    01 March 2017
    SHB has fully backed a campaign fronted by the RAC to actively encourage drivers to make a personal commitment to refrain from using their mobile phone device whilst behind the wheel.    With new, tougher penalties for illegal handheld phone use co...
  • SHB to exhibit at Traffex 2017

    16 February 2017
    SHB and Acklea will be exhibiting some of it's latest and most innovative products at this year's Traffex show.    The show is held over a three day period from the 4th April until the 6th at the NEC arena in Birmingham. Traffex is the biggest exhi...
  • SHB revamps in-house transport vehicles

    31 January 2017
    SHB has invested significantly in improving its current in-house transport fleet of 53 HGVs by introducing newer, bigger and more efficient vehicles to help keep up with business growth.   The revamp will see 9 of SHB’s existing 7.5T Beavertails gr...
  • SHB's Exeter Depot Turned Into Mock Fire Scene

    24 January 2017
    Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue team were recently able to take full advantage of SHB's newly purchased vehicle hire workshop being closed for renovation.   The teams carried out a number of realistic rescue operations in the darkness throug...
  • SHB Expansion in the South West

    06 January 2017
    SHB has taken further steps to improve and expand its operations in the South West region with the purchase of an additional, much larger depot located at Grace Road East, on the Marsh Barton industrial site in Exeter.   The new site boasts 22 bays...
  • SHB shortlisted at Festival Supplier Awards

    25 November 2016
    SHB have been shortlisted for Best Festival Support Service at the 2017 Festival Supplier Awards. The nomination is on the back of our work at the highly successful and world renowned Farnborough International Airshow held in July.    SHB are the s...




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