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  • RED X Message Board Signals Traffic Management Innovation from SHB and Acklea

    16 April 2018
    Acklea a Division of SHB Hire Ltd will be launching its brand new ‘Red X’ Variable Message Sign (VMS) into the market at the end of April. The Red X combined with the Scorpion Crash Cushion’s ability to operate at speeds of 58mph – well within the 50...
  • The Commercial Vehicle Show 2018

    05 April 2018
    SHB Hire will be attending The Commercial Vehicle show held at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham this year.   The event will run between 24th-26th April and will feature some of the most innovative and impressive vehicles across the indu...
  • SHB Easter Opening Hours

    27 March 2018
    SHB Hire can confirm we will be closed from Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April for the Bank Holiday Easter Weekend.   Normal services will resume as of Tuesday 3rd April.   Please note you can still obtain breakdown assistance through our 24 ho...
  • Acklea at Intertraffic 2018

    22 March 2018
    This week Acklea, a division of SHB, will be attending the Intertraffic exhibition in Amsterdam.  Acklea’s General Manager Andy Dougan will be in Holland to meet existing and new clients and will be based on stand 05.134.   Since its launch in 1972...
  • SHB Annual Raffle Raises Vital Funds for Charity Partner

    13 March 2018
    SHB are delighted to announce we have raised in excess of £700 for Jane Scarth House. We have been supporting the Romsey based charity for just over three years and our continued fund raising efforts helps them to provide emotional and practical supp...
  • International Women's Day 2018

    08 March 2018
    Katie Harwood - Hire Controller   Hi Katie, how long have you worked at SHB for?   I’ve been working at SHB now for over 7 years. In fact the 1st of March was my 7th anniversary. It’s certainly been a quick 7 years in a fast paced business which ...
  • Happy International Women's Day 2018

    08 March 2018
    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 Hire Extends Operations to 24 Hours

    28 February 2018
    SHB has announced plans to extend the working hours at some of their depots across their UK network with the change being implemented immediately at the company’s Airdrie branch.  The decision was made in-line with the business’s continued growth whi...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...




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