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  • 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...
  • SHB acquires Acklea Ltd - The UK's leading Traffic Management supplier

    02 November 2016
    Specialist vehicle hire and management company SHB Hire Ltd has acquired the UK’s Leading Traffic Management Equipment Supplier, Acklea Ltd.    This acquisition is in line with SHB’s strategic growth targets and vision to be the UK’s leading partne...
  • SHB Tackles NFL London Events

    28 October 2016
    The NFL has become more of a prominent global sport that recently expanded upon its commercial dominance in the USA to incorporate the UK. For 2016 NFL UK has put on three high profile games throughout October at Wembley and Twickenham.    SHB have...
  • Showman's Show 2016

    06 October 2016
    SHB are delighted to announce our attendance at this year's hugely popular Showman's Show.    The show brings together some of the UK's leading suppliers and manufacturers from the events industry allowing the general public, journalists and key de...
  • New Eurocargos tip up at SHB

    04 October 2016
    National vehicle hire and fleet management firm SHB Hire has continued the expansion of its fleet with Iveco, ordering its first six New Eurocargo tippers. The International Truck of the Year 2016-winning tippers follow the delivery of 280 Daily ligh...
  • SHB's biggest UK site officially opens

    22 September 2016
    SHB are delighted to announce the official opening of its largest depot in the UK. The new site located on the Ashville Trading Estate in Gloucester stands at 5 acres and is part of the vehicle hire and management company’s expansion programme which ...
  • Silent Auction

    05 September 2016
    SHB are holding a silent auction for a signed Gloucester Rugby shirt which has been signed by the entire first team along with a signed and framed Mark Easter Sale Sharks Rugby shirt. Both shirts are being auctioned separately with all proceeds going...
  • Creamfields & Victorious Fest 2016

    24 August 2016
    It's been an incredibly busy event season for SHB with us being fortunate enough to have a range of our buggies, ATVs and various other support vehicles at some of the UK's most prestigious and highly anticipated events. So far we have provided our b...




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