Blast was started and registered as a private limited company in April 2012 due to relative levels of success experienced with the London franchise Rent A Bar. The directors saw the potential that Bristol as a city offered with its flourishing event culture and number of fantastic event venues and knew it would be a logical and successful move to expand into other areas of the events industry.
Over the course of the last few years, Blast Event Hire has grown from a fledging idea inspired by a piece of university coursework, to one of the leading event hire companies in the South West, with a high profile clientele and ever growing reputation. After entering the mobile bar industry in 2009, as a franchise of a successful London based company, and enjoying relative levels of success, its director witnessed firsthand the potential in expanding the business to further cover every other aspect of the event industry, from the planning and organising, through to supplying every item required, from the catering equipment and furniture down to the last dessert spoon.
Starting out offering the furniture, crockery and cutlery to customers with bookings already in place for the bars, Blast soon developed a reputation as a company that could offer a high quality service at a competitive price. Further word of mouth and recommendations soon led to more orders; more orders to new staff, vehicles and equipment; and, finally, to two new premises, both complete with large warehouses & offices. Now operating from these new warehouses, and with national customers including the BBC, Cambridge University and PepsiCo, to more local customers such as Imperial Tobacco, Bristol Grammar School and Ashton Court Mansion, Blast has firmly established itself within a market notoriously difficult to enter.
Blast continues to go from strength to strength, picking up new regular clients on a regular basis, getting involved in new events all the time as well as ad hoc orders continuously coming in; its reputation speaks for itself when so many of Blast's new customers, new venues, new events come to Blast through recommendations and positive word of mouth throughout the large but relatively close knit industry. Blast is also now in the position to provide equipment for very large events all over the country, with over 450 tables being provided for the general elections in May 2015, 18,000 glasses for Plymouth University Graduation Ball and almost 2000 chairs & a 100ft bar for the London & Bristol Comedy Gardens.