[WOKINGHAM] 1 April 2020
Five weeks ago, with impending danger attached to a virus emanating from the East, Hamilton Rentals anticipated a new change in circumstance was going to affect how people worked. If our hunch was correct, this change was quite likely to disrupt business in offices. We prepared for an upsurge in demand for laptops, which would enable employees to work from home and operate a business as usual policy – as our business has.
“I am proud to say that we have been able to rapidly deploy over 3,500 laptops to customers during March, enabling their businesses to operate as usual. What I have learned from this experience, which has created such disruption to our normal daily activities, is the importance of IT rental in a business’s crises strategy”. – Steve Shelsher
With the situation changing rapidly each day, we will continue to support our community by supplying AV and IT equipment to businesses for short-term rental. Our warehouses in Wokingham and Portsmouth are fully operational, while employees working from home remain contactable virtually, with video calls a substitute for face-to-face discussions and meetings, while we get through this current period. Hardware hire is structured around the requirement, allowing for the equipment’s return, renewal or refresh at any point, with no financial penalty.
In response to demand, additional stock will continue to be processed. Contact us with any queries and we will do all we can to help.
Logistics: Hamilton’s internal fleet of vehicles delivered compute equipment to business locations throughout the UK, as well as facilitating distribution to homeworkers. Our engineers, as per usual, managed the IT hardware installations and continue to offer on and off-site support to businesses via telephone, or onsite where possible.
Sanitisation of product: Rental products have always been cleaned before and after each hire as a matter of course. We have introduced additional sanitisation using the cleaning agent and virus sanitiser, Isopropanol liquid, which is used in many laboratories and hospitals to clean surfaces and disinfect products.
Please be assured that we are taking precautionary measures to minimise and contain any risk of contagion with the health of our employees and are following guidance and advice from Government.
Hamilton Rentals is in business since 1972 and started with the provision of short-term rental of electronic office, computer and audio visual, and test and measurement equipment. In 2017, the company was acquired by Bell Integration, a global IT Services Consulting business. Bell is at the forefront of helping companies drive down operating costs and improve their ability to engage with their own customers, either by supporting the growth of their channels to market, or by aiding their responsiveness and service quality. Combining forces enabled Hamilton’s to extend its customer base and range of services to more than IT and AV rental solutions.
In addition to computer rental, Hamilton’s provides Channel Rental and Vendor Hardware Evaluation programmes, Event Management, Ex-Rental Sales, Installation and Support solutions to the construction industry, events and exhibitions’ sectors, film & television, financial, government, IT systems’ integrators and Technology. Being part of Bell Integration, the company is also able to offer a range of IT solutions, which you can read about here https://www.hamilton.co.uk/additional-services/