Designed for Hire was founded by Donna Boyle, a digital marketer and event planner.
We’ve been connecting event agencies with suppliers for international projects since 2019. The directory section of our site is new for 2023.
We’re a team of freelancers with event planning, content marketing, and SEO experience. Donna and Ellen are based in the UK, Sonja is in Seattle, and Siobhan gets her inspiration from living in Donegal.
When we do get together, it’s in Brixton Market over a Brazilian crepe.
"I created Designed for Hire to solve a problem."
“As an event planner for global brands, I know how time-consuming it can be to source furniture and event services.
It takes days to receive product information and get quotes by email.
At Designed for Hire, my goal is to encourage the world’s best suppliers to display their products in one place.
So that event planners can search ‘white sofa hire in Ibiza’ and discover 5 options with direct links to the suppliers.
Each listing offers instant chat with the supplier for fast answers.
Less work for the suppliers and faster event-planning. No commission. No middle-man.”
— Donna Boyle, Founder
£1.3 million in leads generated since 2019
International event planning
Our initial goal was to bring all the furniture hire suppliers we had worked with onto one website. Just furniture and props.
Most suppliers had more than furniture. They had tents, and tableware, dancefloors, and pipe and drape. Attempts to limit categories to furniture proved futile. So while our heart is with furniture and props, we’ve grown to love the tipis and market stalls too…
Our aim is to make this platform a key marketing tool for event suppliers.
We select suppliers who have great products, transparent hire policies, good photography, and detailed descriptions.
Then we stay out of their way. Unlike other event marketplaces, we don’t try to control the deal. There’s no middle man and no commission.