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  1. January 25, 2020

    Celebrating the Chinese New Year 2020 – Year of the Rat

    Happy Chinese New Year to everyone celebrating the Year of the Rat, including our Chinese customers and staff at our Hangzhou, China office. To celebrate the Chinese New Year (also known as the Spring Festival), will be decorating our UK office with authentic Chinese decorations as well as some very tasty Chinese goodies in the staff kitchen.

    Did you know…. showering is forbidden on New Year’s Day and sweeping & throwing out the rubbish bin isn’t allowed before the 5th. This is to make sure you don’t wash away the good luck, however, there is a day before the Spring Festival dedicated to cleaning. This day is to sweep the bad luck away and make room for the good.

    On the other hand, there’s a day before the Spring Festival dedicated to cleaning.

    What’s your Chinese zodiac sign? Have a fantastic new year, or as they say in China, 新年快乐 (Xīnnián kuàilè).

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  2. January 23, 2020

    Another Fantastic Year at the London Model Engineering Exhibition

    Last week we exhibited at the London Model Engineering Exhibition at Alexandra Palace and it was yet another fantastic year. Not only were we able to meet some of our great customers face-to-face, but the exhibition saw the launch of our new M-SURE precision measuring tools range.

    Our stand was very popular across the whole weekend and visitors were able to get a hands-on first glimpse of M-SURE, with many of the visitors purchasing from our stand once they tried the metrology tools for themselves. More news will follow on the new M-SURE range which will be available on our website soon. It wasn’t just our measuring tools that were getting all the attention, we also had a lot of attention from our Cases and Ultrasonic Cleaners, which went down well with the model engineers that visited.

    Click here to watch our video of the event.

    It’s always

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  3. January 08, 2020

    Exhibiting at London Model Engineering Exhibition – Stand 41

    The Allendale Group team are looking forward to another year of exhibiting at the London Model Engineering Exhibition on 17th – 19th January 2020. Held at London Alexandra Palace, it’s going to be a big one with over 2,000 models on display. We are excited to see the full spectrum of modelling, from traditional model engineering through to the more modern gadgets including trucks, boats, aeroplanes and helicopters, as featured on “The One Show”.

    This is a great day out for all of the family, if you’re an experienced hobbyist or a keen beginner, then this show is perfect for you. There will be lots on offer at our stand (Stand 41), showcasing our Machine-DRO, Allendale Ultrasonics, Cases and Enclosures and lots more products including an exclusive feature of our new measuring tools range, M-SURE.

    Come and visit our Technical Product Specialists on Stand 41, we look forward to seeing

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  4. January 06, 2020

    2 mins with Phil Cadman – Employee Spotlight Questions

    We caught up with our newest member of the team, Phil the Engineering Products Manager, and asked him some questions about himself. This is what we asked, along with Phil’s answers:

    How long have you been working at the Allendale Group?
    3 months

    When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    Civil Engineer (don’t ask)

    What’s one hobby you’d love to get into?
    Keeping a bird of prey

    What’s your most used emoji?
    Thumbs up

    What’s your favourite sport to watch and which team?
    Rugby - Leicester Tigers

    What’s your favourite movie?
    Forest Gump

    Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?
    None that I can say on here, NO

    What’s your biggest pet peeve?
    Listening to other people eat

    What’s your guilty pleasu

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  5. January 06, 2020

    How to Safely Travel with your Gun

    It can be a stressful journey when you’re travelling with your gun to a shooting holiday for example, with the various legal requirements and strict airline rules that you have to abide to. If you have already travelled with your legalised gun in the past, we’re sure you have many stories to tell of the difficulty and inefficiency of the whole journey.

    Although, when you’re travelling with your shotgun/rifle, you may have enjoyed the odd hassle-free occasion when you’ve encountered knowledgeable airport security staff that understand the difficulties that you may have faced in the past. It’s always helpful to understand the laws that come with travelling with a gun, such as fundamental international and national legal requirements, individual airlines and airports that may have their own rules and guidelines. With any international flight, it’s worth checking out the Transport Security Administrat

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  6. December 18, 2019

    Our Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

    We are at one of the busiest periods of the year and it's always important to know what our operating hours will be during the festive season. If you have any questions about our opening & closing times during Christmas and the New Year, please contact our team on 01992 450 780 or

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  7. December 13, 2019

    Secret Santa on Christmas Jumper Day

    We’re feeling festive today as our staff have taken part in Christmas Jumper Day and we have also given out everyone’s Secret Santa gifts, with our Chinese office also involved this year. We even had the man himself giving out the Secret Santa gifts, as well as making use of some of our products (see our Instagram pages).

    Keep up to date with our festivities and latest news & offers by subscribing to our Marketing emails on our dedicated stores.

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  8. December 12, 2019

    Don't Miss Out - Last Christmas Deliveries

    The Christmas period is always very busy and to ensure you get your last-minute Christmas orders in, we have published our final Christmas delivery dates in time for you to receive your goods before the big day.

    If you have any questions, please contact our team by visiting our contact us page here.

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  9. December 09, 2019

    How to Cut Pre-cubed Foam (Video)

    We’ve created a short step-by-step video tutorial on how you can customise your pre-cut cubed foam block, to precisely fit your contents in an organised fashion. The method is easy and you can do it in minutes, the tools we’ve used have also been included in the video description, linking to the product pages.

    Click here to watch the video

    Contact our Technical Product Specialist on 01992 455926 for more information.


    How to cut Pre-Cubed Foam Block – Customise Your Foam


    Place items on the foam block for reference.

    Mark our the shapes you wish to remove from the foam to the nearest cube.

    Our Styrosen 3-in-1 tool is great for cutting foam and features interchangeable cutting heads.

    Switch to the hot knife for the best results.

    Cut along

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  10. December 03, 2019

    Allendale Group for Retailer of the Year? - Love Hoddesdon Business Awards

    We are excited to know that the Love Hoddesdon Business Awards 2019 are now live and we want to add to our successful East Herts of the Year 2019 award.

    Vote for the Allendale Group in the Retailer of the Year category today and help us end an amazing year in the best way possible, for our staff and our fantastic customers across all 165 countries we deliver to. Applications take less than a minute to complete, please vote by clicking here.

    These awards celebrate and showcase the diverse businesses in Hoddesdon Town Centre. We would really appreciate your help and it would mean a lot to everyone, votes close on 31/12/19.

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