Adds More Choice With Select Partnerships, where family, friends and neighbours can rent items from one another, is extending the offering through its website that enables renting, sharing, borrowing and corporate hiring from within communities to a wider national reach.

For the last two years, has been championing sharing as part of the global Collaborative Consumption movement.  It has been working within the peer-to-peer arena to promote commerce and the rental markets as an alternative solution to the purchasing of household goods and items rarely used.

In a twelve-month period, the UK spent over £2.9bn

on products that have been used once or not at all.*

With requests from its users for a wider selection of professional tools and hire items, has signed partnership agreements with two significant and reputable companies, HireStation and Classic Furniture & Event Hire. Combined, these companies add in excess of 1,800 items, adding a broad mix of professional products to the site’s consumer offering.

Mark Moody of HireStation said “What has achieved in important in that it brings rental of goods and equipment to a different customer base.  With home renovations and improvements on many people minds it’s great that we, at HireStation, can help those with the bigger, professional items that are often difficult to source for the general public.”

Mike Riddex of Classic Furniture & Event Hire commented “We are delighted that is able to offer our extensive range of catering equipment and event furniture hire including tables, chairs, china, cutlery hire, glasses, kitchen equipment and Linen. Being able to reach a new and wider market is always important for a company such as ours, especially through an innovative platform that RentMyItems has become.” is now adding selected hire companies to the site and offering the listing of these companies’ items free of charge for an initial three-month period.  Rowena Mercer of The Hire Experts, who has over 30 years experience in the hire industry, has joined RentMyItems as strategic partner in signing up suitable hire companies to the platform.

*ICM interviewed a random sample of 2030 adults aged 18+ via online between 9th - 11th September 2011. Surveys were conducted across the country and the results have been weighted to the profile of all adults. ICM is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Further information at