Barlens Stories

Barlens Turns 50

Celebrating 50 Years of Great Parties

2015 marks the 50th Anniversary of Canberra’s iconic event hire company, Barlens.

Today Barlens is an iconic and beloved event hire company servicing Canberra and the surrounding regions, but it all started in 1965 when Barry Whyte had an idea.

Along with colleagues Stuart Hancock and Lenny Rich, Barry founded Stewart Barlen Hire – a combination of the three founder’s names – on a grand sum of $1,200. Since its inception Barlens has grown and developed along with the Canberra community, becoming a household name synonymous with great parties. Throughout it all Barlens has maintained its commitment to quality hire equipment and professional and friendly service, ensuring that great parties live on forever!

Follow the Barlens story as it unfolds on this blog as we take a trip down memory lane.

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