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News & Product Reviews from our experts

Roma Denver mobility scooter

REVIEW | 1st July 2020

Roma Denver Mobility Scooter

The Roma Denver is a stylish and compact scooter that is ideal for those that want to travel with their scooter or to store it conveniently.

Shoprider Cordoba mobility scooter

REVIEW | 26rd June 2020

Shoprider Cordoba Mobility Scooter

The Cordoba is our largest mobility scooter and it immediately strikes you as being truly robust and heavy duty. It is designed to keep you comfortable on long journeys.

Roma Tulsa mobility scooter

REVIEW | 25rd June 2020

Roma Tulsa Mobility Scooter

The Roma Tulsa is a stylish and compact scooter that is ideal for those that want to travel with their scooter or to store it conveniently.

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NEWS | 23rd June 2020

Forbes Professional launches new multi-purpose hand sanitising digital signage

As the UK navigates the re-opening of hotels, shops, schools, gyms and beauty salons in this Covid-19 era, hygiene will of utmost importance.

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NEWS | 16th March 2020 (last updated 3rd June)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Update

As a business, Forbes is taking the Coronavirus outbreak extremely seriously and the safety of our customers and staff is of paramount importance.

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NEWS | 18th May 2020

Laundry Guidance for COVID-19

In the absence of the necessary research at this time, you may be wondering what is considered to be an efficient laundry process for tackling COVID-19.

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NEWS | 6th April 2020

Latest News From Forbes

We wanted to update you as to what is happening at Forbes whilst this pandemic unfolds.

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NEWS | 4th March 2020

2020 television retune

Digital television is constantly being upgraded and amended to improve the content that you have access to. However, these technological improvements bring about changes in the frequencies for each channel.

IER Awards 2020

NEWS | 26th February 2020

2020 IER Awards

Forbes is Shortlisted as a Finalist for Three IER Awards in 2020.

Feefo Platinum Award 2020

NEWS | 27th January 2020

Platinum Trusted Service Award

Forbes is awarded a highly prestigious Platinum Trusted Service Award.

Bosch Washing Machine - Bosch Trusted Service

NEWS | 19th December 2019

Bosch – A brand you can trust

When choosing a laundry machine, there is a lot more to consider than high performance cycles and efficient spins.

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NEWS | 18th December 2019

Forbes is excited to launch video-based customer service

With customer care at the very core of our business, Forbes is constantly looking for ways to harness the very latest technology in order to deliver an optimum service at all times.

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NEWS | 18th November 2019

Forbes is Delighted to Receive Two UK Enterprise Awards

Our sales team receive regular in-house training as well as attending interactive seminars with our manufacturers. This on-going staff investment ensures that we are providing our customers with all of the necessary advice to enable them to make the right product choices for their home and their lifestyles.

Acquisition certificate

NEWS | 18th November 2019

Sony’s OLED is the TV of choice for our Sales Team

Our sales team receive regular in-house training as well as attending interactive seminars with our manufacturers. This on-going staff investment ensures that we are providing our customers with all of the necessary advice to enable them to make the right product choices for their home and their lifestyles.

Acquisition certificate

NEWS | 18th November 2019

Bosch Appliance Training

Our sales, installation, engineering and customer service teams all receive regular in-house and manufacturer training to enable them to provide the highest level of service to our customers at every point of delivery.


NEWS | 1st May 2019

Forbes Announces the new Appointment of Kevin Herring as CEO.

Stuart and Malcolm Forbes are delighted to announce the promotion of Kevin Herring to CEO of F. Donald Forbes & Co.

2019 Gold Trusted Service, Feefo Independent Ratings

NEWS | 13th February 2019

Gold Trusted Service Award – 2019

Forbes Wins Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award For a Third Consecutive Year.

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NEWS | 23rd January 2019

Acquisition of rentals from Stuart Darling Ltd

We're pleased to announce our recent acquisition of the rental accounts from Stuart Darling Ltd.

Sony Bravia OLED Television

News | 11th September 2018

Partnership with Sony

Forbes is delighted to announce our new partnership with Sony. Our new Sony products include the Sony Bravia range as well as the award winning, flagship Sony AF8 OLED 4K UHD TV.

Shoprider Paris Mobility Scooter

Review | 23rd August 2018

Shoprider Paris Mobility Scooter

The Shoprider Paris scooter is a safe, comfortable and efficient scooter that can reach speeds of up to 4 mph. With a battery charge of up to 24 miles, you won’t need to think about charging it after every trip.

Shoprider Sovereign Mobility Scooter

Review | 16th August 2018

Shoprider Sovereign Mobility Scooter

This is our most popular choice of mobility scooter. It provides a stable ride and is a reliable and comfortable scooter that delivers upon expectations. It can be used in confined spaces, both inside and out, for passengers of up to 21 stone.

Shoprider Cadiz Mobility Scooter

Review | 15th August 2018

Shoprider Cadiz Mobility Scooter

Whilst there are cheaper scooters on the market, this is a great scooter for those who will need to travel a bit further or who will want to go on the road. It is actually quite fun to drive and would give the user a huge amount of freedom and comfort.

Humax Day / Night HD Cloud Camera

Review | 17th July 2018

Humax Day / Night HD Cloud Camera

This is a really user-friendly WiFi Cloud security camera that is simple to set up and is neat and convenient. The picture quality is superb and the ‘detection zone’ function is very useful and easy to implement.

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News | 12th July 2018

Keep Yours Cool in the Heatwave!

As much as we are all enjoying this heat, fridges and freezers can find it hard to keep their cool in prolonged periods of hot weather.

Bosch Serie 8 WAW325H0GB 9kg washing machine

Review | 11th July 2018

Bosch Serie 8 WAW325H0GB 9Kg 1600 Spin Washing Machine – White – A+++ Rated

The Bosch WAW325H0GB 9kg 1600 spin is impressively quiet, fast and reliable as well as being designed to really alleviate the hassle of household laundry chores.

Forbes Rentals new fleet of vans

News | 25th June 2018

New Vans for Optimum Fleet Efficiency

Our commitment to the delivery of a first class service and support requires an ongoing investment in our fleet and we are delighted with the arrival of our new VW Crafter and Transporter vans.

Review | 11th June 2018

Samsung Q9F QE65Q9FN QE55Q9FN QLED 4K Ultra HD HDR Smart Television

The Q9FNs are the most spectacular TVs I have ever seen. They are truly a revelation when compared to other LEDs on the market. The HDR picture quality is unprecedented in its clarity and brightness and the Smart sound function is a great new addition.

Acquisition certificate

NEWS | 25th April 2018

Acquisition of rentals from Peter Castell Ltd

We're pleased to announce our recent acquisition of rental contracts from Peter Castell Ltd in Weston-Super-Mare. Specialising in home entertainment for 44 years, Peter Castell have delivered a wide range of televisions, media players and audio solutions to their local community.

IER Awards Winner 2018

NEWS | 23rd April 2018

Forbes Rentals Wins Best Customer Service Award!

On Thursday 12th April 2018, the electrical retailing sector gathered at London's Park Plaza Victoria Hotel for the prestigious IER Awards.

Smart TV Programmes

NEWS | 19th March 2018

The Smartest TV Choice for Box-Set Binging

Technology is revolutionising the way in which we watch television with the days of waiting for the next episode of a programme to be broadcast being mostly behind us, according to a new OFCOM report.

Gold Trusted Service Award 2018, Feefo Independent Ratings

NEWS | 8th March 2018

Gold Trusted Service Award — 2018

We're delighted to say we've been awarded Feefo's highest award for Customer Service for the second year running! At Forbes we knows that customer satisfaction is central to our business and as such, we use Feefo as an external body to collate reviews from our customers.

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NEWS | 7th March 2018

Innovative Electrical Retailing Awards — 2018

Forbes Rentals is up for the best Customer Service Award at the annual IER Awards in London next month. The event brings together the ‘brightest and best of the industry’ and we are delighted to have been announced as a finalist for the Customer Service Award.

Bosch Built-in SMV40C30GB 12 Place A+ dishwasher

REVIEW | 28th February 2018

Bosch SMV40C30GB Fully Integrated Dishwasher

The Bosch SMV40C30GB has 4 programmes to choose from so you can always select the settling that is most appropriate to your load.

Bosch built-in oven

REVIEW | 14th February 2018

Bosch HBN331E4B Built-in cooker

This is a modern oven that delivers good results, heats up quickly and includes some clever features that make life that bit easier.

Bosch built-in oven

NEWS | 29th January 2018

New built-in range of Bosch appliances

Forbes Rentals is delighted to announce the addition of Bosch built-in appliances to our product range. Designed to bring uniformity to your home, a built-in domestic appliance provides a sleek modern solution that is unobtrusive and blends seamlessly with the layout of the room.

2017 Gold Trusted Service, Feefo Independent Ratings

NEWS | 19th December 2017

Gold Trusted Merchant” 2017

Forbes Rentals is delighted to have achieved our Feefo Gold Services award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises exceptional customer service.

iRobot Roomba robot cleaner

REVIEW | 5th December 2017

iRobot® Roomba® robot cleaner

For ease of use, you don't get much better than this. At the touch of a button this robotic floor cleaner will seamlessly navigate through your home delivering an immaculate clean. Whilst Roomba® gets on with the household chores you can do something else from your never ending ‘to do ’ list!

Apple iPad 9.7″ 32GB

REVIEW | 20th November 2017

Apple iPad 9.7″ 32GB

As the iPad has grown over the years, so has the technology behind the screen. This new Apple iPad comes equipped with something called a ‘retina’ screen. Sadly, it isn’t a digital contact lens you can wear on your eye, but it is a screen your eye will like. In basic terms, a retina screen means your eye won't be able to tell it’s a screen. Confused? So were we.

Miele WTF130WPM Washing Machine

REVIEW | 13th November 2017

Miele WTF130WPM Washing Machine

This is a stylish and efficient washer dryer that is ideally suited to a medium sized household. It offers a huge range of programs so you know that your laundry will be processed in the manner best suited to the specific fabric or stain requirements.

Miele WDB020 7kg 1400rpm Washing Machine

REVIEW | 6th November 2017

Miele WDB020 Washing Machine

The Miele WDB020 is a ‘premium’ 7kg 1400 spin speed washing machine that boasts impressive ratings for energy and water efficiency. The Automatic Plus program is really useful tool for reducing running costs and ensuring that the cycle is best suited to the load.

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NEWS | 1st November 2017

New Miele Product Range Announced

Forbes Rentals are delighted to now be partnered with Miele for domestic appliances, which enables us to provide their premium products without upfront purchase costs, and with the security of our comprehensive installation and service support.

Samsung UBD-M9000 4K Blu-Ray Player

REVIEW | 30th October 2017

Samsung UBD-M9000 4K Blu-Ray Player

We are now seeing images in 4K – everything is clearer, brighter and so realistic that people will soon be injuring themselves thinking that TV's are windows. But having a TV that is good for 4K is one thing, but you also need a player that can pump out these gorgeous images without breaking a sweat.

Bosch WTB86590 Condensor Tumble Dryer

REVIEW | 4th October 2017

Bosch WTB86590GB Condenser Tumble Dryer

This machine was designed for those who have better things to do than laundry. Whatever the week ahead of you has in store, the Bosch Serie 6 WTB86590GB Condenser Tumble Dryer will ensure a dry, warm and pleasant approach to laundry.

Bosch WVG30461GB Washer Dryer

REVIEW | 20th September 2017

BOSCH WVG30461GB Washer Dryer

At first glance it can seem to have more functions than a spaceship, but after a few washes, you'll know exactly what you need from the WVG30461GB.

Bosch i-DOS WAT28661GB Washing Machine

REVIEW | 15th September 2017

BOSCH Serie 6 WAT28661GB Washing Machine

If you’re looking for a washing machine that pretty much does everything other than the drying for you, then the Serie 6 WAT28661GB is a great choice.

Meet our Authors

Hannah Forbes, Head of Brand and Content Managment
Hannah Forbes
Head of Brand and Content Managment

As part of the third generation in the family company, Hannah is passionate about its content strategy. With over 10 years in the business, she delivers invaluable industry expertise.

Alkas Miah, Customer Service Manager
Alkas Miah
Customer Service Manager

Alkas has over 15 years' experience in customer service. He loves new technology and is a specialist in TV & AV.

Deirdre Quillinan, Senior Sales Advisor
Deirdre Quillinan
Senior Sales Advisor

As one of the longest members of our sales team, good product knowledge is essential. But also talking & listening to our customer needs are important too.