Radio Hire

Hiring a two-way radio system is a great way of utilising the most advanced radio equipment on the market, without the substantial capital expenditure. Take advantage of our state-of-the-art hire fleet whether you want a short or long term two way radio hire. We offer next day delivery throughout the UK.

  • Call our radio hire team for more information on 0151 334 9160.

Portable Radios

Digital Two Way Radio Hire

Fixed Radios

Radio Equipment Hire UK

Radio Accessories

Radio Hire UK

Radio Repeaters

Walkie Talkie Hire UK

ATEX Hazardous Radio Fleet

Construction Site Radio Hire UK

Special Products

An SFL radio hire offers you:

  • State-of-the-art two way radio hire equipment – ensuring your application is issued with the optimum solution
  • Reduce capital outlay – no need to spend out £1000s for a short term project
  • Ofcom management – we will take away all of the application procedure
  • FREE site survey / trial – we will assess your project’s requirement by phone or site attendance
  • Fully maintained – 24 hour replacement policy for all equipment including batteries
  • Upgradeable – we will evolve your system to follow your organisational success
  • Next day delivery nationwide – receive your system before 9am next day*
  • Fleet management – we will ensure you have your two way radio fleet information when you need it

*subject to credit account status and additional carriage charge

You will receive:

  • Fully commissioned two-way radio with high capacity battery, antenna, spring loaded belt clip, charger
  • Full range of audio earpieces, carrying applications, base stations
  • Ofcom licence management
  • Dedicated hire fleet engineering team
  • Hire Fleet Management via our fully integrated Hire Software Package
  • Dedicated hire desk managers who will support you throughout the project

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SFL Mobile Radio is a member of the Federation of Communications Services.

SFL Mobile Radio offers Ofcom licence management, and our products and set-ups are Ofcom approved.

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All SFL Mobile Radio systems comply with HSE’s guidance for Radio Communications.

SFL has built up years of expertise in digital two way radio hire


SFL Mobile Radio is dedicated to the supply and installation of radio frequency solutions both in the UK and worldwide.

Many of our radio equipment hire projects require the development of bespoke integrated digital radio solutions and SFL’s team are fully certified and committed to tailoring the optimum radio communications solution for your organisational needs.


We only supply tried and tested radios and accessories from the most recognised manufacturers including Motorola, Sepura, Hytera, Kenwood and Icom.

With over 11,000 units, and growing, our hire fleet is one of the youngest in the UK.

As well as 2-way radios, we also have an extensive range of earpieces, headsets, lapel microphones available for hire, please see our accessories page for more information.

Motorola Platinum Channel Partner

In 2017 SFL was awarded Platinum status in Motorola Solutions award-winning PartnerEmpower Program.

Motorola Solutions channel partners are recognised for their expertise and success in delivering innovative mobile and communications solutions.

And as a platinum partner, SFL has demonstrated a deep technical knowledge and understanding of Motorola products and services.

Our Hire Customers

SFL’s commitment to the industry and experience in the field has attracted a number of large commercial organisations, including Vinci Group, Siemens, Costain, Carillion, HTC Wolffkran as well as many branches of the UK Police Force, Military divisions, shopping centres and local Government.

Read a selection of remarks and testimonials from some of SFL’s long-standing customers.


We welcome enquiries from all industry sectors, whether you require a complex radio system or a two way radio hire for a short term event.

Find out more about the sectors we have worked with:

Hospitality & Leisure, Security, Utilities & Power, Construction, Local Government, Education, Warehousing and Short Term Events

Case studies

Real examples and case studies of SFL two way radio hires:

Two-way radios enable efficient communications at Cardington Studios

SFL’s hands-free crane radios play ‘vital role’ on HTC Wolffkran sites

SFL Mobile Radio upgrades Birkenhead’s Shop Link Radio Network

Two way radios help organise Merseyside School Games Summer Festival

Mobile radios help co-ordinate Liverpool’s Brouhaha International Carnival

SFL celebrates ten years with Doosan Babcock at Drax Power Station

Statkraft’s Alltwalis Wind Farm upgrades Motorola radio system

Hands-free crane radios used on Tottenham Hotspurs development

Motorola solution for DHL Supply Chain warehouse

Bootle Strand Shopping Centre upgrades to digital radio system

Wirral Council gritters use digital radio network WirralNET



SFL has provided, supported and partnered many of the major construction companies in the industry for digital two way radio hire, including Carillion, Costain, HTC Wolffkran, Kier, Mace, Renaker Build and Vinci Group.

Hands-free crane radio hire

In order to enhance crane to ground communications on construction sites, SFL has developed a digital hands-free radio application which is installed within the cab of the crane.

The crane radio set-up which uses a Motorola platform and employs DMR technology offers crystal clear radio transmissions and increased two way radio coverage, whilst reducing interference and background noise.

The crane hands-free radio is available to hire in two forms; a single and double.  The double option is for multiple cranes on site where a ‘crash’ emergency radio system is used independently and two separate radios are required.

SFL has supplied hundreds of construction sites with this bespoke communications tool for crane use which can either be installed by the customer or by a fully trained SFL radio engineer.


Customer Service

SFL Mobile Radio offer a tailored radio package, including a current day solution as well as an ongoing partnership that will help your organisation’s communications evolve alongside your business needs.

At the planning stage of every system, our team will assess your needs and possible future feature requirements in order to design the most suitable radio system within budget.

And if required we offer onsite support to guide you through your project.


Site Surveys and radio trials

If needed we will carry out a site survey to make sure you get the required coverage across your site. In order to increase a coverage area, it may be necessary to implement a repeater into your radio system, or even a series of linked repeaters. On planning your system we will advise you if a repeater is required. Repeaters are also available to hire.

We offer a free one week trial period on your radio equipment hire, in order for you to assess the equipment in its proposed environment.

Ofcom Licensing

If you require a dedicated radio frequency, a radio licence approved by Ofcom is necessary by law. Licensed radios have a greater power output and so offer increased range and coverage. A dedicated frequency also ensures that only those on that frequency can hear transmissions. Our Ofcom licence here at SFL covers all the equipment we hire out, so most of our customers will not need to get their own Ofcom licence for their two way radio hire.