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EFS Develop Additional Retail Space For Go Outdoors

EFS Develop Additional Retail Space For Go Outdoors

Posted: Thu, 04 Jul 2013 21:13

Go Outdoors, the UK’s biggest outdoor stores asked EFS to help them to create additional sales areas at one of their largest stores in Cardiff. With retail space commanding an absolute premium in rents, making the best use of every available area inside and outside of the store is vital for additional profitability. Working with the B38 group, a nationwide property and facilities management company, we were asked to replace an old unsafe area of wooden flooring covered in filthy Astroturf. This old and very dangerous area had previously been condemned as totally unsafe causing a number of trips and falls to customers, additionally due to birds, nature and the elements the visual imagery was poor. Following a number of site visits, meetings and discussions with B38 and Go Outdoors we recommended our Temp-A-Path® product as the best solution. It provided the green colour of the previous Astroturf; it also provides an ideal non slip washable surface whilst also being hard wearing in all elements of the weather. We commissioned new bespoke stock in green from a UK manufacturer; in total over 1,300m² was delivered to the Cardiff store. During installation it was apparent that due to the site not being a uniform area the Temp-A-Path® would need to be cut to shape prior to laying in situe, in addition due to the possibilities of heat expansion between the joints, the tiles would also need to be firmly fixed with screws into the concrete base. This we felt would provide a safe working sales area for the tents to be securely fastened without blowing away in high winds and lifting the flooring. Finally we finished the edges of the new sales area with 4 tonnes of pea gravel for an aesthetically pleasing finish. Jeremy Simpson – Business Development Manager of EFS said, “This new business opportunity allowed us to plan, manufacture and install Temp-A-Path® within in a new arena for us. The overall requirements were complex but we managed to overcome the difficulties as they arose.” He added “even though there were some issues with the expansion of the product over time, we managed to provide a solution and then we were able to develop a solution with the assistance of a local university in Leicester. This will allow us to build upon the success of the current Temp-A-Path product with future manufacture.”

Big Bash 2013 at RAF Brize Norton

Big Bash 2013 at RAF Brize Norton

Posted: Wed, 03 Jul 2013 07:44

During the year we receive numerous requests for assistance at charity events around the UK. This year we supported CSE Forces Entertainment who put on shows for British Forces personnel around the world. “Big Bash 2013” in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust at RAF Brize Norton was our selected event. For this exciting event we donated 500m² Of Temp-A-Path® to provide temporary walkways and hard standing areas. With a sell-out crowd of over twelve hundred Airmen and Airwomen together with their families, the day went off fantastically raising around £7,800. Completely prepared, our military partners ay Brize Norton were extremely grateful for the support and helped us transport the stock to and from the event – then making use of their own on site staff from the base they were able to install and uplift the flooring. They managed to put the flooring to excellent use making the event look that extra bit special as well as protecting the grass area One of the organisers for this year’s event commented “We're really chuffed that the charity will be able to use the money towards their really important work with Cystic Fibrosis sufferers like our little girls. Their daily fight to try and stay well is worth every ounce of the effort it took us to put the event on… thank you for contributing so much towards making it a success! We all really appreciate what you did.” Jeremy Simpson said “It’s hard to turn away requests for charity events but we selected this armed forces event as our charitable partner for 2013 and as such we were delighted to be able to provide assistance.”

PLANTWORX 2013 – an Outdoor Success for a Brand New Event

PLANTWORX 2013 – an Outdoor Success for a Brand New Event

Posted: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:19

PLANTWORX 2013 held at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire, was the UK's new biennial event for the construction industry – held over 2 days in May 2013 this inaugural event saw more than 11,000 attend from the construction equipment industry - a dedicated working machinery show for all construction professionals. As specialists in outdoor heavy machinery events such as LAMMA we were pleased to provide and install a suitable product for the stands to work as walkways as well as general decking areas. Using our experience of other outdoor machinery events we recommended our Temp-A-Path® product as the most suitable and using out historical references for similar exhibitions we were able to demonstrate to the organisers - CEA (Construction Equipment Association) its functionality – for the first event of its kind in the UK. Our EFS team worked on 7 stands and installed over 600m² of Temp-A-Path® in both the standard green and light grey shades –for Merlo, Ladybird Cranes and BJ cranes to name a few. Jeremy Simpson commented, "PLANTWORX 2013 proved a success and thee CEA are now planning for 2015 – it was great to be involved in making the very first PLANTWORX a success with our specialist products.”