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Spreading a Little Christmas Cheer

Spreading a Little Christmas Cheer

Posted: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 12:00

As the specialists at protecting historic venues, EFS were delighted to be re-awarded the contracts for three of Britain’s largest historic Christmas markets, at Ludlow, Bury St Edmunds and Lincoln. EFS offer a bespoke solution to a wide variety of unique historic venues and events with their range of temporary flooring. For each of these Christmas markets we were asked provide protective flooring and walkways for both inside and outside of marquees. Our products also offered protection for the grounds at each of these wonderful sites - whilst also providing safe walkways throughout each of these unique venues. For the build up of the marquees and general access areas, we supplied and installed both our Hex Road and Temp-A-Path® at Ludlow. For the stallholders, entertainers and visitors at Bury St Edmunds and Lincoln, we supplied and installed our Temp-A-Path® product to provide safe and level walkways. The annual Medieval Christmas Fayre in Ludlow is described as the best medieval show in the land with stalls selling seasonal gifts with a distinct medieval flavour- set within the glorious grounds of the medieval Ludlow Castle it is vital that we protect the grounds. Lincoln provides a different set of problems with our products protecting the grass area within this magnificent castle as well as providing safe walkways within numerous marquees, for the enormous footfall undertaken. Finally the site at Bury St Edmunds provides the ultimate logistical issues as our products have to be “hand balled” across the main road into the grounds and installed overnight so as not to disrupt the traffic. Removing our stock is just as challenging and again has to be completed prior to the start of the morning rush hour. Jeremy Simpson – Business Development Manager of EFS said, “It was fantastic to once again supply these iconic winter events with our products, this is the third year since our start up and the loyalty shown to us by each of these events has allowed EFS to develop and grow.” He added “we have now secured on-going supply for these events and are proud that our bespoke approach offers the ideal solution for these wonderful sites.”

LAMMA 2014

LAMMA 2014

Posted: Sun, 09 Feb 2014 00:49

LAMMA – the UK’s leading farm machinery, equipment and services show relocated this year from Newark to the Peterborough Arena and the East of England Showground complex.  Having outgrown its original Newark base the Peterborough complex was selected as its new host from January 2014. The prestigious business exhibition event – which showcases all the latest agricultural equipment and services – attracts over 45,000 farmers and suppliers from across Europe. LAMMA was established in 1982 by a small group of local agricultural equipment manufacturers from across Lincolnshire. The first event was held at the Lincolnshire Showground, with some 50 exhibitors displaying their products at the show.  The current event now attracts over 950 stands covering all aspects of the agricultural industry. As the official protective flooring supplier, EFS were asked to provide their complete range of flooring solutions for the show site as a whole and for 70 individual stands.  The torrential rain both before and during the event meant the temporary flooring was vital to provide access to the site and stands during build up as well as encouraging visitors to get around the show site. EFS staff installed 2,500m² of their Hex Road to provide pedestrian walkways and road ways as well as an additional 400m² on the exhibitor stands as general hard standing. Additionally 1,800m² of the Temp-A-Path was supplied to individual stands for use as ground protection and to provide safe flooring and access to the exhibitors.  As suppliers of a wide range of decorative carpets, EFS were also asked to supply and fit carpets for 43 show indoor show stands in a total of 11 different colours of their Podium Flat Range . Jeremy Simpson, Business Development Manager of EFS commented – “Previous LAMMA shows have been held with a mixture of light rain and heavy snow, but this year’s winter rain provided the hardest challenge yet.  Even with several detailed pre site surveys and exhibitor requests we were adjusting requirements and responding to exhibitors throughout the show set up.” He added, “I was delighted that our products and in particular our recent investment in new stock allowed us to provide a comprehensive package of solutions.”