Posted: Fri, 05 Jan 2018 12:37
The William Hill World Darts Championship is the largest and most prestigious darts tournament in the world, attracting sell-out crowds and a global TV audience of well over 10 million across its 19 days from 14 December to 1 January.
The West Hall in 'Ally Pally' has a capacity of 2,500 people per session, meaning that more than 50,000 enthusiastic and hard-partying darts fans will have punished its floors over the Christmas and New Year period. As such, this installation is a terrific test of both product and service quality.
Under the expert guidance of the in-house team at Alexandra Palace, the EFS Europe team worked through Tuesday 13th December and into the night, to have the Hall ready for when the doors opened and play commenced the following afternoon.
And, as has previously been the case, the Electric Blue Event Cord Carpet was chosen to match the branding of title sponsor William Hill, whose corporate colours also adorn the walls and stage within the iconic Victorian venue.
Commenting on what is an extremely important and 'bar-setting' installation for EFS Europe, Business Development Manager Jeremy Simpson said:
"Thanks to the PDC (Professional Darts Corporation) and major sponsors and broadcasters, darts is now one of the world's leading sporting attractions and the quality of event production at the William Hill World Championships is truly world class. EFS Europe is always proud to be chosen to play a role in what has become a legendary fixture in the Christmas and New Year calendar."
"It is a fantastic start to our 2018 business year and on behalf of the entire EFS Europe team, congratulations to Rob Cross on the performance of his life in this year's stunning Championship."
Posted: Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:32
In the historic town of Bury St Edmunds, the Christmas Fayre is a focal part of the local festivities, and EFS Europe has been supplying temporary flooring for the event for the last four years.
Having expanded by over 30%, the organisers needed 2,500m2 of EFS Temp-a-Path™ plastic flooring to protect the city's Cathedral grounds and provide safe pedestrian access for the thousands of visitors.
100 miles north, EFS Europe also returned to the ancient city of Lincoln for its famous market held in the city's historic Castle & Castle Gardens. Attracting over 250,000 visitors, the organisers specified over 2,900m2 of EFS Temp-A-Path™to be installed within the grounds. Having started with just 11 stalls, the market now showcases more than 200 traders and a variety of cultural entertainment.
These winter events choose EFS Temp-A-Path™ due to its lightweight nature, and the fact that all the sites contain historic listed buildings. The ability to install the Temp-A-Path™ by hand allows the organisers to keep heavy plant machinery to a minimum, reducing the risk of damage to property, roads or footpaths. In both locations, Temp-A-Path™ is also used to protect grassed areas, reducing the cost of post-event clean up and maintenance.
Speaking about the projects, EFS Europe Business Development Manager Jeremy Simpson said:
"These events have become a regular feature on our own event calendar. The locations present their own unique challenges, but by using our EFS Temp-A-Path™ product the organisers have been able to grow in size without having to worry about how to protect the site surfaces."
Posted: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 11:02
EFS Europe was delighted to help with a wedding with a difference and make the great outdoors accessible for even ladies in heels! The Richardson family contacted us with a little problem… How to convert an arable field into a suitable venue for a series of teepees and their 200 plus guests? After the cornfield was harvested, and with just a week before the wedding, concerns were raised over the condition of the ground, which is when EFS stepped in! An access road was required to the teepees for the wedding guests, catering outlets, generators and toilet blocks. EFS installed their Hex Road, a heavy duty roadway ideal for instant access and car parking at events.
The second part of the brief was to provide a safe, pedestrian friendly, aesthetically pleasing area in front of the teepees for a designated guest area. After being rolled by the farmer, the field was partially covered with 30m x 10m of Temp-A-Path to the front of the teepees and catering outlets. Following installation of the Temp-A-Path, the client decided they wanted the area to resemble an English country garden lawn; EFS then laid their Gadsby 33m pile height Astroturf on top of the Temp-A-Path for a stunning finish. The client then sold on the Astroturf after the event – perfect recycling!
Posted: Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:02
The organisers of the Ironman UK event in Bolton – now in its 13th year contacted EFS, once again, to provide a safe and secure transfer area from the swimming to cycling stages. Temp-A-Path was installed for this critical element of the event. Following a 2.4 mile open water swim the athletes leave the lake and transfer to their bikes for a 112 mile cycle ride followed by a full marathon! So it was vital that the transition area was made safe under foot when covered in water with athletes "sprinting" over it. Over 200m² of Temp-A-Path was installed by the team to create a safe and secure under foot surface from the lakeside to the transition area. This extreme sporting event attracted around 2000 athletes from around the globe. Frenchman, Cyril Viennot, won the race for the men whilst in the women's Lucy Gossage, 6 x Ironman champion won again. Jeremy Simpson – Business Development Manager of EFS commented: "With such a demanding high profile athletic event, we knew that it was vital for our product to stand up to the critical demands of the terrain and weather conditions. We were delighted to be involved and to see great performances from these talented athletes."
PLANTWORX - A huge event for worldwide construction equipment manufacturers attracting over 14,000 visitors
Posted: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 11:36
Plantworx is the UK's dedicated working construction event with a showcase of Plant, Tools, Equipment & Services. The biennial Plantworx event is a massive product exhibition for worldwide construction equipment manufacturers introducing some of the latest plant and technology to the UK construction industry.
The event attracted over 340 exhibitors and more than 14,000 visitors over a 3 day period in June. New for Plantworx 2017 was 'The Hub'; an event arena located in the heart of the show. EFS were contracted by the event organisers to supply Temp-A-Path to the outside area of the Hub.
Posted: Fri, 02 Jun 2017 10:38
Wychwood Festival once again delighted crowds, and welcomed all ages to celebrate a weekend of fun and music.
The 13th annual Wychwood Festival came to a climatic close as The Levellers entertained thousands of eager revellers. Other highlights included The Buzzcocks enjoying the rain for a roudy singalong, whilst OMD with their perfect performance, proved they're just as relevant now as ever.
Further highlights included Billy Bragg on the Main Stage, and up-and-comers such as Girli, Let's Eat Grandma and Zac Abel wowing the Big Top crowds.
Working on behalf of Tribe Festivals Ltd, EFS were delighted to, once again, supply their Temp-A-Path Flooring Solution. The annual Wychwood Festival is best known for its family friendly atmosphere and has been nominated Best Family Festival in the UK Festival Awards every year. EFS selected their Temp-A-Path for the event to support the festival's pathways, pedestrian walkways and flooring within the bar areas.
Posted: Tue, 09 May 2017 09:36
EFS Europe kicked of its summer season at Holland Park in May for the annual Holland Park Opera.
Posted: Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:09
With the new university semester looming, EFS Europe was on hand at Nottingham University's Clifton Campus to help with the influx of new students.
Posted: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:37
As the new school year begins, EFS Europe was contracted by Events and Tents to assist with setting up the 2016 School Games at Loughborough University. The 2016 School Games is a multi-sport event for the UK's elite young athletes of school age, featuring 1,600 participants across 12 sporting disciplines.
Posted: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:06
Leicester's Rushey Fields Recreation Ground will once again play host to the historic Krishna Speaks event with the support of EFS Europe.
EFS Europe will supply over 5,000m2 of product to the event, which celebrates Hindu culture and sees followers from all over the world gather to learn, talk and worship the deity Krishna together.
Posted: Wed, 06 Jul 2016 13:25
One of the company's most unique projects has seen EFS Europe install over 750m2 of artificial grass in London's famous Grosvenor House Hotel. The product was laid within the Park Lane establishment to facilitate the hosting of an indoor summer garden party the marked the end of an £8 million renovation of the hotel's public spaces.
Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2015 13:44
Over 3,000 cyclists enjoyed glorious September weather for the first ever Pedal Portsmouth event. Organised by the city council, over four miles of the city's roads were closed to allow cyclists the opportunity to enjoy traffic free riding.
Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:50
Held in the leafy surrounds of Holland Park in West London, Opera Holland Park is now a firm fixture on the operatic events calendar.
Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:45
EFS Europe had the
Posted: Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:12
EFS Europe has confirmed that its Temp-A-Path™
Posted: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:13
EFS Europe played its part in the launch of one of 2015’s biggest movies.