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EFS floors it at 'Live By The Loch' with new event flooring stock in Scotland

EFS floors it at 'Live By The Loch' with new event flooring stock in Scotland

Posted: Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:26

The popular Celtic rock group Mànran tweeted to their seven-thousand-plus followers: "Our first ever stadium show. It might not be Wembley but Broadwood Stadium is a mighty fine start."

It turns out that this was not only Mànran's first stadium show, it was the stadium's first show, as well. For one night only, the Cumbernauld venue, home to Clyde FC for the last 28 years, was turned into an outdoor music gig. Broadwood: Live by the Loch, it was called. There were three acts: Dougie MacLean was the opener, followed by Mànran and then, shortly after nine o'clock, after an hour or so of steady rain, the headliners, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers did their set and the 2,000 fans went home very happy. Those who had patiently stood in front of the stage, rather than sitting in the covered stands, had got the worst of the rain, but didn't seem to mind too much, especially given they were standing and dancing on EFS's temp-a-path rather than puddles! And within moments the organisers, North Lanarkshire Leisure, were tweeting that the event would return next year, "even bigger and better."

Event Flooring Solutions (EFS) were delighted to supply the temporary flooring for the event. NL Leisure purchased 7500sqm of EFS's translucent temp-a-path in July 2017 and are working in partnership with EFS to offer the flooring to event organisers, local authorities or anyone else that needs it installed by EFS's local crew.

"We did our research, tested some products and Temp-A-Path was the best things for us" said Jim Moffatt, NL Leisure's Business Partnership Manager. "We looked at hiring it, but decided to purchase it and we now have the ability to hire it out to other event organisers in Scotland. The decision to purchase Temp-A-Path has opened up a new market for NL leisure. The purchase of the flooring now allows us to offer both Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility's indoor 3G football pitch and its 8000 seated football stadium, Broadwood, as new event destinations, transforming traditional sports venues into flexible spaces as we have demonstrated with Live by the Loch!" he concluded.

The flooring is available for re-hire for many events that are held not only in the central area, but also throughout Scotland. NL Leisure and EFS are working in partnership to offer the flooring to event organisers, local authorities or anyone else who needs it installed by EFS's dedicated team!

Could this be the start of something for Cumbernauld? The aim is that Broadwood will now go on to host further high-profile concerts. As an academic, Dr Stephen Bowman, wrote approvingly on Twitter: "It's easy to do down #Cumbernauld but full credit to everyone associated with #LivebytheLoch ... Exactly the sort of the kind of thing the town needs and deserves."

The stadium was effectively divided in two for the show, one half remaining cordoned off while the other half was given over to the staging, lighting, PA system, 4000sqm of translucent temp-a-path flooring, the standing fans and the food stalls.

"This all goes back to a Facebook message I got at the back end of January from Gerry McMahon at NL Leisure," said Gary Innes, accordionist with Mànran, in a dressing-room strewn with clothes and musical instruments. "He said, look, we've got the Gaelic school out here, and we want to put on a music event but we don't know who to speak to or what to do, could you come out here for a meeting?"

So Innes met them, and they told him that what they wanted to do was to stage a music festival. He drew on his contacts in the industry, assembled a bill, went back to NL Leisure and got it approved. "They've got a great team and they have worked their socks off to get the stadium," he said. "But when you think about it, the show was signed off only in March, and the turnaround since then has been quite remarkable. A lot of hard work has gone into this."

Graeme Morrison, operations and business development manager at NL Leisure, and one of the event organisers, said the concert had been delivered over a relatively short timescale, compared to the time it would normally take to organise and promoting an event of this size. "While the day itself was very long, it was incredibly rewarding and exhilarating to see so many people enjoying the show. We're already talking about next year. We feel we're in a privileged position to be able to put something like this on for the community and having EFS's flooring in stock makes the job so much easier! Because everybody praised it so much, despite the bad weather, we owe the audience and the community to put this on again next year. We're open to working in partnership with big promoters, but what we've absolutely demonstrated we're capable of putting on our own events."

"This is a legacy event for us," he added. "I want people to be talking about Broadwood: Live by the Loch in twenty years' time."

"Don't Fret the Wet" with Event Flooring Solutions

Tags: Marquee and Special Events, Stadium and Arena Events, Sports Hall Protection, Temp-A-Path

EFS floors it again at Wychwood Family Festival 2018

EFS floors it again at Wychwood Family Festival 2018

Posted: Tue, 05 Jun 2018 12:19

Wychwood Festival once again returned to Cheltenham racecourse for its 14th annual year from the 1st to 3rd June.

Working on behalf of Tribe Festivals Ltd, EFS were delighted to, once again, supply their Temp-A-Path Flooring Solution.

The UK's favourite family festival takes place within the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, with over 100 acts performing across four stages, plus music, dance and arts workshops, a circus school and a programme of talks, debates and comedy for all ages.

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.

The 2018 Wychwood Festival was headlined by The Gypsy Kings with Shed Seven also entertaining thousands of eager revellers. Other highlights included Dick & Dom providing hilarious entertainment for the younger ones, whilst Feeder with their pitch perfect performance, took centre stage.

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Marquee and Special Events, Festivals, Wychwood

CRICK BOAT SHOW 2018 - Britain's biggest inland waterways festival

CRICK BOAT SHOW 2018 - Britain's biggest inland waterways festival

Posted: Tue, 29 May 2018 10:49

Britain's biggest inland waterways festival had a record number of boats this year, showcasing everything imaginable for all lovers of Britain's waterways! With more than 50 narrowboats, wide-beams, heritage vessels and budget craft on display. In addition to boats on land and water there were chandleries, boatbuilders, marinas and brokerage firms, and food and craft stalls at the 2018 Crick Boat Show, Sat May 26 to Mon May 28.

A marina full of boats, almost 300 exhibitors, live music, food, over 26,000 visitors, lots of dogs, and more!

EFS Europe was commissioned by the event organiser to floor 2 of the main event marquees with anti-slip Temp-A-Path. 740m2 of British Racing Green flooring was supplied between the 2 marquees including the main VIP arena.

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Exhibitions and Trade Shows, Marquee and Special Events

Live by the Loch with EFS's Temp-A-Path

Live by the Loch with EFS's Temp-A-Path

Posted: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:48

North Lanarkshire Leisure is holding its first ever music festival at Broadwood Stadium this June. Broadwood: Live by the Loch will take place on Saturday, June 2, and feature some well-known Scottish musical talent. NL Leisure is staging the event using EFS's Temp-A-Path. 3500 sqm of the temporary flooring will be installed front of stage area to protect the 3G rubber crumb football pitch from pedestrian footfall. EFS's local Scottish crew will be installing the Temp-A-Path for the event in just 8 hours!

NL Leisure purchased the flooring to transform the football pitch into a dynamic event space, maximising on the venue's profitability. Elton John live has previously been staged at the very same venue.

Scottish legend Dougie Maclean is set to kick the party off as he celebrates 40 years since the release of "Caledonia" one of the greatest Scottish anthems of all time. Second act on the bill is Mànran who have been promoting the Gaelic sound across the word since forming in 2010 from the cream of the Highland folk scene. Top of the bill for Live by the Loch will be the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, who in ten years went from a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with The Darkness to opening the main stage in their own right. The past decade have seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet - ever!

Read more at: https://www.motherwelltimes.co.uk/whats-on/music/new-music-festival-at-broadwood-1-4709779

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Marquee and Special Events, Festivals, Sports Hall Protection

EFS Europe kicks off the New Year at LAMMA 2018

EFS Europe kicks off the New Year at LAMMA 2018

Posted: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:48

LAMMA - the UK's largest farm machinery and agricultural services show - returned to the East of England Showground in January 2018. Attracting over 40,000 visitors and 900 exhibitors.

EFS Europe has been a supplier to the shows' exhibitors for the last four years, providing its specialist flooring services for both indoor and outdoor exhibitions and demonstration stands.

EFS Europe's Temp-a-Path and Hex-Road products are easy to install solutions for pedestrian and vehicular use. Both products can be installed in detailed configurations, allowing exhibitors to create safe and unhindered access for visitors wishing to view their display equipment or services.

In addition, EFS's specialist ranges of exhibition carpet and artificial grass were utlised - perfect for adding detailed finishing touches to the stands and displays.

Jeremy Simpson, EFS's Business Development Manager said 'LAMMA is moving to the NEC next year, so this is the last year we will be supplying the show. It has been a privilege to work with the show organisers and the 40 plus businesses we have helped with their stands. It's a real shame that the high winds stopped play this year and the show had to be cancelled, especially given this is the last time LAMMA will be at the East of England Showground.'

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Event Carpet and Artificial Grass, Hex Road, Exhibitions and Trade Shows

EFS Europe does it again at Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre & Lincoln Christmas Market

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-Pathto 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."

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Marquee and Special Events, Historic and Listed Buildings, Exhibitions and Trade Shows, Winter Fairs and Markets

EFS Europe marks fourth year at Victoria Park Remembrance Event

EFS Europe marks fourth year at Victoria Park Remembrance Event

Posted: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:07

Leicester based event flooring supplier EFS Europe marked its fourth year in a row supplying the city's Victoria Park Remembrance Event.

The 2017 service utilised over 2000m2 (an increase from 1500 m2 last year) of EFS Europe's Temp-A-Path product to create clean and clear access for the invited guests and many hundreds of locals who came to pay their respects. The lightweight plastic flooring also provided a stable base for the 1000 chairs that were set out to accommodate the congregation.

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Event Carpet and Artificial Grass, Historic and Listed Buildings

BBC's PROMS IN THE PARK 2017

BBC's PROMS IN THE PARK 2017

Posted: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:49

The World's greatest classical music festival, Proms in the Park, has seen EFS Europe install over 2000m2 of temporary pedestrian flooring.

The event was hosted by Michael Ball, with Proms in the Park favourites the BBC Concert Orchestra. Legendary singer-songwriter and The Kinks frontman, Sir Ray Davies headlined this year's event. Sir Ray was joined by leading soloists including bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, singer and actress Elaine Paige and 1970's sensation Gilbert O'Sullivan, as well as two of the UK's most iconic pop groups; Steps and Texas, who provided early evening entertainment alongside a performance from the cast of Five Guys Named Moe.

The organisers, FestivalRepublic, commissioned EFS Europe to supply 2000m2 of Temp-A-Path for the artist areas, VIP staging areas, pedestrian walkways and toilet areas.

"We're delighted to have increased our work with Festival Republic over the last couple of years and we're particularly proud of how well the product has performed. The legenday 'Proms in the Park' is a significant event in the British summer season and to play a part in it is a great marker for our company." Said Jeremy Simpson, EFS's Business Development Manager.

The one-day festival took place on Saturday 9th September at Hyde Park, with thousands of visitors enjoying an unforgettable evening.

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Festivals

No Slip Ups at Leeds & Reading Festival

No Slip Ups at Leeds & Reading Festival

Posted: Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:25

EFS Europe returned to the Reading & Leeds Festivals this year to once again keep the artist and backstage areas clear and accessible.

Headlining the iconic festivals this year were Kasabian, Eminem, Blossoms, Liam Gallagher and Fatboy Slim.

EFS installed over 1,000m2 of its Temp-A-Path to create safe pedestrian access for artists and production staff. The product was deployed around the village of portakabins that are used as dressing rooms, and also to create clear access from those areas to the main stage.

In addition, the Reading site also used a further 100m2 of Temp-A-Path in and around the female toilet areas. EFS Europe also supplied and installed the carpets within all of the artist dressing rooms.

Both festivals have increased the use of EFS Europe's plastic flooring in the last three years, with the product's easy installation by hand giving it the ability to be retrospectively installed once all of the portakabins have been located in position.

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Festivals

EFS create festival themed wedding

EFS create festival themed wedding

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!

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Event Carpet and Artificial Grass, Marquee and Special Events, Hex Road

Sports Hall Transformation for British Transplant Games

Sports Hall Transformation for British Transplant Games

Posted: Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:02

EFS Europe Ltd Manufactures 7000m2 of Specifically Designed Translucent Temp-A-Path for the British Transplant Games, Transforming one of Scotland's Largest Indoor Halls into a Stunning Function Room for the Game's Opening & Closing Ceremony

The 40th edition of the Westfield Health British Transplant Games was held in North Lanarkshire from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July 2017 with over 1000 competitors taking part.

One of the main facilities being utilised for the "Games" was Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility (RRSF). During the "Games" the full size 3G sports pitch was transformed with EFS's specifically manufactured translucent Temp-A-Path and EFS's royal blue marquee-cord event carpet. The venue was then all set to host the opening ceremony and the celebration event bringing the games to a close. The Temp-A-Path was installed in just 7 hours with the carpet being laid in just 8!

"We did our research, tested some products and Temp-A-Path was the best things for us" said Jim Moffatt, NL Leisure's Business Partnership Manager. "We looked at hiring it, but decided to purchase it and we now have the ability to hire it out to other event organisers in Scotland. The decision to purchase Temp-A-Path has opened up a new market for NL leisure. The purchase of the flooring now allows us to offer both RRSF and its 8000 seated football stadium as new event destinations, transforming traditional sports venues into flexible spaces" he concluded.

The flooring is available for re-hire for many events that are held not only in the central area, but also throughout Scotland. NL Leisure and EFS are working in partnership to offer the flooring to event organisers, local authorities or anyone else who needs it installed by EFS's dedicated team!

EFS's translucent Temp-A-Path has been specifically designed to protect the ground for long periods of time without causing any yellowing or other surface damage to the turf or any artificial grass surfaces. NL Leisure opted for the translucent flooring product to ensure protection of any natural grass areas. Translucent Temp-A-Path is able to do this because of its special design which allows light, water and air to access the grounds underneath it. EFS's trials show that no adverse damage is caused to the grass for a minimum of 30 days.


Following the "Games" EFS staff prepared and removed the flooring, including the carpet, in just 8 hours. The carpet was taken away and recycled and Temp-A-Path stored at a custom built facility constructed on the grounds of RRSF.

EFS has put a dedicated, experienced team in place, in Scotland, ready to install and uplift the flooring, working as and when required by NL Leisure; meaning that going forward, Temp-A-Path is available throughout Scotland.

Tags: Event Carpet and Artificial Grass, Temp-A-Path, Sports Hall Protection, Gymnasiums and Sports Complexes

IRONMAN UK

IRONMAN UK

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."

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Marquee and Special Events

Crick Boat Show - Britain's Biggest Inland Waterways Festival

Crick Boat Show - Britain's Biggest Inland Waterways Festival

Posted: Wed, 05 Jul 2017 12:05

Britain's biggest inland waterways festival had a record attendance this year, showcasing everything imaginable for all lovers of Britain's waterways! A marina full of boats, over 290 exhibitors, live music, food, 26,000 visitors, lots of dogs, and more!

EFS Europe was commissioned by the event organiser to floor 2 of the main event marquees with anti-slip Temp-A-Path. 740m2 of flooring was supplied between the 2 marquees including the main VIP arena.

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Exhibitions and Trade Shows

PLANTWORX - A huge event for worldwide construction equipment manufacturers attracting over 14,000 visitors

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.

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Marquee and Special Events, Stadium and Arena Events

Wychwood Family Festival 2017

Wychwood Family Festival 2017

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.

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Wychwood, Marquee and Special Events, Festivals

EFS Europe marks third year at Victoria Park remembrance event

EFS Europe marks third year at Victoria Park remembrance event

Posted: Mon, 14 Nov 2016 14:15

Leicester based event flooring supplier EFS Europe marked its third year in a row supplying the city's Victoria Park remembrance event.

Tags: Event Carpet and Artificial Grass, Temp-A-Path, Historic and Listed Buildings

EFS Europe supports Events and Tents at 2016 School Games

EFS Europe supports Events and Tents at 2016 School Games

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.

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Marquee and Special Events, Hex Road, Gymnasiums and Sports Complexes

EFS Europe Returns to Reading & Leeds Festvials

EFS Europe Returns to Reading & Leeds Festvials

Posted: Thu, 01 Sep 2016 12:09

EFS Europe returned to the Reading & Leeds Festivals this year to once again keep the artist and backstage areas clear and accessible.

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Festivals

EFS Europe supplies historic Krishna Speaks event

EFS Europe supplies historic Krishna Speaks event

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.

Tags: Event Carpet and Artificial Grass, Temp-A-Path, Marquee and Special Events

Download Festival Artists areas kept clear by EFS Europe

Download Festival Artists areas kept clear by EFS Europe

Posted: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:37

Despite a huge amount of rainfall over the show weekend, the artist areas at the 2016 Download Festival were kept easily accessible thanks to the temporary pedestrian access paths installed by EFS Europe.

The company installed over 1,100m2 of its specialist Temp-A-Path product to ensure that the artists could move freely between their dressing rooms and the stage regardless of the conditions, and also to ensure that the natural ground was well protected.

Tags: Temp-A-Path, Festivals

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