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Bury St Edmunds Marks the Start of Busy Winter Season for EFS Europe

Bury St Edmunds Marks the Start of Busy Winter Season for EFS Europe

Posted: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:18

This week sees EFS Europe begin a busy schedule of winter events, starting with one of the UK’s largest and most historic Christmas Markets. Today marks the start of the production build in Bury St Edmunds, the ancient Suffolk market town.

Tags: Historic and Listed Buildings, Winter Fairs and Markets

Twickenham Autumn Internationals Supported by EFS Europe

Twickenham Autumn Internationals Supported by EFS Europe

Posted: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:56

Temporary flooring specialist EFS Europe has once again supported the autumn international fixtures at Twickenham with a combination of its innovative products. The fixtures are a key part of the international Rugby calendar, which this year saw England host New Zealand, South Africa and Samoa.

Tags: Stadium and Arena Events

EFS Supports Largest Ever Victoria Park Remembrance Service

EFS Supports Largest Ever Victoria Park Remembrance Service

Posted: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:30

Leicester's largest ever Remembrance Day service was supported by one of the city's own suppliers. Having won a competitive tender for the contract, EFS Europe were required to supply and install 1,500m2 of its Temp-a-Path™ temporary footpath product, which was used to protect the parks natural ground and provide a safe base for the seated guests.

Tags: Event Carpet and Artificial Grass, Historic and Listed Buildings

EFS Europe Confirm 2014 Historic Christmas Markets

EFS Europe Confirm 2014 Historic Christmas Markets

Posted: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:33

EFS Europe has confirmed that it will once again supply and install its specialist temporary flooring solutions at three of the UK’s most historic Christmas markets.

Tags: Historic and Listed Buildings

EFS Europe Offers £50,000 Land Rover at Showman’s Show

EFS Europe Offers £50,000 Land Rover at Showman’s Show

Posted: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:41

EFS Europe will return to the Marquee Suppliers Pavilion at the 2014 Showman’s Show with another opportunity for one lucky visitor to win a £50,000 Land Rover.

Event Flooring Solutions Announced As A Shortlisted Finalist At Festival Supplier Awards

Posted: Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:14

Event Flooring Solutions has been announced as a shortlisted finalist in the Best Temporary Roadway/Walkway category at the inaugural Festival Supplier Awards. The awards will take place in Newbury on Wednesday 22nd October following the completion of day one at the 2014 Showman’s Show.

Insomnia Festival Chooses EFS for Ricoh Arena Spectacular

Insomnia Festival Chooses EFS for Ricoh Arena Spectacular

Posted: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:47

At the end of August Coventry’s Ricoh Arena hosted Insomnia, the UK’s biggest gaming festival, with Event Flooring Solutions (EFS) installing the base on which the festival was built. The specialist supplier of temporary flooring solutions took a major involvement in the production of the event by laying over 6,000m2 of its products to protect the stadium’s playing surface.

EFS Works with Inaugural Leicester Music Festival

EFS Works with Inaugural Leicester Music Festival

Posted: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:54

The first ever Leicester Music Festival saw locally based supplier EFS supply over 7,000m2 of its temporary flooring solutions. The two-day event, featuring artists including Professor Green and Tinie Tempah, took place at The Welford Road Stadium, home of the Leicester Tigers RUFC.

Hillhead 2014

Hillhead 2014

Posted: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:56

Hillhead is a completely unique event: a trade exhibition for quarry operators and other users of heavy machinery that is held within an actual quarry. The quarry in question provides the name for the event – Hillhead, located in Buxton right in the heart of the Pennine Hills. The show takes up 140,000m2 of the quarry, giving a dynamic but logistically difficult setting for such a large outdoor event.

Tags: Exhibitions and Trade Shows

EFS at Wireless Festival 2014

EFS at Wireless Festival 2014

Posted: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:51

For the first time in its history the 2014 Wireless Festival - headlined by Kanye West, Bruno Mars and Rudimental - was simultaneously split between two sites in London and Birmingham. Relocating from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the London part of Wireless 2014 was held in the famous Finsbury Park, with Birmingham’s Perry Park selected as its counterpart.

Tags: Stadium and Arena Events

EFS at Download 2014

EFS at Download 2014

Posted: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:38

EFS is delighted to have completed its first involvement with the Download Festival. The event, organised by Live Nation, is the largest rock festival in the UK with crowds of over 100,000 flocking to the Donington Racetrack site. This year’s acts included Linkin Park, Rob Zombie and veteran rockers Status Quo.

Tags: Stadium and Arena Events

EFS at Calling Festival, Clapham Common

EFS at Calling Festival, Clapham Common

Posted: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:30

The hugely popular Calling Festival was this year relocated to a new home on London’s Clapham Common. Organised by Live Nation, the 2014 festival saw Aerosmith and Stevie Wonder headline over two consecutive nights.

Leicester Music Festival 2014

Leicester Music Festival 2014

Posted: Mon, 03 Mar 2014 01:03

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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.”

Shambala Festival 2013

Shambala Festival 2013

Posted: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:29

We were appointed by Kambe Events for the third year in succession to provide and install temporary flooring for their festival site and camping areas at Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire. The annual Shambala takes place for 4 days over the August Bank Holiday weekend and has been described by The Independent as "In a nutshell- energetic, playful, bonkers, theatrical, green”.  Over the past 5 years the festival has grown by over one third to some 15,000 visitors and with this year’s event selling completely out well in advance of the dates, it was apparent that in 2013 it would be bigger than ever and as such additional flooring would be required. For general vehicle access both to and around the site we installed 1060m² of Hex Road , this was also used to create a hard standing Bus Park within the grounds of the hall. For the toilets and showers facilities we installed 500m² of Temp-A-Path® in 6 separate locations around the site. Additionally we added a further parking area of 3m by 150m. Jeremy Simpson – Business Development Manager for EFS commented, “The Shambala Festival was one of the first jobs that EFS worked on, it’s fantastic that Kambe Events had faith in us and we were obviously delighted to be appointed as suppliers for the third year. The festival has grown over the years and both of our products offer the flexibility required by organisers” Shambala started well over a decade ago as a motley collection of dreamers, thinkers, artists, radicals and romanticists who decided to get together under the stars over a summer weekend. Their aim -  “to make a place to party, free our minds, lose our hearts, learn, discuss and be inspired and see what is achievable as a community.” Shambala is a space to play, to reinvent, revitalise and then to return to the world fuelled-up on the beauty of being alive. It’s a playground, a realm for wild experimentation and alternative education where unforgettable life skills are shared, learned and put to use.

Temp-A-Path helps the Brits sweep the board at 9th Annual IRONMAN UK

Temp-A-Path helps the Brits sweep the board at 9th Annual IRONMAN UK

Posted: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:10

The organisers of the Ironman UK event in Bolton– now in its ninth year contacted EFS when they need to provided a safe and secure transfer area from the swimming to cycling stages.  We recommended our Temp-A-Path® product as the most suitable product 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 followed by a full marathon!  So it was vital that we made the transition area 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 over 1,600 athletes from around the globe.  British athletes dominated the competition, for the men it was defending champion Dan Halksworth who took the honours whilst in the women’s Lucy Gossage won her first event. 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”.

Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship

Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship

Posted: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:09

We were delighted to have our Temp-a-Path® specified and installed at this exciting annual golfing event. The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship is the leading par 3 golf tournament in the UK and is held at the spectacular Nailcote Hall situated in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside. Now in its 80th year the Championship takes place over four days attracting some of the greatest golf professionals as well as sporting personalities. Working on behalf of Champions UK we were asked to provide and install over 200m² of Temp-a-Path® to protect the grounds of Nailcote Hall for both access around the trade stands as well as temporary walkways within the grounds. The Par 3 event was won by Tommy Fleetwood who took home a cheque for £25,000 with a majestic performance. The crowds enjoyed four days of golfing excellence and celebrity fun as golfing legends, top professionals and stars from sport and entertainment joined in. Hosted by Tony Jacklin CBE pro golfers included;  Ryder Cup legend Sam Torrance OBE and once Masters winner Ian Woosnam OBE along with celebs including Matthew Hoggard MBE, comedian Jasper Carrott OBE, Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman and goalkeeping legends Peter Shilton OBE and Peter Schmeichel MB

Silverstone Grand Prix 2013

Silverstone Grand Prix 2013

Posted: Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:04

Following the previous year’s torrential downpours at this iconic global event, we were asked to provide our Temp-A-Path® to protect the all important sales and merchandising areas within the historic Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit. Working on behalf of Roder Europe we supplied and installed 500m² of green Temp-A-Path® to blend in, protect the grounds and provide a firm footing for the thousands of spectators attending over the 4 days.  The marquee based trade stands attract high footfall and so it was critical for us to provide a safe platform for customers and staff alike.  Our product was installed as pathways in front of the many sales stands. Thankfully the heavy rain from the previous year’s British Grand Prix didn’t re-occur but Temp-A-Path® protected the grass area and was again the ideal solution.

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.”