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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.”

EFS Raise the Stakes at the Wembley World Poker Tournament

EFS Raise the Stakes at the Wembley World Poker Tournament

Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:45

Following the recent England-Ireland football friendly at the iconic Wembley Stadium, EFS were asked to provide protective covering and carpeting for the "hallowed turf".

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Wychwood Festival 2013

Wychwood Festival 2013

Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:44

Working on behalf of Tribe Festivals Ltd, EFS were pleased to supply their Temp-A-Path Flooring Solution. Now in its ninth year the annual Wychwood Festival is known for its family friendly atmosphere and has been nominated Best Family Festival in the UK Festival Awards every year. EFS selected the following products from their range to support the festival: Temp-A-Path with 920m² used for pathways, pedestrian walkways and flooring within the bar areas This Years Festival ran from the 31st May to 2nd June with The Human League, Bill Bailey, Soul II Soul, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Kate Nash, Toploader, Dreadzone, The Beat, Sam Lee, Moulettes, Eddie & The Hotrods, John Otway, Caravan Palace, all performing.

A Carpet for all Seasons – even the English Summer!

A Carpet for all Seasons – even the English Summer!

Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:10

During the year we are asked for many different outdoor solutions and most recently this has included a carpet. The Royal Borough of Kensington organises a summer season of operas within Holland Park. Opera Holland Park is a summer Opera Company which produces an annual season of opera performances staged under a temporary canopy in Kensington’s Holland Park. This year’s events feature 5 operas including Puccini’s famous Madame Butterfly as well as a classic film season from The Luna Cinema Company. Each of these summer events attract several thousand visitors to the grandstand and general seating areas. EFS were asked to provide and install a range of carpets for the grandstands, stairs and outdoor decking areas. Recognising the traits of a typical English summer we were able to supply and fit carpets for both the indoor and outdoor areas. We selected our Podium flat velour carpet for over 1,200m² of indoor grandstands, stairways and associated areas. For the tricky part of the outdoor decking area we supplied and laid over 600m² of EFS Club stud backed carpet , This specifically designed product has a built in stud design which allows rainwater to simply drain away providing a constant and comfortable safe flooring. As a new project for EPS, we were delighted to provide assistance and make use of some of our special carpets. With recent English Summers we know that our Club carpet will look good no matter whatever the weather!

EFS Carpets – Creating Extra Income for Leicestershire County Cricket Club

EFS Carpets – Creating Extra Income for Leicestershire County Cricket Club

Posted: Sat, 01 Jun 2013 14:04

Alongside every sporting success at the ground, it’s vital to maximise your revenues from every possible on-site opportunity. Leicestershire County Cricket (LCC) recognised this and were keen to add turnover from their already busy match day revenues, asking EFS for assistance. Given the noise restrictions imposed by the City council (marquees on the famous Grace Road ground were out of the question) but as a central location within the city with ample parking and entertainment facilities, LCC were keen to take advantage of this ideal venue for the corporate market. The indoor cricket school provided the ideal solution but due to its importance for the club as a practice area, the specialist cricket flooring needed total protection. EFS recommended Club Gel backed carpet in a bespoke colour to both protect the training surface whilst also providing a warm comfortable surface for the new corporate clients. Given the high footfall, table and chair legs along with stiletto heels, EFS Club Gel Backed carpet protected the indoor flooring and took less than 2 hours to roll out and complete the dramatic transformation. The Club Gel Carpet is now stored away at Leicestershire and ready to roll out for the next big event at Grace Road. Jeremy Simpson – EFS Business Development Manager commented, “Every year our clients ask us how they can make better use of their facilities without damaging their existing flooring”. “Our range of Club carpets provide the perfect solution and have allowed schools, sports halls and sports clubs to make better use of their space and increase their revenues.”

Ayrton Senna Tribute Floored By EFS At Donington Historic Festival

Ayrton Senna Tribute Floored By EFS At Donington Historic Festival

Posted: Sat, 11 May 2013 11:14

Working on behalf of Gl Events Owen Brown at Donington Historic Festival (May 3rd-5th) Event Flooring Solutions floored Structures with their Temp-A-Path Flooring to house 3 of Ayrton Senna’s car’s along with a selection of memorabilia in the Paddock for on-track demonstrations of cars which played a significant role in the career of the late triple World Champion. * From F3 to F1...

In 1982 Ayrton Senna won the British and European F2000 Championships, and was rewarded with a drive in the season-end F3 race in a Ralt RT3. He famously won the race, and that very RT3 was demonstrated on the track at the Donington Historic Festival. During his F3 Championship-winning season in 1983, Senna enjoyed his first-ever drive in an F1 car, testing Keke Rosberg’s Monaco GP-winning Williams-Cosworth FW08C at Donington Park. That very same FW08C was a star feature of the Donington Collection, and this important machine came out of the museum specially for the Festival. As a result of his impressive F1 tests in 1983, Senna moved into Grand Prix racing full-time in 1984, and his first Formula One race car - the famous 1984 Toleman TG-184-02 Hart turbo - was also displayed at the Festival. This is the car that Senna drove to a spectacular second place in the 1984 Monaco GP, overtaking Alain Prost for the lead but being robbed of his first Grand Prix win when heavy rain stopped the race the following lap. Also on display was the 1986 JPS Lotus Renault Turbo in which Senna won the US GP at Detroit. The young Brazilian started the race in pole position, but tyre problems saw him initially fall back to eighth place, with the race lead changing hands six times between five drivers before – equipped with fresh tyres – Senna carved his way through the field to take victory.

EFS Raise the Six Nations Cup at LAMMA 2013

EFS Raise the Six Nations Cup at LAMMA 2013

Posted: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:03

After successfully installing their roadway, pathway and carpets for Lamma 2013, Jeremy Simpson - Business Development Manager of Event Flooring Solutions was delighted to be given the opportunity to lift the RDS 6 Nations Cup. Having installed the Temp-A-Path product around the RBS stand it was a fitting celebration for the company and their team of installers. EFS Business Development Manager and lifelong rugby fan Jeremy Simpson said "This is the closest I'll ever get to lift this magnificent trophy." He added, "thanks to our teamwork EFS installed 5500m² of temporary flooring solutions with no penalties or rucks!?" EFS's Hex Road will once again, be back at Twickenham for the start of The Six Nations Cup In February

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A Golden moment for EFS at the 2012 London Olympics

A Golden moment for EFS at the 2012 London Olympics

Posted: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:38

For Event Flooring Solutions (EFS) the highest point of 2012 was being asked to provide product for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Working for Nussli, EFS were asked to manufacture, install and up-lift portable flooring for use at Boxhill in Surrey as a part of the Men’s Cycling Road Race. EPS Temp-A-Path  was selected as the most practical and cost effective product and by removing the EFS logo from the tool they were able to quickly produce new product to the Olympic non branded specifications. As this was a new production run EFS were also able to change the colour to light grey in order to reduce the expansion of the tiles in direct sunlight. Working to very tight deadlines bespoke Temp-A-Path  was manufactured by EFS in the UK and installed by EFS staff at a number of locations around the Boxhill site. The product was used for disability access in and around tented areas and portable toilets, given the previous weeks’ constant rain it provided a safe and secure solution for this event. Jeremy Simpson, Business Development Business Development Manager commented “It was fantastic for EFS as a newly formed company to have supplied this prestigious contract with our own product in our first year of trading.” He added “sadly there were no GB Gold’s at this event – but as a company we certainly felt like real winners.”

Postpone or Cancel? Not an option for your Daughter’s Wedding!

Postpone or Cancel? Not an option for your Daughter’s Wedding!

Posted: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:21

Late December’s wet weather caused many high profile events to be cancelled but not for a special wedding in Leicestershire. Event Flooring Solutions (EFS) were tasked to ensure that a wonderful wedding and reception took place no matter whatever the weather. Working with GL Events EFS quickly visited the sited for a survey to assess the topography and overall logistics involved – the brief was simple “This wedding has to take place – failure is not an option!” The on site survey showed that access was critical, the field was located along a narrow country drive which meant un-loading from normal transport onto smaller vehicles and by hand. EFS organised lighter vehicles and forklifts to provide the ideal access to the site co-ordinated by EFS staff. Initially the key criteria was to provide access across the field for the support staff of GL Events to unload the marquee structure and support facilities. Additionally vehicular access was essential for the suppliers and sub contractors to construct and service the wedding marquee, finally given the wet weather access and parking for the guests was requested. For this essential work EFS staff installed 1100m² of their Hex Road product - light, flexible and able to allow for heavy loads, this was ideal for both site access and protection of the ground beneath, also allowing an ideal work platform for support staff and vehicle standing. Hex Road was also used around the site as access to on site parking, given the flexibility of Hex Road EFS were able to install additional spurs off the main road way to provide and maximise the number of parking spaces available. As the continued heavy rain fell and with several last minute urgent phone calls, it quickly became apparent that additional protection was required for the field in which the cars were parked. Given that this was the “Friday before Christmas” and new stock was required on site, EFS managed to arrange for several small vehicles to collect and deliver new product direct to the site. EFS staff were contacted and arrived on site in time to install 700m² of their Temp-A-Road product to in-fill and provide a firm parking area within the road spurs. As a final touch, EFS arranged for both the Hex Road and Temp-A-Road to be cleaned using mechanical sweepers and individual jet washing from mobile bowsers with on-site staff. This beautiful event took place with no hitches from the weather and thanks to EFS they were able to “Spare the bride’s blushes”!

LAMMA 2013

LAMMA 2013

Posted: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:20

As the leading specialists in portable flooring, Event Flooring Solutions (EFS) supplied and installed their complete range of flooring solutions for the UK's leading agricultural machinery, equipment and farm services show - LAMMA at Newark this year. More than 4,500m² of Hex Road was installed as extra internal roadways linking the marquees to the main walkways whilst also providing hard standing areas around the site. Additionally – in excess of 1,000m² of the specialist Temp-A-Path® flooring was provided and installed as a hard standing area and walkway around stands for customers such as, Claas, John Deere and Nat West. Finally EFS provided exhibition carpeting – for more than 70 stands – both indoors and outside.

Lincoln Christmas Market 2012

Lincoln Christmas Market 2012

Posted: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 13:50

Once again we were asked to provide and install temporary walkways and hard standing areas for the annual Lincoln Christmas market. Having designed the layout for the market several years ago, we are always delighted to be asked to undertake this exciting festive project. As a national heritage site it is critical that due care, attention and diligence is paid to the surrounding areas both within the Castle grounds and also the neighbouring gardens. We selected EFS Temp-A-Path® as the ideal solution for this bespoke installation within the selected areas, protecting the grounds of this historical site and allowing access for pedestrians and vehicles alike. Site installation details for the Temp-A-Path® product are as follows:- • Within the Castle grounds, we supplied and installed 2,300m² which protected the lawned area and also provided a walkway to other venues. • For the insides of the sales marquees in the surrounding Gardens we installed 360m² • Additionally we laid 500m² around the surrounding areas as temporary walkways. With over 250,000 people attending the Christmas Market over 4 days in December, Lincoln is regarded as the largest Christmas event of its kind.

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre 2012

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre 2012

Posted: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 14:39

For this year’s annual medieval Christmas market we were asked by Dakin Events to provide protective flooring for both inside and outside of the Castle keep. Our products offered protection for the grounds and lawns whilst also providing safe walkways throughout the site. For the build up of the marquees and general access areas we supplied and installed 500m² of Hex Road – this was largely outside of the Castle Keep. Whilst within the Castle walls, for the stallholders, entertainers and visitors, we supplied and installed 1,400m² of our Temp-A-Path® product. The annual Medieval Christmas Fayre in Ludlow is described as the best medieval show in the land with over 100 stalls selling seasonal gifts with a distinct medieval flavour. This year’s weekend event attracted more music, minstrels, merriment and mirth than ever before and was certainly a great treat for all of the family, set within the glorious grounds of the medieval Ludlow Castle.

Bury St Edmunds 2012

Bury St Edmunds 2012

Posted: Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:06

We were delighted to be awarded for the second year running the contract to provide a solution for the 9th annual Christmas Fayre in Bury St Edmunds. The tourist office (part of the borough council), contacted us with regards to protecting the historic lawns and gardens, providing floor areas for stalls and entertainers, whilst working under severe time parameters. Temp-A-Path® was selected as the most practical and versatile product for installation and uplift. In total 1,700m² of the product was installed protecting the grass from pedestrian foot fall and trade stands. The time issues were critical for the council given that the location was within the Abbey walls on the lawns and gardens where no mechanical trucks or forklifts were allowed. The lorry had to be manually unloaded by 6 am, with the stock then transported on pallet trucks across the main road and into the gardens prior to the daily rush hour. For the uplift of Temp-A-Path® , the team started work at 9pm and, with the assistance of floodlights, working through the night they managed to have the return lorry Loaded and sent away by 6am. Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre has non-stop entertainment for three days with many different groups, schools and charities performing. The Christmas Fayre is now famous for its entertainment. With two stages, children’s entertainment and street entertainers, there is something for everyone.

Remembrance Sunday in Leicester

Remembrance Sunday in Leicester

Posted: Wed, 21 Nov 2012

EFS were proud to work, on behalf of the Leicester Mayor’s office to supply and install over 1,000m² of Temp-A-Path® for the remembrance service at the War Memorial in Leicester’s Victoria Park. Following an on site meeting earlier in the year, EFS were able to design the optimum fit for the service and wreath laying. It enabled the best use of Temp-A-Path to be laid within the area provided. Temp-A-Path® was selected from the bidding process as being the most cost effective and flexible product available for this event. The key objectives were to provide a safe platform for the service as well as protecting the memorial gardens and grounds. With over 3,500 participants attending hymns and prayers were sang and said with proud veterans standing shoulder to shoulder with young cadets under a brilliant blue sky to pay their respects to fallen soldiers.

EFS Provides Flooring for the 2012 ATP Tennis Finals

EFS Provides Flooring for the 2012 ATP Tennis Finals

Posted: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 01:32

For the second year running EFS were appointed by Ignite Music & Entertainment Ltd to supply and fit the flooring area within the Player’s Hospitality area at the recent 2012 ATP Tennis Tournament in London’s O2 Arena. This event is the biggest indoor tennis tournament in the world featuring Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and a wealth of other stars. The project involved laying wood effect vinyl in both the Players lounge and restaurant sections. This technically challenging work involved bonding the vinyl to the plywood flooring and cutting around many pillars to the precise design supplied. The work was completed over 2 days to enable the fit out to take place. Jeremy Simpson – Business Development Manager for EFS commented, ”Following our initial work with Ignite in 2011 it was great to be re-awarded the contact for 2012 for this prestigious tournament and iconic venue. As a company we have grown significantly during our first year and repeat business like this proves that we have the products and service that the market expects and requires.”

Illuminating York

Illuminating York

Posted: Wed, 07 Nov 2012 12:43

Working on behalf of Bright White Ltd, Event Flooring Solutions (EFS) have provided temporary flooring for the Illuminating York Festival. The festival runs Wednesday 31 October until Saturday 3 November. EFS created a working pad for an articulated lorry using 130m² of their Hex Road product along with providing temporary walkways and disabled access areas throughout the museum grounds using 400m² of Temp-A-Path® .  Both products provide ideal safe flooring environments which also providing ideal protection for the grounds themselves. EFS Business Development Manager Jeremy Simpson commented “This is a new project for us and we are delighted that our products were chosen.” He added “This is the start of a busy few months for EFS and we look forward to more diverse opportunities for our product range”. This will be York’s largest Illuminating York Festival yet, with comedian Vic Reeves given a free reign to unleash his absurd and magical creations in the centre of York. Last year’s event saw 60,000 people flock to the festival, and as well as three large scale projections, the botanical gardens will also be brought to magical life using innovative lighting around trees and plants. The York Museum Gardens have been transformed into a ten acre magical wonderland for the return of Illuminating York.  Where the old world meets new, as the hauntingly beautiful ruins of St Mary’s Abbey, the stunning facade of the Yorkshire Museum and part of the City Walls provide the backgrounds to three large scale cutting edge projections.

Future Christmas Markets booked for 2012

Future Christmas Markets booked for 2012

Posted: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:16

Lincoln Market At Lincoln Christmas market last year, we laid over 2,500m² of Temp-A-Path® to protect the grounds within the castle from the high footfall over the 4 days of the event and also critically during the site construction and dis-mantling. Ludlow Fayre We were asked to provide both our Temp-A-Path® and Hex Road products for last years event at Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre in Shropshire. Bury St Edmunds For last years event, we laid 1,400m² of Temp-A-Path® for the stalls and entertainers as well as protecting the historic gardens. Christmas Ice Rinks Our club gel-backed heavy duty carpet is being used at over 30 outdoor Ice Rinks all over the UK this Christmas

Moseley Folk Festival

Posted: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:14

We were approached by the organisers of this 3 day festival to create temporary pedestrian access to the park in South Birmingham. With rain forecast for 2 of the days it was vital to protect the grounds and provide a safe access road.  EFS staff installed 100m² of Temp-A-Path® . The festival featured the return of Echo and the Bunnymen and was a sell out for the 3 days with thousands of delighted festival goers.

Kensington Roof Gardens

Kensington Roof Gardens

Posted: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:14

For a private party at this iconic and unique location on the rooftop of the old Barkers store in High Street Kensington, Evolve Events asked us to supply and fit a white carpet on top of the existing carpeted areas.  Being pure white the carpet also had to be protected after installation and prior to the party to allow contractors to access and work on the party build up. We supplied our White Podium Flat carpet with a polythene protection layer attached; this carpet was then stuck to the existing carpet using our EFS lock lift tape. Access to the location and then to the roof top itself is challenging but we were delighted with the results.