Posted: Tue, 09 Jul 2019 11:33
Britain's biggest inland waterways festival, now in its 20th year, showcases everything imaginable for all lovers of Britain's waterways! With more than 40 narrowboats, wide-beams, heritage vessels and budget craft on display. In addition to boats on land and water there were chandleries, boatbuilders, marinas, and food and craft stalls at the 2019 Crick Boat Show, Sat May 23 to Mon May 25.
A marina full of boats, almost 300 exhibitors, live music, food, over 25,000 visitors, lots of dogs, and more!
EFS Europe was commissioned by the event organiser to, once again, 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.
Jeremy Simpson, EFS's Managing Director said: 'We were delighted to be invited to supply the flooring again for this year's event. The show is now in its 20th year – it just goes to show how popular boating is in the UK! We hope to work with the event organisers for many more years to come!"
Posted: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 16:17
EFS Europe Secures 3 year contract with Royal Horticultural Society
Event Flooring Solutions (EFS) was commissioned by the Royal Horticultural Society to provide temporary event flooring for this year's event at the magnificent Chatsworth House. This is the second year running that EFS has been selected to provide the flooring for this major event. Having worked successfully with the RHS last year, a 3 year contract has been secured by EFS to act as the flooring contractor for this important event.
At the heart of the site sits the Floral Marquee, home to nurseries, specialist societies and floral design. EFS provided the flooring for this impressive marquee with their Temp-A-Path, a lightweight, robust, interlocking flooring system.
The flooring was installed again this year, to improve accessibility, enhance visitor experience and provide comfortable and safe all weather terrain for the thousands of visitors. The installation took place over 2 days with 7 men working 8 ½ eight hours per day, with the uplift taking the crew the same amount of time. All together, 5700sqm of light grey Temp-A-Path was installed. The Temp-A-Path was laid on top of a Geo-membrane to improve protection to the ground below.
Jeremy Simpson, EFS's Managing Director said: 'We were delighted to work with the Royal Horticultural Society for the second year running. We knew that Temp-A-Path would tick all the boxes; it does what it says on the tin! Thousands of visitors punished the flooring across the 5 days of the event. The product had proven itself time and time again and the organisers knew it would stand up to the anticipated heavy footfall! We supplied the flooring with geo-membrane to further protect the beautiful lawns. We were delighted to be asked to supply the event again, which was another knock out success for the RHS."
The RHS Chatsworth Flower Show offered a thrilling day out that blended tradition with exciting and innovative design. The 5 day show took place from 5 to 9 June with thousands of people flocking to the show.
Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:53
Event Flooring Solution's Hex-Road™ was once again deployed during the RBS Six Nations at the Cardinal Vaughn School playing fields next to Twickenham stadium in order to create vehicular access to the site. The area is used as a temporary car park for major Rugby matches at the venue.
The aerial picture shows the Hex-Road™ adjacent to the North-West corner of the famous stadium, which played host to the 2019 RBS Six Nations tournament.
With the stadium located in a residential area, Hex-Road™ has been used for a number of years to help increase the parking spaces available to match-day visitors.
Hex Road is a heavy duty roadway ideal for instant access and car parking at events & exhibitions, both for access to site prior to set up, as well as throughout the event. Hex Road is a versatile non-metal interlocking system which is suitable for all types of ground and usage – it will protect the ground from long-term damage.
Posted: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:37
Event Flooring Solutions Ltd rolled into Alexandra Palace last month to install 2400sqm of its electric blue Evo Rib Event Cord Carpet for the 5th year running at the prestigious William Hill World Darts Championship.
The 26th World Championship competition, held at Alexandra Palace, is the biggest and best-known tournament in the world attracting a global TV audience over well over 10 million as well as over 50,000 darts-frenzied fans punishing EFS's event carpet over the Christmas and New Year period.
The event took place from 13th December 2018 until 1st January 2019 with EFS's team installing the carpet just one day before the event commenced. Working on behalf of Alexandra Palace, 4 of EFS's crew laid the carpet in 8 hours, an installation that would ordinarily take approximately 3 hours given a straight open space. The crew adhered to a strict deadline, working around the intense timetable, cutting the carpet around the event infrastructure as well as accommodating the throngs of staff who were flat out to get the event set up to the imminent opening ceremony.
EFS Europe supplied 12 rolls of 50m x 4m of the electric blue carpet, which was chosen to match the branding of the title sponsor William Hill. The carpet was installed throughout the main event arena, being fitted around the stage and grandstand areas. The carpet was also installed throughout the main walkways into the venue as well as being supplied for the main stage area where the nail-biting competition took place.
Winning the Championship for a third time with a dominant victory over Michael Smith was Holland's Michael Van Gerwen. The Dutchman opened up four-set leads at 4-0 and 6-2 with a determined Smith unable to work his way back into the contest.
In the first World Championship final since 1983 to feature two players under 30 years of age, Van Gerwen completed a 7-3 triumph to walk away with the £500,000 prize money and the coveted Sid Waddell Trophy.
Speaking on behalf of EFS Europe, Jeremy Simpson, Managing Director said: "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 was a fantastic conclusion to our 2018 business year and on behalf of the entire EFS Europe team, congratulations to Van Gerwen on his stunning performance."
Posted: Thu, 20 Dec 2018 13:27
Brand new for Lichfield is the Winter Wonderland Festival, an exciting Christmas Market held in the city's Beacon Park. Event Flooring Solutions Ltd was delighted to be commissioned by the event organiser to provide temporary pedestrian walkway around the busy festival's entertainment. With thousands of visitors expected to flock to the new event, the organisers turned to EFS to provide a safe walkway solution.
The Lichfield Winter Wonderland is hosting over 40 traders and a 300 square metre ice rink providing plenty of entertainment for all the family. The free-to-enter festival, staged from 14thDecember to 4thJanuary has already seen thousands of visitors putting EFS's Temp-A-Path to the test! 300m x 2m of walkways have been installed around the various attractions and stalls using EFS's lightweight, plastic interlocking flooring system.
Jeremy Simpson, Business Development Manager at EFS Europe Ltd said "We were really pleased to work in partnership with the event organisers to provide the walkways for the event. The brief was to provide anti-slip pedestrian walkways around the festival's attractions to protect the ground to prevent the event becoming a quagmire should the weather be inclement. This is a fabulous new event for the people of Lichfield to enjoy and EFS Europe Ltd was delighted to be involved."
Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 15:06
EFS Europe was honoured to be invited to provide temporary pedestrian walkway for the 'Shrouds of the Somme' First World War commemorative event at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; 8th to 18th November.
72,396 shrouded figures all created by one man were on display, for the first and only time. Each figure represented a British Commonwealth serviceman killed at the Somme with no known grave, many of whose bodies were never recovered from the battlefields. The incredible art installation was created by artist Rob Heard. For the past five years – with barely a day off - Rob has been hand-sewing calico shrouds and binding them over small figures. It has taken him 13,000 hours and around 1.6 million stitches.
BBC's Dan Show said: "This was the most remarkable First World War commemoration ever seen."
Jeremy Simpson, EFS Europe's Business Development Manager said: 'We felt very privileged to be asked to be part of this event. It was a once in a life opportunity for people to pay their respects to the fallen. To see the scale of the installation certainly brought home the devastating effects of the Great War and those who lost their lives.'
EFS Europe installed 428m x 2.8m of linear walkway around the installation using their modular flooring system, Temp-A-Path. The pedestrian walkway ran from the main marquee, around the installation, to the viewing platform, and back around the 72, 396 figures to the event exit point.
Posted: Tue, 18 Dec 2018 14:39
Lincoln Castle's new and enchanting Christmas Emporium opened on Saturday, December 15th with a spectacular Victorian inspired light show forming the centre of this brand new event. Event Flooring Solutions Ltd was thrilled to be asked to supply its Temp-A-Path flooring system, deployed within the medieval walls of Lincoln Castle.
The event, held from 15th to 22nd December, required 3600sqm of Temp-A-Path to be installed to safeguard the castle's grounds from the huge number of anticipated visitors. Temp-A-Path was selected due to its lightweight nature and the ability to install it within the confines of the medieval walls. With vehicle access being limited, it was essential that the flooring could be manoeuvred into situ by hand. Temp-A-Path was also selected due to its anti-slip properties; another essential factor given the Great British weather!
Designed to delight visitors of all ages, the event is expected to attract tens of thousands of Christmas revellers. The light show, repeated throughout the evening, is being complimented by Christmas stalls, a cosy tipi bar, locally sourced food and drink and Santa himself.
Castle Manager, Kimberley Vickers said "The event is attracting interest from as far away as Australia! It really looks set to be something very special."
Speaking about the event, EFS Europe's Business Development Manager said:
"With Temp-A-Path already used at Lincoln Christmas Market, the product had proven itself time and time again and the organisers knew it would stand up to the anticipated heavy footfall! We supplied the flooring with geo-membrane to further protect the beautiful lawns. We were delighted to be asked to supply the event, which looks set to be another knock out success for the city."
Posted: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:20
For the first time this year, the St Albans Christmas Market, from 30th November to 22nd December is being hosted within the Meraki Christmas Festival. Event Flooring Solutions Ltd was delighted to be invited to provide the flooring for the event. The Meraki Christmas Market held from 8th to 22nd December also made use of EFS's event flooring.
The Meraki Christmas Market is hosting over 40 German-Style wooden chalets for thousands of die-hard Christmas shoppers who will be punishing EFS's Temp-A-Path for over 2 weeks. 200sqm of EFS's light-grey Temp-A-Path has been installed within the walled Cathedral Gardens to protect the footpaths to the chalets and also to protect the prestigious lawns. Due to the lightweight nature of Temp-A-Path, this meant the flooring could be delivered to the site by hand; essential as vehicle access is impossible! In the Front Meadow, 1600sqm of Temp-A-Path has been installed around Verulamium Park to protect the ground around the funfair, fire pit bar, skating rink and more! As such, these installations are a terrific test of both product and service quality.
St Albans' formerly troubled Christmas Market has been completely revamped by the new organisers of the popular Meraki Festival for this year's festivities. Overhauling the operation, Meraki Festival is offering a host of new activities to transform the city into a wonderful winter wonderland.
Meraki Festival founder Kerry Marks said: "We are unbelievably excited about bringing a wonderland style Christmas event to St Albans. Our event will be packed full of festive experiences and the beauty of Christmas. We cannot wait to welcome you all."
Jeremy Simpson, Business Development Manager at EFS Europe Ltd said "We were thrilled to be invited to supply the Meraki Christmas Festival this year. We have been talking to the organisers about this exciting new venture since September. The event already looks to be a tremendous success and we are delighted to add it to our prestigious event calendar."
Event Flooring Solutions is certainly not on the naughty list this year with Lincoln Christmas Market Organisers!
Posted: Thu, 06 Dec 2018 11:50
With over 250,000 visitors, Lincoln Christmas Market is one of the biggest Christmas markets in Europe and Event Flooring Solutions has been involved in the festivities for the last 5 years. This year, over 2,500m² of EFS's Temp-A-Path™ was installed within the historic city centre. The flooring, designed and manufactured by EFS, was supplied to protect the grounds within the castle from the massive crowds of visitors over the event's 4-day duration and also critically during the site construction and dismantling.
Due to the surface ground being naturally wet, EFS's Geo-membrane product was also installed beneath the Temp-A-Path™, helping to protect the ground from frost.
Lincoln Christmas Market organisers chose EFS's Temp-A-Path™ due to its lightweight nature, and the product could be easily navigated within the Cathedral walls. 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. Temp-A-Path™ was also used to protect the grassed areas, reducing the cost of post-event clean up and maintenance. The product was also selected due to its anti-slip properties and its ability allow drainage of any excess water.
EFS Europe's Business Development Manager, Jeremy Simpson, said: "Lincoln has grown consistently and we are delighted to have the event as a regular feature on our own event calendar. The fact that our products are made from lightweight plastic and the installation is done by hand means the risk of causing any damage to the Hallowed castle lawns is greatly reduced. These factors have played an important part in why Temp-A-Path™ has been selected to provide the temporary flooring year-on-year."
Posted: Thu, 22 Nov 2018 13:20
Festive pop-up playground 'Winterville' is back at Clapham Common and EFS Europe was as pleased as Punch to be asked to supply the temporary flooring for the event once again.
Yuletide thrill seekers can frolic to their heart's content with more Christmas activities than you can shake a snow globe at. There's a street feast, plonk golf, a backyard cinema, an ice rink, a Christmas market and even Mexican wrestling in the mix.
EFS has supplied 1100sqm of Temp-A-Path in Christmas green to keep the happy party-goes safe around the fairground areas. The lightweight, interlocking modular flooring system, ideal for creating instant pedestrian walkways, has been installed around the many rides. Adrenaline crazed revellers can get their kicks on the Big Wheel, the Dodgems, Flying Dumbos, a Ghost Train and the Crazy Mouse as well as lots of rides for the little ones.
The Christmas event, which will take over Clapham Common for five-and-a-half weeks this winter, is expected to attract 250,000 people. That's around half a million feet pounding EFS's Temp-A-Path for over a month.
EFS's Business Development Manager said: Winterville's organisers chose Temp-A-Path because it is so strong. Even though it's lightweight and quick to deploy, they knew it would stand the serious pounding it was going to receive over the weeks. Our flooring has been used by the organiser's at BBC's Proms in the Park, so they knew it would stand up to the job. Anti-Slip Temp-A-Path has been installed around the fairground rides to keep the merrymakers safe and the rides mud-free!'
Posted: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 13:02
The award winning Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre, held on 22 to 25 November 2018, is now in its sixteenth year and continues to thrive in popularity. EFS Europe have been supplying temporary flooring for the event for the last five years, witnessing more and more Christmas revellers flocking to enjoy the festive atmosphere.
With over 300 stalls situated all around the historic Georgian town centre, the market is the focal point of the local festivities with EFS's event flooring providing safe pedestrian access for the 1000s of visitors.
Over the recent years, the event has expanded by over 30% with the organisers needing 2,600m2 (an increase of 100m2 on last year) of EFS Temp-a-Path plastic flooring to protect the city's Cathedral grounds. The flooring is also used as pedestrian pathway around the hundreds of stalls ensuring safe and easy accessibility for all, including those navigating the event with buggies, prams and wheelchairs.
Bury St Edmund's event organisers chose EFS's Temp-a-Path due to its lightweight nature and its zero impact on the historic town centre environment. 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. Temp-a-Path is also used to protect grassed areas, reducing the cost of post-event clean up and maintenance.
Speaking about the event, EFS Europe Business Development Manager Jeremy Simpson said:
"The Bury St Edmunds Christmas Market has become a regular fixture on our own event calendar. The location presents its own unique challenge, but by using Temp-a-Path the organisers have been able to grow in size without having to worry about how to protect the beautiful Georgian town's site surfaces. We were delighted to be involved again this year."
Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:40
EFS Europe marked its 5th year in a row supplying this year's Leicester City Victoria Park Remembrance Event with Temp-A-Path. This year marked the 100th Anniversary of the Great War on this very special Armistice Day. Thousands of people from all over Leicestershire and beyond came together to pay tribute to those that lost their lives during Service. A parade made up of members of the armed forces, veterans and cadets marched from De Montfort Hall, along Centenary Walk to the Arch of Remembrance shortly before the service started.
The 2018 service utilised over 2800m2 (an increase from 2000 m2 last year) of EFS'sTemp-A-Path to create clean and clear access for the invited guests and visitors, including Sir David Attenborough. The lightweight, interlocking plastic flooring system also provided a stable base for the thousands of chairs set out to accommodate the congregation.
In addition to Temp-A-Path, EFS Europe also supplied and installed 3 rolls of 3m x 30m of its high-quality Podium Flat carpet in a mahogany finish. The carpet was used to create a walkway from the seating area to the war memorial itself, providing guests with well-presented access to lay wreaths and pay their respects. The carpet was also used to cover the podium upon which a lone trumpeter played the last post. The carpet was installed with a protective plastic top-cover that remained in place until the last minute, ensuring the carpet was in pristine condition for the start of the event.
Installation of the Temp-A-Path took place on Saturday 10th November, with the carpet being laid on the early Sunday morning. The uplift was done immediately after the service concluded on Sunday 11th November in the afternoon.
EFS Europe's Business Development Manager, Jeremy Simpson said:
"I've said many times before that despite working across the UK, supplying events in our home city is always special. This year was very poignant as people across the county remembered the fallen at this WWI Centenary event. The Victoria Park remembrance service has become an integral part of the city's own calendar and to be involved again this year certainly made us feel very much a part of the county's culture." He said. "Lest we forget." He concluded.
Posted: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:35
Britain's largest outdoor classical music festival, Proms in the Park, saw EFS Europe install its temporary pedestrian flooring, Temp-A-Path, once again this year. Read More »
Posted: Wed, 26 Sep 2018 11:53
With the new university semester upon us, EFS Europe was on hand, once again, at Nottingham University's Clifton Campus to help with the influx of new students. Read More »
Posted: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 11:36
There were certainly no slip-ups for any of the artists and performers at Leeds & Reading Festival this year. EFS Europe returned to the Festivals to once again keep the artist and backstage areas mud free – a good job considering the rain!
Headlining the iconic festivals this year were Kings of Leon, Fall Out Boy, The Kooks, Kendrick Lamar and N.E.R.D.
EFS installed over 1,000m2 of its British Racing Green 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, of which there were 22 at each site in 2018.
Both festivals have increased the use of EFS Europe's Temp-A-Path in the last four 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.
EFS Europe Business Development Manager Jeremy Simpson said:
"We're delighted to have increased our work with Festival Republic over the last four years and we're really proud of how well the products have performed at both sites. Both the Reading and Leeds Festivals are significant parts of the British summer festival season and to play a part in them is a great marker for our company."
Posted: Fri, 03 Aug 2018 12:39
As part of the European Championships Glasgow 2018, eight days of free family fun are taking place at StrathclydeCountryPark in August.
To support the event, EFS have supplied 388 linear metres of 2 metre pathways around the marquees and toilet areas. In 2017, NL Leisure purchased 7500sqm of EFS's translucent Temp-A-Path and the flooring is available for re-hire for any event throughout Scotland. EFS have put in place, a dedicated team, ready to install and uplift the flooring, as and when required. So, Temp-A-Path and EFS's team are available throughout Scotland!
EFS's Scottish crew installed the Temp-A-Path at StrathclydePark on behalf of North Lanarkshire's Leisure & Culture department.
Go Live! In the Park is celebrating the 250th anniversary of the circus in Scotland with jugglers, clowns, circus skills workshops and Scotland's largest flying trapeze!
"Strathclyde Park is the place to be for great family days out over the eight days in August," said North Lanarkshire Provost Jean Jones. "We're bringing the fun of the circus to Motherwell, with the chance to experience Scotland's largest flying trapeze, standing at an amazing 10 metres high" she continued.
Jeremy Simpson, EFS's Business Development Manager said "We were really pleased to support this important event with our Scottish stock. It's a major foot forward for EFS to have 7500sqm of Temp-A-Path and a crew in Scotland, meaning we can service any event in the region really competitively."
Go Live! In the Park takes place from 2 - 5 and 9 - 12 August, each of the days of the rowing and triathlon competitions.
Posted: Thu, 02 Aug 2018 12:16
Media Structures transform their new head office with the help of EFS Europe Ltd Read More »
Posted: Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:43
British athletes dominated the Bolton Ironman competition this year, assisted of course by EFS's Temp-A-Path! For the men, Joe Skipper finally topped the IRONMAN UK podium, whilst Lucy Gossage's domination of this event continued as she won her fifth and perhaps final IRONMAN UK title before retirement.
The organisers of the Ironman UK event – now in its 14th year contacted EFS when they needed to provided a safe and secure transfer area from the swimming to cycling stages. We recommended Temp-A-Path® 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. 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. Dubbed one of the UK's friendliest towns, Bolton has something for everyone in the IRONMAN family. Athletes can take a nature walk with the kids, go shopping, and dine in cozy pubs and restaurants as they prepare for race day - EFS were delighted to be involved and to see great performances from these talented athletes."
Posted: Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:13
Event Flooring Solutions were commissioned by the Royal Horticultural Society to provide temporary event flooring for this year's event at the prestigious Chatsworth House. At the heart of the site sat the interpretation of Joseph Paxton's Great Conservatory, flanked either side by the Cavendish and the Devonshire Floral Marquees, which were home to nurseries, specialist societies and floral design. EFS provided the flooring for each of these marquees with their Temp-A-Path flooring system.
The flooring was installed this year for the first time, to improve accessibility within the two marquees. The installation took place over 2 days with 7 men working 8 ½ eight hours per day, with the uplift taking the crew the same amount of time. All together, 5700sqm of light grey Temp-A-Path was installed; 3300sqm in the larger Devonshire marquee and 2400sqm in the Cavendish. The Temp-A-Path was laid on top of a Geo-membrane to improve protection to the ground below.
Adam Walker, Operations Assistant for the Chatsworth Flower Show said: 'Just thought I'd pass on this snippet from our feedback summary from the first day: Brilliant flooring of large marquees with all stalls – very easy to walk on and if it does rain it will be great.'
Jeremy Simpson, EFS's Business Development Manager said: 'We were delighted to work with the Royal Horticultural Society for the first time and the contract was a major coup for us. We knew that Temp-A-Path would tick all the boxes, it does what it says on the tin!'
The RHS Chatsworth Flower Show offered a thrilling day out that blended tradition with exciting and innovative design. The 5 day show took place from 6 to 10 June with thousands of people flocking to the show.
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."
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