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An Enchanting Christmas for EFS Europe at Kew Gardens

An Enchanting Christmas for EFS Europe at Kew Gardens

Posted: Fri, 07 Jan 2022 11:14

The magical Christmas winter wonderland at Kew Gardens is now in its 9th year. Thousands of festive revellers are enjoying the yuletide season at Kew's spellbinding winter trail which lights up the evening skies from 17thNovember to 9th January with over one million lights on display.

Via EFS's temporary pathways, visitors can journey through the annual after-dark festivities with family and friends, as they discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections, and trees drenched in jewel-like colours on their way to the panoramic Palm House light display.

This is the third time EFS has been commissioned by Kew Gardens to provide the pedestrian flooring for this very special event. 2200 sqm of Temp-A-Path was installed, with the install taking just two and half days. Walkways were created so event goers can journey through the mesmerising flickering flames in the Fire Garden, spot larger-than-life illuminations and say hello to Father Christmas along the way.

The EFS team also created including a 775smq catering pod with its Temp-A-Path flooring where delicious independent street food vendors are offering tasty festive delights, from hot food and sweet treats to spiced winter warmers and hot chocolate.

Jeremy Simpson, EFS's Managing Director said: "We were delighted to be asked to work with Kew Gardens again on this very special event. Thousands of visitors are relying on the temporary walkways to get them around the event safely and enabling them to adhere to social distancing regulations. Our team will uplift the flooring when the event has concluded, returning the gardens back to their normal glory."

Tags: Temp-A-Path

The Magic of Lincoln Christmas Market Returns with EFS Europe

The Magic of Lincoln Christmas Market Returns with EFS Europe

Posted: Fri, 10 Dec 2021 09:55

The Lincoln Christmas Market 2021 was from Thursday to Sunday, 2nd to 5th December, throughout the day and into the night.

The award-winning market, now in its 39th year (since 1982) is one of the oldest and most popular markets around. With over a quarter of a million visitors, it is one of the biggest Christmas markets in Europe and EFS Europe has been involved in the festivities for 7 years.

Over 250 market stalls lined the streets around the city's stunning Castle, whilst twinkling lights lead visitors through Castle Square to Victorian themed traders selling a wide range of festive food and drinks alongside handmade crafts and stocking fillers; all of which is wrapped up in a friendly welcome.

This year, over 2,400m² 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 natural ground being wet already, EFS Europe also fitted its geo-membrane product beneath the Temp-A-Path, which helped to protect the ground from frost. The two-day build started on the 30th November with several vehicles used to deliver stock to the city centre before hand-trolleys were used to deploy pallets across the site. Forklifts were also used to take pallets in to Lincoln Castle, where the Temp-A-Path is used to protect the medieval buildings ancient surface.

Following the end of the event, a two-day uplift was undertaken to remove the flooring and return the city to normal.

EFS Europe's Managing Director, Jeremy Simpson said: "Lincoln has grown consistently and is one of the most sensitive sites we work on, so extra special care is taken when we work in and around the city's historic buildings. The fact that our products are made from lightweight plastic and the installation is done by hand means that the risk of causing any damage is greatly reduced. These factors have played an important part in why we are selected to provide the temporary flooring year-on-year. The Christmas Market gives visitors and residents a truly festive experience, with a traditional, high quality event for all the family."

Tags: Temp-A-Path

Lest We Forget….EFS Europe Pays Respects on Remembrance Sunday

Lest We Forget….EFS Europe Pays Respects on Remembrance Sunday

Posted: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 15:14

The people of Leicester attended the annual Remembrance Day service on 14th November to honour members of the armed forces who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Military leaders, official dignitaries and representatives from different faiths gathered to pay their respects and to lay wreaths at Edwin Lutyens' Arch of Remembrance in Victoria Park near Leicester's city centre.

Specialist event flooring supplier EFS Europe once again played a significant part in the Remembrance Sunday event with its temporary flooring products installed in the city's park.

EFS Europe's installation team, of 8 crew members, delivered 2,700m2 of the company's Temp-A-Path™ flooring solution. The lightweight plastic product was installed to provide safe pedestrian access to the area irrespective of the weather conditions. It also provided a stable base for the 1,000 temporary chairs that were installed for the invited guests.

In addition, EFS Europe also installed its podium flat red carpet, which was laid on the Sunday morning with a protective plastic cover. This cover was peeled off at the last minute to ensure the carpet was in pristine condition for the start of the service.

All of the products were subsequently uplifted immediately after the service had ended by an EFS team of 7 men, with the park returned to normal within two hours of the service concluding.

The event was the city's first full Remembrance Day service since 2019, after last year's was scaled down due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Reverend Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester led the service, which began shortly before 11am - when the entire audience took part in a two-minute silence to remember the lives lost.

Jeremy Simpson, EFS Europe's Managing Director said "Supplying events in our home city is always special.My grandfather served in both the first and second World Wars within the Leicestershire Regiment, so from a personal point of view I was extremely proud to have participated in the service. Lest we forget." He concluded.

Tags: Temp-A-Path

Lest We Forget….EFS Europe Pays Respects on Remembrance Sunday

Lest We Forget….EFS Europe Pays Respects on Remembrance Sunday

Posted: Tue, 23 Nov 2021 15:14

The people of Leicester attended the annual Remembrance Day service on 14th November to honour members of the armed forces who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Military leaders, official dignitaries and representatives from different faiths gathered to pay their respects and to lay wreaths at Edwin Lutyens' Arch of Remembrance in Victoria Park near Leicester's city centre.

Specialist event flooring supplier EFS Europe once again played a significant part in the Remembrance Sunday event with its temporary flooring products installed in the city's park.

EFS Europe's installation team, of 8 crew members, delivered 2,700m2 of the company's Temp-A-Path™ flooring solution. The lightweight plastic product was installed to provide safe pedestrian access to the area irrespective of the weather conditions. It also provided a stable base for the 1,000 temporary chairs that were installed for the invited guests.

In addition, EFS Europe also installed its podium flat red carpet, which was laid on the Sunday morning with a protective plastic cover. This cover was peeled off at the last minute to ensure the carpet was in pristine condition for the start of the service.

All of the products were subsequently uplifted immediately after the service had ended by an EFS team of 7 men, with the park returned to normal within two hours of the service concluding.

The event was the city's first full Remembrance Day service since 2019, after last year's was scaled down due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Reverend Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester led the service, which began shortly before 11am - when the entire audience took part in a two-minute silence to remember the lives lost.

Jeremy Simpson, EFS Europe's Managing Director said "Supplying events in our home city is always special.My grandfather served in both the first and second World Wars within the Leicestershire Regiment, so from a personal point of view I was extremely proud to have participated in the service. Lest we forget." He concluded.

Tags: Temp-A-Path

EFS Europe Installs Pedestrian Walkways at the Glamping Show 2021

EFS Europe Installs Pedestrian Walkways at the Glamping Show 2021

Posted: Mon, 22 Nov 2021 12:38

The Glamping Show 2021 took place at NAEC Stoneleigh from 16th – 18th of September. The event is the only show dedicated to the world of luxury outdoor and experience accommodation.

EFS Europe were invited for the second time this year to install 1164sqm of temporary walkways with their Temp-A-Path flooring system. 8 short pathways of 1.9m x 34m were laid alongside 2 long pathways of 1.9m x 172m. Pedestrian walkways were created around the show for easy and safe access to the exhibits for the 1000s of visitors.

Whether an existing operator looking to invest in a business or a newcomer to the industry hoping to make the most of the growth in domestic travel and staycations, The Glamping Show is a must. It represents an opportunity to see all the new products and services on the market, learn about emerging trends and hear advice from industry leading experts. Historically, visitors have travelled to the event from 46 different countries!

Speaking on behalf of EFS Europe, Jeremy Simpson, Managing Director said: "Our team quickly and efficiently installed the Temp-A-Path, ensuring that the organisers had ample time to prepare for the rest of the event. We were delighted to be invited back this year to this unique event."

Tags: Temp-A-Path

Flooring it at Creamfields for the First Time! New for 2021

Flooring it at Creamfields for the First Time! New for 2021

Posted: Wed, 27 Oct 2021 13:55

EFS Europe were delighted to be invited to install temporary event flooring for Creamfield's 2021 event. Creamfields took place in Daresbury, Cheshire over the August bank holiday weekend. The popular festival returned after the 2020 event was cancelled and it was bigger than ever! The sold-out festival ran from Thursday, August 26 until Monday, August 30.

EFS installed 2324sqm of their modular event flooring Temp-A-Path across the VIP tent arena, which was made up of funkily designed saddle span tents arranged in various configurations - all joined together.

On top of the Temp-A-Path, 2324sqm of EFS's Marquee Cord carpet in Anthracite grey was also fitted to the VIP area to provide the finishing touch.

Creamfields is the UK's biggest dance music festival, with around 80,000 people attending each year. The 2021 festival saw names such as David Guetta, Carl Cox, and Chase & Status take to the stage.

Jeremy Simpson, EFS Europe's Managing Director said: "The 2021 Creamfields event was epic, it was great to be involved for the first time and the event organisers were a joy to work with. The EFS team pulled out all of the stops to meet the deadline and our flooring added the luxury to the hospitality area."

Tags: Temp-A-Path

LCFC Community Event

LCFC Community Event

Posted: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 12:48

On the 9th September EFS Europe were invited to lay 450sqm of their Temp-A-Path temporary flooring at the Leicester New Parks Community Centre for the unveiling of the brand-new mini football pitch - New Parks Cruyff Court.

A series of current and former Leicester City stars opened Cruyff Court including footballing legends Steve Walsh, Emile Heskey, Matt Elliott and Gary Lineker to unveil the new pitch.

EFS Europe's Temp-A-Path was installed around the football pitch to create pedestrian walkways for the event. The temporary flooring was installed over topsoil to allow visitors easy and safe access in time for the launch of the new pitch.

Incredibly, the pitch is made in part using empty and recycled crisp packets!

Attending her first community appearance, LCFC Women defender McManus praised the inclusivity of the sessions that will take place at the Cruyff Court.

"The event has been great," the 28-year-old said. "It is amazing to think the artificial grass has got recycled Walkers crisp packets underneath, it is amazing for the planet as well as the community of Leicester."

The court, funded by Walkers Crisps and The Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation, partners the UEFA Foundation for children and streetfootballworld, and locally with the Cruyff Foundation, Leicester City in the Community, Leicester City Council and Team Hub CIC.

EFS Europe's Managing Director, Jeremy Simpson said: 'We were delighted to be invited to supply our flooring for this event. I've said many times before that despite working across the UK, supplying events in our home city is always special and being involved in this important community project made it extra special – meeting football heroes was the icing on the cake!"

Tags: Temp-A-Path

Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility (RRSF) transformed into one of Scotland’s largest vaccination Super Centres with EFS’s Temp-A-Path

Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility (RRSF) transformed into one of Scotland’s largest vaccination Super Centres with EFS’s Temp-A-Path

Posted: Wed, 06 Oct 2021 15:16

Ravenscraig is a world-class sports centre, but as well as catering for sporting stars, North Lanarkshire Council quickly changed the venue into a Covid-19 vaccination super centre to rapidly roll out Corona Virus vaccinations across Scotland.

7000m2 of specifically designed translucent Temp-A-Path, manufactured by EFS Europe, was originally purchased by NL Leisure for repurposing the venue for the British Transplant game's opening and closing ceremonies. In March, the flooring was put to excellent use again for the Super Centre and as a result, Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, significantly contributed to the successful delivery of Vaccinations by NHS Lanarkshire as follows:

491,019 - Total number of people who have received dose 1

92.7% - Total % of population who have received dose 1

426,021 - Total number of people who have received dose 2

80.4% - Total % of population who have received dose 2

917,040 - Total number of vaccinations given

The decision to purchase Temp-A-Path has opened up new markets for NL leisure. The purchase of the flooring allows them to offer both RRSF and its 8000 seated football stadium as new event destinations, transforming traditional sports venues into flexible spaces without damaging the sports hall or football stadium flooring.

Temp-A-Path, designed by EFS Europe, is a lightweight, interlocking modular flooring solution. It is ideal at creating instant temporary flooring for marquees, warehouses, pedestrian walkways and emergency access. The system is quick and easy to install and is perfect for any indoor and outdoor event. Available in a range of colours, Temp-A-Path can be laid in multi-sized sections and is ideal for ground protection in all-weather scenarios.

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A Magical Time at Kew Gardens for EFS Europe

A Magical Time at Kew Gardens for EFS Europe

Posted: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 14:52

Now in its eighth year, the 2020 Kew Garden's enchanting winter trail took a magical new route, leading visitors for the first time through the beautifully illuminated Rose Garden. Old favourites and brand-new light installations brought festive cheer, as Christmas revellers made their way through over one million lights via EFS's temporary pathways. Twenty-five different walkways and viewing pods were installed by the EFS team including a 775smq catering pod.

This is the second time EFS has been commissioned by Kew Gardens to provide the pedestrian flooring for this very special event. 2385 sqm of Temp-A-Path was installed, double what was installed in 2019; the install took just two and half days and took place on 25th, 26th & 27th November. The pathways were doubled in width to 2.4metres due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the social distancing measures which were put in place. Pedestrian lay-bys were also incorporated for enhanced visitor safety.

The event ran from Friday 4 December and was due to run until Sunday 24 January, but sadly it had to be cancelled on the 4th January due to the pandemic. Temp-A-Path was in situ for the duration of the event.

Jeremy Simpson, EFS's Managing Director said: "We were delighted to be asked to work with Kew Gardens again on this very special event. Our Temp-A-Path was required, more so than 2019, given this awful pandemic. Thousands of visitors were relying on the temporary walkways to get them around the event safely and enabling them to adhere to social distancing regulations. There has been a huge strain on the events industry during this global crisis, so to be able to assist Kew, in order for the event to continue safely, was an absolute privilege. We were very sad to learn that this wonderful event had to close its doors early."

Tags: Hex Road, Temp-A-Path

Glow Wild with EFS Europe at Wakehurst

Glow Wild with EFS Europe at Wakehurst

Posted: Tue, 09 Mar 2021 14:36

Glow Wild is Sussex's spellbinding illuminated trail to celebrate the hidden heroes of the natural world. The event, which took place in the run up to Christmas, is held at the Royal Botanical Gardens. In 2020, EFS Europe were invited to install temporary flooring at the event for the first time ever! Extra carparking was installed as well viewing pads throughout the gardens, which were brought to life with glowing lanterns, mesmerising projections, immersive soundscapes, and glistening torches of fire.

EFS was commissioned to install 1150m2 of Hex Road as an extra car park for 48 cars as well as 800m2 of Temp-A-Path with geomembrane to allow visitors to safely navigate the enchanting lantern trail.

The event, which took place from the 10th December attracted 72500 Christmas merrymakers, determined to celebrate the festive season under the cloud of the pandemic. The last 4 days of the event unfortunately had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

Speaking about the event, EFS's Managing Director, Jeremy Simpson said: "With Temp-A-Path already in use at Kew Gardens in 2019 and again in 2020, the product had proven itself to the event organisers who knew it would stand up to the anticipated heavy footfall. We supplied the flooring with geo-membrane to further protect the beautiful gardens. We were delighted to be asked to supply Glow Wild, which was another knock out success with three brand-new artists creating stunning installations."

Tags: Hex Road, Temp-A-Path

Bullseye! for EFS Europe at  William Hill World Darts Championship

Bullseye! for EFS Europe at William Hill World Darts Championship

Posted: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:12

Event Flooring Solutions Ltd rolled into Alexandra Palace in December to install 2400sqm of its electric blue Evo Rib Event Cord Carpet for the 6th year running at the prestigious William Hill World Darts Championship.

The 27th World Championship competition, held at Alexandra Palace, is the biggest and best-known darts 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 12th December 2019 until 1st January 2020 with EFS's team working late into the night to have the legendary West Hall ready for play. 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.

Peter Wright was crowned 'William Hill World Darts Champion' for the first time after an outstanding final victory over 2019's winner, Michael Van Gerwen on New Year's Day. The flamboyant Scotsman finally achieved his darting destiny with a 7-3 success, 6 years to the day since losing out to Van Gerwen in his previous final appearance. Wright walked 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 2019 business year and on behalf of the entire EFS Europe team, one-hundred-and-eighty! to Wright on his stunning performance."

Tags: Event Carpet and Artificial Grass, Marquee and Special Events

‘Decking the Halls' with EFS’s Temp-A-Path at Lincoln’s Christmas Emporium

‘Decking the Halls' with EFS’s Temp-A-Path at Lincoln’s Christmas Emporium

Posted: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:27

Lincoln Castle's enchanting Christmas Emporium, Saturday December 14th to Sunday 22nd December, is a spectacular Victorian inspired light show forming the centre of this magical event. Event Flooring Solutions was thrilled to be asked to supply its Temp-A-Path flooring system for the second time this year. The flooring is installed within the medieval walls of Lincoln Castle.

The event requires 3600sqm of Temp-A-Path to be deployed to safeguard the castle's grounds from the huge number of 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 is essential that the flooring can 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!

Mixing fairy story with local history and legend, the Christmas Emporium is a magical unfolding of newly imagined fairy tales, illuminating the Castle whilst discovering it anew. From Havelok the giant Viking hurling the huge stone which lands within the Castle walls, to Lucy, the 11th century Countess who ruled the lands, and the Dragonby legend, where a great dragon was turned to stone by a malevolent wizard. All are woven together in a festive fairy tale of visual storytelling to inspire and delight. The light show, repeated throughout the evening, is complimented by Christmas stalls, a cosy tipi bar, locally sourced food and drink and Santa himself.

"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 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 is another knock out success for the city." Said Jeremy Simpson, EFS's Managing Director.

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

Keeping it Festive at Lincoln Christmas Market

Keeping it Festive at Lincoln Christmas Market

Posted: Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:44

Lincoln Christmas Market is one of the oldest and most popular markets around, scooping award after award. With over 250,000 visitors, it is one of the biggest Christmas markets in Europe and EFS Europe has been involved in the festivities for the last 6 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.

Over 250 market stalls lined the streets around the city's stunning Castle, whilst twinkling lights lead visitors through Castle Square to Victorian themed traders selling a wide range of festive food and drinks alongside handmade crafts and stocking fillers; all of which is wrapped up in a friendly welcome.

The event's organisers chose EFS's Temp-A-Path™ due to its lightweight nature, and the fact that 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 to allow drainage of any excess water.

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.

EFS Europe's Managing Director, 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 we are selected to provide the temporary flooring year-on-year. The Christmas Market gives visitors and residents a truly festive experience, with a traditional, high quality event for all the family."

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

Magical Bury St Edmunds Christmas Market gets the EFS Festive Touch

Magical Bury St Edmunds Christmas Market gets the EFS Festive Touch

Posted: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 13:21

The award winning Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre (Thursday 21st to Sunday 25 November 2019) is now in its 17th year and continues to thrive in popularity. EFS Europe has been supplying temporary flooring for the event for the last 6 years, witnessing more and more Christmas revellers flocking to enjoy the festive atmosphere with a record 130,000 visitors punishing EFS's Temp-a-Path this year!

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 Christmas shoppers.

Over the recent years, the event has expanded by over 30% with the organisers needing 2,600m2 of Temp-a-Path 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 Edmond'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's Managing Director, Jeremy Simpson said:

"The Bury St Edmunds Christmas Market has become a regular fixture on our 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 and understand that the event might grow in its duration due to the popularity."

Tags: Temp-A-Path

EFS Europe Makes it Magical for Christmas at Kew

EFS Europe Makes it Magical for Christmas at Kew

Posted: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 12:18

Now in its seventh year, the 2019 Kew Garden's winter trail takes a magical new route and includes a host of all-new installations including EFS's temporary event flooring, Temp-A-Path! For the first time, EFS has been commissioned by Kew Gardens to provide the pedestrian flooring for the very special event.

Framed by glittering spiral trees, dynamic laser projections will illuminate the iconic Temperate House. A dazzling arch leads to a cascade of glowing silvery shards at the Treetop Walkway. Temp-A-Path will be laid where visitors walk amongst immersive vines as they surprise with changing ribbons of light, and people will wander along the pedestrian walkway beneath the branches where mysterious fairy-fire known as Will-o'the Wisp softly glows.

1230sqm of Temp-A-Path was installed on Friday 8th November ready for the event which started on Wednesday 20th November. The Temp-A-Path will be used until the sold out event runs until 5th January.

Jeremy Simpson, EFS's Managing Director said: "We were delighted to be asked to work with Kew Gardens on this very special event. It's incredible that the event has sold out before the end of November! Our Temp-A-Path will certainly be required, especially given the awful wet weather we've been having. Thousands of visitors will be relying on the temporary walkways to get them around the event safely and comfortably and we have every faith that our product will live up to the job over the 6 week period."

Tags: Temp-A-Path

EFS Europe Pays Respects on Remembrance Sunday

EFS Europe Pays Respects on Remembrance Sunday

Posted: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 12:02

Leicester's largest Remembrance Day service was supported by one of the city's own suppliers – EFS Europe Ltd…EFS marked its 6th year in a row supplying this year's Leicester City Victoria Park Remembrance Event with its Temp-A-Path flooring system.

Thousands of people from all over Leicestershire and beyond came together on Sunday 10th November 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.

Having won a competitive tender for the contract back in 2014, EFS Europe were required to supply and install 2800m² of Temp-a-Path™ temporary footpath product this year, which was used to protect the parks natural grounds.

The 2019 service utilisedTemp-A-Path to create clean and clear access for the invited guests and visitors, including the Bishop of Leicester, the Right Reverend Martyn Snow, who led the service. 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 9th November, with the carpet being laid on the early Sunday morning. The uplift was done immediately after the service concluded on Monday 11th November in the afternoon.

EFS Europe's Managing Director, Jeremy Simpson said:

"I've said many times before that despite working across the UK, supplying events in our home city is always special. My grandfather served in both the first and second World Wars within the Leicestershire Regiment, so from a personal point of view I was extremely proud to have participated in the service. The event had huge significance this year, which made it even more special for us to be involved. We were delighted with the outcome and very pleased to have returned the park to its normal state the Sunday afternoon."

He said. "Lest we forget." He concluded.

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

EFS WORKS WITH NEW CUSTOMER ‘LUCUS LIVE’ ON TWO EVENTS

EFS WORKS WITH NEW CUSTOMER ‘LUCUS LIVE’ ON TWO EVENTS

Posted: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 11:33

EFS Europe Keeps it Un-Slippy at Revival Festival

Revival Festival brought it's boutique heritage dance music festival from the 80's, 90's and Noughties to Maidstone's Mote Park on Saturday 28th September with a star-studded line up, including Slipmatt, Baby D, DJ Luck & MC Neat, N-Trance, Ratpack, Rozalla and Shades of Rhythm!

Commissioned by event organiser, Lucus Live, Event Flooring Solutions was employed to install 2000sqm of the company's specialist Temp-A-Path inside the Big Top style marquee. The product was installed alongside Geo-membrane due to the amount of party-goers bouncing up and down on the flooring for 8 hours solid; Geo-membrane prevents the flooring from becoming embedded into the ground beneath.

Jeremy Simpson, EFS's Managing Director said 'Festivals have changed over the years, with the average festival goer becoming more demanding about the standards they expect on site. Similarly, organisers are looking for ways to improve the overall guest experience.This has lead to a growing number of event organisers searching for pedestrian flooring solutions, resulting in the increased activity EFS is experiencing in this market and the growing demand for our adaptable and versatile products. We were delighted to be invited to work with Lucus Live for the first time and we look forward to working with them again next week and next year!"

EFS Europe Made Wilkommen at the UK's Ultimate Oktoberfest Tour!

Oktoberfest returned to Maidstone's MotePark on Saturday 5th October for another authentic Bavarian celebration!

Oktoberfest is the traditional popular folk festival that is celebrated in Munich at the end of September and beginning of October. Folk descend to the Beerhall Tent to engage in music, games, entertainment, food and singing. This festival was no different and included German food, live music from an authentic Oompah band, DJ performances and of course no October Fest is complete without vast quantities of Bier!

Working again with Lucus Live, EFS's Temp-A-Path was re-used following on from the venue's Revival Festival the previous week.

Jeremy Simpson, EFS's Managing Director said 'It just goes to show how hard wearing our Temp-A-Path is. In the first week, 1000s of ravers are jumping up and down on the temporary flooring for 8 hours and the following week, the same product is being punished by thousands of beer swilling revellers! It's testament to Temp-A-Path's resilience and suitability to do the job it was put down to do!"

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

Event Flooring Solutions Gives it the VIP Treatment at Euston Park

Event Flooring Solutions Gives it the VIP Treatment at Euston Park

Posted: Wed, 30 Oct 2019 11:15

EustonPark's International Endurance Festival organised by Horse Power took place from 18th to 20th August. The event, officially called the 'HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup Festival UK Endurance Masters' was hosted by the Sheik, a keen equestrian and Prime Minister of the United Aram Emirates.

The client brief was to create an awards arena distinguished enough for corporate hospitality. EFS assisted Gig Tent in fulfilling this brief by supplying and installing 2100sqm of Temp-A-Path in Gig Tent's purpose designed temporary structure. The flooring was commissioned to create the desired VIP effect with carpet being laid on top of the Temp-A-Path for the finishing touch.

Invitations in each of the competitions for the highest placed finishers (other than UAE), were to be invited to be guests of the HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Endurance Cup in January 2018.

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

EFS Supplies Britain’s Biggest Outdoor Classical Music Festival

EFS Supplies Britain’s Biggest Outdoor Classical Music Festival

Posted: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:32

The World's greatest classical music festival, 'Proms', celebrated in Hyde Park, has seen EFS Europe install over 2800m2 of the company's own Temp-A-Path this year.

The temporary pedestrian flooring was installed in the artist areas, VIP staging areas, disabled entrance and viewing platform and also around the toilet blocks.The show's organisers, Festival Republic, commissioned EFS Europe to supply and install the event flooring and an additional 800sqm was deployed this year – almost a third up on previous years!

The event was hosted once again hosted by Micheal Ball with the legendary, Grammy Award winning Barry Manilow headlining this year's concert. Other artists included American singer-songwriter and founding member of The Pretenders Chrissie Hynde, English-Italian singer-songwriter Jack Savoretti, iconic East London-born RnB and soul singer Gabrielle and star operatic soprano Aida Garifullina. Forty thousand voices joined the sixty piece BBC Concert Orchestra for a mass sing-along to bring the evening to a spectacular close.

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

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

EFS Installs Carpet Fit for a Palace

EFS Installs Carpet Fit for a Palace

Posted: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 12:55

EFS Europe Ltd rolled into Alexandra Palace's Panorama Room last week to install carpet into this prestigious venue. The contemporary structure strategically positioned within the elegant Victorian Facade next to the Great hall is used for a wide variety of events. The permanent marquee plays host as a VIP suite and is used for Christmas parties and many corporate functions.

EFS was commissioned by Alexandra Palace to install 1000sqm of its gel backed Club Carpet in anthracite grey into the Panorama Room. The hard-wearing carpet was last installed by EFS 5 years ago – an accolade to the carpet's durability, especially given the hundreds of annual events that are staged at the venue, with thousands to revellers punishing the flooring.

The installation took 3 of EFS's team 3 days to complete.

EFS's Managing Director, Jeremy Simpson said: "We have been working with Ally Pally for quite some time now, installing the carpet each year for the World Darts. We were delighted to be asked again to re-carpet the Panorama Room, the team at EFS work to a really high standard, which bears testament to us being invited back again."

Tags: Event Carpet and Artificial Grass, Marquee and Special Events