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: Sat, 26 Aug 2017 11:02
EFS Europe was delighted to help with a wedding with a difference and make the great outdoors accessible for even ladies in heels! The Richardson family contacted us with a little problem… How to convert an arable field into a suitable venue for a series of teepees and their 200 plus guests? After the cornfield was harvested, and with just a week before the wedding, concerns were raised over the condition of the ground, which is when EFS stepped in! An access road was required to the teepees for the wedding guests, catering outlets, generators and toilet blocks. EFS installed their Hex Road, a heavy duty roadway ideal for instant access and car parking at events.
The second part of the brief was to provide a safe, pedestrian friendly, aesthetically pleasing area in front of the teepees for a designated guest area. After being rolled by the farmer, the field was partially covered with 30m x 10m of Temp-A-Path to the front of the teepees and catering outlets. Following installation of the Temp-A-Path, the client decided they wanted the area to resemble an English country garden lawn; EFS then laid their Gadsby 33m pile height Astroturf on top of the Temp-A-Path for a stunning finish. The client then sold on the Astroturf after the event – perfect recycling!
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