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
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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."
"Don't Fret the Wet" with Event Flooring Solutions
Posted: Tue, 05 Jun 2018 12:19
Wychwood Festival once again returned to Cheltenham racecourse for its 14th annual year from the 1st to 3rd June.
Working on behalf of Tribe Festivals Ltd, EFS were delighted to, once again, supply their Temp-A-Path Flooring Solution.
The UK's favourite family festival takes place within the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, with over 100 acts performing across four stages, plus music, dance and arts workshops, a circus school and a programme of talks, debates and comedy for all ages.
The annual Wychwood Festival is best known for its family friendly atmosphere and has been nominated Best Family Festival in the UK Festival Awards every year. EFS selected their Temp-A-Path for the event to support the festival's pathways, pedestrian walkways and flooring within the bar areas.
The 2018 Wychwood Festival was headlined by The Gypsy Kings with Shed Seven also entertaining thousands of eager revellers. Other highlights included Dick & Dom providing hilarious entertainment for the younger ones, whilst Feeder with their pitch perfect performance, took centre stage.
Posted: Tue, 29 May 2018 10:49
Britain's biggest inland waterways festival had a record number of boats this year, showcasing everything imaginable for all lovers of Britain's waterways! With more than 50 narrowboats, wide-beams, heritage vessels and budget craft on display. In addition to boats on land and water there were chandleries, boatbuilders, marinas and brokerage firms, and food and craft stalls at the 2018 Crick Boat Show, Sat May 26 to Mon May 28.
A marina full of boats, almost 300 exhibitors, live music, food, over 26,000 visitors, lots of dogs, and more!
EFS Europe was commissioned by the event organiser to 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.
Posted: Thu, 10 May 2018 10:54
EFS Europe kicked off its summer season at Holland Park in May for the prestigious, annual Holland Park Opera. Investec Opera Holland Park London is widely regarded as one of the most exciting, innovative and accomplished opera companies in the UK, with an extraordinary history of producing rarities, alongside popular favourites. Whether novice or aficionado, OHP has something to offer – and all taking place in one of the most beautiful covered spaces in the capital.
The summer season of opera is hosted in a temporary venue built alongside the ancient ruins of Holland House. To cater for the 1000 plus guests, EFS Europe supplied and installed 600m2 of Club Stub Back within the outdoor terraced area. The event carpet allowed the surface water from the May showers to drain beneath the carpet preventing a soggy top!
1,140m2 of EFS Europe's Poduim Flat Velour was also installed to all of the indoor seating areas within the auditorium as well as several other indoor areas, both front of house and backstage.
Posted: Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:48
North Lanarkshire Leisure is holding its first ever music festival at Broadwood Stadium this June. Broadwood: Live by the Loch will take place on Saturday, June 2, and feature some well-known Scottish musical talent. NL Leisure is staging the event using EFS's Temp-A-Path. 3500 sqm of the temporary flooring will be installed front of stage area to protect the 3G rubber crumb football pitch from pedestrian footfall. EFS's local Scottish crew will be installing the Temp-A-Path for the event in just 8 hours!
NL Leisure purchased the flooring to transform the football pitch into a dynamic event space, maximising on the venue's profitability. Elton John live has previously been staged at the very same venue.
Scottish legend Dougie Maclean is set to kick the party off as he celebrates 40 years since the release of "Caledonia" one of the greatest Scottish anthems of all time. Second act on the bill is Mànran who have been promoting the Gaelic sound across the word since forming in 2010 from the cream of the Highland folk scene. Top of the bill for Live by the Loch will be the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, who in ten years went from a cameo appearance at T in the Park in 2004 with The Darkness to opening the main stage in their own right. The past decade have seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet - ever!
Posted: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:48
LAMMA - the UK's largest farm machinery and agricultural services show - returned to the East of England Showground in January 2018. Attracting over 40,000 visitors and 900 exhibitors.
EFS Europe has been a supplier to the shows' exhibitors for the last four years, providing its specialist flooring services for both indoor and outdoor exhibitions and demonstration stands.
EFS Europe's Temp-a-Path and Hex-Road products are easy to install solutions for pedestrian and vehicular use. Both products can be installed in detailed configurations, allowing exhibitors to create safe and unhindered access for visitors wishing to view their display equipment or services.
In addition, EFS's specialist ranges of exhibition carpet and artificial grass were utlised - perfect for adding detailed finishing touches to the stands and displays.
Jeremy Simpson, EFS's Business Development Manager said 'LAMMA is moving to the NEC next year, so this is the last year we will be supplying the show. It has been a privilege to work with the show organisers and the 40 plus businesses we have helped with their stands. It's a real shame that the high winds stopped play this year and the show had to be cancelled, especially given this is the last time LAMMA will be at the East of England Showground.'
Posted: Fri, 05 Jan 2018 12:37
The William Hill World Darts Championship is the largest and most prestigious darts tournament in the world, attracting sell-out crowds and a global TV audience of well over 10 million across its 19 days from 14 December to 1 January.
The West Hall in 'Ally Pally' has a capacity of 2,500 people per session, meaning that more than 50,000 enthusiastic and hard-partying darts fans will have punished its floors over the Christmas and New Year period. As such, this installation is a terrific test of both product and service quality.
Under the expert guidance of the in-house team at Alexandra Palace, the EFS Europe team worked through Tuesday 13th December and into the night, to have the Hall ready for when the doors opened and play commenced the following afternoon.
And, as has previously been the case, the Electric Blue Event Cord Carpet was chosen to match the branding of title sponsor William Hill, whose corporate colours also adorn the walls and stage within the iconic Victorian venue.
Commenting on what is an extremely important and 'bar-setting' installation for EFS Europe, Business Development Manager Jeremy Simpson said:
"Thanks to the PDC (Professional Darts Corporation) and major sponsors and broadcasters, darts is now one of the world's leading sporting attractions and the quality of event production at the William Hill World Championship is truly world class. 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 is a fantastic start to our 2018 business year and on behalf of the entire EFS Europe team, congratulations to Rob Cross on the performance of his life in this year's stunning Championship."
Posted: Fri, 05 Jan 2018 11:32
In the historic town of Bury St Edmunds, the Christmas Fayre is a focal part of the local festivities, and EFS Europe has been supplying temporary flooring for the event for the last four years.
Having expanded by over 30%, the organisers needed 2,500m2 of EFS Temp-a-Path™ plastic flooring to protect the city's Cathedral grounds and provide safe pedestrian access for the thousands of visitors.
100 miles north, EFS Europe also returned to the ancient city of Lincoln for its famous market held in the city's historic Castle & Castle Gardens. Attracting over 250,000 visitors, the organisers specified over 2,900m2 of EFS Temp-A-Path™to be installed within the grounds. Having started with just 11 stalls, the market now showcases more than 200 traders and a variety of cultural entertainment.
These winter events choose EFS Temp-A-Path™ due to its lightweight nature, and the fact that all the sites contain historic listed buildings. 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. In both locations, Temp-A-Path™ is also used to protect grassed areas, reducing the cost of post-event clean up and maintenance.
Speaking about the projects, EFS Europe Business Development Manager Jeremy Simpson said:
"These events have become a regular feature on our own event calendar. The locations present their own unique challenges, but by using our EFS Temp-A-Path™ product the organisers have been able to grow in size without having to worry about how to protect the site surfaces."
Posted: Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:07
Leicester based event flooring supplier EFS Europe marked its fourth year in a row supplying the city's Victoria Park Remembrance Event.
The 2017 service utilised over 2000m2 (an increase from 1500 m2 last year) of EFS Europe's Temp-A-Path product to create clean and clear access for the invited guests and many hundreds of locals who came to pay their respects. The lightweight plastic flooring also provided a stable base for the 1000 chairs that were set out to accommodate the congregation. Read More »