Posted: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:47
At the end of August Coventry’s Ricoh Arena hosted Insomnia, the UK’s biggest gaming festival, with Event Flooring Solutions (EFS) installing the base on which the festival was built. The specialist supplier of temporary flooring solutions took a major involvement in the production of the event by laying over 6,000m2 of its products to protect the stadium’s playing surface.
Posted: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:54
The first ever Leicester Music Festival saw locally based supplier EFS supply over 7,000m2 of its temporary flooring solutions. The two-day event, featuring artists including Professor Green and Tinie Tempah, took place at The Welford Road Stadium, home of the Leicester Tigers RUFC.
Posted: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:56
Hillhead is a completely unique event: a trade exhibition for quarry operators and other users of heavy machinery that is held within an actual quarry. The quarry in question provides the name for the event – Hillhead, located in Buxton right in the heart of the Pennine Hills. The show takes up 140,000m2 of the quarry, giving a dynamic but logistically difficult setting for such a large outdoor event.
Posted: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:51
For the first time in its history the 2014 Wireless Festival - headlined by Kanye West, Bruno Mars and Rudimental - was simultaneously split between two sites in London and Birmingham. Relocating from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the London part of Wireless 2014 was held in the famous Finsbury Park, with Birmingham’s Perry Park selected as its counterpart.
Posted: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:38
EFS is delighted to have completed its first involvement with the Download Festival. The event, organised by Live Nation, is the largest rock festival in the UK with crowds of over 100,000 flocking to the Donington Racetrack site. This year’s acts included Linkin Park, Rob Zombie and veteran rockers Status Quo.
Posted: Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:30
The hugely popular Calling Festival was this year relocated to a new home on London’s Clapham Common. Organised by Live Nation, the 2014 festival saw Aerosmith and Stevie Wonder headline over two consecutive nights.
Posted: Sun, 16 Feb 2014 12:00
As the specialists at protecting historic venues, EFS were delighted to be re-awarded the contracts for three of Britain’s largest historic Christmas markets, at Ludlow, Bury St Edmunds and Lincoln. EFS offer a bespoke solution to a wide variety of unique historic venues and events with their range of temporary flooring. For each of these Christmas markets we were asked provide protective flooring and walkways for both inside and outside of marquees. Our products also offered protection for the grounds at each of these wonderful sites - whilst also providing safe walkways throughout each of these unique venues. For the build up of the marquees and general access areas, we supplied and installed both our Hex Road
Posted: Sun, 09 Feb 2014 00:49
LAMMA – the UK’s leading farm machinery, equipment and services show relocated this year from Newark to the Peterborough Arena and the East of England Showground complex. Having outgrown its original Newark base the Peterborough complex was selected as its new host from January 2014. The prestigious business exhibition event – which showcases all the latest agricultural equipment and services – attracts over 45,000 farmers and suppliers from across Europe. LAMMA was established in 1982 by a small group of local agricultural equipment manufacturers from across Lincolnshire. The first event was held at the Lincolnshire Showground, with some 50 exhibitors displaying their products at the show. The current event now attracts over 950 stands covering all aspects of the agricultural industry. As the official protective flooring supplier, EFS were asked to provide their complete range of flooring solutions for the show site as a whole and for 70 individual stands. The torrential rain both before and during the event meant the temporary flooring was vital to provide access to the site and stands during build up as well as encouraging visitors to get around the show site. EFS staff installed 2,500m² of their Hex Road
Posted: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:29
We were appointed by Kambe Events for the third year in succession to provide and install temporary flooring for their festival site and camping areas at Kelmarsh Hall in Northamptonshire. The annual Shambala takes place for 4 days over the August Bank Holiday weekend and has been described by The Independent as "In a nutshell- energetic, playful, bonkers, theatrical, green”. Over the past 5 years the festival has grown by over one third to some 15,000 visitors and with this year’s event selling completely out well in advance of the dates, it was apparent that in 2013 it would be bigger than ever and as such additional flooring would be required. For general vehicle access both to and around the site we installed 1060m² of Hex Road
Posted: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:10
The organisers of the Ironman UK event in Bolton– now in its ninth year contacted EFS when they need to provided a safe and secure transfer area from the swimming to cycling stages. We recommended our Temp-A-Path®
Posted: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 09:09
We were delighted to have our Temp-a-Path®
Posted: Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:04
Following the previous year’s torrential downpours at this iconic global event, we were asked to provide our Temp-A-Path® to protect the all important sales and merchandising areas within the historic Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit. Working on behalf of Roder Europe we supplied and installed 500m² of green Temp-A-Path® to blend in, protect the grounds and provide a firm footing for the thousands of spectators attending over the 4 days. The marquee based trade stands attract high footfall and so it was critical for us to provide a safe platform for customers and staff alike. Our product was installed as pathways in front of the many sales stands. Thankfully the heavy rain from the previous year’s British Grand Prix didn’t re-occur but Temp-A-Path® protected the grass area and was again the ideal solution.
Posted: Thu, 04 Jul 2013 21:13
Go Outdoors, the UK’s biggest outdoor stores asked EFS to help them to create additional sales areas at one of their largest stores in Cardiff. With retail space commanding an absolute premium in rents, making the best use of every available area inside and outside of the store is vital for additional profitability. Working with the B38 group, a nationwide property and facilities management company, we were asked to replace an old unsafe area of wooden flooring covered in filthy Astroturf. This old and very dangerous area had previously been condemned as totally unsafe causing a number of trips and falls to customers, additionally due to birds, nature and the elements the visual imagery was poor. Following a number of site visits, meetings and discussions with B38 and Go Outdoors we recommended our Temp-A-Path®
Posted: Wed, 03 Jul 2013 07:44
During the year we receive numerous requests for assistance at charity events around the UK. This year we supported CSE Forces Entertainment who put on shows for British Forces personnel around the world. “Big Bash 2013” in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust at RAF Brize Norton was our selected event. For this exciting event we donated 500m² Of Temp-A-Path®
Posted: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:19
PLANTWORX 2013 held at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire, was the UK's new biennial event for the construction industry – held over 2 days in May 2013 this inaugural event saw more than 11,000 attend from the construction equipment industry - a dedicated working machinery show for all construction professionals. As specialists in outdoor heavy machinery events such as LAMMA we were pleased to provide and install a suitable product for the stands to work as walkways as well as general decking areas. Using our experience of other outdoor machinery events we recommended our Temp-A-Path®
Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:45
Following the recent England-Ireland football friendly at the iconic Wembley Stadium, EFS were asked to provide protective covering and carpeting for the "hallowed turf". Read More »
Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:44
Working on behalf of Tribe Festivals Ltd, EFS were pleased to supply their Temp-A-Path Flooring Solution. Now in its ninth year the annual Wychwood Festival is known for its family friendly atmosphere and has been nominated Best Family Festival in the UK Festival Awards every year. EFS selected the following products from their range to support the festival: Temp-A-Path with 920m² used for pathways, pedestrian walkways and flooring within the bar areas This Years Festival ran from the 31st May to 2nd June with The Human League, Bill Bailey, Soul II Soul, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Kate Nash, Toploader, Dreadzone, The Beat, Sam Lee, Moulettes, Eddie & The Hotrods, John Otway, Caravan Palace, all performing.
Posted: Tue, 11 Jun 2013 15:10
During the year we are asked for many different outdoor solutions and most recently this has included a carpet. The Royal Borough of Kensington organises a summer season of operas within Holland Park. Opera Holland Park is a summer Opera Company which produces an annual season of opera performances staged under a temporary canopy in Kensington’s Holland Park. This year’s events feature 5 operas including Puccini’s famous Madame Butterfly as well as a classic film season from The Luna Cinema Company. Each of these summer events attract several thousand visitors to the grandstand and general seating areas. EFS were asked to provide and install a range of carpets for the grandstands, stairs and outdoor decking areas. Recognising the traits of a typical English summer we were able to supply and fit carpets for both the indoor and outdoor areas. We selected our Podium flat velour carpet for over 1,200m² of indoor grandstands, stairways and associated areas. For the tricky part of the outdoor decking area we supplied and laid over 600m² of EFS Club stud backed carpet , This specifically designed product has a built in stud design which allows rainwater to simply drain away providing a constant and comfortable safe flooring. As a new project for EPS, we were delighted to provide assistance and make use of some of our special carpets. With recent English Summers we know that our Club carpet will look good no matter whatever the weather!
Posted: Sat, 01 Jun 2013 14:04
Alongside every sporting success at the ground, it’s vital to maximise your revenues from every possible on-site opportunity. Leicestershire County Cricket (LCC)