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EFS Europe Ltd (Event Flooring Solutions) Manufactures 7000m2 of Specifically Designed Translucent Temp-A-Path for the British Transplant Games

EFS Europe Ltd (Event Flooring Solutions) Manufactures 7000m2 of Specifically Designed Translucent Temp-A-Path for the British Transplant Games, Transforming one of Scotland’s Largest Indoor Halls into a Stunning Function Room for the Game’s Opening & Closing Ceremony

The 40th edition of the Westfield Health British Transplant Games was held in North Lanarkshire from Thursday 27th to Sunday 30th July 2017 with over 1000 competitors taking part.

One of the main facilities being utilised for the "Games” was Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility (RRSF). During the "Games” the full size 3G sports pitch was transformed with EFS’s specifically manufactured translucent Temp-A-Path and EFS’s royal blue marquee-cord event carpet. The venue was then all set to host the opening ceremony and the celebration event bringing the games to a close. The Temp-A-Path was installed in just 7 hours with the carpet being laid in just 8!

"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 RRSF and its 8000 seated football stadium as new event destinations, transforming traditional sports venues into flexible spaces” 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!

EFS’s translucent Temp-A-Path has been specifically designed to protect the ground for long periods of time without causing any yellowing or other surface damage to the turf. NL Leisure opted for the translucent flooring product to ensure protection of any natural grass areas. Translucent Temp-A-Path is able to do this because of its special design which allows light, water and air to access the grounds underneath it. EFS’s trials show that no adverse damage is caused to the grass for a minimum of 30 days.

Following the "Games” EFS staff prepared and removed the flooring, including the carpet, in just 8 hours. The carpet was taken away and recycled and Temp-A-Path stored at a custom built facility constructed on the grounds of RRSF.

EFS has put a dedicated, experienced team in place, in Scotland, ready to install and uplift the flooring, working as and when required by NL Leisure; meaning that going forward, Temp-A-Path is available throughout Scotland.

Timelapse of the flooring being laid ;

GL events Named as Stadium Partner for Exeter City FC


 GL events UK has been appointed to carry out a series of stand and infrastructure builds at Exeter City Football Club. The partnership, with Yelverton Properties, the development partners for Exeter City FC and Exeter City Council, was confirmed following an agreement to improve the spectator experience at the club’s St James Park ground.


Yelverton Properties are leading on the planning and implementation of the project, working collaboratively with GL events UK and the company’s exceptional experience in constructing seating grandstands and stadia throughout the sporting world. The project will see the company build the Family Stand as well as the Away Stand, changing rooms and the Big bank facilities.


GL events UK were approached because of the company’s history of managing, coordinating, and delivering construction projects, from start to finish, across tennis, golf, athletics, rugby and football. The company has developed highly sophisticated stadia solutions which offer comfortable seating and higher site-lines as well as integrated club and spectator facilities such as merchandise stores and changing rooms. Using much of this technology, the new stand will offer an enhanced fan experience, with no pillars to obstruct the view and vastly improved toilets and refreshment facilities.


"This is a really exciting project for everyone involved in our stadia and seating products. It’s the chance to build a series of permanent structures that reward the fans of Exeter City FC with the very best spectator experience,” commented Scott Jameson, GL events UK Group Managing Director. "We’re looking forward to unveiling the new look stadium in the autumn.”


GL events UK recently announced new seating projects at The Boodles at Stoke Park, the Open de France, The Ryder Cup and the IAAF World Athletics Championship in London this summer. The company has also built temporary and permanent seating at a number of football and rugby stadiums in the UK and throughout the world.


The project has been funded through the sale of land for a 318 bed student accommodation development to Global Student Accommodation Ltd.

GL events Invests in New Production Technology


 GL events has continued its programme of investment into the business with the procurement of a new RFID system that will monitor the status, location and usage of component parts of its structures.


The system, which has been rolled out and embraced by the global GL events Group, will allow the business to keep track of the exact whereabouts of items from its extensive event-hire stock, ensuring production schedules continue to be delivered to the very highest standards possible. The system also allows the company to monitor the use of items such as PVC roof covers and linings, again enabling production teams to allow time for constant maintenance during busy periods.


"It’s important to everyone in our business that we continue to invest in our products and services. This RFID technology is state of the art and tailored to delivering what we all want: the best possible service and production possible,” commented Scott Jameson, Managing Director, GL events UK. "As a business we want to innovative and to continue to challenge our own standards. This is a great system that will deliver visible and measurable benefits to our clients.”


GL events has already had an exceptional start to the year with a raft of new contracts agreed with Lancashire Cricket Club, The R&A and Jockey Club Racecourses. Last year the business invested more than £1.4m in product development throughout its inventory, leading to further contract wins for the company.


"Last year we made major investment in our product, this is a further investment in our service delivery and ensures we continue to deliver the high standards our clients have come to expect from GL events UK,” continued Scott. "It also allows us to free up more stock and continue to fulfil what is already looking like an exceptionally busy summer for us all.” 



Site Equip Won Event Industry Product of the Year!


Site Equip, leaders in supplying welfare and sanitation to the events and construction industries, have won the prestigious award of Event Industry Product of the Year at the HAE EHA Hire Awards of Excellence for the Shabby Chic Toilet Trailer.


The HAE EHA Hire Awards of Excellence celebrates the suppliers of the hire industry, and celebrates their achievements over the past year.


Site Equip designed and manufactured the Shabby Chic Toilet Trailer in 2016, launching it at the Showmans Show in Newbury, and been sold on the first morning of the show! Since then we have built many more luxury toilet trailers of its kind and is now the most popular in our ever growing fleet.


Managing Director Geoff Gilbert remarks: A fantastic achievement from all involved, from the conception to the final product we can proudly say the award winning luxury toilet trailer was Site Equip through and through. We wouldnt have been able to do it without the help of all of our fantastic employees with great ideas!


If you require any more information, please do not hesitate to contact myself on 01256 384 134 or email


Site Equip are a local portable toilet, welfare and accommodation company based in Alton, Hampshire with their second depot in Paddock Wood, Kent. Established in 1988, it is a family business which is expanding rapidly.

Strong exhibitor re-book for Showman’s Show 2017


With plans well underway for the Showman’s Show 2017, organiser Lance Show & Publications Limited has announced that exhibitor bookings are 35 per cent ahead of this time last year. Taking place at Newbury Showground from 18th – 19th October, the much-loved event, with a history spanning four decades, is the largest exhibition dedicated to outdoor events, covering an impressive 95,000 sqm.

Show organiser, Jeremy Lance comments: "It’s great to have so many exhibitors already confirmed for this year’s event. Not only have we seen a surge in re-bookings but we are also 20 per cent ahead on new stand bookings. In addition, some of our long-standing exhibitors, such as Custom Covers, Andy Loos, Marquee Carpets, Rosetone Event Furniture, TheTicketSellers and attend2IT have also significantly increased the size of their stands.”

As the original and most comprehensive exhibition for the outdoor and special event world, 2017’s Show visitors can expect to see more than 350 suppliers exhibiting the best products and services available in the event industry and almost 4,500 event professionals attending.

The popular Campfire Sessions, new for 2016, will also make a welcome return. The dedicated stream of workshops and panel discussions, held in an intimate and informal environment, deliver up to the minute, thought provoking and interesting content to visitors attending the event. The Show also has a strong focus on live entertainment and the Acts and Attractions tent plays host to a wide range of unique ideas. 


Jeremy adds: "We’re already working hard to ensure that the Showman’s Show 2017 is another excellent opportunity to meet new suppliers, network with colleagues and discover the latest innovations in the event industry.”

The Pop-Up Hotel: Events & Hospitality’ coming to Event Production Show


The Pop-Up Hotel is set to launch its own unique events and hospitality brand ahead of Event Production Show this week. The temporary event hotel business has already expanded its profile throughout the festival industry and has created a new brand ’The Pop-Up Hotel: Events & Hospitality’ to engage the events, experiential and incentive markets.


The new brand will offer venues, organisers, brands or agencies, either a white label product that can take on their own branding, or the opportunity to capitalise on the strength of the Pop-Up Hotel brand. The company will be able to produce a mixture of hotel rooms at different price points, as well as communal event areas for incentive programmes, corporate hospitality, dinners, celebrations, product launches or brand activations.


The brand will be soft launched at Event Production Show next week, where its Founder and CEO Mark Sorrill, will also be involved in a number of thought leading initiatives for the industry. He commented: "We’re increasingly being asked to create luxury hospitality areas alongside major festivals and sporting events, either by brands or directly by the organisers. The launch of our own events and hospitality business means we can offer these customers a unique and bespoke experience best suited to the brief, but with the very best quality associated with our business.”


The Pop-Up Hotel first debuted at Glastonbury in 2011 with their own private independent site and just 17 ‘rooms’, it has since grown its footprint just outside the festival to over 500 units, and will be seen at festivals this summer including Camp Bestival, an independent site at Wilderness, Bestival, Blue Dot, Cornbury, Love Fit and End of the Road.


"There is a real opportunity for any high end, outdoor event to offer bespoke glamping and hospitality for businesses as well as individuals,” concluded Mark. "Brands want to create memorable and engaging experiences for their customers, and there is nothing quite like The Pop-Up Hotel hospitality alongside a major event.”







We have an exciting new job opportunity at Weston Park (, a vibrant events and visitor attraction with exclusive hire and unique holiday properties.


This is a new full time position supporting the Park Operations Manager with management of our public and private events program and leading the Park Maintenance teams.

Experience in an events/ visitor attraction industry is essential, a good understanding of land management, financial governance and a keen eye for detail will also be required.


Your own transport is essential in view of Weston Park’s location.


The job description for this role is available to view on our website.


Please apply in writing only, with latest C.V. and current salary details. by email to:

or by post to:

Martina Phillips-Turner
Weston Park Enterprises Ltd.

Weston Park


Nr. Shifnal


TF11 8LE



Closing date for applications is Friday 24t March, 2017.





This Job Description lists not-exclusively the Main Duties of the job holder.

This is a working document and additional tasks may be added to, or duties removed from, the list of main duties from time to time; these will be discussed with the job holder. 



Place of Work:                 Park Operations 


Responsible to:                 Park Operations Manager


Responsible for:               Park Maintenance Supervisor

                                        Park Maintenance Assistant



Liaise with:                       All Heads of Department

Sales and Marketing Team

Operations Teams (Front of House, Kitchen and Housekeeping)

Granary Grill & Deli

Accounts Department

Gardens Department


Scope and General Purpose


1.     Support the Park Operations Manager with the coordination and delivery of services for public, private and corporate events held within the Park, offering a supreme service for this heritage property and national events venue


2.     With the Park Operations Manager and Marketing Manager identify new business development opportunities to grow revenue and achieve sales targets


3.     Oversee the development, revision and implementation of operational policies and procedures including risk assessments and health and safety policy


4.     Budgetary planning


Park Operations

With the Park Operations Manager

1.     Oversee smaller events in the Park from enquiry to operations on the day;

·      Manage the planning, build up, open and breakdown phases of events with responsibility for liaising with a number of contractors and suppliers

·      Help ensure that all legal and operational requirements are met in terms of contractor management, health and safety, security, licensing and ensuring that events are delivered on time, on budget and reflect and represent Weston Park’s reputation


2.     Support the Park Operations Manager in delivering the visitor attraction experience

3.     Management of three team members to include managing workload, identifying training needs, legislative requirements and support in undertaking appraisals

4.     Assist with staff recruitment, evaluate staff performance and reviews, recommend and take action on personnel matters

5.     Liaise with internal and external customers as required to fulfil event standards

6.     Support the Park Operations Manager in development of the Annual Activity Plan

7.     Interpretation and dissemination of legislation pertaining to Park programs and oversee the preparation and administration of contracts and agreements with agencies, entities and individuals

8.     Booking and training of casual staff

9.     Liaison with third parties including; Farmer, Forester, Fishing Club, Pest Controller and Deer Management

10.  Carry out project work as instructed by the Park Operations Manager

11.  Ad-hoc liaison with guests booked into the holiday properties

12.  To assist the Park Operations Manager with any other reasonable tasks which become evident in the development of the role


New Business Development & Budgets

With the Park Operations Manager & Marketing Manager

1.     Support and help identify new business opportunities

2.     Support and help achieve sales and revenue targets

3.     Annual budget planning

4.     Effective management of costs


Health & Safety

1.     Oversee the development, revision and implementation of operational policies and procedures i.e. risk assessments, hazard spotting and record keeping under the direction of the Park Operations Manager



Liaison with all departments


1.     Ensure any customer queries and complaints are dealt with in a timely manner

2.     Liaison with Park Residents in relation to events affecting their access to the estate

3.     Booking of temporary signage to promote events

4.     Assisting the Park Operations Manager with all aspects of administration for Park Events

5.     Monitor and update the master Event Diary as appropriate

6.     Attend meetings as required


Events and Marketing Manager vaccancy

Estate Office, Revesby, Boston PE22 7NB

An exciting part time opportunity has developed for a Events and Marketing Manager

Revesby Estate is a family owned historic Estate located in the heart of Lincolnshire.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about events management and marketing

A flavour of the position:

Events Manager

Brand and Marketing

Initially one day a week

We do require the following:

Strong knowledge and experience in: The Running of Events

Brand and Marketing

Full driving licence

People skills

Ability to manage own time

Work well in a team

Personal Development:

Training will be given where required

To apply for this position please email your CV and a covering letter to: by 01/02/2017

GL events Secures Three-Year Agreement with RAFCTE


GL events Seating & Stadia has secured a three-year contract with the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) from 2017. The agreement will run alongside services delivered by its structures division, which is contracted to provide the VIP Chalet line and the Central Enclosure structures at the prestigious event, and where GL events has delivered grandstand seating over the last decade.


The agreement will cover the delivery of over four thousand seats across four stands at the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises signature event, the Royal International Air Tattoo; underlining GL events’ growing reputation as the go-to events partner for high profile sporting and entertainment events.  


"We’re very proud of our seating and stadia offering here at GL events. We made large investments over the winter to ensure our Olympic-standard tiered seating was premium, comfortable, noise-free and continued to offer the best viewing experience possible,” commented Scott Jameson, Managing Director, GL events. "The trust that RIAT have put in us underlines their faith in our product and delivery, and our ability to make a difference to these excellent events.”


"We’re delighted to be returning once again with GL events to help us deliver the biggest military airshow on the UK outdoor events calendar,” commented Philippa Hayday-Brown, Head of Hospitality and Events at RAFCTE. "We want to give spectators the best possible experience and the grandstands are popular areas from which to see all the action. This partnership ensures our guests have a great view and a comfortable day with us.”


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(Far right) RIAT from above and (near right), spectators on the GL events stands




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About GL events

The GL events are market leaders in the design, manufacture, and installation of marquees, temporary event structures, tiered seating and semi-permanent buildings for every application. With an extensive product range and over 300 years combined experience, GL events can offer a specialist solution for every event and commercial requirement.


Recruting- Senior Production Manager



Job Title: Senior Production Manager

Department: Projects Department

Reports To: Projects Director

Directly supervises: N/A

Salary £30,000 plus depending on experience

Main Purpose

Responsible for the Production Management activities on specific projects. Your function is to operate within the Projects department of the company and deliver both small to large scale projects on time. You will be work closely with our clients and oversee a project from concept to completion, delivering our clients expectations. The nature of the job will require you to work away, on site, installing, operating or removing equipment. You shall also be responsible for managing crews and clients to ensure that projects are delivered on time, and satisfying our client’s expectations. This is a full time position with flexible working hours.

Main Tasks

* Manage Production projects from conception to completion

* Organise your work to efficiently to execute projects

* Manage production budgets and reporting of budgets

* Manage and organise onsite crews

* Logistics planning and co-ordination

* Enforce and abide the by Company’s’ Health & Safety practices and ensure that these are communicated to onsite crew under your control and the culture within the company

* Be proactive and communicative at all times

* Design and install Temporary Electric Systems & Lighting systems that comply to BS7671 & BS7909 and other prevailing regulations

* Plan, specify & book equipment for projects

The main tasks listed are not exhaustive but the above points represent the key areas pertaining to the role;

Skills. Knowledge & experience

A solid understanding of project management principles and activities required.

* Excellent communication skills both verbally and written

* Ability to liaise comfortably and confidently with customers and suppliers

* Effective at organising and prioritising a varied and time pressurised workload

* IT literate with excellent working knowledge of Microsoft packages.

* Independent and self-motivated, able to work on own initiative.

* Able to work under pressure and to deadlines in a busy SME project environment#

* Full Clean Driving Licence Required

* Project Management experience is essential and entertainment industry experience advantageous.

* Fork Lift Truck Driving License – training will be given if required

* Ability to use & operate CAD, WYSIWYG

* Knowledge of Hire Track would be advantageous, but training will be given.

* Maintain polite and good communication with your colleagues at all time.

* Be prepared to undertake other reasonable duties as required

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to

Successful applicants will be shortlisted and contacted to arrange an interview.

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