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Growing demand for Click & Collect

With many consumers shifting to online shopping, we were asked by one of our returning clients to deliver a Click & Collect facility.

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Click and collect allows customers to pick up in store easily, quickly, conveniently, and safely. This allows the customer to receive their order as soon as possible from a location that they choose, without having to wait for delivery or to go shopping in-person in the retail store. 

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Providing 500m² of additional space, this fully insulated structure stands proud in East London. Three roller shutter doors were installed to aid the fast paced operation, as well as an inflatable roof providing great acoustic and insulation qualities.

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Temporary retail stores from Field & Lawn are designed to help your business grow. We deliver a bespoke structure that looks and feels permanent. Thanks to our ingenious technology, we’re able to create a solid building with a lifespan of up to 30 years.

Royal Highland Show 2022

After a two year absence, the Royal Highland Show was back with a bang as 50,000 people travelled to the showground on its opening day alone! 

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The four day agricultural show is the biggest in Scotland, and exhibits an impressive range of livestock, local produce and innovative products. Our Scotland branch were on hand to deliver 14,000m( 31/2 acre’s) of temporary space for the show, working tirelessly throughout June to ensure we delivered to our high expectations.

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Our 25m x 80m structures provided protection to the prize sheep, which is always a much anticipated part of the show. We provided structures to machinery giants John Deere, CLAAS and New Holland, allowing them to host employees and industry leaders to discuss all things agriculture for the duration of the show. Our glazed Members structure also provided a luxury viewing space for society members to enjoy the wide range of animals on display at the main ring. 

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The 200th Royal Highland Show was as action packed as ever, with over 194,000 people in attendance over the week, and our structures hosting thousands of people each day. It was a privilege for us to be involved in such a historic event and we’re already looking forward to next year! 

Field and Lawn are recruiting for vacancies across the UK

There has never been a more exciting time to join our excellent team! Our people are at the centre of everything we do to ensure we thrive and retain our clients year after year. 

Field and Lawn Ltd is a national company made up of four divisions: Event Marquee hire, Temporary Buildings, Festive Lighting and Placemaking. With bases in Bristol, Runcorn, Edinburgh, and London, we have seen consistent growth each year across all our divisions. In 2020 and 2021 we adapted our business after restrictions were imposed on events and (despite COVID-19) we had our most successful year since we started 35 years ago. We are continuing this progress into 2022 and are looking to hire dynamic people to help continue our growth. 

We have recently been acquired by the GL Events group which is a really positive move for the future of Field and Lawn. GL is a global player in the events industry, and we are looking forward to a very bright future with the backing and expertise of the GL group.

To view our current vacancies across our four branches, click the link below.

The Soho Photography Quarter

This week saw the completion of the Soho Photography Quarter – an outdoor art gallery installation that has been 2 years in the making and a truly epic project to have been a part of.

18 months ago we were approached to install some large scale banners in a relatively unknown quarter of Soho, tucked behind Oxford Street and devoid of any vibrancy. Fast forward to the summer of 2022 and we are proud to have delivered a full scale exterior gallery space on behalf of the The Photographers’ Gallery.

Working in partnership with Andreas Lechthaler Architecture, Macroart and the gallery themselves we are delighted to finally see their long-dreamed vision come to life. It is now a space that can be enjoyed freely by the public and hopefully a place that artists will look to display new and different work for years to come.

The BBC reported more on the project here and be sure to visit the newly christened Soho Photography Quarter the next time you’re in London.

Field and Lawn join leading event infrastructure provider, GL events UK

Field and Lawn has announced the business’ acquisition by GL events UK, in a move which sees the global event infrastructure provider assume 100% ownership. The acquisition was signed last week at Field and Lawn’s Broxburn offices, near Edinburgh with key directors from both GL events and Field and Lawn present at the signing.

Field and Lawn’s Managing Director, Nick Radcliffe confirms that the acquisition is a wholly positive move and one which will open up exciting future potential across all four of its operational units. “Joining the GL events Group is a hugely positive step for Field and Lawn, and we are enthusiastically embracing the opportunity to develop the business with the support and experience of the GL events team.  The strength and stability of the GL events group globally, and the security that this backing affords, is a very positive thing for our current client base and our team and we can’t wait to get started.”
Scott Jameson, CEO for GL events UK added, “We are excited to welcome Field and Lawn into the GL events Group and look forward to working with Nick Radcliffe and his team to take the business from strength to strength. While temporary structures, both for events and the industrial market, are very familiar territory for GL events, we are pleased to further diversify and grow our UK offering through placemaking and festive lighting divisions, building on what is already an extremely solid business.”

The acquisition will see Field and Lawn continue to operate as a separate business and brand supported by the GL events senior management team.

30 Years of Joe Spalding

In March 1992, Joe Spalding walked through the doors of Field and Lawn Scotland as a fresh faced 31-year-old, little did he know that it would be the start of an amazing 30-year long career! 

Joe started as a marquee rigger, working out on site, travelling all over Scotland, delivering an array of fabulous structures for everything from parties and weddings to large music festivals. 

It wasn’t long before his brilliant work ethic was recognised and he worked his way through the ranks to marquee foreman, leading a team of men and keeping spirits high with his great sense of humour. 

In 2003 he traded the travel for a more settled position within the yard, using his expertise to organise and load the kit for the onsite teams.  There is nothing that Joe doesn’t know about the Field and Lawn Scotland kit, he is a fountain of all knowledge and is often called upon by others for his advice and expertise.

With no thoughts of retirement, you will now find Joe shooting about the yard on his forklift!  A forklift like no other!  To celebrate his 30 years of loyal service he was presented with a bespoke ‘gold’ forklift, hand-painted with ‘Joe 30’ on the side.  We think it looks rather smart and a fitting tribute for his loyal service to Field and Lawn.

Looking back at the Calcutta Cup!

With the highly anticipated return of crowds back at BT Murrayfield, we were on hand to construct the hospitality village, bar structures and retail shops for this year’s Six Nations tournament.

Each of our structures helped contribute to a very successful afternoon of rugby, with Scotland proving victorious over their neighbours! We provided the hospitality village with over 5000 sq. metres of space, allowing for 2500 rugby fans to enjoy food and drink before and after the match.

Our bar structures provided the 67,000 max capacity crowd with refreshments throughout the day, helping reduce the crowds throughout the stadium and ensuring everyone got to their seat in plenty time. Our Macron retail structures provided makeshift shops to display and sell merchandise, ensuring all fans were appropriately kitted out for the day, creating a fantastic atmosphere within the stadium.

It has been long overdue watching live international rugby and we are proud to have been a part of a historic day up in Edinburgh. Now the planning has begun to host The Eagles concert in June and also the Autumn International fixtures where the All Blacks are coming to town! 

 

The Liverpool Chamber of Commerce

Field and Lawn are delighted to announce their membership to the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce.

Our marquee division has already worked with some of Liverpool’s biggest events and companies, including Liverpool International Music Festival, the Rock and Roll Marathon, Creamfields Steelyard and the River Festival, so we are excited to continue to build this relationship within Liverpool and also develop our Festive Lighting, Placemaking and Temporary Buildings services across the city region.

Adam Rochford and Jake Wilson will attend the Commerce’s monthly ‘Well-Connected’ event to build relationships with Chamber members, sharing ideas and helping to grow our presence across the Merseyside area. Having already attended a couple of Chamber events, we have conducted site visits with fellow members for our Marquee services as well as site surveys for our Temporary Buildings.

The Chambers initiative to achieve Net Zero aligns with our Carbon Neutral standard and future objective of reaching Net Zero so we are excited to join like-minded businesses who support the Chamber’s initiative and share the same ethical values as ourselves.

We would like to thank Jordan Rhoda and Tom Woolley for all their assistance in helping us get set up and their guidance to make the most of our membership.

We look forward to meeting more members of the network and hope to work together on future projects across the Liverpool City Region very soon.

Visiting Protan in Poland

Recently, our team headed to Poznan in Poland to meet with the manufacturers of the temporary buildings we proudly distribute to the UK and Ireland – Protan Elmark.

We have partnered with Protan Elmark since 2017 and have enjoyed continued growth year on year, with 2022 mapped out to be our best yet.

To kick things off, we spent the day at Protan Elmark’s headquarters meeting various key contacts and visiting the different departments on site. We saw first-hand the many aspects and details that go in to designing and manufacturing a market leading aluminium clear-span structure.

The facilities were incredibly impressive and the high-level of craftmanship and professionalism were there to witness.

After several informative meetings, including training on the various structure types, the solutions available and the different materials used we headed out to take a look at some of the structures Protan had themselves installed around the Poznan area.

The Polish sales team had certainly been actively selling their product as there were structures everywhere!

It was a great opportunity for our team to see the variety of structures and solutions available, from warehousing to manufacturing facilities, vehicle storage or fully insulated office spaces, the versatility was on full display.

It was a valuable opportunity to learn more about the structures and a fantastic chance to strengthen Field and Lawn’s partnership with Protan Elmark. Which in turn, only strengthens our position as a leading supplier of semi-permanent/temporary structures in the UK and Ireland.

We are able to configure structures according to your needs and manage the entire process from concept to installation, providing you with the best service at every stage of the project.

Get in touch to see how we can assist you today.

The Platinum Jubilee

This year we have the pleasure of celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th year in service which makes her the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee. This year we will have a four-day weekend from Thursday 2nd June until 5th June to recognise this historic event.

We will be heavily involved in helping high streets and towns across the UK to celebrate this event by installing kilometres of Union Jack bunting and thousands of Union Jack flags all over the country.

We take pride in being experts in city dressing and have a huge amount of experience installing flags, banners and bunting every year on High Streets in the heart of London and other major cities. City dressing can be used to enliven a space, activate a particular message or campaign, or to celebrate local interests or particular events.

We can provide flags, banners and bunting in a range of sizes and materials, with either stock designs or completely bespoke artwork. We can even produce products using ocean-recycled plastics and can also apply a ReActiveAir coating which helps to remove Nitrous Oxide from the surrounding air.

Results from Sheffield University have shown that 1 square meter of treated material can take out about 2g of NOx per day. So an 8m2 flag can remove the pollution of approximately 3 cars every single day. A street with 25 flags on it can remove the pollution from around 75 cars per day. As an added benefit, the coating performs as an anti-organic film, not allowing any dirt build up and providing you cleaner posters for longer.

If you would like to join this celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee contact us below to request a quote.

Snowflakes and Storm Arwen

Coalville’s Memorial Clock Tower, is one of the town’s most well-known landmarks. Built in 1925, The Grade II listed building in recent years has undergone a restoration project to protect it for future generations to know and love. The work included replacing the entire roof, refurbishment of the clock faces and dials and repairs to the entrance steps and structural base of the tower.

This year, the council were keen to upgrade their existing decorations, collaborating with our suppliers we helped design a new bespoke decoration for the clock tower on behalf of the council.

The new decorations had to create more visual impact than the existing, but with it’s listed status no new fixing points could be installed on to the clock tower. The new decorations had to match the anchor points of the old decorations and so could not be any larger, the client also wanted to include colour in the design and snowflake motifs.

In the final design, the full length and width curtain maximised the available space and created even more impact with programmable RGB colour change string light and twinkling snowflakes.

A range of new pole mount decorations were also selected. They all featured snowflakes to maintain a consistent theme across all decorations; and those installed around the clock tower also included multicoloured string light to further enhance the Memorial square.

The official switch-on fell on the weekend of Storm Arwen which meant many of the festive activities planned for the event had to be cancelled. We’re just hoping that the sparkle and twinkle of the new colourful decorations made up for the disappointment of the event not going quite to plan. We certainly think they looked lovely against the backdrop of snow covered trees and the starry night.

Things that go bump in the night

The nights are drawing in, mince pies are on shop shelves and we’ve already started installing some of the country’s biggest and brightest festive lighting displays, but remember lights aren’t just for Christmas!

After last year’s hiatus, Sunderland’s Festival of Light returned to Roker Park this Autumn and we were excited to design and supply a large range of displays to complement their existing collection of sparkling features.

The historic Roker park, which has not held the event since 2018 was split up in to different areas, each with a specific theme. As well as woodland and pirate attractions the park also includes a winter wonderland for those who can’t help getting in to the festive spirit a little bit early.

For something a little different, and more seasonally appropriate, visitors can meet Casper, watch Witches fly across the sky and dance with the skeletons in the spooky forest.

If ghosts and ghouls aren’t your thing head over to the Underwater World where visitors can see a Whale creating water ripples and a giant Jellyfish swimming with the fishes and lobsters.

The festival of light, a staple event in the city’s events calendar also runs alongside the Sunderland Illuminations which light up the seafront in Roker and Seaburn, the displays fill the city’s night sky with mesmerising and enchanting colourful lights for everyone, young and old to enjoy.

The event still has another couple of weeks to run, unfortunately all the tickets are sold out but there’s always next year. We’re already looking forward to 2022 and can’t wait to start working on a new scheme.