Speedy invests £1.6m to support events as industry re-opens

Equipment hire and services provider Speedy, has invested £1.6 million in new fencing and ground protection equipment to support the events industry as it plans to re-open in line with the Governments roadmap out of lockdown.

With the investment, Speedy has made 90,000 more units of fencing panels and ground protection mats available for delivery from its 200 service centres across the UK, with selected products being eligible for its Capital Commitment national four-hour delivery service.

Speedy’s non-mechanical division specialises in equipment for large events and the company typically hires 300,000 panels annually to music festivals and sports events. The business’s most popular products span ground protection, fencing and barriers, and also include a Noise Defence System that reduces sound pollution for events’ surrounding residential areas.

Lisa Blake, category director at Speedy, said: “This investment ensures we can continue to meet the demand for the non-mechanical equipment that will play an important role in supporting the events industry as it begins to re-open in line with the Government roadmap to easing restrictions.

“In the last six years, our events team, led by Non Mechanical Director Gary Allmark has provided site security and safety equipment for crowd and perimeter control at the UK’s biggest festivals, plus many other sectors – and we’re proud to be using our experience and established product portfolio to support organisations on the frontline in tackling this pandemic.”

 

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