About Us

Environmental Street Furniture (ESF) is a family owned business established in 1998, and under current ownership since 2012. ESF are a global designer and supplier offering beautifully designed furniture for outdoor spaces. ESF delivers exceptional products and quality, offering excellence in design integrating technology, innovation and modern materials. The design solutions set ESF aside from the competition. ESF currently export to over 26 counties worldwide.

ESF specialises in 4 distinct product areas, which while they differ in some aspects, also allow for overlaps and integration of new innovation in each sector.

  • Street – Architectural high specification street furniture solutions including benches, litter bins, bollards, planters and much more. Value Engineered solutions to suit every project budget.

  • Secure – Intelligent, physical, perimeter high security solutions for permanent or temporary deployment. PAS68 / IWA 14 compliance including bollards, gates, road blockers and barriers. Also offering local installation, maintenance and servicing.

  • Smart – Innovative, inspirational solutions. Integrated technology including solar powered street furniture, hygiene Covid-19 response products, Solar LED Lighting, IOT connected Defibrillator cabinets, digital signage, passively safe lighting columns and so much more.

  • Theme – Integrating brands, IP and sponsors to achieve a truly immersive creative outdoor furniture experience for theme parks and attractions globally. ESF partners with the world’s leading theme parks to deliver individual solutions to suit each project.

Memberships

Meet the team

Alan Lowry - Managing Director

Alan Lowry

Managing Director

Karen Lowry - Business Development Manager

Karen Lowry

Business Development Manager

Paul Hamilton - Business Development

Paul Hamilton

Business Development

Andrew Doig - Operations Manager

Andrew Doig

Operations Manager

Cathy Herron - Sales Coordinator

Cathy Herron

Sales Coordinator

Nicola Stewart - Accounts

Nicola Stewart

Accounts

Perry McClenaghan - Administrator

Perry McClenaghan

Administrator

Design Partners

ESF are privileged to partner with many of the world leading designers and suppliers of street furniture to offer the best possible solution to every requirement for the urban landscape.

  • MMCite - Czech Republic innovative and creative design

  • Broxap - The UK largest supplier of street furniture products

  • Aluminium Lighting Company - Passively safe ‘life saving’ lighting columns

  • Marshalls Landscape Protection - highly effective protection through advanced engineering and specification

  • Cox Urban Furniture - Australia’s premier street furniture designer

  • Djao Rakitine - Landscape architecture practice based in London and Paris

Our Values

These are the basis of what we do and how we do it. Taken together, they identify ESF as a unique company. These are the values that govern our business conduct:

  • The creation of a working environment that demands commitment above the standards in our industry, while offering the opportunity to release personal potential and reward success and performance.

  • Long term sustainable growth through customer focus and fulfilling their needs.

  • To treat suppliers, colleagues and customers with respect and integrity and have a genuine interest in solving customer problems.

  • Leadership in independence, innovation and encouraging creativity.

  • To supply quality exterior products that fulfil needs and provide lasting value.

  • To deal fairly with suppliers and competitors, and have a genuine interest in solving customer problems.

  • To set aggressive goals and drive ourselves hard to achieve them without compromising ethics or integrity in the pursuit of profit.

  • To strive to make this world a better place to live. To be an intellectual, social and economic asset in the communities in which we live and operate.

ESF is passionate in its determination to achieve excellence in all that we do.

Accreditations

Awards

  • 2014 – NI Chamber of Commerce – Best Small Business

  • 2014 – Newtownabbey Borough Council – Best Growth Business

  • 2014 – Newtownabbey Borough Council – Best Small Business

  • 2015 – Ulster Bank - Ulster winner – small business achievers award

  • 2016 – Business Eye & First Trust – Exporter of the year

  • 2016 – Aer Lingus – Exporter of the year

  • 2017 – IOD – Alan Lowry runner up – International Director of the year

  • 2017 – Family Business awards – NI Family business of the year

  • 2017 – Innovate UK – Stellar bench – product of the year

  • 2017 – UTV & Emirates – International business of the year

  • 2018 – Belfast Telegraph – Exporter of the year

  • 2018 – FSB NI – International awards

  • 2018 – FSB NI – Products Innovation award

  • 2018 – FSB national – Product Innovation award

  • 2019 – Marquis Who’s who in the World – Alan Lowry

  • 2019 – IOD NI – Alan Lowry Innovation Director of the Year

  • 2020 – Family Business United – National Innovation award

Clients

We are delighted work work with a range of global, national and local clients

BMW
BMW
BMW
BMW
BMW
BMW
BMW
BMW

Global / National

  • B&Q

  • Disney

  • Dyson

  • Global Village UAE

  • Grand Hyatt Hotels

  • Guinness

  • Hilton

  • Holiday Inn

  • IMG Worlds of Adventure UAE

  • Legoland

  • Marks & Spencer’s

  • Marriott Hotels

  • McDonald's

  • Morrisons

  • Oxford Brookes University

  • Randox

  • Royal national Theatre, London

  • Sainsbury’s

  • Securicor

  • Southampton University

  • Tesco

  • The Met Office

  • Waitrose

  • Warner Brothers

  • Warwick University

  • Car Dealerships: Mercedes / BMW / Mini / Porsche / Audi / Trust Ford and most other car dealerships in Ireland

Local

  • Belfast City Hospital

  • Crumlin Road Gaol

  • Down Royal racecourse

  • Queens University

  • RVH Hospital

  • SEELB

  • University of Ulster

Councils

  • Angus Council

  • Antrim and Newtownabbey

  • Ards and North Down

  • Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon

  • Belfast City

  • Bristol City

  • Causeway Coast and Glens

  • Derry City and Strabane

Councils

  • Fermanagh and Omagh

  • Laois county council

  • Lisburn and Castlereagh

  • Mid and East Antrim

  • Mid Ulster District

  • Neath & Port Talbot

  • Newry, Mourne and Down

  • Swansea City

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