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 27 countries 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.


Meet the team

Alan Lowry - Managing Director

Alan Lowry


Karen Lowry - Business Development Manager

Karen Lowry

Sales Director

Cathy Herron - Sales Coordinator

Cathy Herron

Sales Associate

Nicola Stewart - Accounts

Nicola Stewart


Perry McClenaghan - Administrator

Perry McClenaghan


barry_clarke - Administrator

Barry Clarke

Business Consultant

stephen_ferris - Marketing Executive

Stephen Ferris

Marketing Executive

tayem_mercer - Business Development Manager Ireland

Tayem Mercer

Business Development Manager Ireland

lisa_scott - Sales Admin

Lisa Scott

Sales Admin

katie_mcerlean - Administrator

Katie McErlean


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

  • 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.



  • 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

  • 2021 – Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade

  • 2022 – Family Business Awards – Most Innovative Family Business

  • 2024 - Business Eye – Sustainability Project of the Year

  • 2024 - FSB NI – Sustainability Award

  • 2024 - Business Eye - Innovation in Sustainability Award


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


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


  • Belfast City Hospital

  • Crumlin Road Gaol

  • Down Royal racecourse

  • Queens University

  • RVH Hospital


  • University of Ulster


  • 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


  • 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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