As I pack my bags before heading off to the annual Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure Show (DEAL), I do the routine checks - laptop, iPad, iPhone, email boarding pass… check! It strikes me that when I attended my first exhibition many years ago, I left the house with my trusty Filofax diary, a notepad for taking down the details of important contacts and I may not have spoken to my family until I arrived in Dubai and located a public telephone...
The wise Philosopher, Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. As a young boy growing up in Belfast, I never had the opportunity to travel overseas; the USA in particular was for the wealthy back in the 70’s and 80’s but when my wife and I got married, we decided to spread our wings and take flight.
Exhibitors Environmental Street Furniture attends many exhibitions during the year across the globe so it would only be fitting for us to attend the number one event for forward thinkers in the built environment, which takes place at the ExCeL in London, from Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th March, Ecobuild 2018.
FSB Awards We are delighted to have won two awards at the Federation of Small Businesses award ceremony for both Business Exporter of the Year and Business and Product Innovation Award. These awards help to highlight the hard work the great team at ESF have put in as part of providing outstanding solutions to our wonderful clients.
ENVIRONMENTAL Street Furniture (ESF), based in Greater Belfast, has been contracted by Canary Wharf Group PLC to provide pedestrian barriers to secure the Winter Lights Festival in London, which is now in its fourth year and runs from Tuesday 16th January until Saturday 27th January. A spectacular display of light installations and interactive art that takes place in Canary Wharf, London, it is an amalgam of sculptures, structures and installations that are the creations of some of the most innovative artists and designers around today, presenting work in different forms of light technology.
“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, SAY YES! - then learn how to do it later.” Richard Branson 5 Amazing Years as ESF As we celebrate our fifth year of trading at ESF this month, we can only hope that we experience a fraction of the success that entrepreneur Richard Branson has achieved in his lifetime. However, as we reflect on our journey, we are very proud of the distance we have travelled in our short five years.
What are you dreaming of? Chances are, if you have visited some of the world’s best visitor attractions and theme parks, you have witnessed the incredible work of Environmental Street Furniture (ESF). We are the only specialist designer and supplier of themed products globally. ESF launched our Style Collection, a selection of themed site furnishings back in 2015 and since then, we have been fortunate enough to provide products for many key players throughout the visitor attraction and theme park industries.
Are they the way forward or should they be left behind? As we approach the end of another year, one that seen the release of the iPhone X, the newest phone to the Apple brand that has the ability to unlock using facial recognition, as well as the release of the Tesla Model 3 – an electric car offering more than 200 miles driving distance on a single charge, we wonder what’s ahead in terms of global trends and technology.
Environmental Street Furniture (ESF) was awarded the Product of the Show Award for their new ‘Stellar Bench’, at Innovate 2017 in Birmingham, an event where the world meets the best of UK innovation. This award recognises the best showcased product as voted by exhibitors and delegates attending the exhibition.
Environmental Street Furniture are delighted to see that Clonakilty has been recognised in the Tidy Towns for 2017, as the town has been named ‘Ireland’s Tidiest Small Town’. ESF recently worked with architect Giulia Vallone from Cork County Council and McGinty & O’Shea contractors to offer products from our Signature collection in partnership with mmcité+.
Belfast is charged up with the installation of new solar powered ‘street charge’ units within the grounds of the City Hall.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our clients, customers, suppliers and supporters a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous New Year.
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