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Wimbledon Championships 2017

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Arena UK & Europe returned to Wimbledon supplying the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) with a wide range of temporary event for a thrilling fortnight of Championship tennis, July 3rd to 16th, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The event infrastructure specialist called upon the expertise of its in-house specialist divisions to supply a range of equipment including tiered seating, hospitality structures, interior design and event furnishings throughout the prestigious grounds. Spectators this year witnessed surprising early exits from Nadal, Murray and Djokovic before a triumphant Federer lifted the Championship trophy for a record 8th time.

Arena Structures provided all 21 temporary hospitality chalets throughout the grounds, 450sqm of player’s premium gymnasium space, commentary boxes, an official’s changing and rest area, autograph tents and merchandise kiosks. New for 2017 were sponsor enhancements alongside the Bank of England entrance ways and constructed a new 525sqm Qualifying Tent and Player’s Gym.

The Arena Seating team was once again entrusted to install 1,065 clearview™ seats, offering fans optimum views of the outside tennis action on Court 12. An additional 2,063 tip-up seats were installed throughout the sporting venue, including a tiered grandstand at the top of the famous Henman Hill. The team also installed a viewing platform and additional staircase up into Centre Court.

 

Arena UK & Europe’s sister event furnishings divisions Spaceworks and Well Dressed Tables supplied 33,311 items to the hospitality areas throughout the venue, including 29,837 items of cutlery and crockery in addition to 3,474 items of contemporary furniture.

 

 

Henley Royal Regatta and Henley Festival

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Arena UK & Europe, part of Arena Group, enjoys a longstanding relationship with the event organisers of Henley Royal Regatta and Henley Festival, providing a wealth of event infrastructure across the prestigious site on the banks of the River Thames.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arena Structures, Arena Seating, Well Dressed Tables and Spaceworks all supported the 34th Henley Festival which saw headliners Pet Shop Boys, Chaka Khan, Jess Glynne, All Saints and Mel C play to thousands of fans over the course of five evenings.

Arena Seating  provided a total of 4,617 seats across the high-end contemporary arts and music festival, with 2,816 flat tip-up seats installed in front of the main ‘Floating Stage’. A further 2,419 seats provided unrivalled views of the on-stage action from a tiered covered grandstand, which included 14 removable seats for wheelchair users.

Arena Structures constructed 65 temporary structures at Henley this year for both the Regatta and Festival, including a double decker Boatman Tent which was complete with a spectator balcony.

A total of 13,810sqm of temporary structures were installed throughout the two Henley events, which welcomed a combined total of a third of a million guests, including a double deck press tent, Bridge Bar and Bridge Bar extension, a Champagne bar, Fawley Grandstand and Regatta Enclosure, a police tent, Rowing Museum and lunchtime ticket sales area.

Spaceworks and Well Dressed Tables, supplied the fine-dining Riverside Restaurant and St James Restaurant, the latter restaurant new for 2017, supporting the event caterers with a range of crockery, cutlery and glassware.

 

 

Save our Cages!

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

SPECIAL NOTICE

 

From 1st June 2017, Well Dressed Tables will be introducing branded & numbered 4-sided cages. The 4 sides mean we’ll be able to continue to help save the environment as we will no longer be using pallet wrap. We will only be delivering catering equipment in these cages and collecting catering equipment that has been packed back into our cages.

 

All cages will be branded with our logo and numbered just like this;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We kindly ask that if items have been delivered in cages, you pack them back in our cages.

 

Any cages that are not available when we come to collect will be advised at the point of collection and also sent to you on your losses notification.

 

Please help save our cages from getting lost so that they can return home to Well Dressed Tables. Thank you in advance for you support. We look forward to working with you again soon.

 

To contact us or place your next order, please contact the team on 020 8545 6000 or email sales@welldressedtables.co.uk

Cheltenham Festival 2017

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

Arena Group once again supplied event infrastructure to the world-famous Cheltenham Festival, which attracted around 250,000 visitors, March 14-17, 2017.

 

The Jockey Club’s world-renowned race meeting saw five Arena UK and Europe companies work in tandem to deliver over 20,000 sqm of VIP level facilities overlooking the racecourse, including the World’s longest temporary triple deck structure.

Arena Group UK & Europe CEO Grahame Muir states:

“In the first year of our new three year multi-venue Jockey Club contract, we were keener than ever to deliver an even higher level of finish than last year. I am incredibly proud of what our teams delivered and it was pleasing to see all divisions having a part of play.

“Significant investment was made into even more of our cantilevered balconies, providing unencumbered views and increasing valuable hospitality floor space. Additionally a new staircase design was introduced.”

Arena RIM Scaffolding were first on site, with project coordinator Darren Simpson bringing their event engineering expertise to install the all important sub-structures, which involved more than 400 tonnes of scaffolding material, and create level, solid foundations across the undulating course for the Structures team to build on.

Arena Structures Ben Sly project managed the 13 week installation of 20,000sqm of temporary event environments. Over 190 linear metres of triple decked private suites and exclusive restaurants are provided for Jockeyclub clients and guests.

The structures incorporated kitchen, bathroom and rear access facilities on all levels, along with Tote betting booths, phone charge points and cash machines.

Arena’s bespoke Moet & Chandon Champagne covered bar and mezzanine was a constantly popular facility throughout the Festival.

Spaceworks provided 5,000 dining chairs and 500 banqueting tables, set up throughout Arena’s facility. In addition, Well Dressed Tables provided 10,000 covers including crockery, cutlery and glassware across all hospitality areas on the site.

Arena Seating provided its award winning Clearview seating product along with terracing within the Guinness stand, providing fantastic views across the finishing line.

 

 

 

A Timeless Classic

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Well Dressed Tables have recently invested in a timeless classic, Old English EPSS Cutlery by Arthur Price of England, the most desirable cutlery brand in the UK.

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The Old English range of cutlery is from Arthur Price’s premium collection. Traditional skills are used alongside new technology to ensure manufacturing excellence. Each piece is electroplated with pure silver to a high specification giving a beautiful radiance. Each piece is very carefully crafted from Electric Plated Stainless Steel at Arthur Price’s factory in Sheffield. It’s quality and design are second to none.

The Old English Cutlery is a timeless classic that oozes elegance and tradition but will never look out of place. Old English is now in stock and available to hire by clicking here.

 

 

 

Arena Group Takes Centre Stage at The Brit Awards

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Arena Group provided extensive temporary structures, tableware and furniture for this year’s star-studded BRIT Awards in association with MasterCard, which took place at London’s O2 on the 24th February.

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The 2016 ceremony marked the 36th edition of The BRIT Awards, one of the music industry’s most prestigious events, and witnessed performances from Adele, Coldplay, James Bay and Jess Glynne. Arena Structures was called upon to supply a variety of temporary structures including the dining structure which is then transformed into the after party area , catering area and production offices. Arena Structures installed two 5m x 15m tents and one 3m x 15m tent to create a horseshoe shaped kitchen and catering area, which was positioned outside of the O2 dome.

Two 10m x 20m tents were also supplied by Arena Structures to create the main production office and the BRITS TV office, which included an Ogle Hog live video editing suite. The VIP and sponsors dining/afterparty area was created using a 40m x 35m TFS, which was constructed inside the O2 dome, to create a venue within a venue.

Arena Group’s Spaceworks and Well Dressed Tables division supplied a total of 2,600 covers of crockery, cutlery, glassware and furniture within the main arena and the VIP marquee.

Dan Bluff Arena Structures project manager, commented: “We work with the O2 on a number of different events, including the ATP World Tour, which means we’re familiar with the space available and the working practices within the venue. This allowed us to successfully construct a number of temporary structures within the venue, including a temporary VIP

party area, which enabled organisers to host pre and post celebrations on-site. We’re delighted to be able to build on our longstanding relationship with The BRITS and to once again be involved with this brilliant event.”

Spaceworks and Well Dressed Tables managing director, Christopher Piggott, commented: “The BRITS is always such a spectacular show to be part of and we’re proud to have once again been involved. We supplied a range of our tableware and furniture to ensure the main arena and VIP marquee were dressed seamlessly to reflect the glamour and the elegance of this event.”

Well Dressed Tables announces strategic partnership with PKL Group

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Well Dressed Tables has entered a new strategic partnership with PKL Group, with each company now providing clients an expanded portfolio of temporary kitchens, catering equipment and event catering infrastructure. July 2014.

 

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As the specialist tableware division to Arena Group, Well Dressed Tables supplies crockery, cutlery, glassware, furniture and linen to some of the world’s most elegant and exclusive events. PKL Group is the UK’s leading provider of outsourced catering infrastructure and temporary kitchens around the world.

Caterers can now benefit from the combined expertise, products and services, to optimise catering options for any size of event.

Chris Piggott, Managing Director of Well Dressed Tables said: “Both companies have decades of experience and the new arrangement gives clients access to comprehensive range of products, faster service and one point of contact whatever their needs.

“As part of Arena Group we can now provide every element from temporary structures, modular kitchens and catering equipment, to the finishing touches on the table with high quality crockery, cutlery, and glassware.”

Lee Vines, Director at PKL said: “The event sector is an important business channel for PKL Group and both PKL and Well Dressed Tables have many years’ experience in this sector. We are pleased to be working in partnership with WDT to offer customers a one stop solution for a wide range of event catering services, as well as being able to draw on each other’s experience of supplying event catering infrastructure for many years.”

PKL Group and Well Dressed Tables will be providing their clients access to each other’s range of products with further details available on their websites www.welldressedtables.co.uk and www.pkl.co.uk.

Fine dining at the iconic Olympic Velodrome

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Spaceworks and Well Dressed Tables supported caterers The Recipe, at the first major event in the Velodrome since the London Olympic Games, March 2014.

 

Revolution Series - credit Luke Webber (1) The finalé of Britain’s top track cycling competition ‘The Revolution Series’ opened the Lee Valley VeloPark, as 15,000 cycling fans enjoyed a thrilling weekend of races, featuring a number of Team GB medal winners from London 2012.

 

Event organisers Face Partnership entrusted Ed Watts, event manager at the The Recipe, to create a premium hospitality experience for sponsors and their guests. Led by project manager Jason Preston, the Spaceworks and Well Dressed Tables team supplied an extensive range of furniture and high quality cutlery, crockery and glassware for the kitchen, meeting rooms, VIP spectator areas and centre of the track.

 

The centre of the track was creatively adapted into a versatile event space, hosting a media centre during the race, before being transformed into a post-race dinner party for sponsors and their guests. A premium experience was required for the unique dining location and this was created with black padded seats, stylish Lubiana plates, contemporary Messina cutlery and elegant Cuvee glassware.

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Project manager Jason Preston said: “A dedicated team was deployed to the site for the duration of the event across the weekend, to ensure smooth installation, reconfiguration of the event spaces, replacement of fresh catering equipment for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings and de-rig.

 

“It’s not every day we create fine dining experiences inside world class sporting venues like this, but it was a spectacular setting for the event. Access to the venue was extremely restricted because the road leading into the venue wasn’t finished. We positioned the delivery vehicles on the outdoor cycling track and our team carried the equipment over 200metres into the building. In line with our environmental policy we utilised drip trays under our delivery vehicles in order to protect the surface of the track”.

 

*All images courtesy of Luke Webber.

Black Velvet Ball 2014

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

We were once again delighted to support Off To Work at the London Irish Centre with this year’s Black Velvet Ball. We supplied a range of crockery, cutlery and glassware that perfectly complimented the table settings and when we saw the dessert, our mouths just watered…..

 

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Beautiful Wedding at Spains Hall

Monday, March 11th, 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One happy couple’s wedding breakfast all set with a selection of our crockery, cutlery, glassware and linen.