COVID19 Cleanliness & Hygiene Recognised

This month our dish and glass washers have undergone a COVID19 service check and we’re delighted to have our certificate of cleanliness & hygiene from Winterhalter UK.

We’re continuing to work safely and deliver/collect safely.

Contact us on 020 8545 6000 if there is anything we can help with.

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Beat Heartbreak Forever

Well Dressed Tables are proud to be supporting lifesaving research and helping to protect those you love by donating furniture and other homewares to The British Heart Foundation.

So far £3,000 has been raised in the last few weeks from our donations.

There are many other ways in which you can support The British Heart Foundation. Help Beat Heartbreak Forever and click here to find out how you can support. The BHF is committed to fundraising in an honest and transparent way. They are not funded by the government and rely completely on the generosity of their supporters to fund their life saving research.

They can only do this with our help and your help. Their researchers will find the breakthroughs that beat the heartbreak these conditions cause.

Be a supporter. Together, we will be heartbreak forever.

https://www.bhf.org.uk/

GLD Productions & Spaceworks Shortlisted for Festival Supplier Awards 2020

Well Dressed Tables are excited to announce that we have been shortlisted for the prestigious Festival Supplier Awards 2020. We have been shortlisted in the Best backstage / VIP Supplier award category, for our work on Reading, Leeds, Latitude and Wireless Festivals.

The Festival Supplier Awards are now in their sixth year and were developed to recognise, reward and promote best practise in the outdoor event and festival sector.

Michelle Tayton, event director of the Festival Supplier Awards comments: “The quality of our shortlisted suppliers is outstanding, a welcome reminder of the excellence and professionalism that exists within the outdoor event and festival industry. We’re delighted that Well Dressed Tables has been recognised for its pursuit of excellence, given the tough competition in its field.”

With a focus on delivery, customer service and sustainable initiatives, the awards are judged by an esteemed panel of high profile industry experts. These include: Ben Robinson, From the Fields; Jon Hogan, Coventry City Council; Emma Reynolds Taylor, Library Productions; Suzy Griffiths, IMG; Alasdair Fowle, Co-op; Beckie Parsons, Judgeday; Harry Guthrie, HGEP; Ben Hardy, Richmond Event Management; Emily Muirhead, Vision Nine; Denis Dooley, New Forest Show; Frankie Tee, Enteetainment; Neil Levene, Brand Events; Becky Gundry, Festival Republic; Chris Johnson, Powerful thinking; Jon Drape, Engine No 4; Susan Lees, Culture Liverpool and Craig Greaves, CSG Events.

The award ceremony and gala dinner is eagerly anticipated and will be held at the Hurlingham Club on Thursday 30th January 2020.

‘Glastonbury – Design Highlights’

After a fallow year, we were thrilled to be back at Worthy Farm for what was THE BEST YEAR EVER! With more than 200,000 people over the 5 days with some of the Music industries finest and up and coming artists, it was a blast.

In preparation for what was going to be a scorching hot weekend, we picked out some of our finest furniture to match the design brief for the Artists dressing rooms and green rooms at The Pyramid and Other Stages. This year we were able to introduce some of our new collection to The Pyramid backstage areas with luxurious sumptuous soft touch sofas and bespoke made coffee tables with some rustic charm. We demonstrated the ultimate leap forward in design, luxury and comfort for this year’s event.

Contact us now to talk about how we can help make your next event look extra special. kelly@gldproductions.com

Well Dressed Tables Introduces New Partnership

ARENA GROUP CATERING EQUIPMENT DIVISION, WELL DRESSED TABLES, CONFIRMED AS LONDON OPERATIONS PARTNER FOR CUPCLUBTM

Well Dressed Tables (WDT), the leading catering equipment hire company part of Arena Group, has signed a two year contract to provide operational services for London-based startup CupClub™, an innovative returnable packaging service for drinks.

CupClub™ offers a returnable packaging service with a tailored end-to-end service helping to eliminate single-use plastic packaging. The startup was recognised earlier this year by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in its Circular Design Challenge awards, and already has some large customers including John Lewis Partnership.

In early 2018, the startup approached WDT looking for a logistics partner to service their customers. Well Dressed Tables assisted with the development of operational services thanks to their extensive experience in the catering equipment hire industry, their industrial size facility, and capabilities.

This new venture with CupClub™ forms part of Arena Group’s wider focus on sustainability across the entire global organisation, and opens the company up to new opportunities in the corporate sphere. Arena’s involvement in this revolutionary concept is an important message to the wider events industry to use their capabilities to lead change within as well as outside of the events sector.

Chris Piggott, Managing Director of Well Dressed Tables comments:

“We are really proud to be working with Safia and her team on such a trailblazing initiative! We have the experience, capacity, and capabilities to provide a truly seamless operations service for them, providing the collection, washing, and return service.”

WDT, part of Arena Group, is one of the largest catering equipment hire companies in the UK, with the facilities and capacity to service 30 million cups a year. Some of their clients include major events like Cheltenham Festival, Wimbledon, ATP Tennis Finals, and Glastonbury.

ABOUT CUPCLUB

CupClub™ is an innovative returnable packaging service for drinks that utilizes RFID technology and cloud-based IoT software to provide complete supply chain traceability, helping retailers reduce single-use plastic packaging through trackable products and an in-built loyalty scheme.

Visit www.cupclub.com for more information.

Well Dressed Tables Receives Altius Assured Accreditation

Well Dressed Tables are delighted to announce we have recently received the Altius Assured Accreditation.

When Altius are engaged by a client to work on their behalf it is with the peace of mind that suppliers will be supported, to ensure they are capable and competent to work safely and comply with regulation changes, best practise and client specific requirements and policy. Unlike other schemes, clients can tailor assessments to their requirements and Altius will on-board and assist their suppliers throughout the year to ensure they are always fully compliant.

This highly respected accreditation continues to demonstrate assurance to our new and existing customers. The Altius Network of suppliers has grown significantly over recent years to become one of the leading and innovative accreditation schemes in the country.

Find out more about Altius here.

Aintree Grand National 2019

Arena was once again selected as structures and furniture supplier for another major race meeting hosted by The Jockey Club, The Grand National at Aintree from 4 to 6 April 2019.

Having worked closely with The Jockey Club for more than 35 years, Arena has provided a variety of structures, seating and furniture for the various events; Epsom Derby, Newmarket and The Festival at Cheltenham – so they are no strangers to the race day run of events and their exacting requirements.

As well as supplying and building the temporary structures for the three-day event, Arena has delivered temporary grandstands, staircases, viewing platforms and a range of furniture for the hospitality suites, food and beverage outlets, the parade ring, behind the scenes areas for owners and jockeys, and perhaps the most highly regarded section of all, the Queen Mother Stand.

The prestigious event attracts thousands of racegoers each year for racing, music, food, and entertainment, with millions more across the globe tuning in from home, so the pressure is always on for suppliers to get it right.

Chris Morris, recently appointed CEO for Arena UK & Europe, said: “The seating, structures, and furniture were delivered safely and on schedule which is crucial for such a long-running event with the Grand National entering its 172nd staging at Aintree this year.

“A key client benefit of working with Arena is having multiple event elements delivered and installed by one company, and with over 1,000 items of furniture alone, it demonstrates the sheer scale and magnitude of this event. Teams working on site who get along and work well together can be the difference between a successful event and a complete disaster. Our clients are in safe hands with Arena, we have years of experience working on complex events across multiple product and service offerings and always deliver the Arena Standard unequivocally.”

Cheltenham Festival 2019

We were thrilled to support The Festival presented by Magners at Cheltenham for the 15th consecutive year. Guests at The Festival will join a quarter of a million others to catch the highlight of the Jump race season and enjoy undoubtedly one of the most popular racing events in the UK calendar, between March 12th and 15th 2019.

Arena’s triple-deck structure, the longest in the world at 180m long, was the focal point of The Festival, housing a sumptuous smorgasbord of course-side hospitality. The phenomenal structure will accommodate more than 25,000 hospitality guests across the four days.

The interiors, also delivered by Arena, have surpassed expectations this year. Customers had a fantastic choice of a variety of luxurious settings and stunning environments to suit every budget.

Arena also installed 1,000 Clearview, tiered, terraced seats in the Guinness Stand and 1,000 seats in the Best Mate Stand and the Head on Stand, ensuring festival goers don’t comprise on comfort when viewing the thrilling racing. Several viewing platforms and crucially, standby cover during the event complete the Arena seating offering.

Well Dressed Tables, Arena’s furniture hire and catering equipment hire company supplied over 15,000 covers of catering equipment across the site using some more quirky pieces for Chez Roux, Theatre Restaurant, Bentley and the new Horse & Groom Pub. This included new bespoke Marble plates, coloured Highgate water glasses and our eclectic range of gold cutlery.

Christopher Piggott, Managing Director of Well Dressed Tables, explains:

‘’We’re delighted to have supplied The Festival with a vast range of catering equipment and furniture across the site with a key focus on the Tented Village. Significant investment was made into bespoke new ranges including new furniture and bespoke pieces of catering equipment. Our team has done a fantastic job working together to deliver my favourite Cheltenham Festival of the last few years, many of the new areas have been real show stoppers’’.

Arena’s furniture hire specialists, Spaceworks provided a wide range of furniture across multiple areas of The Festival site, including The Jockey Club Chalet, Final Fence Restaurant, Chez Roux Boxes and the new Horse & Groom Pub. The array of furniture supplied from the company’s extensive inventory included Oak Cross Back Chairs and matching bespoke made Wooden Dining Tables, Spectra Dining Chairs, new Blenheim Soft Furnishings and more.experiences offered to VIP guests are truly memorable.

Our Fresh Approach To Brexit

With news that the government is considering stocking up on processed foods ‘just in case’ we crash out, we’re ready with over 200 cold rooms and dry stores available to hire with minimal notice to help you keep foods fresh and stored in the appropriate environment.

In the UK we only produce about half of what we eat and around 40% of our fresh produce comes from the EU. Key facts we may never have realised before now. Stockpiling may be the only sensible thing left to do!

The food industry including our contract caterers, event caterers and our favourite retailers are highly dependent on high quality European produce so don’t let your consumers be without their favourite spices, fresh fruit and veg, olive oils and more, the list is endless along with key medical supplies. It’s not just our retailers and favourite foodie establishments, it’s our pharmaceuticals too. Anything that puts a barrier in the flow of the distribution, could potentially increase costs and reduce the freshness of our much loved fresh produce. The vast amount of produce we bring into the UK requires temperature controlled storage.

With the impact of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit looming, why not be prepared with a contingency plan with a simple storage solution such as a temporary cold room or dry store, available for short term and long term hires. We have a 24 hour emergency call out team available and have multiple depots to service the UK’s requirements often within a matter of hours. Our largest cold rooms and dry stores can hold up to 30 pallets.

 

Don’t have a meltdown, contact us today to discuss our cold store solutions. You can reach us on 020 8545 6000 or drop us a line at sales@welldressedtables.co.uk

 

Arena Acquires Bash Bars Ltd

We are delighted to announce that Arena Group PLC has acquired specialist modular bar supplier Bash Bars Ltd, continuing our mission to improve our offering to you. The company’s stock will relocate the short distance to our Wimbledon facility in the next 6 weeks.

 

Bash Bars will operate alongside Well Dressed Tables and Spaceworks, creating a stronger furniture division with a wider product range, extended staff skill set and a diverse client base in new sectors.

 

Bash Bars is a respected brand with over 15 years delivering bar solutions to events ranging from private society functions to major sporting events not limited to but including Goodwood Festival of Speed, Wimbledon to name a few.

 

We are committed to continue investing, in order to offer you a constantly improving service and specialist assets for your events by creating memorable environments. We thank you for your support to this point and hope we can continue to work with you long into the future.