Well Dressed Tables awarded SAFE Contractor Certification

Well Dressed Tables is pleased to announce it has recently achieved SAFE Contractor Certification status in recognition of reaching the requisite health and safety standards for catering equipment and furniture hire.

As a company we pride ourselves in our all aspects of our business. This recognition shows the hard work and dedication the Well Dressed Tables staff have put in to making sure that all aspects of our business, whether at our depots or delivering and collecting from venues and client premises, is safe and within line with current government legislation.

Reorganisation brings WDT and Spaceworks closer

Well Dressed Tables (WDT) and Spaceworks have brought their logistical and administrative operations closer together.  The recent internal reorganisation will allow the companies to deliver more effective and efficient service.  Two two brands will remain independent and continue to benefit from the strength of their established relationships.

The Spaceworks’ administration, including sales and accounts, moves to WDT’s South Wimbledon office, while WDT will deliver all Spaceworks products inside the M25.

To improve standards and add value for clients, Spaceworks’ depot at Godstone will introduce a 12 week maintenance plan, refurbishing all products to the highest quality and introducing a system of “reverse logistics”.

“These changes were introduced in mid-March and we are already seeing improvements in service to the client,” says WDT/Spaceworks Managing Director Chris Piggott.  “As a result, I’m confident the company will emerge strongly from the current, challenging economic conditions.”

Teams are thrilled to Brits

The Brit Awards 2009 with Mastercard saw the combined teams of Well Dressed Tables and Spaceworks draw on their logistical abilities to provide an extraordinary service this year.  Event Manager for the two companies, Mike Marshall co-ordinated delivery, set up and removal of 350 tables, 4,000 chairs, table covers and centrepieces in two hour time windows running up to the event, plus a six hour “get out” afterwards.

“At the Brits, the doors shut as soon as the two hour time window finishes – full stop,” says Mike.  Among the many challenging features of the project was that all equipment had to be raised by forklift onto the 12 level mezzanine in Earls Court, and transported the 100 metre width of the structure.

“The team was absolutely wonderful,” says Mike. “The time windows meant we couldn’t afford to stop so it was a case of all hands to the pump; two to three hours of solid, non-stop power and energy to get the work done.”