31st March 2020

COVID-19 update from our Managing Director

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COVID-19 update from our Managing Director, Ian Few

We all find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic, I wish everyone well – stay home, stay safe, and look after each other.

Like many other businesses we are finding our core income of events work diminished, however we are fortunate enough to have found several other sources of work to keep our entire team in employment.

We are currently working with the NHS delivering temporary hospitals and testing facilities. We are also working with various supermarkets to expand capacities of storage and services, to help implement social distancing in the areas where the public are exposed. Our structures are perfectly suited to this work, supplying bespoke solutions for lots of different problems.

As a company, Fews Marquees are financially stable and has the ability to adapt to these new circumstances very quickly. We have a varied and wide-ranging level of stock and are able to facilitate this new work to help fight COVID-19, whilst still having reserves for when the events business is able to recommence.

In the meantime, our full team are working; those who are able to are working full time from home with the use of work mobile phones and laptops. Those whom it is necessary to be in work are following stringent procedures to reduce risk as much as possible.

We are still able to respond to enquiries for quotations, answer questions and continue planning with our events customers. If any of our customers or enquiries are worried about anything, please call the office to discuss your concerns. We are finding that dates for 2021 are selling very quickly as we help to move 2020 customers into the following year, therefore please ring the team to discuss your dates.

Our on-site teams who are building structures during the pandemic, are being provided with full PPE, separate welfare units and brand new risk assessments that are in place to deal with any potential new risks they may come across. Any work areas and vehicles are being cleaned down thoroughly, and we are practicing social distancing to the absolute best of our abilities. The safety of our team is paramount to us during this uncertain time.

I would like to convey my team’s well wishes to everyone during these uncertain times.

Ian

Ian Few

Managing Director of Fews Marquees

01527 821 789 info@fewsmarquees.co.uk