This January De Boer has been joined by Graham Jones as the new Project Delivery Manager.
Graham has spent the last four years working with De Boer as a tent builder on high profile projects such as RHS Chelsea Flower Show, MoonWalk London and Southampton Boat Show.
Using his detailed knowledge of De Boer’s latest innovations Graham will be able to advise clients on the best event space solutions and ensure smooth project completion.
Graham comments on his new role:
“This is a really exciting year to join the project delivery team as we are already preparing for a number of high profile events including the biennial Farnborough International Airshow.
“Building for the Airshow starts at the end of February and we’ll be creating the world’s largest temporary exhibition space, so there’s a lot to get stuck into.”
John Cochrane, De Boer Sales Director – Events, adds:
“It is a pleasure to welcome Graham to the Team and we’re looking forward to working with him in the months ahead.”
This year De Boer is also saying goodbye to David Tunnicliffe, Sales Manager, who is moving on to new pastures within the industry.
“After eight and a half years De Boer is very sad to say goodbye to David Tunnicliffe. David has decided to start a new career following his time on the Event Sales Team at De Boer. His enthusiasm, effort and affable character will be missed but everyone at De Boer wishes him well.”
After a successful 2015, De Boer UK has been shortlisted for Access All Areas 2016 Event Production Awards, which recognises excellence in the outdoor and indoor events industry.
Nominated in the ‘Best Structure Company’ category, De Boer will attend the awards on 12th February at the Lancaster London Hotel.
On the shortlist for exhibiting outstanding product, innovative usage, service and support, De Boer demonstrated a combination of engineering, technical and logistical skills, building unique structures for a number of events in 2015 with speed, accuracy and safety. Two key achievements were building the party structure for the season five premiere of Game of Thrones, using the Tower of London as a backdrop; and constructing a 1,000-seater theatre next to Kings Cross Station for the Railway Children production.
The nominees span 20 categories, including the ‘Sporting Event of the Year’ category, which this year De Boer is sponsoring. There are also four new honours for 2016: Best Culture/Food Event, Best Sustainable Event, Indoor Venue of the Year and Outdoor Venue of the Year.