Congratulations to our Marketing Manager, Mandy Greenwood, for claiming the accolade of employee of the month for June. Mandy has worked extremely hard on producing some great marketing material lately including our brand new cricket leaflet. Devised to give cricket clubs the information needed to help them make a clear judgement of the beat surface for their needs. As an impartial manufacturer of cricket surfaces we are one of the best placed sources of information to guide a decision maker.
In line with our new website (www.nearlygrass.co.uk) to drive enquiries we have also increased our production capacity with the addition of a new tufter.This will mean increases in production and stock levels and the ability to successfully service our customers in a timely manner.
… then you need look no further than our newly revamped and relaunched nearlygrass website www.nearlygrass.co.uk
We hope you like the new look, as well as finding the site informative for all your domestic artificial grass needs. Keep visiting as we will be continuing to add and overhaul information over the summer.
Congratulations must firstly go out to all of our colleagues and partners that completed the Manchester 10K, during this weekend’s searing heat. Out of the 40,000 people taking part, one of our crew came home in 277th place with a fantastic time of 39mins, 58 secs. A massive well done to all our runners and importantly, what a fantastic amount of money raised for brain tumour research.
This comes just shortly after the success of our Managing Director Andrew Sykes running the London Marathon in a more than respectable 3hrs 2mins!!
We’re looking forward to having a go at some more challenges this year too.
Congratulations to Kate Lloyd, the first of our ‘employee of the month’ winners. Kate is a valuable asset to the sales office, especially over the last few months in helping to organise the sheer volume of export orders that have been coming in.
Specialist sports surface manufacturer Playrite, will be continuing with their tradition of exhibiting at FSB, Cologne this year. The International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities FSB, will be taking place in Cologne from 22nd to 25th October 2013, and has become a key date in the industry diary.
With just a few days to go before the exhibition, the buzz over Playrite’s stand this year is huge with the stand being the biggest and best to date, Marketing Manager, Mandy Greenwood commented:
‘This year we decided to concentrate on our product portfolio and what sets us apart from the competition. We wanted the stand to be a celebration of our great manufacturing tradition and really drill home our expertise, not just in one process but three, which makes us unique within our industry.’
Established for over 20 years, Playrite are the only UK manufacturer of woven, tufted and needlepunch surfaces for sport, play and leisure. With total control over production ensuring that superior surfaces are delivered with fast turnaround times.
Playrite are looking forward to welcoming customers old and new and showcasing the full Playrite product portfolio like never before.
To find out more visit Playrite at FSB, Cologne 22nd October till 25th October – Hall 11.2, stand P050.
Playrite’s bright and bold stand for FSB 2013 was a real showcase for the companies products and capabilities.
This was the stand Pre-show.
And if you follow the link here you can see a short video of the stand in all its glory.
Former World No. 1 tennis player, Bjorn Borg is considered to be the greatest tennis player of all time – winning five consecutive Wimbledon singles titles and six French Open singles titles.
Due to his successful career in tennis, he was the best person to open and play on the new courts at Lightwater Leisure Centre in Surrey. The centre, which is surrounded by protected woodland, offers a multitude of facilities and different ways to make sure people of all ages get the chance to keep fit and healthy.
Constantly making sure that the facilities they offer are the best they can be, Lightwater Leisure Centre decided that they wanted to resurface a block of five tarmac tennis courts into four multi sport courts. They selected Playrite’s Winner 15 product, which is classified to ITF category 4 Medium Fast. The sand filled, tufted surface is manufactured with fibrillated polypropylene fibres to a pile height of 15mm and because the club decided to have inlaid line markings for netball and football the surface is suitable for multi sport use, as well as tennis. This means that the club will also be able to get much more use out of the sports surface and maximise their revenue potential.
The project was managed by Dales Sports Surfaces who have accumulated a great deal of experience working with Playrite products over the past 20 years.
Jamie Banwell-Clode General Manager of Lightwater Leisure Centre was at the grand opening with Bjorn Borg and commented:
“We chose Playrite as their product best matched our requirements for both tennis and multisport use and they came highly recommended within the industry. It was very important to have multi use courts to enable us to maximize our court bookings by catering for a variety of sports.
Thank you to photographer Harriet Armstrong for supplying Playrite with these images.
Its not often that you envisage seeing green space in the middle of the city, but that changed last week when The Building Centre in London transformed their roof space into a green and pleasant land, courtesy of Nearlygrass by Playrite. Looking for a way to transform their dull drab rooftop space, The Building Centre called upon the expertise of Playrite to find a product that would make the space not only asthetically pleasing but also useful.
It was quite a quick turnaround as they wanted to be able to use the area to host a small gathering, but being UK based manufacturers Playrite were able to turn it around in a short space of time so the rooftop celebration could take place.
Some fantastic comments were heard from the employees of The Building Centre who couldn’t believe how quickly and easily this space morphed into something that was impressive and inspiring.
Earlier this year a team of 26 staff from Playrite and Heckmondwike FB took part in the 2013 Bupa Great Manchester Run to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
After amazing support from family, friends and customers, theteam managed to raise over £2,800. Kerry Garner from Yorkshire Air Ambulance visited the company at their headquarters in Liversedge to receive the cheque and present the runners with a commemorative plaque.
Mandy Greenwood, Playrite Marketing Manager commented ” It was a really hot day but everyone finished and did really well. We were all training for the race so it got quite competitive on the day. Our fastest runners completed the course in around 42 minutes which is a great time”
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity, providing a life-saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire. To continue to provide this life saving service the charity needs to raise £9990 per day to keep both of Yorkshire’s Air Ambulances maintained and in the air.
Friday, September 20, 2013