London Olympics contractor begins new flooring venture

John Davy, who was behind the creation of the equestrian venue at Greenwich Park for the 2012 Olympic Games, together with finding 55,000 metres of trackway for the event’s ‘Park n Ride’ venues, has launched Floorbox.

Floorbox serves to satisfy the temporary flooring requirements for all kinds of events and festivals throughout the UK – be it to allow access for an 80 tonne crane or providing walkways for tens of thousands of people.

“The Olympics really opened my eyes to the key role temporary flooring has to play when it comes to the successful organisation of an event and how versatile it can be.

“Nothing shows this better than the equestrian event held on the Royal Park at Greenwich which is on the side of a hill. This meant we had to build a special deck to even things out; one end of which was about two feet off the ground and the other 15 feet. Not only did it have to be completely level but had to sustain the weight of 2,000 tonnes of sand. When it was over it was all dismantled and the Park returned to its original condition.

“That is the level of experience I, and the rest of my team at Floorbox will bring to those involved in the events and festival industries. There are huge amounts of temporary flooring options available and our job is to be at the end of a telephone to give customers the very best advice and the perfect product for their needs.

“After spending a lot of time researching the temporary flooring industry I was convinced there was an opportunity for someone to do business in a very different way which is why I am confident Floorbox has a great future.”

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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