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Wernick Events Breaks UK Seating Record as They Join Rod Stewart Tour

posted: 21st Jul 2016

Wernick Events spent 24 days breaking company and national records as they followed Rod Stewart on tour.

This was the first time the team had taken part in a touring show, and the biggest flat floor seating set up the team had ever experienced.  The record breaking stop in Southampton’s Rose Bowl Cricket Ground saw 23,500 flat floor seats installed in the venue, the largest amount ever seen at a single flat floor seating event in the UK. This extraordinary amount of seating had to be installed and numbered within just 40 hours, a huge task for the team. 

Wernick Events won the contract with music promoters Cuffe & Taylor thanks to competitive costs and quality customer service. Wernick were also one of the few events suppliers in the UK that had the stock capacity and man power to take on the demands of the tour. 

With the show playing venues across the length and breadth of the UK; the team needed to handle the logistics of transporting vast amounts of stock over considerable distances. The kit (and team) had travelled nearly 3,000 miles by the end of the tour.  

When the team arrived at their venues, they had to jump straight to work, as installations were completed under tight deadlines. The Wernick Events crew had just one day to set the seats up and one day to take them down again.  Not only did the seats need to be erected quickly, but once they were installed, each seat needed to be numbered and lettered too! With some venues requiring over 20,000 seats, Project Manager Paul Moreton and the team achieved a huge amount of work in a very small amount of time, and all while maintaining high levels of health and safety on site. 

“It was a huge challenge” Paul told us; “But I wouldn’t change a thing. It’s not every day you get to work with such incredible teams of industry professionals and of course Sir Rod Stewart himself!”

As a result of their successful partnership for the Rod Stewart Tour, Wernick Events have since supplied for Cuffe & Taylor at the Greenwich Music Festival. 

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