Speedy has invested £1.6 million in new fencing and ground protection equipment to support the events industry, as the sector prepares to emerge from lockdown.

£1.6 million plainly buys a lot of barriers, Speedy acquiring 90,000 more units of fencing panels and ground protection mats available for distribution from its 200 centres throughout the UK. Selected products will be eligible for its 'Capital Commitment' national four-hour delivery service.

Speedy’s non-mechanical division specialises in equipment for large-scale music festivals and sports events. Its most popular products span ground protection, fencing and barriers, and also include a Noise Defence System that reduces sound pollution for events near to residential areas.

“This investment ensures we can continue to meet the demand for the non-mechanical equipment that will play an important role in supporting the events industry as it begins to re-open in line with the Government roadmap to easing restrictions," says Lisa Blake, category director at Speedy.

“In the last six years, our events team, led by Non Mechanical Director Gary Allmark has provided site security and safety equipment for crowd and perimeter control at the UK’s biggest festivals, plus many other sectors - and we’re proud to be using our experience and established product portfolio to support organisations on the frontline in tackling this pandemic.”