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GL Events Announces Partnership With Northern Premier League

Those of you who are frequent attendees at FSOA Conferences & Exhibitions will know the self-styled “Seat Man”, Simon Wake. Simon is probably our longest-standing regular exhibitor and considers a Preferred Partnership with the FSOA as a vital cog in his operations.

Simon is now busy with GL Events Stadia Division and his Company is delighted to announce that they teamed up with the North Premier Football League, which stands at step 7 of the “pyramid” and includes AFC Marine, who readers will recall hosted Tottenham Hotspur in last season’s FA Cup. This is a fantastic partnership for the League and very much in keeping with the FSOA’s wishes to support football safety officers at that level as much as we can.

GL Events, had this to say about the new coming together:

GL events UK is proud to announce its latest partnership with the Pitching In Northern Premier Football League, in a move which sees GL’s Stadia division appointed as Official Stadium Equipment Partner to the NPL.

Photography of the redeveloped Mayflower Stand at Plymouth Argyle Football Club.

The move comes as GL’s Stadia team has gone from strength to strength in 2021 through a series of key appointments, building on an impressive track record of stadium development projects and expanding its portfolio of products to provide a “one-stop shop” for clubs requiring any work on stadia infrastructure.

Scott Jameson, MD for GL events UK comments:

“Over the last ten years, our Stadia team has developed in experience and built a strong reputation amongst clients including Watford FC, Barnet FC, Exeter FC, and Plymouth Argyle FC, for intelligent design, rigorous project management, and cost-effective delivery of start-to-finish solutions. Thanks to significant R&D over the last 18 months, we are pleased to offer the stadium market an impressive and diverse portfolio of new products including a range of general admission seating, barrier seating, several products for the executive and VIP market, not to mention our new portable modular stand which provides clubs with instant increased capacity.

“The opportunity to work with the Pitching In NPL is a fantastic opportunity for us to develop relationships with new clubs, and provide a long-term supportive relationship to this customer base, not only delivering new installations as required but also offering a reliable service for spares, repairs and maintenance.”

Mark Harris, chairman of the Pitching In Northern Premier League adds:-

“We are delighted to welcome GL to the NPL family. They join a well-established roster of brands supplying products and services to our member clubs. We have been looking for the right partner to offer stadium equipment to our 81 clubs and look forward to developing a long term relationship with the GL team.”

Gloucester Rugby Football Club

The FSOA has held a long desire to help football at the lower levels, having negotiated free membership for one Safety Officer at each club. They are often clubs where the role of the Safety Officer doubles up with another part of the enterprise and the club cannot always readily afford the membership fees. Well done to GL Events for supporting this important level of football and good luck to both of you for a long and mutually successful partnership.

Simon is attending our next Conference on 12/13 October at Stratford Manor, so if you need seating or a temporary demountable structure, you can speak to him. The images show some of the projects GL has been working on recently.

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