Environmental Street Furniture (ESF) is celebrating after winning the ‘International Award’ at the prestigious UTV Business Eye Awards, which took place at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on Thursday 7th December.
Based in Newtownabbey, the company designs and supplies a range of street furniture and site furnishing products. A comprehensive portfolio and the ability to offer bespoke customised products sets ESF aside from the competition.
Since establishing in 2012, ESF has sought to establish a truly global supply chain both selling and sourcing throughout the world, forging and developing partnerships and relationships, as well as undertaking work in the ever-expanding solar and theme park markets. The company knew however, that they had to distance themselves from the competition and therefore embarked on an aggressive export campaign harnessing innovation and new technologies.
Their enthusiasm paid off and success beckoned with ESF now counting some of the world’s most popular theme parks as customers. One of their most impressive contracts was supplying over 150 themed custom benches and 450 themed litter bins to the world’s largest indoor theme park, IMG Worlds of Adventure in Dubai prior to its opening in 2016.
The UTV Business Eye Awards, in association with Emirates, honour the high achievers of the Northern Ireland business community as well as the public sector.
Alan Lowry, Managing Director of ESF, said “We are delighted to have won the International Award at the highly respected UTV Business Eye Awards. We were up against some very tough competition from some of the most esteemed companies in Northern Ireland, all of whom deserved the award.
“We have however invested a lot of time and effort into establishing ourselves globally so it’s incredible to be recognised for our hard work over the last five years. The International Award follows our newly released Stellar Bench being awarded ‘Product of the Show’ at the Innovate UK exhibition in Birmingham last month. Winning these awards is exceptional for ESF and is testament to the fact that we are doing something right.”
Now exporting to 22 countries including the Middle East, USA and Australia, ESF has seen significant growth in terms of the products it supplies to the international market. The company has successfully developed from servicing the local market with street furniture to diversifying its products, utilising solar and innovative technology.
ESF recently added to their already prolific portfolio by launching the Stellar Bench, a versatile outdoor bench that was designed and manufactured by the company. The Stellar Bench is equipped with state-of-the-art features that include USB mobile device charging, Wi-Fi capabilities and LED lighting and it can be uniquely customised for each individual client to include themed or branded ends, signage or advertising.