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FPS Summer Ball 2019 – Book Now!!

It’ll be summer before you know it, and that means it is time to mark your diary with this year’s Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) Summer Ball, which will take the theme of the “Enchanted Garden”.

The Ball is being held Saturday 8th June at Hilton Syon Park, which is nestled on the edge of the 200-acre Syon House Estate in Brentford. It combines tradition with modern amenities and unique décor, allowing guests to unwind in their elegant room, whilst rejuvenating with a spa treatment and fine dining in its renowned restaurant. From its Tudor origins to the present, the estate designed by ‘Capability’ Brown, continues to fascinate.

The evening commences at 6.30pm, with a cocktail drinks’ reception with celebrity magician Robert Fox returning to perform close-up magic. This is followed by a delicious banqueting meal, with a post-meal dinner stage show. With the Enchanted Garden theme, we also have a series of stalls including a coconut shy, bottle ring toss, and a magic mirror for a truly ‘enchanting’ experience.

This year’s chosen charity is again WellChild, the national UK children’s charity which helps to get seriously ill children and young people out of hospital and home to their families. A very worthwhile cause, so please dig deep in those pockets when it comes to the charity raffle. There will also be a post-dinner dance too. Tickets are priced at £105, with tables able to seat up to 12 people.

Confirm your company’s attendance by emailing fps@fps.org.uk before Thursday 23rd May.

About our sponsors…

A big thank you to those who have kindly sponsored the event – DYWIDAG-Systems International (DSI) a specialist manufacturer and supplier of geotechnical systems, including ground anchors, soil nails, mesh facings and mini piles. DSI leads the field in drilled geotechnical systems and has been associated with many large and complex projects globally including Chelsea Barracks Ground Anchors, Watford Cutting Slope Stabilisation and Battersea Power Station Redevelopment. To find out more visit www.dywidag.co.uk

Sponsor, Casagrande UK, is the sole UK and Ireland distributor for Casagrande Spa of Italy, a company with over 40 years’ experience in designing and manufacturing machines and equipment for the ground engineering industry, known worldwide for high performance and reliability. Casagrande UK is also the sole UK and Ireland distributor for equipment manufactured by Hutte, Eurodrill, HD Engineering, TM Bohrtechnik and PTC. To find out more visit www.casagrandeuk.com

Remedy Geotechnics is a specialist geotechnical design consultancy providing experienced, practical, cost effective advice on all aspects of foundation construction work. Remedy Geotechnics understands that clients want to get their project out of the ground as quickly, economically and safely as possible. With well over 42 years’ of geotechnical experience in contracting, consulting and research, Remedy Geotechnics prides itself in developing winning solutions and its specialties include deep excavations and retaining walls, piling and pile group design, ground improvement and more. To find out more visit www.remedygeotechnics.com

Premier Concrete Pumping is the only UK specialist of its type and believes that gives its unrivalled service and dedication to its customers. Premier Concrete Pumping has three depots with workshops, and nine field service vans on the road strategically placed to give a genuine nationwide UK service. Its dedicated hire desk and service staff will happily give advice on concrete and grout pumping applications and provide knowledgeable technical back up for all queries, basic or complex. For more information visit www.premierconcretepumping.co.uk

ABI Equipment is a leading supplier of specialist piling equipment, manufactured under the ABI Gruppe brands of ABI, DELMAG and BANUT. ABI prides itself on being able to offer first-class innovative equipment, backed by attentive customer service. ABI supply new and used equipment for sale and hire.  Services include project and application support; factory trained service technicians; experienced skilled operators, and OEM spare parts. To find out more visit www.abi-eqp.com

And finally, Soilmec has become a sponsor of the FPS Summer Ball. For 30 years’ Soilmec has supplied new drilling rigs and accessories to the drilling and foundation industry in the UK and Ireland. Its range of machinery covers the field of foundations for piles, diaphragm walls, cased secant piling, micro piles, soil consolidation, tunnels, geothermal and site investigation. To find out more visit www.soilmec.co.uk

A BIG thank you to all sponsors for their support of what should be a great event!