Tuesday, 01 September 2015

Cumbrian company kits out Wembley for International Poker Tournament

A Cumbria-based company has helped put a roof over the heads of some of the world's biggest names in poker, who gathered at Wembley for the International Stadiums Poker Tour.

Inflate-works, based in Penrith provided a 2600 sqm venue on the pitch at Wembley for the poker tournament, which took place earlier this month.

It was the first time and non sporting or music event had been held in the venues.

Inflate provided one of the biggest portable air supported structures in the UK, their unique ‘Peanut’ design with three trident domes and not to be out done an extra two 20m domes.

Once the event was finished all the structures were deflated and packed in less than three hours.

Inflate Works, based in Penrith, provide project managing, crewing and installations for sister company Inflate, based in London.

Rob Statham, 27, runs Inflate Works: “The whole job was really exciting for Inflate Works for a number of reasons.

"Firstly it was our largest hire to date with over 2500 sqm of structures. It was also a very challenging install. We had to have everything on site and ready for interior fit out in eight hours, which we were really proud to achieve.

"Not only that but it’s the first time a non sporting or music event has been held on this hallowed turf. Our team were pleased to be a part of it.

"It was a great show case of what we can achieve with our structures and we are already negotiating to supply International Stadiums Poker Tour again next year. They’re definitely another happy customer.”


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