During the two day show we’ll be showcasing what makes Sutcliffe Play one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and designers of children’s playground equipment. Alongside factory tours and the chance to see brand new equipment put to the test by local children on the playground outside our offices, we’ll be hosting a series of seminars from leading influencers in the play industry.
Nicola Butler, Chair of Trustees, Play England & Director of Hackney Play Association
Play England Road Map: A Consultation.
Play England work with national partners and other organisations with shared aims to raise awareness about the importance of play it is a national charity that improves opportunities for children to play. Play England provide information and advice on design of play spaces, managing risk in play and quality in play.
As Chair of Play England Nicola is responsible for working with the Board of Trustees on development of governance, strategy and staff management. Nicola will be speaking about the future plans of Play England and the Consultation Roadshows that have been taking place since June this year.
Noel Farrer, Director of Farrer Huxley Associates, Trust & Board Member of Landscape Institute
Play & Planning.
As founder of Farrer Huxley Associates, award winning design practice, Noel has over 30 years experience working as a landscape architect in both public and private sector. All of his work is founded on the belief that landscapes make an essential contribution to the generation of sociable and sustainable communities. Much of the work that Noel has delivered over the past 18 years has been category ‘firsts’ and has won awards for their exemplary contribution to the industry as a whole.
Robin Sutcliffe, Chairman of Sutcliffe Play
Robin will be talking about a seminar that took place here earlier this year. ‘Reconnect’ bought together a group of people who all have experience of creating interesting and challenging playgrounds.
It was hoped that the meeting would help to ‘Reconnect’ practice and theory and involved experts with both practical management experience of providing spaces for children’s play and designers and policy makers. It came about from one of the seminars here at last years show that discussed the ’10 design principles within the Play England publication ‘Designing for Play’.
Martin Griffin, Managing Director of Sutcliffe Play comments: “The Sutcliffe Play Home Show continues to grow and we’re delighted to welcome customers to get a real behind-the- scenes insight into Sutcliffe Play. We’re looking forward to establishing long-lasting relationships with both current and new customers at this year’s event.”
The event is free to attend with refreshments served throughout the day. If you would like to attend please contact us on 01977 653 200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org