Many years ago, Euro Group UK were contracted to install chairs for other seating companies such as Series Seating of Colombia who this project was done for.
Some of the thousands of installations we have done have been selected for special mention on the website and this one is no exception.
One of the main reasons Euro Group UK ventured into the Auditorium seating sector was because MD Grahame Jenkins has a surveying background – it was his father John that was the master upholsterer and so the 2 skills came nicely together.
The Bethel project was a purpose-built auditorium for a Church and the layout was not only huge for one hall but angled and sloping and curved in places – a nightmare for the setting out and a huge challenge for Grahame. He took an extra few days on site before the team arrived just to make sure the lines and marks were correct – it’s a bit late when you’ve drilled 10,000 holes in a client’s new carpet!!
Needless to say it came out perfect and the reputation of the team as being one of the best in the UK was spreading fast.
This job was also noted for 2 extreme and opposite ends of humanity – the West Indian members of the church that owned the building sent their “Men” to help us offload the 10 containers of seating (even though we were contracted to do it) and the “Ladies” provided food and drink as a buffet every day for the team. They were never asked to do this and never before have we experienced such kindness and helpfulness. The opposite to this was Grahame had his Subaru Impreza car stolen from the hotel car park – which was subsequently used in an armed robbery – leaving 3 of the team to hitch a ride home in the back of the company Luton van – never a dull day on site.
Euro Group UK still welcome enquiries from other seating manufacturers for their UK installations. We provide the same level of professionalism for other manufacturers as we do for our own seating products.