Naylor Bang the Olympic Drum!
At the time of the 2012 Olympics, companies acting as suppliers to the Games were restricted from promoting their activity to protect the official sponsors. Not any more: from the beginning of 2013, the British Olympic Association has been allowing key suppliers to obtain a “London 2012 Supplier Recognition Licence” and we have of one of these licences!
We are very proud to have played our part in making the 2012 Olympics the great success that it was. We were a major supplier of pipes – both clay and plastic – to the Olympic venues and much of the Olympic Park had Naylor pipe under it, most notably the Velodrome and the Athletes’ village. We supplied many of the contractors working at Stratford including Volker Fitzpatrick, BAM-Nuttall and Delta with clay products including Densleeve and Denlok and Plastic products including Ducting, Land Drain and Twin Wall. In particular, Denlok jacking pipe helped the construction programme allowing trenchless installation of sewerage and other infrastructure whilst construction work carried on the surface. Our CEO Edward Naylor had the following comment: “As a result of obtaining this licence, we are now able to promote our extensive involvement in the Olympic construction programme. Given the high international profile of the Games, this will be particularly beneficial to our fast expanding export department.”
This isn’t the only Olympic input that came from Naylor. Ian Holling, Transport Co-Ordinator was one of the drummers in the closing ceremony of the Paralympics.
Ian and 40+ drummers were thrilled to be asked to take part in the Olympics but had to keep their involvement a secret for months. Ian said “This was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I just had to do, the whole thing was utterly amazing and an experience I won’t ever forget”