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Don’t Forget The Kitchen!

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015


PKL Group, the UK’s leading supplier of temporary and permanent catering infrastructure, has launched a new website dedicated solely to the events market –  www.dontforgetthekitchen.com.

As well as illustrating PKL’s range of temporary kitchens and catering equipment for event hire, the website showcases the relationship between PKL and Well Dressed Tables with information regarding cutlery, crockery and glassware available from Well Dressed Tables also included on the new website.

In a first for PKL, the new website allows customers to create an online quote for their event equipment, and to also build in the associated products and services that are relevant to their event such as delivery times, project management services and level of technical support.

To provide complete coverage of event catering products, users of the site can also choose from a selection of cutlery, crockery and glassware packages from Well Dressed Tables, which will be added to their quote.

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The website also illustrates PKL’s commitment to event health and safety, with comprehensive information provided as to how PKL’s product and service complies with CDM regulations, a matter of critical importance to many event organisers from April onwards.

While many events customers know exactly what they require in terms of buildings and other temporary event infrastructure many clients leave the kitchen to the last minute, even with major events. With the launch of the new website, PKL aims to bring the specification of event catering equipment to the forefront of the event planning process.

For more information see www.dontforgetthekitchen.com

Christmas Opening Hours

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Well Dressed Tables and Spaceworks Furniture Hire will close from Wednesday 24th December for the festive season and will re-open again on Monday 5th January 2015.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!




Spaceworks enjoys Gleneagles Glory

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Mirroring the joy of the victorious Team Europe, Ryder Cup organisers were delighted their visions for hosting the 40th Ryder Cup were widely applauded, with Arena Group expertise central to the transformation of Gleneagles Golf Course with temporary event structures, grandstand seating and furniture, Sept 24-28, 2014.

The 2014 Ryder Cup extended its credentials as a global sporting event, with over 500 million TV viewers, giving exceptional event experiences to fans on course and on screen. Over 200,000 people attended the historic course to be part of the melting pot of golfing skills and emotions, as 24 of the world’s leading players battled each other and the course. Closing moments saw spectators packed into the 18th grandstand along with sponsors in the Aviemore Pavilion creating an ebullient party atmosphere as European captain Paul McGinley lifted the coveted trophy.

Arena Group is proud of its long association  with  the Ryder Cup organisers, spanning two decades of European tournaments, and understands that meticulous planning and strong project management is the key to delivering a successful, world class event.

Ryder Cup match director Edward Kitson comments:

“Arena listened, understood, then made positive contributions as we planned and designed infrastructure for The 2014 Ryder Cup. They delivered exceptionally well and the quality of product, from premium hospitality, public and media facilities combined with the best grandstand seating we have ever seen, ensured another best in class performance.”

The main grandstands were the 1,844 capacity grandstand in a horseshoe configuration around the first tee and the 2,100 capacity looking steeply down onto the 18th green.  All of the stands were busy throughout the tournament, including the 1,053 capacity 13th, 714 seats overlooking the 11th and the 648 seats curved around the 16th green.

A range of structures and interiors provided elevated views onto the key areas of the course for hospitality guests; over 1,000 media told their stories to the world from Arena’s 30m x 50m TFS facility, whilst the players, officials, police and caterers were all accommodated within a range of custom designed structures.

Spaceworks provided all of the furniture on site, with over 15,000 pieces ranging from the new pressed steel contemporary Tolix range and stools with cocktail tables through to dining tables garden furniture in public areas, all facilities on site, the park and ride sites and the opening and closing ceremonies.

To achieve the organisers and designers’ aspirations the company invested £200,000 in specially sourced new contemporary collections. Well Dressed Tables also supplied all the cutlery, crockery and glassware to Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts which catered across the court, with managing director Chris Piggott ensuring the complex logistical deployment was a success.

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Brand New In! LED Furniture

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Brand New in!

New range of LED furniture now in! Remote controlled with a selection of colour options for you to choose from. Guaranteed to brighten up any event!












Check back soon and see the full range online here.



Brand New In!

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Our new high top tables are now in and available to hire! A new look dining experience!

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Team them up with a selection of multicolour stools or go for the monchrome look and choose black high back stools.




Fine dining at the iconic Olympic Velodrome

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Spaceworks and Well Dressed Tables supported caterers The Recipe, at the first major event in the Velodrome since the London Olympic Games, March 2014.









The finalé  of Britain’s top track cycling competition ‘The Revolution Series’ opened the Lee Valley VeloPark, as 15,000 cycling fans enjoyed a thrilling weekend of races, featuring a number of Team GB medal winners from London 2012.


Event organisers Face Partnership entrusted Ed Watts, event manager at the The Recipe, to create a premium hospitality experience for sponsors and their guests. Led by project manager Jason Preston, the Spaceworks and Well Dressed Tables team supplied an extensive range of furniture and high quality cutlery, crockery and glassware for the kitchen, meeting rooms, VIP spectator areas and centre of the track.


The centre of the track was creatively adapted into a versatile event space, hosting a media centre during the race, before being transformed into a post-race dinner party for sponsors and their guests. A premium experience was required for the unique dining location and this was created with black padded seats, stylish Lubiana plates, contemporaryMessinacutlery and elegant Cuvee glassware.












Project manager Jason Preston said: “A dedicated team was deployed to the site for the duration of the event across the weekend, to ensure smooth installation, reconfiguration of the event spaces, replacement of fresh catering equipment for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings and de-rig.


“It’s not every day we create fine dining experiences inside world class sporting venues like this, but it was a spectacular setting for the event. Access to the venue was extremely restricted because the road leading into the venue wasn’t finished. We positioned the delivery vehicles on the outdoor cycling track and our team carried the equipment over 200metres into the building. In line with our environmental policy we utilised drip trays under our delivery vehicles in order to protect the surface of the track”.

*All images courtesy of Luke Webber.

Hospitality at Cheltenham

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Arena Group supplied Cheltenham Festival’s largest triple decker hospitality structure, marking the first project of its new four year contract with the Jockey Club Racecourses.


Arena Group designed and installed a premier 9,225 m² hospitality venue with a 170m triple deck suite spanning the length of the home straight. Corporate clients enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere across the four day festival, the first major event in this year’s UK equestrian calendar.  An aesthetically pleasing glass-fronted facade with 2m glass panelled verandas positioned VIPs and their guests exhilaratingly close to the action, with great views along the final furlong to the finish line.

Arena Structures’ senior project manager David Moynes introduced a number of innovations with the use of two adjoining Arcus triple deck structures creating the 20m x 105m and 15m x 65m facility. These included three large restaurants, bespoke private suites, in-house kitchens, Tote betting stations, ablutions and reception areas. Free wi-fi coverage was provided through-out, with high quality carpets or hardboard decking and bespoke ceiling linings completing the top to bottom design-led finish.

The brand new Arena Fit System*, partitioned the vast spaces into specified areas within the triple decker, enhancing the feel of a permanent high quality structure with walls incorporating built in screens, air-conditioning, lighting and fixtures.

Sister companies Well Dressed Tables and Spaceworks completed the pristine interior. David Nicholas project managed the full interior fit out with extensive furniture to create a unique and elegant dining experience within each of the restaurants.

Four days of racing culminated with the horse Lord Windermere winning a thrilling Gold Cup, edging ‘On His Own’ in an exciting photo finish.

Grahame Muir, CEO of Arena Group UK and Europe said:

“We’re proud to create the most ambitious hospitality offering in Cheltenham’s history, on what was our first major outdoor event of 2014. This facility is an important element of the organisers offering to racing fans and is woven into the tradition and economy of the festival.

“We recognise our responsibility to improve the facilities Cheltenham Festival offers year on year, so have incorporated the latest in structures technology with interior design trends. The increased hospitality sales at this year’s festival reflects the trust business’s place in the experience we continue to offer, and as the first event in the season hopefully is an indication that we will witness an economic upturn in the sector as the season progresses.

“Despite one of worst winters on record the team worked tirelessly through terrible weather to deliver the project on time, safely.”


At the Brits and we’re dancing on the tables!

Friday, February 28th, 2014

image courtesy of Andrew Timms

Brit Awards 2014 VIP guests dined with Well Dressed Tables accoutrements, on Spaceworks’ furniture, enjoying pre-show hospitality and the after show party in an Arena Structures’ temporary venue within London’s O2 Arena, Feb 19th .

David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys and Beyoncé may have grabbed the headlines, but behind the scenes Arena Group was one of the team of suppliers contributing to a production worthy of its own awards.

Sister companies Well Dressed Tables and Spaceworks David Nicholas project managed the delivery of over 40,000 items of furniture and catering equipment ranging from the Champagne flutes and wine glasses to the white waiters gloves and water jugs for the more sober audience members. The main O2 Arena was transformed into a luxurious dining area for 1,500 VIP guests, with a further 980 VIP’s enjoying their pre-show meal in the temporary party venue. When these guests joined the show, David and his team cleared the room, resetting it for the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed after party. True to pop star party form, electronic dance stars Rudimental tested the Spaceworks tables’ strength to the max – with an impromptu celebratory tabletop dance. David, having completed his 8th Brit Awards, comments:

“Timings were planned very precisely, then on the day we collaborated with the O2 and Payne & Gunter teams seamlessly to deliver a spectacular event.”

Arena Structures has installed the temporary party venue within the O2 Arena since the Brits tenancy began there four years ago, augmenting the O2’s facilities to accommodate this gargantuan production. Project manager Dan Bluff’s experience underpinned the efficient delivery of the 40m x 60m TFS party venue for pre and after-show hospitality, along with a 20m x 25m media centre to host the large contingent of international journalists covering the Brits.

An evening of Mystical Mayhem at the Royal Horticultural Halls

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014



Spaceworks and Well Dressed Tables supported the Royal Horticultural Halls, creating a bespoke interior setting at the venue showcase event in London.


As the venue’s preferred supplier for furniture, the interiors specialists helped to create a memorable experience for guests within the stunning backdrop of the iconic Lindley Hall.  The event’s central theme of mystical mayhem ensued, as the evening’s entertainment included an array of magical tricks, aerial trapeze artists, manicurists, card tricks, indulgent street food canapés and cocktails. 

Spaceworks was required to capture the theme of the showcase in line with the organiser’s ambitions to emphasise the flexibility of the venue and the diverse range of events it can cater for.  A neutral colour scheme was implemented to emphasise the venues in-house lighting capabilities, which was a key element of the evening’s entertainment. 


Kelly Baker, sales director at Spaceworks and Well Dressed Tables, said:  “The Chesterfield range of sofas and armchairs are a perfect combination of comfort and style; we used these alongside white and black bubble footstools, white poseur tables and white button stools. 


“In line with the event’s theme we supplemented these classic ranges with an unusual finishing touch. LED furniture is one of the upcoming trends in 2014 and we installed a bar with pink LED lights that took centre stage at the showcase.

“Well Dressed Tables supported the event caterer Richmond with crockery, cutlery and glassware that best complemented its creative street food themed menu. They required funky and versatile products to serve up drinks, desserts and appetisers; this included the new Winged bowlsand Cubix glassware range.”


Natalie Searle, marketing and projects manager at Royal Horticultural Halls, said:  “Spaceworks helped capture the atmosphere perfectly and Kelly was instrumental in delivering such a successful showcase of the venue. From initial meetings it was clear that Kelly was able to visualise our ambitions. She worked closely with us to choose a colour scheme and she suggested furniture that best suited our theme and budget.  The smooth installation and collection of furniture at the event was commendable.

Christmas Opening Hours

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Please note our offices will be closed from 1pm Tuesday 24th December and will re-open Monday 6th January at 8am.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!