Park Logistics take gold in Olympic bid
Park Logistics from Nottingham will spend the coming moths processing furniture, fittings and equipment from the Athletes Village and other Olympic venues, following an online memorabilia auction.
Sports fans are able to purchase anything from Usain Bolt’s bed, to Jessica Ennis’ desk lamp through a website run by Remains of the Games. The sale is run in conjunction with parent company, Ramler Furniture UK Ltd, the firm responsible for sourcing and renting more than a million pieces of furniture, fixtures and equipment to Locog, the organisers of London 2012.
The once in a lifetime sale gives Olympics enthusiasts the chance to buy more than 11,000 beds, chairs and tables form the vast dining hall, designer coffee tables, sofas or one of the 6,500 bright green bean bags used by the athletes for relaxing.
The colossal clear out has already begun, but will not start in earnest until the Paralympics has finished. From the Olympic site in Stratford, the memorabilia will be taken to Ramler’s huge warehouse in Tilbury Docks, Essex, before Park Logistics sorts it for despatch.
The company, which has taken on new staff to help it cope with demand, will then package and despatch the goods direct to buyers' homes, as well as hosting a collection service for those who want to pick their purchases up themselves.
Stephen Gibson, of Park Logistics, said: “We were selected to participate in this exciting project ahead of competition from much larger companies by the Remains of the Games organisation.
“They were particularly impressed by our 'can do' attitude and the enthusiasm of our people at the prospect of being linked to the success of the 2012 Olympics.
“We worked quickly to bespoke a logistics solution to the demanding requirements of the organisers and were rewarded by winning this contract.
“Response from the public has been tremendous and we have had to take on extra staff, which is great news for everyone.”