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Transporting Portable Buildings: A Festival Logistics Case Study 

25th May 2023 | by Sam Nardi

Transporting Portable Buildings: A Festival Logistics Case Study 
From transporting a singular piece of furniture for an event, to the whole building...we’ve done it!  Delve into our case study to find out how our teams handle the transportation of temporary portable buildings, including pop-up shops and glamping pods to event and festival locations across the UK. 


The Client 


Our client is a leading supplier of portable buildings for events and festivals in the UK and worldwide, including music, arts and culture festivals and sporting matches. 

They supply a range of temporary flat packed portable buildings from pop-up shops, glamping pods, changing facilities, and any other modular building their customers hosting outdoor festivals and events could need. 

In addition to supplying the events sector, our client also provides modular buildings for the construction, retail, hospitality sectors and more.  


The Consignment 


They contacted our Speedy Freight team with a same day delivery request in Hereford to move pop-up shops for an event in the South of the UK.  

Our client supplies many outdoor events and festivals with temporary buildings, so their delivery needs vary greatly according to their clients’ schedule, and their deliveries range in size, volume, and frequency. 


The Challenges 


As their courier needs vary greatly from season to season, they were looking for a flexible courier that could be there when needed, which meant every day for long stretches of time, and less following peak event season. Flexibility and agility were key in maintaining our client’s satisfaction.

In Speedy Freight, they found a flexible courier service offering specialised same day event delivery with pickup in Hereford to any event location across the UK. 

Since our first delivery of portable buildings for our client, we’ve delivered to event sites nationwide for them, from Scotland to Norwich to Glastonbury. 

Transporting large and bulky items can prove challenging to some courier companies, as getting specialist vehicles such as hiabs on short notice for a same day delivery can be difficult. 


The Conclusion 


Thankfully, thanks to our quick acting team and access to over 4,000 vehicles, including a range of specialty vehicles for moving large consignments such as modular buildings, we’re always ready to go and were able to quickly address our client’s needs and get their goods on the move. 

To move our client’s consignments, we’ve used a range of vehicles including articulated flatbeds and hiabs, and on occasion, long wheelbase vans for smaller deliveries. 

No matter the size or type of consignment that needs to be moved, our team has the expertise and resources to move your company’s goods quickly and efficiently. 

We’ve developed a relationship with our client that has even seen us completing jobs for them seven days a week, for months at a time! Thanks to our 24-hour availability every day of the year, our client knows that they can trust our 5-star courier service any day or time of the week—including nights, weekends, and bank holidays.  


Book an Events Courier Service with Speedy Freight 


Whether you need to move a single table or chair for an event, or an entire portable building, we have the right vehicles and knowledge to get your consignments where they need to be. 

If you’re looking for an event and festival logistics provider, or in need of a one-off emergency same day courier service, Speedy Freight are there. 

In need of an events and festival logistics review? 


Book a free consultation with Speedy Freight to go over your event and festival logistics.

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