Woodlands Generators Worcestershire – a Worcestershire firm established in 1950 as a general plant hire company but that later moved into generators and power solutions – has sponsored many events over the years, and one of the occasions that the company keeps going back to is the Falmouth Royal Greenwich Tall Ships event. Woodlands has sponsored the Tall Ships Event in 1998, 2008 and 2014, something that Peter Darley – Consultant at Woodlands Generators Worcestershire Special Projects – said the company were “delighted” about.
The Falmouth Chairman of the Regatta, John Hick, said that “without sponsorship from the business community, the event would not be possible”, before going on to add that they would turn “the start of this prestigious Regatta into an outstanding event for the whole of Cornwall.”
Woodlands Generators Worcestershire provided the Regatta with Success
The 2014 Regatta was a huge success. Held between Thursday the 28th and Sunday the 31st of August, over 197,000 people attended the event, of which approximately 92,000 are thought to have been unique visitors. The occasion supported hundreds of people in jobs over the weekend, helping to boost the Cornwall economy. In fact, the event made £20.9 million in associated spend, £10.5 million of that being directly attributable to the Regatta.
In terms of visitors, 54% of attendees were Cornish residents, 12% came from Devon (a neighbouring county of Cornwall) with 8% coming from the South West region in general, making this a very successful local affair. Of the remaining visitors, 25% were from the UK with 1% visiting from overseas.
The Regatta was a huge hit for everyone in Falmouth – 40% of local businesses extended their opening hours surrounding the Tall Ships event, with approximately half of them increasing their staff levels in order to cope with demand. Thanks to the sponsorship of Woodlands Generators Worcestershire, the Tall Ships Event Regatta became a finalist in the UK Event Awards 2014 for the ‘Large Event of the Year’ category. It was an all-round success, with the event gaining satisfaction levels of 4.73 out of 5 from the people who attended.
Woodlands Generators Worcestershire have come a long way since their establishment in 1950, growing over the years to become one of the biggest providers of generators and generator supplies in the UK and Europe, and specialise in generator sales and generator rental. Contact us today for help with any of your generator or fuel management needs. You may also like to read our blog on the Truth about Diesel Generators.