A forward-thinking logistics company in Rugby is supporting an event-styling business to make a glowing impression as it expands in France.
Table Art, which creates state of the art light-up centrepieces and event art, has opened a new office in Nice.
The company, based in Leamington Spa, has already styled a number of high profile events in the country including at the Louvre Museum, Palais Du Versailles and Cannes Film Festival.
Table Art is being supported in its expansion by Exact Logistics, based on the Dunchurch Trading Estate in London Road, which delivers additional stock to the French office as well as pieces straight to events.
Managing Director Gary Martin said: “We set up Table Art about five years ago, creating radio controlled, battery powered light-up centre pieces. We have now also moved on to event art.
“We design and manufacture all of our products in-house at our workshop enabling us to create bespoke pieces for our customers. These are either delivered directly to the event for the customer to set up, or we can go along to style the event.
“We have seen a huge amount of growth over time and have been involved in a number of events at interesting and exciting venues. One of our most recent events was at Cannes Film Festival which was an amazing experience.
“We now have offices in the UK, Chile, Dubai and have now opened our newest office in France.”
Both Table Art and Exact Logistics have a celebrity connection, with Table Art being backed financially by Hilary Devey who also founded pallet distribution company Pall-Ex which Exact Logistics is an independent member of.
Gary added: “Exact Logistics do a lot of our deliveries in the UK and have been very supportive in our expansion in France.
“They enable us to deliver our pieces of table art very efficiently, with everything arriving on time which is extremely important when working in events.
“Exact’s ethos of communicate, deliver, care is also very important to us as it means they not only make deliveries on time, they also care about what they are delivering which is essential when delivering fragile items.
“All of this is helping us to build a good reputation with new clients and ensuring that we secure new business.”
Karen Shuter, sales director of Exact Logistics, said: “We have been working with Table Art for some time and are very happy to help them as they expand into France.
“We know on time delivery is crucial to Table Art as they supply their pieces to a lot of high profile events.
“We look forward to continuing to work with them in the future, helping them win and retain customers in both France and the UK.”
Pall-Ex and Table Art CEO Hilary Devey added: “When I first met Gary, I was not only bowled over by the products, but also by his passion and tenacity. I knew he had the grit it needed to make the business a success, which was why I invested. As we capitalise on the growing French market and open our new office, I couldn’t be prouder.
“Furthermore, I’m thrilled that Exact Logistics, as a member and important part of the Pall-Ex network, is able to lend its support and benefit from Table Art’s rapid growth. All of the stunning centrepieces are arriving on time and in perfect condition. It’s a case of exact by name and most definitely exact in the quality of service the team offers.”