We love special commissions
EXPLORERS’ UNION FLAG
This very special commission was to produce an exact replica of the Union Flag that was presented to polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton by King George V in 1914. Our flag was presented by The Duke of Cambridge to the late adventurer Henry Worsley.
The flag was to accompany Henry on his
bid to become the first solo adventurer to cross the Antarctic unassisted and unsupported – following in the footsteps of Sir Ernest. Pure Italian silk, double sided and with hidden seams, this flag was a labour of love. We were hugely honoured to have been asked to make this and we closely followed Henry’s journey. It is devastating that Henry died 30km short of his goal. It was very poignant that our flag which had been flying behind Henry throughout his attempt was then displayed (wind and weather torn) at his funeral.
Commissioned to create bespoke feather flags for the opening and closing ceremonies for the world’s 4th Islamic State Solidarity Games, in Baku, Azerbaijan. The event is equivalent to the Olympics. We produced more than 100 individual props, including 75 ‘feathers’ each with 15 individual carbon spines. It was a moment of great pride being an integral part of such an impressive global spectacle.
On this occasion The Event Flag Hire Company was asked to make and install flags for the King of Bahrain at the prestigious Royal Windsor Horse Show, the UK’s largest outdoor horse show, working alongside Quintessentially Events. This is just the type of commission which allows us to be fully flexible and
deliver something superior to the client’s brief, on time, no matter what the cost or constraints.
We created bespoke, hand-sewn flags of the finest quality for the project that required a concierge service from us of the very highest quality – no detail was overlooked and it meant really going the extra mile. Poles and finials were hand-finished with a powder-coat of gold and the Bahranian national flags were hand appliquéd and hand-finished.
THE COLOUR RUN UK
We designed, produced and installed custom-made flags for the ‘happiest 5k on the planet’. The project brief was to reflect the fluidity of our festival flags whilst incorporating Skittles’ branding. The flags were suitable for hard-standing and used at sporting arenas all over the country for the UK tour of the Colour Run.
RELAUNCH IN A CITY SQUARE
This time our brief was to create banners and flags celebrating the rebranding of Nottingham City Council. The flags were showcased around the edge of the City’s redeveloped Market Square. The flexible banners and flags used GRP (glass reinforced plastic) as structural framework and rip-stop material and
featured a bold, appliquéd graphic.
They created a pop of vibrant colour and movement in contrast to the square’s strong architectural environment and were designed to work in a public arena at the opening of the new market square. At The Event Flag Hire Company we can either print or appliqué your logo onto any type of flags – appliqué involves either laser-cutting or hand hot-knifing a design onto the flag, creating something that can be seen on both sides.
Our custom, high-impact digitally printed advertising flags are excellent for brand awareness. We can help design and print the most complex images. Finished to suit a rotational arm and weight system for use inside and out. We have produced single or double-sided flags for a huge number of established UK companies. More info