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At Purvis Marquee Hire, there’s a promise we make—not just to our clients, but to the ground that hosts the events we support. It’s a commitment that resonates deeply in our operations and philosophy: “Leave No Trace.”

The term “Leave No Trace” might seem idealistic, especially when dealing with events that stretch across multiple sites and often entertain legions of attendees. Yet, it’s a cornerstone of our environmental ethos, reflecting a journey of decades in the marquee hire industry. This principle isn’t just good practice; it’s a meticulous, methodical process that demands attention to detail and a profound respect for our surroundings.

Planning with Precision
Every successful large-scale event begins with a blueprint that considers not only the spectacle but the aftermath. It’s about foresight—planning how each piece will come together and how it will all come apart without leaving scars on the landscape. At Purvis, we collaborate closely with event professionals, from planners to event specialists, ensuring our setups are not only efficient but eco-friendly.

Materials Matter
In our decades of service, the evolution of materials has been significant. We’ve transitioned from traditional, often heavier marquee materials to more sustainable options. These materials are not only easier to transport and assemble but are designed to have minimal environmental impact. Iron pegs with decades of service, recyclable carpets and solar-powered lighting are staples in our inventory, reducing the ecological footprint of every event we grace.

Staff Training and Engagement
Our staff are more than just employees and contractors; they’re custodians of the land we use. Each team member is given training not just in the logistics of marquee installation but in sustainable practice. They’re educated on the principles of ‘Leave No Trace’, understanding the importance of site preservation and waste management. This ensures that every step, from setup to breakdown, is conducted with the utmost respect for the environment.

Beyond the Event: Waste Management and Recycling
As the revelry winds down, our work ramps up. The meticulous dismantling of structures is paired with a comprehensive waste management plan. Partnering with local waste management services ensures that all materials are correctly sorted, recycled, or disposed of responsibly.

Community and Client Education
Awareness is the first step toward change. We engage not just with our peers and our clients but their audiences too, educating them on the importance of sustainable event attendance. This includes promoting the use of public transport, encouraging the use of reusable water bottles, and facilitating on-site recycling initiatives. Our aim? To extend the ‘Leave No Trace’ ethos beyond our team, creating a ripple effect throughout the event-going community.

As you ponder your next grand event, consider not just the spectacle you wish to create, but the legacy you’ll leave behind.

Are you ready to join us on this journey?