We talk to Helen Lowe about how Europa combines furniture with fun!
What do you do?
We are a fab and fun event furniture hire firm that likes to put a smile on our clients’ faces when it comes to thinking about what furniture to use for their events.
We know how stressful putting on a ‘happening’ can be – irrespective of size, location or audience – so we’re here to take the pressure off by providing impeccable furniture of all shapes and sizes. Be that for large conferences or small soirées taking place indoors or outdoors, in contemporary settings, temporary structures or well established venues.
Basically if you need it (furniture, that is), we’re the folks for you!
Why do you do it so well?
One of the main reasons we do it so well is because we’ve been doing it for such a long time (57 years to be precise), and during that time we’ve pretty much covered every type of event one can imagine!
We ensure our products are always meticulously cleaned and stored so they always look the part, and we listen to our clients so that we can offer advice on what will work best for them while keeping logistics front of mind.
Ultimately, we’re about more than just ‘dropping off and getting off’. We will take the time to plan the package and stage the furniture in the location in question. We believe in true customer service!
Please give us a potted company history
Europa International is a truly independent family run event furniture hire firm which was founded in 1961 by Brian and Elise Murphy. We’ve had several facelifts over the years, but our core offering has largely stayed the same and as such we have provided furniture, shell scheme and carpet products to countless events across the UK and Europe.
Describe your brand proposition
A reliable firm with the experience and expertise you need to ensure that the furniture you hire is right for the event in question – be that big, small, traditional or a little bit more quirky.
We also like to think our brand is strong, fun and personable, which is a huge part of what makes our customers so loyal.
If you need amazing white leather furniture or sofas for an event then we are definitely the people you need to talk to! Similarly, if you need to stage a large conference in a structure we can provide matching conference seating for 5,000 (a number we’re pretty proud of).
Bar stools also make up a very popular product on our books, whether in classic black and white or with one of our many coloured pads that can be chosen to match the corporate or event colour scheme.
Any extra special people?
Everyone in our team is special and that is what makes us a success, but a special mention goes to our much missed MD Steve (senior) who was responsible for instilling many of the values by which we hold ourselves accountable to today.
Steve was well known in the industry (for his humour and caring approach) until his sad passing in October of last year. He taught us all well though, and we’re continuing to deliver amazing products to amazing customers just as he would have wanted.
What are you most proud of?
There’s almost too much to say here, but I would say our approach to customer service, the relationships we have with our customers which has resulted in incredible loyalty over the years, and the amazing resilience of our entire team who do their jobs so well.
Why should a customer get in touch?
If you want peace of mind, a quality service and products, and a giggle along the way then we’re the firm for you. We don’t bite, but I can’t promise that we won’t make you laugh and forget what you called for!