Helping display dogs, pigs, medieval knights and now snails
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Town and city sculpture trails have been a big growth area in encouraging tourism in recent years, including Pigs Gone Wild in Ipswich.
One Suffolk company is providing its expertise, around the country, helping those trails become successful.
Helping to display sculptures of assorted pigs, dogs, medieval knights and now snails is not an activity normally associated with a pre-cast concrete manufacturing company.
Yet producing plinths for these various animals is a growth sector for Poundfield Products Ltd.
The team at Poundfield Products, which is now part of SigmaROC PLC, an AIM-listed company, delivered 46 plinths for the Snailspace Brighton trail which runs through until November 18.
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The trail is made up of 46 fibre glass snail sculptures supplied by Wild in Art, each colourfully painted with different eye-catching patterns. Each of the snails is being sponsored by a business in aid of Martlets Hospice, which is in nearby Hove.
The campaign aims to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for the work of the hospice,
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Tim Evans, Poundfield Products director – bespoke products, said: “the plinths have to be solid enough to support each sculpture, but not so intrusive that they detract from the artworks themselves.
“I’m pleased that once again our attention to detail and first-rate customer service and delivery meant that all 46 plinths were ready for installation well before the Snailspace trail begins. We certainly weren’t snail-like in fulfilling this order and we really hope that the trail will raise as much money as possible for Martlets.”
Martlets chief executive, Imelda Glackin, said: “the strikingly painted snails across our city will be a constant reminder to take a moment to enjoy the time we have with the people we share our lives with.”