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Cube Wins Hire Industry Product of the Year at Hire Awards of Excellence 2022

Cube Wins Hire Industry Product of the Year at Hire Awards of Excellence 2022

Cube Wins Hire Industry Product of the Year at Hire Awards of Excellence 2022

Cube Modular is delighted to announce it has won Hire Industry Product of the Year for its flagship modular portable buildings. The award was presented at Hire Association Europe’s Hire Awards of Excellence Dinner on Saturday night at The Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s prestigious Park Lane.

Cube’s winning product impressed the judges with its ‘innovative solution, reduction in transportation costs and the environmental impact’.   

Cube has the exclusive distributor rights for Continest unique foldable cabins for the UK and Ireland as well major international sporting events globally. Continest cabins are the most sustainable temporary portable accommodation solution available to the sports, events and hire industries worldwide.

Folded flat and stacked for transport and erected on site in just a few minutes, these innovative units provide robust and flexible temporary infrastructure for any venue, enabling events to reduce their CO2 and GHG emissions by up to 80%, compared to using traditional fixed framed cabins.

“This is another feather in our cap and it’s great to see the sustainability and innovation of the brilliant Continest portable building system consistently recognised”, said Brandon Weston, MD of Cube Modular Ltd. “Cube’s innovative Continest CN20 and CN10 products were developed to enable the hire industry to reduce the carbon footprint associated with the transportation and storage of temporary portable buildings by up to 80%.

Reducing carbon footprint is a key priority for festivals, sporting and other major events, so the demand for more sustainable products from suppliers is on the increase. Travel and transport specifically has consistently been found to make up at least 80% of a typical event’s carbon footprint, with transportation of building infrastructure contributing significantly due to the size of the structures.

Collapsing and stacking the units means that a single truck can transport 10 CN20 units or 20 CN10 units as opposed to the five trucks required to transport the same number of traditional standard cabins. The patented hinge is very easy to operate using just a special hand tool but provides an extremely safe building of superior quality. These unique temporary buildings can be folded down or put up in 5-10 minutes by a single operator with a forklift truck.

The Hire Industry Product of the Year award is sponsored by The Hire Exchange who presented the trophy to Charles Littlefair, Commercial Manager at Cube.

An impressive solution. The entry demonstrates a credible cost saving and greener result which will reduce Co2 emissions and allow venues to be up and running much quicker, bringing even more agility to fast moving and demanding markets.

The Judges

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Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses. 

The Cube International group officially opens new HQ in Worcester

The Cube International group officially opens new HQ in Worcester

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The Cube International group officially opens new HQ in Worcester

We’re delighted to have officially opened our new HQ in Worcester today. The new office and 45,000 sqft warehouse facility was jointly opened by the Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Stephen Hodgson, Perry the Bull, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games mascot, and Cube International’s CEO, Ed Boardman.

A host of local, national and international business and sports representatives, and the Cube group’s 60+ employees were also in attendance.

Read full Press Release below: 

Cube International officially opens new HQ in Worcester

Worcester, 25th March 2022: Cube International officially opened its new 45,000 sqft facility in Worcester today, in response to the group’s national and international business growth.

The facility was opened jointly by the Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Stephen Hodgson, Perry the Bull, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games mascot, and Cube International’s CEO, Ed Boardman, supported by a host of local, national and international business representatives celebrating this major step forward for the Cube group.

The new facility will bring together several areas of the business, providing for a far better integrated and co-ordinated solution for clients and partners, and offering a more efficient model of working. The warehouse embraces new technology to enhance Cube’s already solid sustainability credentials and will play a key role in providing a cleaner, greener and healthier way to work.

Unlike many of its contemporary companies in the sport events industry, Cube has been able to respond quickly and decisively during the Covid crisis, replacing typical event work with consultation, planning and the installing of Covid test centres, laboratories, and its innovative hand sanitiser walls.

Covid was, and remains, a huge challenge, but as a business Cube had the foresight to adapt and used its agility and speed of response, both necessary components, to succeed in the world of sport and events.

Ed Boardman, Cube International’s CEO, said: “The opening of our new HQ in Worcester is an important development in the growth of the Cube International business and an important step in delivering our ambitious growth plans. Our new facility will also allow us to enhance our efficiency and sustainability within the sports industry and enable us to integrate our group more effectively. It is a big step forward as we grow our national and international footprint to best serve our clients and partners.”

The Mayor of Worcester, Councillor Stephen Hodgson, said: “It was a real pleasure to be part of the opening of Cube’s Head Quarters today. It was great to come to their new facility in Worcester and see what they do. I wish them the greatest success for the years to come.”

The Commonwealth Games, to be held in Birmingham this year, has been a major catalyst in the decision to move to Worcester, where the warehouse element will be used to manage the on-event retail programme for the Games, providing stock management and logistics. As a business Cube has recently trebled its head count and will, during the Games, employ more than 50 Megastore employees from June to the end of the Games, as well as 1,000 event retail staff across all the Games venues and villages.

David Leather, CGF Partnership’s CEO said: “Seeing the impact of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games through the attraction of new business to the region, local business growth and enhanced jobs and skills opportunities in the West Midlands, truly demonstrates the legacy hosting the Commonwealth Games can have on a region. With less than 150 days to go until the Games, it is wonderful to see Cube, our Official Master Licensee, bring even greater benefits to the region for Games time and beyond.”

Cube, living evidence of Birmingham 2022’s commitment to using local businesses and resource, will leave behind a real legacy of employment and further development. Cube also recognises the value of the region’s major education institutes and has developed strong relationships with the local region’s universities and colleges, offering work placements, internships, and apprenticeship programmes.

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About Cube International

Cube International is ‘all about sport’, a group of companies embracing two core values: to reimagine and to collaborate. It offers a diverse range of services, including the Cube Partnership programme, one of the leading licensing, merchandising and retail specialists in the world, counting the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Rugby League World Cup 2021, Aston Martin F1, the 2023 Solheim Cup and Williams Racing as some of its clients. Cube Modular, the portable building division of the group, is the exclusive European distributor of Continest, manufacturers of the world’s most sustainable, foldable container, a product that offers an impressive 80% CO2 emissions reduction against standard container use. Both businesses are supported by Cube Management, a well-established event operations and services business, which works in a wide range of sports including F1, NFL, UEFA, cricket and golf.

Appreciating the significant contribution of sport to the business and its team, the Cube International group also manages and supports the Women’s Sports Alliance and is currently in the process of establishing the Disability Sports Alliance, both celebrating the success and development of access, participation and awareness in the world of sport.

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Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses. 

England Golf Championships to Boost Eco-Credentials with Cube’s Continest Sustainable Buildings

England Golf Championships to Boost Eco-Credentials with Cube’s Continest Sustainable Buildings

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England Golf Championships to Boost Eco-Credentials with Cube’s Continest Sustainable Buildings

Cube Modular has won a contract to supply its award-winning Continest foldable container buildings to four England Golf championships this season. A total of 18 units will be supplied to championships in England and Scotland between May and August including the European Amateur Team Championship at Royal St George’s Golf Club.

“We’re really looking forward to working with England Golf to minimise the carbon footprint of this season’s events with our unique foldable portable cabins”, said Brandon Weston, MD of Cube Modular. “Our award-winning units provide high quality, versatile buildings that can be folded down and stacked, reducing transport C02 emissions and slashing haulage costs.”

James Crampton, England Golf’s director of championships, commented: “In everything we do as a championships team, the environmental impact of our work is now carefully considered. By choosing Cube Modular for office solutions at several of our key, large-scale events we are going that one step further to make sure that our carbon footprint is as small as possible.”

England Golf’s national amateur squads compete on a world stage and previous alumni include modern-day professionals Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Bronte Law and Georgia Hall. The four events Cube will be supplying units to are: the Brabazon Trophy (Saunton Golf Club), European Men’s Team Championships (Royal St George’s Golf Club), English Amateur Championships (men and women at Lindrick and Worksop Golf Clubs) and the English Women’s Stroke Play (Beau Desert Golf Club).

Cube’s Continest CN10 units will provide offices for organisers and staff at each of these championship events. These unique container buildings with patented hinge mechanism are folded flat for storage and transport and then erected in minutes on-site to provide a high quality, robust and versatile temporary infrastructure. They can also be jointed together to create larger open-plan spaces or multi storey buildings.

England Golf is the governing body for the club and amateur game in England and administers the game on behalf of around 1,800 affiliated golf clubs and 647,000 golf club members. The championships team stages over 50 tournaments each season for elite amateur and handicap club golfers.

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Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses. 

Cube celebrates Product Innovation Award win at UK Events Summit

Cube celebrates Product Innovation Award win at UK Events Summit

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Cube celebrates Product Innovation Award win at UK Events Summit

The Cube Modular team celebrated another award win this week, voted on by its event industry peer group. The award was for Best Product Innovation, presented for its Continest range of unique sustainable foldable buildings. The Major Events International (MEI) Awards Dinner took place on 22 February at Emirates Old Trafford on the evening before the UK Events Summit 2022.

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Cube Modular team with MEI Best Product Innovation trophy

Cube’s Continest portable buildings have fast become the go-to solution for events looking to increase their facility capacity in an environmentally conscious way, whilst reducing transport, storage and logistics costs. Folded flat for transport and erected on site in just a few minutes, they provide robust and flexible temporary infrastructure for any venue, enabling events to reduce their CO2 and GHG emissions by up to 80%, compared to using traditional fixed framed cabins. 

Cube Modular’s MD Brandon Weston hosted a panel on sustainability during the Summit, which brought together event professionals from across the UK to network with market experts and peers and discuss current challenges.

“Reducing carbon footprint is becoming an increasing focus for event organisers year on year and I’m grateful to our event industry peers for voting for our eco-friendly portable building solution”, commented Brandon. “We had a very interesting discussion on sustainability with a knowledgeable panel.”

Cube’s Continest range of CN10 and CN20 units can be adapted for multiple usages, allowing the delivery of an entire event infrastructure on just two trucks. Eg, 10 CN20 units can be delivered on one truck, including box office, merchandise and food & beverage units, as well as accreditation and production offices. On the second truck, 20 CN10 units can be delivered for use as ticket offices, dressing rooms, radio control, security offices and much more. Units can also be jointed together to create larger open-plan spaces or multi storey buildings – a versatile, complete range of buildings to meet any event’s portable accommodation requirements.

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Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses. 

Cube Wins Prestigious Green Supplier Award at Festival Supplier Awards 2022

Cube Wins Prestigious Green Supplier Award at Festival Supplier Awards 2022

Cube Modular team - Green Supplier Award Winners

Cube Wins Prestigious Green Supplier Award at Festival Supplier Awards 2022

Last night, the Cube Modular team celebrated its latest accolade after scooping the Green Supplier Award at the Festival Supplier Awards 2022, an event held at London’s exclusive Hurlingham Club.

The award was presented to the team in recognition of its contribution to providing sustainable portable buildings to the UK Festival market after introducing its eco-friendly Continest foldable buildings to the festival industry in 2021, taking the UK festival season by storm! Despite the unique challenges facing all event organisers and suppliers in the current climate, Cube supplied and installed 204 units across 18 festivals between June and September that year. Event organisers chose Cube for the sustainability credentials of its Continest system, coupled with reduced haulage costs.

“The winner of this category has a really exciting and impactful sustainable product for the event industry. It is great to see innovative products like this coming forward!” – the Festival Supplier Awards 2022 judges.
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Saska Ingham, Cube Modular

Our unique portable accommodation solution enables festivals to reduce their CO2 and GHG emissions, through the transportation of our portable buildings to their event, by up to 80%, compared to using traditional fixed framed cabins. 

“It’s extremely gratifying to see the brilliant Continest foldable cabin system recognised for the drastic cuts in carbon emissions that it achieves,” said Brandon Weston, Cube Modular’s MD. “I’m really proud to see the team’s efforts rewarded too in what was a very challenging season accommodating changing requirements.”

The largest single installation undertaken in 2021 was at Lost Village, where Cube provided a complete staff and production management infrastructure using 52 of its Continest CN20 units. This comprised three ticket offices and a wide range of site, production, operations and management offices, a radio shack, dressing rooms, security cabins, stores and a press office.

Other festivals using Cube Modular products in 2021 included We Out Here, Reading Festival, Wireless, The Cambridge Club and Strawberries and Creem.

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Festival Supplier Award Winners 2022

Part of the Cube International group, Cube Modular designs and manufactures modular portable buildings and containers of exceptional design, quality and functionality for sports events, venues, stadia and businesses.