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Evo Supplies make PINK furniture skates in support of Prevent Breast Cancer

BCL Office Moves pink Evo personalised skates Prevent Breast Cancer

 

When we took our furniture skate trade stand to the Movers & Storers Show last November, we offered our sought-after annual “Show Skate” as the prize in a raffle to raise funds for the Show’s chosen charity for 2018: Prevent Breast Cancer.

Movers & Storers Show prize skate 2018

Visitors and fellow exhibitors responded magnificently, and over the two days of the Show we raised a total of £152 for Prevent Breast Cancer.

Evo Supplies at the Movers & Storers Show 2018

The lucky winner was Peter Sturt of Bespoke Bodies.

Movers & Storers Show Evo Supplies Prevent Breast Cancer Bespoke Bodies

The 2018 Britain’s Strongest Mover competition at the Movers & Storers Show involved contestants pulling one of BCL Office Moving‘s bright pink 7.5-tonne trucks over a 40m distance, while wearing pink tutus. It was quite a sight to behold!

Congratulations to Simon Beck, our removal man who came in second place in the Britain's Strongest Mover contest at the Movers & Storers show! Our truck was used for the truck pull portion of the contest – wrapped in a tutu in honor of Prevent Breast Cancer charity (@WeArePreventBreastCancer) and the men all wore tutus during the event! Here's a video of Simon pulling the truck!

Posted by BCL Office Moving on Thursday, 22 November 2018

In 2014, together with their sister company, Britannia Bradshaw International Removals & StorageBCL painted some of their vehicles bright pink in support of Prevent Breast Cancer (formerly called Genesis). You can read all about this brilliant fundraising and awareness-raising initiative in Removals & Storage magazine
Prevent Breast Cancer Bradshaws BCL pink lorries

Having met us at the Movers & Storers show, BCL Office Moving – part of Britannia International – went on to order these fabulous PINK personalised furniture skates, giving Evo Supplies an additional opportunity to help raise awareness of the vital work of Prevent Breast Cancer.

BCL Office Moving Prevent Breast Cancer pink furniture skates

Evo Supplies is making a donation to Prevent Breast Cancer for every pink skate we manufacture, and are immensely proud to have become official Prevent Breast Cancer Corporate Supporters.

Prevent Breast Cancer corporate supporters

 

We’re really excited by the potential for awareness-raising that Evo’s personalised furniture skates can offer. So if some eye-catching moving skates like these would help publicise YOUR company’s charitable fundraising initiative, we’ll be very happy to help. Just give us a call on 01206 386683 to discuss.

More about Prevent Breast Cancer

Prevent Breast Cancer is the only UK charity funding ground-breaking research solely aimed at preventing breast cancer for future generations.

Predict. Prevent. Protect. This is the charity’s mantra. As the only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer, Prevent Breast Cancer is committed to freeing the world from the disease altogether. Unlike many cancer charities, it’s focused on preventing, rather than curing. Promoting early diagnosis, screening and lifestyle changes to stop the problem before it starts.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. Prevent Breast Cancer is passionate about stopping the disease before it starts, and collaborates with others to influence change in breast cancer services. We work closely with The Manchester Breast Centre to collaborate with the best experts in the field. And by being based at the UK’s only breast cancer prevention centre, The Nightingale Centre, Prevent Breast Cancer is at the forefront of preventative research.

The devastating disease of breast cancer affects too many people – the patients, their families, friends and colleagues. It is a disease that can often be cured if caught early and suitable treatments are prescribed. But what if there was no need for the cure? What if people could live their lives safe in the knowledge that it would never happen to them?

Every year, in the UK, 55,000 individuals are diagnosed – that’s 150 people a day. And every year, we lose 11,400 to this disease. That’s 11,400 too many. In fact, it is 55,000 too many. If we could prevent breast cancer tomorrow, by 2027, over 550,000 would never receive a diagnosis.

The Vision

To prevent breast cancer for future generations through preventative testing, screening, lifestyle changes and drugs where needed.

The Need

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, despite it being a rare disease in men.
  • 1 in 9 women and 1 in 1000 men in the UK will develop the disease in their lifetime.
  • Across the UK, 55,000 people annually are diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Tragically 11,400 women do not survive, though survival rates are increasing.
  • In the last ten years, female incidence rates have increased by 3.6%.
  • In the UK breast cancer rates have increased by 57% in the last 30 years.
  • It is predicted that in the UK there will be 57,000 new cases per annum by 2024, an increase of 7% in 8 years.
  • Currently only 3% of all cancer research funding is spent on prevention.

Prevent Breast Cancer seed-funds medical research projects into the prediction and prevention of breast cancer – without our original funding these research projects would not happen. Once the projects have been undertaken, they can often support large grant applications to organisations such as The National Institute of Health Research.

Specific Aims

To:

  • Predict which women are most susceptible to breast cancer.
  • Diagnose the disease early through better and earlier detection methods.
  • Research and develop preventative measures for the disease.
  • Increase the uptake of breast screening in minority ethnic groups.

Objectives

To:

  • Identify women as high, medium or low risk through gene, lifestyle and breast density testing.
  • Undertake further research into high risk genes and gene fragments (SNPs).
  • Offer diet and lifestyle interventions to those deemed high-risk.
  • Increase the frequency of screening for high-risk women.
  • Improve diagnosis and treatment of pre-cancer changes.
  • Develop preventative drugs for appropriate patients.
  • Provide more accurate breast screening tools.
  • Raise awareness of the disease in minority ethnic communities.

To find out more, visit the Prevent Breast Cancer website. To make a donation, click on the logo below:

Prevent Breast Cancer donate

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10 reasons we love the Movers & Storers Show

Evo Supplies at the Movers & Storers Show 2018

The Movers & Storers Show is an essential annual diary date for anyone in the removals, storage, self-storage and related industries. We had a fantastic time at the 2018 show, and are already looking forward to next year’s. Here’s why:

We love …

  • Meeting our existing customers in person and get to know more about them and their businesses
  • Speaking to visitors about who Evo Supplies are and what we do 
  • Showing the full range and quality of our furniture skates
  • Giving people the opportunity to handle and test our products 
  • Listening to the latest industry news and views
  • Offering our annual Movers & Storers Show Skate as a charity raffle prize
  • Networking with other exhibitors
  • Building new and often unexpected relationships with industry colleagues
  • Benefiting from the Show’s excellent seminars and enjoying watching the competitions
  • Baking and sharing 100s of our famous #evoskate biscuits!

Evo Supplies at the Movers & Storers Show 2018What’s on offer?

The Movers & Storers Show offers visitors:

  • Around 70 exhibitors’ stands
  • A large range of vehicles
  • A Seminar Theatre with presentations, discussions and topical advice sessions
  • Expert speakers, including some of the biggest names in the industry
  • Digital advice and helpdesks
  • Cafe and networking lounge
  • Competitions zone, hosting ‘Britain’s Strongest Mover’ and ‘Packers of the Year’ contests
  • Free giveaways, raffles and other exhibitor competitions

Mover & Storers Show 2018Who can attend?

The show is designed specifically for those in removals, storage and self-storage companies, together with related sectors like warehousing, logistics, relocation and facilities management. Whether you’re a business owner or manager, or a driver or warehouse worker, you’ll be equally welcome to attend. Tickets are FREE if you register in advance here: www.themoversandstorersshow.co.uk/

Evo Supplies at the Movers & Storers Show 2018Where will the 2019 Movers & Storers Show be held?

We don’t yet know!

Keep checking the Show website for information.

Evo Supplies at the Movers & Storers Show 2018Read a full report of the 2018 show here.

If you weren’t able to attend but would like a copy of the Exhibition Guide, containing information on all of this year’s exhibitors – a useful desktop directory for the coming months! – contact the organisers today, and ask to go on their email list for news and updates.

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The Movers & Storers Show 2018

Evo Supplies at the Movers & Storers Show 2018

What a fantastic Movers & Storers Show we enjoyed this year!

Evo Supplies at the Movers & Storers Show 2018

The show offers an unrivalled annual opportunity to meet up with hundreds of removals and storage professionals – not just from the UK but from Ireland, Europe and even farther afield.

Evo Supplies at the Movers & Storers Show 2018

Evoskate biscuits!

As always, we took along plenty of our delicious #evoskate biscuits, along with chocolates, pens, coasters and balloons to tempt visitors into our stand.

Top-of-the range furniture moving equpiment

But of course the main attraction was our top-of-the-range furniture moving equipment. This year’s top favourites were our ultra-heavy duty products, including piano skates and ‘Mighty Movers’.

With their giant 200mm wheels and 36mm platforms, Evo piano skates will carry up to 900kg and are ideal for moving all kinds of heavy items – not just pianos.

 

Evo Super Piano Skate

We came up with the idea for the Mighty Mover at the Movers & Storers Show two years ago. We were asked for an even heavier-duty version of our double-thickness skates, so we came up with a design. The resulting 1-tonne capacity skate quickly became one of our best-sellers.

Evo Supplies Mighty Mover Ultra Heavy Duty 1 tonne furniture skate moving dolly

Prevent Breast Cancer

The show’s charity for 2018 was Prevent Breast Cancer – selected in memory of Malcolm Halley, who died in August. We were very pleased to offer this year’s ‘Show Skate’ as the prize in a charity raffle, which raised £152 for Prevent Breast Cancer. The lucky winner was Peter Sturt of Bespoke Bodies.

If you visited our stand, don’t forget: your special discount code is valid on our website until the end of January, on all our products (except factory seconds).

If you missed the show, please don’t be afraid to ask about discounts for bulk purchases. Just call us on 01206 386683 to let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll give you our best price.

The Movers & Storers Show is open to anyone in the removals, storage and related industries. Entry is FREE, if you register in advance. Visit www.themoversandstorersshow.co.uk/ for details of the 2019 show. We’ll be there – and we look forward to seeing you there too!

 

 

 

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Front page of The Mover magazine! (OK, so it’s not the MAIN cover photo, but we’re still rather pleased to see ourselves there …)

Mover Magazine January 2018 Evo Supplies

Evo Supplies pictured on the cover of this month’s Mover Magazine

Some excellent coverage of last November’s Movers & Storers Show in this month’s issue of The Mover magazine, including Move My Stuff winning the Evo Prize Skate 2017.

Click here to read this month’s issue of The Mover Evo Supplies at the Movers and Storers Show 2017

 

 

 

 

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2017 – a year to remember for Evo Supplies

Evo Supplies team Small Business Saturday 2017 furniture skate

Well, what a year it’s been for Evo Supplies!

Wishing all our customers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year from the Evo team 😀

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Evo at the Movers & Storers Show, 8/9 November 2017

Evo Supplies at the Movers & Storers Show 2017 furniture skates moving dollies Greg Dunn Jamie Lappage

The Movers & Storers Show 2017 was, as ever, such a fantastic opportunity to meet and talk with people in the removals and storage industries.

Chatting with visitors gives us really interesting insights into exactly how moving professionals use skates and dollies in their daily work. And this in turn helps us develop new products to meet our customers’ needs.

Next year’s Movers & Storers Show will be in Manchester in late November. We’re looking forward to it already!

 

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Meet Evo at the Movers & Storers Show, 8/9 November 2017

Evo Supplies Movers & Storers Show 2017

We’re very excited about this year’s Movers & Storers Show on 8/9 November!

Register for your FREE tickets here:

Evo Movers & Storers Show invite

Evo will be on Stand F7 – in a nice central position so you can’t miss us. We’ll be bringing a large selection of our products, as well as lots of freebies and our delicious and now famous Evo Skate Biscuits!

Evo Skate Biscuits

If you’re involved in the removals or storage industries, the Movers & Storers Show really is a must. Look forward to seeing you there!