It has just been announced that Leicestershire-based Eco Track & Access Ltd, one of the UK’s most innovative independent manufacturers and suppliers of trackway and pedestrian/emergency access for outdoor use, is a finalist in the prestigious NOEA (National Outdoor Events Association) awards 2017.

Commenting on the news, CEO Jonathan Vaughan said: “NOEA is an excellent organisation with a superb reputation for supporting every aspect of the outdoor events industry, from new visitor experiences to all-important Health & Safety. This is the first time we have been acknowledged by NOEA and we’re really proud to be a finalist in this year’s awards.”

Launched six years ago, Eco Track & Access is already a multi award-winning business and together with its patented systems, Eco Terra-Tech and Eco Gridmat, recently launched Eco Traction, a new track system which was hailed a ‘life-saver’ at a number of this summer’s outdoor events.

The new system, made from virgin HDPE panels is an alternative to expensive metal trackway and has been especially designed to be man-portable, meaning no heavy machinery is needed to install it, and once it is down there is minimal disruption to the ground surface, providing rapid recovery.

CEO Jonathan Vaughan said. “With over 30 years’ experience in outdoor events, I realised that many sites, especially historical and heritage sites, were suffering long-term damage from metal trackway. We’ve only ever manufactured and installed plastic systems for this reason. Eco Traction has already been praised for creating an instant roadway for heavy vehicles whilst leaving the ground relatively unscathed.”

Additionally, this season saw the company’s load-bearing/heavy-duty system, Eco Terra-Tech, boast a brand new purpose-designed safety ramp edge trim which fits flush to the trackway at every angle following the contours of the ground.

Eco Track & Access in partnering numerous organisations with events for the coming winter season including The Royal Horticultural Society, events on the Royal Parks including Winter Wonderland, Christmas at Kew, the Sports Council and Leicester City Council.