22nd Dec 2021
As the S&C Slatter team begin to wind down for our Christmas break, we’ve been looking back at another astonishing and unpredictable 12 months.
From vaccine rollouts to fuel crises, an ever-changing 2021 was undoubtedly filled with peaks and troughs, presenting unforeseen challenges across all industries.
As with 2020, we’re focusing on the positives as the year draws to a close, looking back proudly at some of the company’s best moments this year:
30 years of hard-won success
Employees and family across The Slatter Group were thrilled to take part in celebrations for S&C Slatter’s 30th Anniversary earlier this year.
Founded by Stephen and Caroline Slatter in 1991, the company has grown to become the UK’s premier sports construction specialist, enjoying tremendous success over 30 years while always maintaining the family ethos under CEO David Slatter, with a continued commitment across the business to operate with integrity.
The UK’s first hybrid pitch at an independent school
Following the announcement of their new hybrid turf partnership with GrassMaster Solutions, our sister company White Horse Contractors made history at Whitgift School, where they constructed a stunning full-sized hybrid turf pitch – the first ever to be built at a school in the UK.
Award-winning turn at SALTEX
It was exciting enough to step through the doors of one of our industry’s most beloved shows, SALTEX, following its postponement from 2020 – but stepping out of the doors with a stand award under our arms was the cherry on the cake!
Together with our group partners White Horse Contractors, our stand was awarded Best in Stand Category for excellence in exhibition practice and customer experience at SALTEX 2021.
Continually striving to grow our service offering to best support our customers and emerging needs across the industry, we announced two exciting new services:
Padel – Responding to the growth of this innovative racket sport across the UK, we joined forces with PRO Padel Courts, the only UK manufacturer of padel courts, designed specifically to withstand the Great British weather!
With a continued commitment to developing first-class sports facilities across the UK, we announced new partnerships with two fantastic organisations:
PADSIS/ Independent Coach Education – We’ll be working with the Professional Association of Directors of Sport in Independent Schools (PADSIS) and Independent Coach Education to support the development of sport in schools.
Northern Premier League (NPL) – As the leading non-league 3G pitch contractor in the UK, we were delighted to be selected by the Northern Premier League as their Official Pitch Partner, following a lengthy selection process.
As a one-stop-shop for sports facility design, planning, finance, construction and maintenance, it has been another busy year for our dedicated team! From continued work on world-class facilities for elite performance to small refurbishments that serve local communities, we’re dedicated to delivering the best value regardless of project size or scope.
Here’s a look at some of our favourite projects from 2021:
From specialist deep cleans to routine maintenance and expert repairs, our hard-working maintenance division worked to maximise the performance, safety and lifespan of sports facilities across the UK.
Freedom Leisure maximised their ROI by partnering with our dedicated maintenance division to deliver regular maintenance
Ahead of their fantastic promotion to League Two earlier this year, our team Maintained FIFA Quality Pro Performance at Sutton United
A specialist deep clean breathed new life into a pitch we constructed 9 years ago at Hampton School
That’s nearly it for another extraordinary year!
Our hardworking team will be taking a break over Christmas and New Year, with our offices closed from Thursday 23rd December. We’ll be back on Wednesday 5th January 2022 – Merry Christmas!
With an exciting 2022 ahead we’d like to thank all of our staff, partners and clients for working with us over the last 30 years.
Here’s to another 30 and a prosperous 2022 for all!
With our extensive in-house expertise across design, planning, construction and maintenance, S&C Slatter are your one-stop-shop for first-class sporting facilities.
We’re committed to producing facilities that are designed and built for top performance, maximum use and longevity.
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