A Message from the Market [CoronaPod Ep 2]

During lockdown, we’ve been picking the brains of park builders, operators and suppliers from the FEC industry. For some, the way we are working had changed dramatically, and for others, it has been a chance to re-focus, evolve and adapt. 

Our insight series CoronaPod: Ask the Industry, takes a deeper look into how Covid-19 has changed the way we work, and how we can all plan for the big ‘bounce back’. 

Listen to our second podcast in the series ‘A Message from the Market’ (below) where Industry leaders share their thoughts on the current climate.

Rob Christie, Airquee / AirParxs

My clear message – stay positive. Use this time to review your internal processes so that you come out stronger and more prepared.

Sue Wilson, Best American

Stay positive, safe and well. Let’s look forward to the next conference for our industry.

Jake Walker, Big Air Bag

Keep up the communication and keep your team highly energised. Discuss the difficulties, positives, wins and losses. 

Scott Benjamin, Fun Spot

This is an unscripted new opportunity. Take the time to review your strategy and plans, and reconnect with your customers. Listen more, talk less. 

Tim Cowley, Fired Up Technologies 

Necessity is the mother of all inventions. Hang in there, solutions are coming.

Our greatest thanks go to this episode’s contributors:

Rob Christie - UK Group Commercial Director - Airquee/Airparx is Europe's largest manufacturer of inflatable play & technical products. A leader in Inflatable play and leisure equipment such as bouncy castles, inflatable slides, multi play inflatables and obstacle courses.

Sue Wilson - Director of Sales - Best American Trampolines have designed, manufactured, and equipped over 200 trampoline parks worldwide. They have lead the movement of the trampoline park industry by providing innovative attractions that challenge the norm of the industry. 

Jake Walker - Chief Operating Officer - Big Air Bag is the world’s leading manufacturer of airbags for freestyle and action sports and leisure applications. Hand built in Holland, the FOAM PIT BigAirBag® is a popular hygienic alternative to the traditional foam pit in Trampoline Parks.

Scott Benjamin - Director of Sales & Marketing - Fun Spot has partnered with customers to custom-design and handcraft more than 500 Trampoline Parks worldwide. They install trampolines, ziplines, ninja courses, climbing walls and much more!

Tim Cowley – Sales – Fired Up Technologies specialises in the design, supply, and installation of high quality audio visual systems. They provide full sound and lighting package for entertainment venues, including Play Gyms, Theme Parks, Bowling Alleys and Trampoline Parks.

by Claudia Stobbart

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