Emergency exhibition service

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While engines freeze, grit shortages abound and trains grind to a halt across Britain, the exhibition industry hasn’t missed a beat. Director of the Exhibitions Services and Suppliers Association (ESSA), Chris Skeith, says that while the weather has caused wide-spread disruption to many industries, the exhibitions industry has proven as resourceful as ever.“I have heard of some senior personnel walking miles through the snow to ensure that their shows went ahead,” he says.“As the saying goes, ‘the show must go on’.”Production manager Hamish Everitt of East Anglia’s AV Unit has truly taken this saying to heart.An avid fire-engine enthusiast, Everitt surprised his colleagues when he rolled in to work in his pride and joy - an ex-fire service four-wheeled drive rescue vehicle.MD Adam Clark says: “When Hamish pulled up in his fire truck, I had to laugh but, he was serious.”The crew have not yet needed to use the vehicle to get to a show, but they say it’s good to have, just in case.  
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