“How fast are you?”
That’s the question that was put to our head salesman during a presentation to the Cockle Bay School Board of Trustees chairman and the principal of the school, Graeme Lomas. Mr Lomas had seen the COLA canopy structure we had erected previously at Cornwall Park School and knew immediately that that was what he wanted to cover the sports courts at Cockle Bay. The school had a gala day approaching and wanted to know if we could have the project completed by then.
Thanks to the drive of Mr Lomas, the project quickly reached the proposal stage, cutting out months of to-ing and fro-ing that tend to mark Ministry of Education projects. This was duly submitted, along with a number of posters showing concept drawings and previous projects. It wasn’t long before other members of the staff and board of trustees were lending the project their support.