Crane Firm Will Sponsor Giants

February 24, 2014
Working together - everyone involved is really keen to recreate the excellent results of the previous event.

Working together again – Jimmy Goldbourne and Paul Conneely meet with Royal de Luxe and Liverpool City Council to discuss the WW1 Project.

Memories of August 1914 will see the Little Girl Giant and her pet Xolo return as part of the UK’s flagship cultural event marking the centenary of the outbreak of World War I .

The event, from July 23-27, is commissioned jointly by Liverpool city council and 14-18 NOW, the First World War Centenary Cultural Programme.

The full story and route will be announced at a later date but the King’s Liverpool Regiment and the Liverpool Pals will play a prominent role.

giantsThere will be a focus on recruitment and how Liverpool’s efforts impacted on the rest of the country.

At this stage of discussions, plans are in place to use around seven cranes, up to 12 operatives and two project managers.

Many of the drivers were involved in 2012 so understand the scale of July’s theatrical extravaganza.

Mr Sutch added: “We’re honoured to be part of the national commemorations of the start of the Great War and with our growing regional and national presence it is fitting that it marks the finale of the International Festival for Business.

“It’s going to be fantastic to be at the heart of this hugely important event which will bring national and international attention to our city.”

Assistant Mayor and cabinet member for culture and tourism Cllr Wendy Simon said: “Since we announced our Giant spectacular last month we’ve been inundated with requests from businesses, community groups and individuals who want to be part of this historic event in some way.

“We’re delighted with the response and it’s wonderful to be able to work with local organisations in bringing this event to the streets of Liverpool.

“John Sutch Cranes have a real can-do attitude which is exactly what we need when faced with the ambitiously creative demands of Royal de Luxe.”

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