Chesterfield manufacturer flies the flag at the Commonwealth Games
The Chesterfield manufacturer, Flagmakers, won the contract to produce all the flags for the Commonwealth Games, including national flags and bespoke Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth flags.
Flagmakers, which are part of the Specialised Canvas Group, produced over 7,000 flags with design, printing and finishing being completed at their Staveley factory.
Paul Noble, Flagmakers’ Managing Director said “In total, Flagmakers produced over 7,000 flags in a little over 6 weeks, delivered to the game’s organisers with a couple of days to spare! A project of this magnitude requires great skill and coordination, and I am super-proud of the team at Flagmakers for their hard work in securing and realising this project.”
Post games many of the flags will be re-used, with arrangements made for them to be used at further international sporting events hosted in the UK over the next 12 months. Any flags that cannot be re-used will be recovered and recycled.
The 22nd Commonwealth Games is taking place from the 29th July until the 8th August, with the Birmingham welcoming more than 5,000 athletes representing 72 nations and territories.
There have been medal winning performances at the games from athletes from North Derbyshire, these include table tennis player Liam Pitchford and swimmers Jacob Whittle and Imogen Clarke .
This success follows the news, this week, that Chesterfield is second best in England for access to sporting facilities.