Leading supplier of flags and flagpole services to Government, Commercial and Private sectors since 1998
THE FLAG CONSULTANCY
FLAGS & FLAGPOLE
Who we are
The Flag Consultancy was established in 1998 and will soon be celebrating our 25th year. We are a professional and friendly company with a wealth of experience and expertise in flag services.
Our reputation for providing a personal and high-quality bespoke service is backed up our clients’ glowing testimonials and repeat business: “Professional”, “Fantastic” and “Phenomenal” are just a few of the positives used to describe us. As Managing Director, Nick Farley, together with Projects Director, Andy Grover, is involved in all aspects of the business, resulting in a thorough and down to earth approach.
Please look through our website which details our services and clients. We are proud to have been awarded a new contract for the Government which includes all the major ceremonial events in London and Windsor for the Royal Family. We feel extremely privileged to have been part of the recent National occasions, many images of which can be seen in the events and gallery sections.
Please do get in touch with our helpful office team if you wish to discuss your bespoke requirements.
Leads on Finance / Business Development / Trade Clients
Nick brings 30 years’ experience of supplying Flag and Flagpole services to the Events industry, Corporate Organisations and Government. He spent 8 years working for former Black and Edgington Group PLC (Royal Warrant Holder for Flags and Tents), in a variety of roles culminating in managing the Flag and Textiles Division based in Orpington Kent. Nick’s first major event was to work on the funeral of Diana Princess of Wales in 1997. This was a unique event that a generation had never seen or experienced before. Nick left to establish The Flag Consultancy Limited in 1998. He has specialised for the past 20 years on delivering services to Government, now partnering with Arcadis since 2014 to deliver services to the Department For Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) for Ceremonial events in London and Windsor.
Nick’s vast experience has played a major role in adapting and improving methods of flag productions to meet the challenging deadlines of Ceremonial events and continuous change to London’s infrastructure.
As Managing Director, Nick has built a highly experienced team around him, with Andy Grover – Projects Director, leading the DCMS / Arcadis Contract since 2014. Andy and Nick had previously worked together as Supplier / Contractor / Sub – Contractor since 2002 on major Ceremonial Events in London and Windsor. Nick found a niche market and has been involved in supplying flags and flagpole services ever since. His knowledge is second to none.
Government lead on:
Ceremonial Events – London and Windsor
Sports Events – London
Commercial lead on:
Corporate and Trade Clients
Andy has 20 years’ experience in delivery/managing services within the Event industry as a contractor, taking responsibility for the planning and implementation through to completion, for a number of events in London including the Royal Parks (St James Park and Hyde Park) as well as in Windsor
Within his role Andy has managed all activities within the delivery of key events from an operational, commercial, and Health and Safety perspective.
Andy’s ability to master complex projects and look at them from a completely different perspective to others, has enabled The Flag Consultancy to take on and complete projects that others have declined.
We have a team of highly trained Engineers with IPAF and PASMA qualifications, competent in work at height. They have more than 50 years’ combined experience in delivering and completing major events in the UK. They are the unsung heroes of The Flag Consultancy.
Danny is our engineering supervisor and has been part of our team since 2012. He is an integral part of the team with responsibility for ceremonial events in London.
Senior Rigger Engineer
Vince is our senior rigger engineer, and he joined The Flag Consultancy in October 2014, having previously worked on these events for 10 years.
Ian worked with Vince Reed for several years before joiningThe Flag Consultancy in 2014 as a rigger engineer.
Dan joined our team in January 2022 and his 20 years’ experience in the industry has been a great asset to us over the last busy year.
Absolutely delighted with the flagpole! The guys did a great job from start to finish……very neat, organised and super-polite. The concrete plinth is barely visible under the collar. I have attached a photo for your album!
Many thanks to you for making this all happen in time for the Jubilee. Much appreciated. With kind regards,
Hi Nick, The flagpole is all installed and operational now, many thanks to you and your team for the quick and excellent service.
Thank you very much – from Debbie, myself and the whole Arcadis team – to all of your team for their phenomenal hard work throughout the preparation for and the delivery of your services throughout London Bridge. You have once again proved to be a fantastic partner in the delivery of our Ceremonial Event Management Service.
When I went to London at the weekend to pay my respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II, I spotted your team working along The Mall and took a few photos – I just wanted to say how splendid the Union Flags looked and what an honour and a privilege for you and your company to be involved in such an important yet solemn event. You can’t fail to be moved when you see them all draped in black as you walk down The Mall. Your company was always extremely supportive of Wateringbury CE Primary School, helping us to have a flagpole and when we needed flags for parades etc. Forever grateful for your support.
Thank you for a job well done. We are all very pleased with the result.
“Thanks very much for all your help with the flagpoles. Your sound advice was much appreciated. The event was a huge success. Your team were so kind and professional, especially Brian who patiently helped pack the poles and transport them through the ICC. He even endured getting trapped in the lift with me. Look forward to working with you again on the next one. Best wishes.