Who we are

We are a professional and friendly company with a wealth of experience and expertise in the flag and flagpole industry. Established in 1998, The Flag Consultancy recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, and we are proud to have been re-awarded the Government contract which includes all the major ceremonial events in London and Windsor for the Royal Family.

Our reputation for providing a personal, high-quality and bespoke service, is backed up by our clients’ glowing testimonials and repeat business: Managing Director, Nick Farley, and Projects Director, Andy Grover, are involved in all aspects of the business, providing thorough and exceptional results.

Please look through our website which details the services we provide and clients we work with. We are privileged to have been part of all the recent National occasions, images of which can be seen in the events and gallery sections.

To discuss your bespoke requirements, please do not hesitate to contact our helpful office team.

Nick Farley

Managing Director

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.

Andy Grover

Projects Director

Government lead on:
Ceremonial Events – London and Windsor
Sports Events – London

Commercial lead on:
Government FM
Commercial FM
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.

Our team

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 Richards

Engineering Supervisor

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.

Vince Reed

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 Storey

Rigger Engineer

Ian worked with Vince Reed for several years before joiningThe Flag Consultancy in 2014 as a rigger engineer.

Dan Ferguson


Dan joined our team in January 2022 as a rigger / engineer, he has 20 years’ experience in the industry which has been a great asset to us. Dan was recently promoted to Supervisor for Special Projects working alongside Andy Grover.

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