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Artwork among the artics

[ July 27, 2015   //   ]

Has Europa Worldwide hit on a new source of labour to allow it to operate quintuple-manned trucks? No, the groupage operator recently welcomed local primary school pupils to its new £30m facility in Dartford, to unveil an art installation designed by student Akua Asamoah.

Europa launched the art project with the Gateway Primary Academy, asking students aged 9-11 to make their mark on the new site, which opened in May. Sixty students created artwork based on how they saw the Europa business. Akua was chosen as the winner and her design was installed in the site as 8 metre wall art. Four runners-up: Charlotte Azzopardi, Taylor Bygrave, Faye McDonnell and Marsella Asadi, had their pictures printed on mugs for the staff canteen.

Europa human resources and facilities director, Carl Potter (pictured with Akua, below), said: “It was difficult to choose a winner because all of the students had really creative ideas but we just loved Akua’s design and it reflected each different aspect of our business. It was great to have them on site with us, asking lots of questions. The new facility is the biggest single investment we’ve ever made and a huge milestone for the company…we really wanted to involve the local community in its development and build strong relationships. We’re going to be in Dartford for a long time to come.”

Europa mural resized