Star Platforms helps promote local football team
29 August 2023
Star Platforms has helped London Luton Airport (LLA) to deliver a message of support to its local football team, ahead of the start of football club’s Premier League campaign.
Star Platforms has helped London Luton Airport (LLA) to deliver a message of support to its local football team, ahead of the start of the football club’s Premier League campaign.
LLA’s support for Luton Town Football Club came in the form of an “unmissable”, 55 by 45-metre grass painting of one of the team’s leading midfield players, Pelly Ruddick Mpanzu.
The enormous piece of eco-friendly art, which covers an area of 2,275 sq m, was recently painted on the airport’s flight path, so that passengers flying in and out of the transport hub can see it.
Aerial platform specialist Star Platforms provided the airport with an articulating Niftylift unit so that football star Pelly Rudduck Mpanzu and club captain Tom Lockyer, along with manager Rob Edwards, could be photographed alongside the artwork during a visit to the airport.
The Niftylift HeightRider 21 boom lift, which was controlled by Star Platforms’ operative Darren Waistnedge, is a self-propelled, rought terrain model that has a maximum working height of 20.8m and an outreach of 13m.
Richard Miller, Joint Managing Director of Star Platforms, said, “As a local business and a long-standing club sponsor, Star Platforms was more than happy to provide an aerial platform so LLA could get the promotional pictures it needed.
“We’ve been backing Luton Town since the club was in English Football League Two in 2018. So, we feel the meteoric and incredibly well-deserved rise to the best football league in the world is, in some way, entwined with our own rapid growth as a successful national powered access rental specialist.
“We’re hugely excited about Luton Town’s chances in the season ahead. As the painting says, the club may be considered as underdogs by the so-called experts, but we’re confident. With players like Pelly and Tom, together with a dynamic manager in Rob Edwards, the sky’s the limit!”
It took two days for the artwork, which is the same width as LLA’s main runway, to be installed at LLA, with over 500 litres of environmentally-friendly paint used to create it.
Pelly Ruddock Mpanzu, said to be the first player in footballing history to go from the non-league tiers of English football to the Premier League with the same club, said, “I’ve been bowled over by the love of the community during my years playing for the club, but seeing London Luton Airport create this today to cheer the team on has been out of this world.
“I can’t believe they’ve committed to showing their support by bringing their message and me to life on such a huge scale.”