Yorkshire company delivers at Ryder Cup despite Brexit challenges

Construction and infrastructure provider, Triton Projects, has played a pivotal role in the recently concluded Ryder Cup 2023, in Rome.

The Leeds-based company was hired to provide key sub-structures for the event, including multi-storey marquee sub-structures, timber cladded walling, LED Screen Supports, the player bridges, public bridges, main entrance hospitality access and egress and TV camera towers.

The business says it faced an array of hurdles, with the post-Brexit landscape posing particular difficulties.

The 90-day rule meant the company, with a significant portion of its workforce hailing from the UK and Eastern Europe, had to frequently rotate and handover teams throughout the 10-month contract.

And with the need to export all its materials into the EU, Triton Projects dispatched 73 trailers, each incurring an additional cost, which the firm says is a reflection of the “new complexities” UK businesses face in the post-Brexit era.

On the ground in Rome, the firm navigated 6,000 miles around the golf course, contended with extreme weather conditions ranging from 45°C heat to disruptive thunderstorms, and adhered to strict Italian construction regulations.

Willy Irish, managing director, said: “One of our key strengths was our ability to adapt to unforeseen challenges and respond promptly to client requirements, especially when other contractors faced operational difficulties.”

He added one notable incident post-event highlighted the company’s emphasis on safety and quality.

A fire broke out in the hospitality structure, but thanks to the business’s stringent design and engineering processes, its own segment of the structure remained intact.