A change is as good as a canopy…

Sadly, when Canopies by Acer was first established many years ago, several members of the management team were not all too keen on taking holidays. As a new business becomes established and as teams grow it can be tempting to work long hours without breaks. But we learnt the hard way after a few frazzled years and family members who … Read More

Building a world class team of football heroes

As the England football team make final preparations to once again bid for glory in the 2014 World Cup, keen youngsters will once again be dusting off their football boots ready for a kick about. As well as playing outside and in the park at weekends,  term time activities and summer soccer schools can create fun memories to cherish forever … Read More

Sustainable Schemes and Secure Storage

Liverpool’s new bike hire scheme was officially launched by Olympic Champion Chris Boardman this month. The bikes can be hired by businesses, tourists and members of the public to get round the city. As the 1992 cycling gold medalist launched the scheme, he told the local newspapers that the scheme is focusing on how we must change and travel as … Read More

Busier Than The Easter Bunny!

During the Easter holidays,  when most people were enjoying the bank holiday sunshine or watching vintage James Bond re-runs, the installation team at Canopies by Acer were as busy as the Easter Bunny. With precision project management, Canopies by Acer have become the first choice for schools and childcare providers looking for installations that minimise disruption to classes and teaching. … Read More

The Daily Juggle

It has been a long (and windy at times) Winter and with the weather finally getting warmer, the April school holidays are a great time for the whole family to get away for an extended Spring break. But for some working parents, the school holidays can also be a challenging balancing act. Many schools and education providers now offer extended … Read More

Launching our new brochure

Canopies by Acer is delighted to launch our new product brochure, to present our full product portfolio including brand new canopy and walkway additions. From the practical Carolina range, an affordable and popular cycle and pram shelter to our classic Mulberry, an impressive and versatile canopy to suit every environment, the brochure also lists additional features including colours and add-ons … Read More

Short of space and feeling the squeeze?

It is the time of year when most schools start thinking about balancing the budget and planning finances for the next financial year. If like many, you are short of space and feeling the squeeze, our range of covered play spaces and outdoor classrooms can provide an alternative teaching environment that help to engage children without the need for building … Read More

Start something wonderful…

For the sake of argument, let’s say that the national press reports are true – January is the month when single people firmly resolve to look for love. It stands to reason then that anyone who has been day dreaming and doodling about romance and stars for the first few weeks of the year is going to want to look … Read More

Making (Hay) Canopies While the Sun Shines

Welcome to the second blog of June and before we get started we must apologise to all of our clients who rushed to have a sports shelter installed due to sheer World Cup Fever! There is always 2018 and you can use it for all sports! But moving swiftly on, last Saturday was the June solstice, marking the longest day … Read More

Don’t let pick-ups drop off with our canopies and shelters!

It is one of those questions to which there is no one correct or blanket answer; at what age can you let your children walk to school alone? From that very first day when tear eyed parents as their children stroll in to pre-school to start their education years to the time when your child makes that first request to … Read More