Great news for all of our professional clients that use our products as the basis of their successful businesses, Gala Tent has embarked upon a new business arrangement with Marshall’s Marquees from South Normanton, Derbyshire, to manufacture and sell our own marquee linings.
Our Managing Director Jason Mace is strongly committed to UK manufacture, and whilst we have previously manufactured our linings overseas, Jason was looking for an opportunity to bring this back to the UK in order to provide a shorter lead time to our customers. Marshall’s Marquees has been a Gala Tent customer for many years and the arrangement means that its Derbyshire factory will manufacture the linings exclusively for Gala Tent in both bespoke and standard designs.
The high-quality linings will be available in Ivory as standard, but with coloured fabric available for bespoke work.
Marshall’s Marquees plans to create a number of new jobs in the next twelve months as the new venture starts to take off. Gala Tent is expecting to generate an additional £350k of business in the next twelve months, with a 30% increase year on year for the following three years.
Jason explains: “This is great news both for our business and for our customers. We will be able to fulfil orders for marquee linings more quickly and the customer will be able to have much greater choice. Not only will we be supplying to marquee and gazebo customers but also to hotels, pubs, sports halls, hotels and the event and marquee hire industry.”
Mark Marshall, Managing Director of Marshall’s Marquees, said: “With our experience in the events industry, we have a great insight into what the customer is looking for from their linings. This is an exciting new venture that we expect will create jobs and growth for both businesses. There is demand in the industry for good quality linings that can be delivered within a short timeframe and we are looking to fill that gap in the market.”
Gala Tent offers a wide variety of marquees and gazebos to suit both large and more compact garden and patio areas. All products are quick and simple to erect and are designed to withstand the worst of the British weather, with selected products tested to withstand up to 80mph winds.
Marshall’s Marquees is a family run marquee hire company based in the East Midlands. The company provides a wide range of marquee, marquee flooring, lighting, heating, linings, bouncy castles and event decorations for individuals and corporate hire across the East Midlands and beyond.