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Fast Growing Rotherham Firm Makes Key Board Appointments

From L - R - Mark Thompson, Steve Biggs, Glen Robinson, Andrew Scott & Jason Mace at the ceremony.

Gala Tent Ltd has announced a series of appointments to its board of directors. The Rotherham based marquee and gazebo manufacturer has promoted three senior employees into directorship roles to support the company's restructuring and expansion.

Glen Robinson, formally printing manager of Gala Tent, has progressed to become the Managing Director of Gala Tent’s sister company, Gala Graphics. Grown from the company’s existing printing department, Gala Graphics is now an independent business which employs six members of staff housed in its own premises. The company was established after Glen took the initiative to expand Gala Tent's printing department into an independent company after demand for printing products grew. The promotion will allow Glen to take full control of the printing department that he has worked hard to establish.

Steve Biggs, and Andrew Scott, IT manager and procurement manager respectively, will also become members of the board of directors.

Gala Tent Ltd has experienced a significant increase in staff numbers in the past 12 months, with the IT department in particular seeing a growth from a two to a six man team. This growth has meant that senior members of staff have been awarded directorships to help support the management side of the business.

Glen Robinson commented: “Becoming Managing Director of Gala Graphics is a huge high in my career. My new role allows me to take full control of the business, a new experience for me. Gala Graphics is growing really quickly and I'm enjoying the challenges which rapid expansion brings.”

Gala Tent's Managing Director, Jason Mace, commented on the new appointments, “Gala Tent's rapid growth has resulted in us strengthening the board and rewarding dedicated and loyal team members with directorships. Each of our new directors has over ten years of experience here at Gala Tent and I am confident that they are the right team to take the business forward.”

Gala Tent has big plans to expand the business internationally. The company has already secured eleven international distributors with the hope of expanding into America in 2017. This expansion will be spearheaded by the board of directors who are responsible for Gala Tent's international distribution.