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Gala Tent lining up for success with new venture

Gala Tent, one of the UK’s leading marquee manufacturers, has embarked upon a new business arrangement with Marshall’s Marquees in South Normanton, Derbyshire, to manufacture and sell its own marquee linings.

Managing Director Jason Mace is strongly committed to UK manufacture and whilst the company previously manufactured its linings overseas, he was looking for an opportunity to bring this back to the UK in order to provide a shorter lead time to 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 12 months as the new venture starts to take off. Gala Tent is expecting to generate an additional £350k of business in the next 12 months, with a 30% increase year on year for the following three years.

Jason Mace, Managing Director of Gala Tent, 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/Jenny 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 80 mph winds.

Founded in 1999, Gala Tent now sells over 15,000 tents and marquees each year, along with around 90,000 event accessories and furniture products in the UK. In the UK, Gala Tent is a preferred supplier for organisations including the military, NHS, the South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, South Yorkshire Police Service, St John’s Ambulance and AA, as well as to thousands of homeowners nationally.

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.

For more details, visit the website www.galatent.co.uk or call 01709 913990.


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