Rotherham Business Celebrates Double Decade Milestone

Manvers-based Event Shelter Supplier Gala Tent Ltd reaches twenty years in business this month, and has a big party planned at Head Office to celebrate the milestone.

Starting out in 1999 as a fortuitous failure to secure a hire marquee for his parents’ pub, Gala Tent came to life as Managing Director Jason Mace spotted a gap in the market and began supplying low cost imported party tents ahead of the new Millennium. Such was the success of the endeavour, Mace secured investment from brother-in-law and longtime business partner Mark Thompson, and Gala Tent grew over the next twenty years to become an award-market leading giant in its field, supplying upwards of 15,000 structures every year to varied industries, from Automotive to Zoological.

Every step of Gala Tent’s progressive growth has seen the company lay down roots in Rotherham and Barnsley, with the company currently operating out of its Manvers Headquarters beside its 60,000ft² Distribution Centre.

Gala Tent Managing Director Mark Thompson said this about hitting the milestone, “In these uncertain times, Gala Tent has never been a business that was afraid to grow and develop to work in the modern era. We design and build our own products here in the UK, and take on ever-changing feedback from our clients on what works and what doesn’t, constantly improving our products and our operating practices. We explore every minute detail in what the market is doing, what our competitors are doing, and what our products need to do, and we evolve with the times. I think this is why Gala Tent remains the market leader after so long.”

After starting with Marquees, the company soon developed and launched its exclusive range of pop-up gazebos, The Gala Shade, which has gone on to become a best seller in its own right, filling market squares up and down the country, most notably the sea of yellow and purple structures which fill Rotherham every market day.

Jason Mace said, “The patented technology in all of our structures means you can’t buy an identical tent anywhere else. We started with the marquees back in 1999, and over the years we’ve added our full range of pop-up gazebos, then the affordable clear span Fusion marquees and then custom graphics to the tents. We’re always moving forward. We’re set to launch several new products for 2020, which will continue to set us apart from the competition and leave them playing catch up once again.”

Staff at Gala Tent will be celebrating the anniversary with an on-site party to coincide with a huge one-day only promotional event, offering some of the biggest discounts the company has ever offered, to sign off the Summer season in style.

Gala Tent is the UK’s leading supplier of marquees and pop-up gazebos, based out of Manvers, Rotherham. Employing over 30 staff and shipping regularly to several international distributors, it celebrates twenty years in business on September 19th 2019.

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For more details on the milestone or its celebration, please contact Ryan Bracha on 01709 913979

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