"Why do we showcase marquee manufacturers on our website?"
The answer lies in our mission within this market place: "We aim to encourage clarity and excellence in communication throughout the marquee hire industry, bridging the knowledge gap between participants and a making for much more fruitful commercial interactions between trade partners."
The current landscape of available product expertise in the online marketplace is also very limited and could do with being collated in one place and presented more comprehensively. Hence our mission to achieve this goal.
Where people are better informed in a marketplace having learned the disciplines from the experts, we have seen there is commercial growth and greater liberality to trade at in increasing frequency.
The marquee hire industry is both a service and product oriented marketplace. The product being marquee tents and the service being equipment hire. The value chain for marquee hire begins with the producers of raw materials and next is the manufacturer.
Manufacturers of marquee tents are specialist makers of temporary demountable structures whose manufacturing practices must adhere to various industry certification for the assurance of minimum health and safety standards for end users.
These marquee structures comprise typically of the following components:
- Structural Poles and Joints
- Ties, Links & Guttering
Marquee tent manufacturers by nature must be experts in building materials composition and structural construction in order to have any credible value to add to the industry. There are some which have a commercial history beginning with building construction or even tarpaulin manufacture as their technical credentials from origin.
- 0.1 5 Reasons Why We Choose To Publish Details Of Manufacturers & Why You Ought To Bookmark This Page.
- 0.1.1 1. Not much independently curated information out there.
- 0.1.2 2. Organisers & Planners Need All The Options To Make The Best Choices.
- 0.1.3 3. Where Hiring Companies and Enquirers Are Better Informed, It Makes For Meaningful Trade Talk.
- 0.1.4 4. Encourage The Marketplace To Regard The Technical Variance Of Products In Detail.
- 0.1.5 5. Share Your Expertise.
- 0.2 An Directory Of Marquee Tent Manufacturers
- 1 Shield Marquees
- 2 Based: Birmingham, UK.
- 3 Marshall Marquees
- 4 Based: Bristol, UK.
- 5 Roder HTS
- 6 Based: Kefenrod, DE.
- 7 Custom Covers
- 8 Based: Southampton, UK.
- 9 Barkers Marquees
- 10 Based: Surrey, UK.
- 11 Tectonics UK
- 12 Based: Hampshire, UK.
- 13 Weatherill Brothers
- 14 Based: Norfolk, UK.
- 15 Baytex Marquees
- 16 Based: Somersby, AU.
- 17 Attwools Marquees
- 18 Based: Gloucester, UK.
- 19 Shelter Marquees
- 20 Based: Guangdong, CN.
- 21 MTT Structures
- 22 Based: Durban, SA.
5 Reasons Why We Choose To Publish Details Of Manufacturers & Why You Ought To Bookmark This Page.
1. Not much independently curated information out there.
Marquee hire companies often only speak on the marquees they choose to hire out.
Marquee manufacturers often only speak on the marquees the choose to manufacture.
Enquiring event planners and organisers therefore are left to trawl the internet from corporate website to corporate website pooling together the necessary available informational resources (albeit with a little spin of bias applied on each) in order to build up a bigger picture of what is really available to them.
So, in summary, sound advice on available choices of marquee structure can really depend on who you are talking to. We hope to provide you an independent perspective on marquee tent types, by collating product information and developments direct from the manufacturers, whose collective insights, tips and advice will provide a thorough overview of what can be achieved across the board.
2. Organisers & Planners Need All The Options To Make The Best Choices.
Organisers and planners in any industry are often only as effective as the tools and resources made available to them. By nature they are often very diligent in discipline and comb through all affordable & available sources of information and advice before piecing together their well calculated solutions for customers and clients.
Where most necessary resources for learning about marquee event tents are at best hard to find, if not simply unavailable as secondary market research i.e. readily available collateral pre-published in the public domain, then the more costly exercise of conducting primary market research i.e. personal interviews, surveys and questionnaires will be necessary instead. Whilst primary research generally can be customised to yield much more valuable results, it can be prohibitive because of time availability or monetary budget.
Where decent secondary market information is not available and conducting primary research is out of reach - the resulting information gap can leave planners and organisers woefully under-resourced which can therefore have a detrimental effect on the end result of event projects.
3. Where Hiring Companies and Enquirers Are Better Informed, It Makes For Meaningful Trade Talk.
Successful trade is built upon sound communication. Where there is uncertainty between trade parties, it makes for much more strained talks in the lead up to making firm agreement. Assessing value is one of the major components of trade and this largely depends on the ability of the vendor to demonstrate to the enquirer what exactly they have and why those features may benefit the enquirer, should they buy.
Where both parties can start to talk through all the advanced benefits and conditions of trade sooner rather than later, those common stumblingblocks and objections to reaching agreement can be hurdled in advance making for more fruitful conversations from earlier on in the sales cycle.
Many hire companies may focus more on service level provisions or deals/discounts on pricing, rather than on marquee tent dimensions, load capacity, material composition etc. but it must not be overlooked that such practical matters are going to bear importance with prudent planner/organisers, who are safety conscious. Where such issues are tackled in advance of trade talks, then such obstacles at a latter stage ought not to drain momentum out of commercial conversation.
If you are interested in the verity of the product you are either purchasing as a marquee hire company, or using as an event planner or organiser, please feel free to browse the marquee manufacturer summaries provided below. (N.B. the companies displayed beneath are published entirely as the result of secondary internet based research via search engines and are by no means recommendations, as Selmore is yet to have used their services. As and when we have first hand commercial experiences with such companies, we will happily document our experiences for your interest.)
4. Encourage The Marketplace To Regard The Technical Variance Of Products In Detail.
Where no two marquees are the same to the planner/organiser, this makes for more varied demand and greater opportunity for hire companies and further more manufacturers to diversify and add value.
This kind of increased appreciation in marquee features/benefits will only give all involved more value to add and also gain from trade agreements. Yet where a more commodity-based view is taken, there is very little that then distinguishes on product from another and therefore the service levels and price becomes the key battle ground which tightens the reigns on value, profits and longevity of vendor market involvement.
Communicating dimension and variation about the product by way of collateral and learning resources produced by all participants, will only garner interest and generally raise awareness regarding application and feasibility of using marquee tents for events and as short term/semi-permanent building solutions.
Marketplaces which have become mature and generally dried out of ideas and innovation often leave providers with a pessimistic outlook and nothing to look forward to other than striving with price sensitive, new business enquirers over discounts, deals and margins.
In such cases, market participants would be encouraged to do the work of sharing more about what they do - without thinking about immediate commercial gains to be made, but simply from the point of view of benevolence. Giving without the expectation of getting back. This loosens up the steely, profit focused obsessive manners and starts to encourage conversation which leads to trade agreement.
Our advice as Selmore, is in order to sell more, give more.
If you are seeking to learn more about the technical aspects of commonly available marquee tent structures (...as well as, not so common ones), please feel free to take a read of the manufacturer profiles beneath and get in contact with them to ask more about the benefits of their particular structures.
Speaking with manufacturers comes at no-obligation to buy or place and order, or nor will it be deceptive if you just say you are 'researching' - you'll find many are all the happier to talk to someone constructively about what they do. Many will even point you in the direction of a local hire firm who can help, should you need.
An Directory Of Marquee Tent Manufacturers
Based: Derby, UK.
Crockers Marquee provides a real slice of English tent making heritage. Currently in its 70th Year, the company offers extensive industry experience and a longstanding history of service. Founded in 1926 by Fred Crocker, this ‘father and sons’ Derbyshire-based operation initially focused on tree cutting and construction.
Opportunity to diversify came with a request to erect marquees at the Derby show due to a lack of skilled labour after WWII. The men were paid handsomely, using the marquees the erected and the rest is history.
A major fire at the business premises in 1972 did little to dent the firm’s momentum, as the team worked hard to fulfil all their bookings but one despite the fire damage.
Over the last seven decades Crockers have expanded into marquee hire and manufacture keeping upto date with the latest tent innovations. Traditional marquee structures and aluminium frame structures are made by the team of up to 100ft in width with nationwide service and road haulage.
These veterans also serve other hire companies with a full marquee cleaning and refurbishment service using a giant marquee washing machine. This family business is well known in Derby and many attest to the work-ethic and contribution of the Crocker brothers to community life.
Address: 8-18 Station Rd, Derby DE73 5SU
Telephone: 01332 700699
Email: Send Mail