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Time to Celebrate with Marquee Hire

by admin on Apr.13, 2017, under Marquee Hire

YOUNG DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR!

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We’ve had some great news at Trafalgar and JF Marquees in the last few weeks.  Our Managing Director, James Morris, has been nominated as Young Director of the Year at the IoD (Institute of Directors) awards. Firstly, this means we get to attend a glitzy awards ceremony (well we’ve got to get our priorities straight!), but becoming a finalist in such prestigious awards means a whole heap of other positive things for our business too.

Recognition

With the IoD awards there was a stringent application process which included a written entry and an interview.  To become a finalist is great recognition for a job well done by our Managing Director, James and shows that the company is on the right track.

Publicity

Well you are reading this blog, aren’t you? ;-) Becoming an awards finalist is a great good news story for us to share among our clients, suppliers and associates, and we’ve already had some lovely messages of congratulations.  We think it also increases our client’s confidence that they have made a great choice in choosing us for their marquee requirements.

Motivation

The announcement of James’ nomination was a great morale boost in the office and has really spurred us on to make 2017 a fantastic year at Trafalgar and JF Marquees.  Knowing that your work is recognised as some of the best by an organisation like the IoD is a great accolade.

Reflection

Taking part in any awards nomination process is a great way of reflecting on how far your business has come and where you want it to go next.  It has helped us formulate ongoing plans for the business and reflect on some of the most positive things in our business, as a whole.

Celebrate

It is very easy to forget to celebrate the wins in our businesses, so an occasion like this is a great opportunity to recognise that.  All that’s left to do now is make sure that tux is dry cleaned before the finals on the 17th May!

IOD finalist

Speak to Marquee Hire Surrey and Marquee Hire Sussex today about hiring a marquee

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Dark days, bright nights with wonderful winter marquees

by admin on Nov.17, 2016, under Marquee Hire

Latest News from Marquee Hire

Front cover of Radio Times, Great British Bake Off

“We were absolutely thrilled to be part of the photo shoot for the Radio Times and Propped Up as they prepared the ‘Souvenir Edition – Farewell Bake Off’.

Not only did our marquee make the front cover of the well-known magazine, but also in the Bake Off feature inside. As another series of The Great British Bake Off draws to a close, it also marks the end of an era for the series on the BBC, as it will move over to Channel 4”.

Marquee for 21st Birthday Party with seating for guests and starlight lining over dance floor.

Do you have a promotion, annual conference or a corporate marquee wedding and need the perfect venue option?

Something that allows flexibility to cater for any size. Marquee Hire have a team highly experienced in corporate events especially wedding marquee hire and  who are available to aid you in every stage of organising and staging your corporate event, whether large or smaller more intimate events. Marquee Hire Surrey client list extends from start-ups and SME’s through to large multi nationals.

School Summer Ball in Sussex, large marquee with guests sat at tables.

Marquee Hire’s dedicated Corporate Marquee Hire team are experienced in dealing with corporate clients on a variety of events and functions.

  • Internal employee communication events and functions
  • Promotion, retirement and recruitment fairs and parties.
  • Annual conferences and stakeholder, shareholder events.
  • Strategic planning, training and management courses.
  • Product and service launches
  • Festive and summer engagement functions.
  • Graduations and school functions.
Large marquee ready for guests for School Prom.

Health and safety policy, risk assessments, method statements, fire safety certificates, insurance certificates are all available on request. In addition to this, they are also accredited members of the marquee hire industry body, MUTA.

Marquee Hire’s commitment to the environment is prevalent in all their operations, both onsite and in the office, from the use of Biodiesel in fleet of vehicles, to using paperless processes where possible in the office. The environmental policy is available on request.

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It’s your day in every way with Marquee Hire events

by admin on May.20, 2016, under Marquee Hire

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH OPENS WOODBERRY WETLANDS

David Attenborough in one of our marquees for the launce of Woodberry Wetlands.

Our team had quite the ‘wild’ day out last weekend. Woodberry Wetlands approached our company to provide an event space for the opening of their beautiful wetlands centre on 30th April, after all it has been closed to the public for 200 years.

To add to the sense of occasion, the centre was opened by eminent broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough.

With a note from the client; “Thanks for a grand job at Woodberry Wetlands launch”, it is another success to add to our proved track record in delivering outstanding marquee events.

THE EVENT

The opening of Woodberry Wetlands, a beautiful space centre to be opened by Sir David Attenborough on 30th April.

THE CHALLENGE

The challenge was simple for Marquee Hire Surrey, to create an exceptional marquee event space to hold VIP’s, press, and of course, Sir David for the opening of this stunning space in London.

Build and de-rig were to be on the same day, so our team needed to use a structure that could be set up and taken down within this timelines.

THE SOLUTION

Whilst the site spans the size of over 13 football pitches, the size allocated for the marquee was somewhat smaller.

Marquee Hire arrived on site on Saturday at 0730 to begin build of a 6m x21m marquee, which needed to be weighted using our marquee weights as it was situated on hard standing. The marquee needed one side open to enjoy the stunning vistas across the wetlands, with access to the rear for catering a services. At one end of the marquee a small stage was constructed for speeches and formalities.

There is no function that is too much of a challenge for Marquee Hire and Marquee Hire Sussex to handle. Their years of knowledge and expertise shows in the professionalism they show with every event.

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Bespoke marquees for hire

by admin on Feb.12, 2016, under Marquee Hire

Summer is only a few months away and the perfect time to have that long awaited party, why not hire a party tent for those beautiful long summer days which is a perfect time for an outdoor wedding or function, choose the venue and we will provide a exquisite marquee from one of the many hundreds of different ones to hire out. Not only marquees for hire they also have a dedicated team of co-ordinators who collectively have many years’ experience in arranging the perfect function.

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Marquee Hire Farnham will take into account your budget, requirements, your desires, dreams and practical requests and even assist with catering requirements. They have planned many beautiful weddings and helped hundreds of people reach their dreams and will always work with you to ensure that your party marquee hire Surrey is one to remember

There are hundreds of different themes to choose from with Marquee Hire Croydon and the entire planning can be tailored specifically to the client’s specifications and budget.

With a large Marquee hire Reigate you can even have a dance floor and lighting to dance the night away with your friends and family.

Have a look at some exceptional parties Marquee Hire Sussex have created; a wide range of engaging and exciting themes (James Bond, Chinese dragon, Regency to name but a few). They can provide almost anything you would like to ensure you have a fantastic party to remember.

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Its the season to be Merry!!

by admin on Dec.07, 2015, under Marquee Hire

It’s the season of celebrating and no better way to celebrate than with a Year End Party! Are you having a work function this festive season and not sure what to do or where to have it? Perhaps you want a themed party or something different than the usual meal out? Marquee Hire have the perfect solution, why not hire a pop up marquees and pick a theme, dress code and décor?

This was a great day!

Marquee Hire have years of experience in the entertainment and corporate arena and specialise in large events. They will assist with the type of marquee or part tents required right down to the finer details of the event. They will give you the most practical and honest advice about what is most suitable thus ensuring be it a wedding or a corporate event will be successful.

Marquee Hire Sussex will assist you with the finer details such as the layout of furniture and equipment in the marquee which requires careful consideration.

Their vast knowledge and years of expertise will guide you through the options to ensure you achieve the optimal use of space and flow of guests.

Areas of consideration include:

  • Arrival/entry
  • Formal seating
  • Soft seating
  • Table types (we stock a large variety of tables types including round, oval, poseur and trestle)
  • Chill out area
  • Dance floor
  • Bar areas
  • Outside areas

From the team at Marquee Hire we wish our customers a very merry festive season!

If you live in South East of London, Marquee Hire Surrey will be able to assist with your hiring needs.

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Hire a marquee from the professionals

by admin on Apr.13, 2015, under Marquee Hire

Marquee Hire Surrey pride themselves in ensuring that your wedding day will be just perfect knowing how important the day is to you. With over 20 years in the industry and leaders in marquee hiring they have a vast amount of experience combined with expertise makes them a dynamic team always coming up with new ideas and enhancing their skills and product range.

If you are getting married and wishing for that very special fairy tale wedding speak to them for the best advice on wedding marquees hire available.

Some ideas that caught my eye on their site:

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Marquee hire, rustic, vintage

Show marquee, panoramic windows

Why not have a Chinese hat marquee for a small reception area? Or make the marquee individual with our huge range of coloured roof overlays, linings and swags? Black Starcloth over the dance floor? The possibilities are endless. We can make the marquee as grand or as simple as you like. One of our advisors would be delighted to come and visit you with our portfolio to discuss your requirements.

I have also decided to share an interesting article I found on their website:

HOW DO WE DELIVER A RELIABLE POWER SUPPLY TO THE MARQUEE?

A recent large electrical fire in London, brought the importance of the provision of power for any marquee hire to the forefront of our minds here at JF & Trafalgar Marquee Hire.

The correct provision of power for any event, and outdoor event involving marquee hire is crucial. It is also often an area that is overlooked, and one that is brushed to the side.

Whilst this may be the case, it does not solve the issue of providing the correct supply for the demand in the marquee. Not only can this lead to serious health and safety implications (it’s worth noting that we are members of our industry body MUTA). It could also seriously impact the smooth running of you event. Not to mention, the worst case scenario, plunging it into darkness.

At JF & Trafalgar Marquees we would much rather focus on the event itself and its positive outcome, helping you on your way to deliver an amazing, and unforgettable experience (for all the right reasons). To that end, electrical supply is one of the key factors we discuss and advise our clients on. To ensure your exacting requirements are met, we use qualified and registered (17th edition) electricians for power installations in our marquees. They are consulted from concept to delivery and updated on the life cycle of your event, taking into account any changes that may occur, regardless of how large or small these may be.

On larger functions and events, involving significant cabling and distribution, we often supply an onsite standby electrician in addition to our standard 24hr call out facility. Should you be curious about how we do what we do, an example of such an event, can be seen here (where we supplied, a mains generator, standby and standby electrician, along with all cabling, sockets, and lighting).

The type of power supply we recommend and install, depends on the equipment and requirements from services in and around the marquee. Typically, this takes the form of a mains installation from the house or nearest building; this may be 32amps or up to 63amp three phase. Once the supply is taken from the house/building or generator, it is fed to a temporary distribution board within the marquee or catering/services area and then distributed to all relevant areas of the marquee. This could include catering areas, band, DJ, bars etc.

In addition we also offer a full generator hire service, should it not be possible to access mains electricity. Alternatively a generator can be hired simply as a standby (we supply these with automatic changeover) should the main generator or mains power fail.

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Help & Advice in Hiring a Marquee

by admin on Jan.28, 2011, under Marquee Hire

Excellent advice whatever Marquee Hire company you choose!  

  • Find out if the Marquee Hire company is available for your wedding date.
  • Ensure that the company is willing to visit the location of where the marquee is to be erected.
  • Clarify exactly what is included in the price and if there are any “after” charges.
  • If the company offers other services such as catering, floristry and power generation, also find out whether these services are sub-contracted or can be provided by the Marquee Hire company.
  • Does the company have experience with catering for wedding parties?
  • Find out what arrangements are made with regards to clearing up and clarify in writing the state in which you should expect to find the grass once the marquee has been dismantled.
  • Do they have lighting and heating facilities for the marquee?
  • How much deposit is required to secure a booking?
  • Testimonials (recent)

Below information(as much as possible) is required for a marquee hire London quotation

  • Confirm guest numbers (approximately)
  • Confirm delivery event date(s)
  • Confirm furniture type and quantities (Allow for catering)
  • Agree rough internal layout of marquee (dance floor, entrances etc.)
  • Agree colours and style of interior decoration (any samples to colour match etc.)
  • Confirm payment terms (deposit / vat etc.)

Safety Issues: Position of underground and overhead services (e.g. drains, gas pipes, etc.) if known. Ensure your power supply is adequate. Consider fire precautions, fire extinguishers?

General Help and Advice: Inform us if you need the marquee in place prior to the eve of the event Stagger the arrival of the various contractors, e.g. caterers are unable to set up before the roof lining is in place. Update marquee hire company of changes to guest numbers, dates etc. prior to the event.

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