Jason Mace is a British Author and award-winning managing director with a portfolio of successful companies. Mace is a very well-respected public figure and influential businessman with interests in the event industry, media, bar and restaurants, commercial property and technology. Known principally for establishing the company Gala Tent in 1999 which is the largest supplier of commercial marquees and gazebos in Europe. Mace created a multi-million international operation from a £2000 credit card investment loan, eventually revolutionising the event industry with design, innovation and patent technology.
Mace was recognised for his achievements in business winning the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Rotherham and Barnsley Chamber of Commerce Awards in 2011
Mace takes a paradigm shift in to Financial Technology after his own business fell victim to fraudsters. After spending time looking for existing systems to help reduce his company risk to telephone fraud, he realised there wasn't a suitable system available, so he invests in developing one. The system aims to tackle the mail order customer not present (CNP) £618m UK fraud and the UK's 1billion loss of business revenue. A successful development of the technology wins the prestigious Security Innovation of the Year Award at the 2014 UK IT Awards ceremony for the Secure Order Transfer software, the event took place 12th November at the Battersea Park Events Arena in London.
Mace has recently developed a passion for Motorsport launching Gala Performance teaming up with Mark Thompson, Christian England, Richard Dean and Zak Brown to win the 2016 and 2017 European Le Mans LMP3 Series with United Autosports.
In 2018 SOTpay wins a national contact centre award presented by UKCCF for best use of technology.
In 2019 Gala Technology is recognised for an international award presented by PCI London for a creative new approach to developing new technology for card not present transactions. And another award for Gala Technology when they win ‘Security Solution Of The Year March 2019 ExCeL, London. And in the same year also scoop the international award at the Card Not Present Award in the US.
Mace was invited to the House of Lords 19th May 2014 by Lord Borwick of Hawkshead due to his considerable amount of charity work and took the opportunity to present his ideas to several influential people, including many of the UK's leading entrepreneurs. His presentation included a two-year National Entrepreneurial Service for school leavers, along with ideas and systems of how to bring down unemployment.
Mace has actively worked on projects with the Peter Jones charity foundation since 2011 mentoring students to develop business skills helping the next generation reach their potential. He is also active in supporting local and international charities donating relief tents for natural disasters such as the Islamic Relief providing temporary shelters in Pakistan and Haiti following the earthquake disasters. He also provides tents for refugees in Africa, feeding the homeless, sponsoring sporting events for disabled serviceman and donations to help for heroes. Every Christmas he supports Rotherham Children's Hospital and provides a Santa's Grotto, Toys and activity packs to entertain children in A&E.
His Royal Highness The Duke of York requests the pleasure of the company of Jason Mace at Buckingham Palace 14th March 2016
July 17th 2019 sees the release of Mace's first book EVENT INDUSTRY BOSS: The Secret to Becoming Successful in the Event Industry. Using his own story as the blueprint from which to grow a £2,000 credit investment into a multi-million-pound international market-leader, Mace incorporates first-hand experience, research, and one-on-one interviews with successful followers of his methods, to create a simple step-by-step guide book for anybody setting up a business in the Events Industry.
* Yorkshire 42 Under 42 Business Awards - 2011
* Entrepreneur of the Year - 2011
* Business Growth Award - 2011
* Manufacturing Excellence - 2012
* Innovation & Technology - 2012
* Business Person of Year - 2012
* Business Person of the Year - 2013
* Business Excellence In Events Management - 2014
* Business of the Year Corporate Hospitality - 2014
* Business Person of the Year - 2014
* Deal of the Year - 2014
* Security Innovation of the Year Award - 2014
* International Company of the Year up to 10m - 2015
* Digital Entrepreneur Of the Year Award - 2015
* Creative Digital Award - 2015
* Best use of Technology in a Contact Centre - 2018
* PCI London Award 2019
* Card Not Present Technology international Award - 2019
* Security Solution Of The Year 2019
2010 - present
2010 - present