Gala Tent launches open banking solution for payments with Gala Technology and Nuapay
UK-based manufacturer and supplier of commercial marquees and gazebos, Gala Tent, has announced the launch of an open banking application programme interface (API) for payments. The new app will be powered by Gala Technology in partnership with open banking solutions provider Nuapay. Gala Tent stated that the new solution will provide their customers with an alternative digital payment option along with traditional card payments and bank transfers.
Gala Technology expands to Germany
Gala Technology, the innovative UK based company, behind the multi-award winning SOTpay payment solution, have announced that they have extended their capabilities to support merchants in Germany, to support demand from their acquiring partners.
Gala Tent Launches Covid 19 Marquee Building Service
The covid-19 pandemic has brought some major differences to the way we work, play, shop, and socialise. Social distancing regulations, for example, mean that store and business premises capacities are reduced, with strict one-in-one-out policies in smaller units.
Rotherham marquee firm Gala Tent goes from tough times to record revenue levels
If you had told the owners of a Rotherham marquee firm that their products would become the subject of panic-buying on the levels of toilet paper in March and April, they would likely have laughed.
Gala Tent defies odds in pandemic year to post double digit growth in 2020
South Yorkshire marquee and gazebo manufacturer and retailer has defied the odds during 2020, going on to post double digit growth for the year, despite facing a massive 50% decline by June, in the wake of the UK’s nationwide lockdown to stem the flow of the covid-19 pandemic.
Gala Technology extends payments to video meetings
Gala Technology, the innovative Yorkshire-based company behind the multi-award winning 'Cardholder Not Present' (CNP) payment solution, SOTpay have announced that they have conducted a successful proof of concept by processing secure and PCI DSS compliant payments across numerous video meeting technologies, including Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Webex and GoToMeeting in what is believed to be a world’s first.
Retail Merchant Services, Gala Technology partner for fraud protection
Card payment solution specialist Retail Merchant Services (RMS) has partnered with Gala Technology, the company behind the SOTpay payment solution.
Card Not Present Announces 2020 CNP Award Winners
The CNP Summit, like live gatherings around the world, was unable to take place in 2020 and one of the casualties was the announcement of the CNP Awards. The awards ceremony and celebration has been a mainstay of the CNP Summit schedule since the awards premiered a decade ago.
Gala Technology partners with Paysafe to offer multi-channel payment options
Leading specialised payments platform Paysafe Group (Paysafe) announces a partnership with Gala Technology, the innovative Yorkshire-based company behind the multi-award winning 'Cardholder Not Present' (CNP) payment solution, SOTpay.
Yorkshire Payments to offer fraud protection with Gala Technology
SOTpay payment solution provider Gala Technology, and card payment solutions provider Yorkshire Payments have partnered to fight fraud in payment processing. Through this partnership, Yorkshire Payments aims to equip its clients with tools for guarding themselves against fraud when processing the CNP transactions.
Gala Technology to deliver compliant payments system for Ciptex
Yorkshire-based Gala Technology’s SOTpay has been selected by communication solutions provider, Ciptex Ltd in a bid to facilitate secure and compliant payment system as an addition to the latter’s contact centre portfolio. Ciptex aims to boost the capabilities of its contact centre solution, RACE.
Brits Turn To DIY Garage Improvements During COVID 19 Epidemic
As the country enters its third full month of restricted movement and socialising due to the global Covid 19 pandemic, bored Brits are turning to making home and garden improvements.
Gala Tent wins contract to supply new Nightingale Hospital
Rotherham-based Gala Tent has won the contract to supply thirty six large commercial emergency tents to be used as drive-through test stations at the recently opened Nightingale Hospital at the NEC exhibition complex in Birmingham, in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis.
Firm provides tents for coronavirus testing stations across UK
Gala Tent has helped set up nearly 40 stations at the NEC in Birmingham as well as providing equipment for a hospital in Surrey.
Key Workers Employees Covered During COVID - 19 Epidemic
Responsible logistics firm Clipper Group are enforcing social distancing measures using Gala Tent Marquees. The tents are being hauled up for ensuring clean, partitioned single file entry and exit from the warehouse compound. The company were also so impressed with the structures that they added some Gala Tent marquees to ensure that Muslim employees could have additional safe and responsible prayer space, with the fast-approaching Holy holiday of Ramadan.
South Yorkshire gazebo firm has home workers and businesses covered
Gala Tent has supplied vets, pharmacies, convenience stores, and some supermarkets to help ensure social distancing is maintained. Beechwood Veterinary Hospital in Doncaster bought a gazebo to use as a makeshift consulting area for animals, which remain within sight of owners, rather than take them inside alone.
Gala Group Optimistically Forecast Growth Despite Threat Of COVID – 19
Gala Tent remains optimistic after achieving a 5% growth at the end of the first quarter of 2020 and moving into March is still confident of further growth, despite the threat of COVID – 19 looming, which poses a real danger to every business on the planet.
Charity Boxing Event Collared For Raising Funds
The Empress Rooms White Collar Boxing Events will be a chance for beginners to train to box over eight weeks, before fighting in the ring in a safe environment in front of family and friends, whilst raising funds for local children’s charity, the Dearne Valley Personal Development Centre.
Gala Technology Starts The Year Creating 50 New Jobs
On the back of another record-breaking year, Gala Technology, the innovative development team behind the cloud based, secure and PCI DSS compliant payment solution, SOTpay, have announced exciting expansion plans as they look to expand their team with nationwide opportunities.
UK’S Largest Vehicle Dismantler Partners Gala Technology As Payment Provider
SYNETIQ, hit the headlines earlier this year when the news broke that the most progressive and successful salvage and dismantling companies in the UK; Motorhog, Car Transplants, FAB Recycling and DH Systems were merging to create a company with significant scale and capacity, operating 16 fully licensed sites across the UK. The merger has seen SYNETIQ, anticipating a first-year turnover in excess of £120m, selling over 35,000 vehicles and 250,000 parts, whilst employing over 400 people.
marquee maker obtains patent on new
A Rotherham marquee manufacturer has obtained a patent on a new type of fixing as it strengthens its hold on the event industry.
JT Pickfords Deploy SOTpay To ‘Plug’ The Risk Of Fraud
JT Pickfords, the iconic retailer of bathroom, heating and plumbing products have announced the deployment of a new payment solution in order to protect their customers and the business from the risk of fraud.
Gala boss backs Brexit positive news
Gala Tent managing director Jason Mace was recently invited to sit on a BBC 5 live panel, hosted by Chris Warburton, to discuss Boris Johnson as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and tackling the country’s most pressing issues.
Peter Jones charity shooting event
Yorkshire-based commercial marquee and gazebo supplier and manufacturer Gala Tent sponsored the Peter Jones Foundation Enterprise Charity’s annual clay pigeon shooting event which raised more than £135,000. More than 100 VIPs, including Dragon’s Den stars Peter Jones and Jenny Campbell, and Gala Tent MD Jason Mace, attended.
Marquee boss upbeat on Brexit
A Rotherham entrepreneur has reported double digit growth at his marquee business in January and says he “doesn’t see a problem” with Brexit.
Dragon is helped out
A MARQUEE and gazebo supplier’s staff got to meet a host of celebrities including TV Dragon Peter Jones and footballing legend Alan Shearer when the firm sponsored of a charity golf tournament. Gala Tent, based in Farfield Park, Manvers, sponsored the Peter Jones Foundation Enterprise Charity Golf Tournament.
PCI London Award 2019
SOTpay is the award winning 'Cardholder Not Present' payment technology from Gala Technology, which simplifies PCI DSS compliance, negates fraud related chargebacks and often reduces merchant acquiring charges when processing telephone, web chat or social media payments. As a cloud based solution, there is no expensive hardware to purchase and no requirement to amend your existing telephony infrastructure. Winner of the 'Best Use of Technology' at the UKCCF awards in 2018 and awarded the PCI: Aw
UKCCF Awards 2018
Gala Tent was presented national award by the UKCCF for the creative use to technology in a call centre
Cardstream and Gala form alliance to
Cardstream announced a game-changing fraud prevention alliance with Gala Technology, aimed at protecting thousands of embattled Card Not Present Mail Order Telephone Order (CNP MOTO) merchants.
Onshores production to Derbyshire
Gala Tent, the South Yorkshire marquee manufacturer, is set to onshore its manufacturing after agreeing a deal with Marshall’s Marquees in South Normanton, Derbyshire, to manufacture and sell its own marquee linings. The arrangement means that the Derbyshire factory will manufacture the linings exclusively for Gala Tent.
Support for Peter Jones Foundation
Rotherham-based marquee and gazebo designer and manufacturer Gala Tent was proud to sponsor the Peter Jones Foundation Enterprise Shoot Challenge recently, a fundraiser which raised £157k for Enterprise Education for young people.
Iconic Empress Building Re-Opens
Mexborough now has a brand new bar, bistro and coffee lounge, thanks to an investment of over £150k from local entrepreneur Jason Mace, managing director of Gala Tent and owner of the iconic Empress Building in the town.
Royal Wedding Parties Boost Business
A Royal wedding is certainly a cause for celebration, but for one South Yorkshire company, there’s more reason than ever to be raising a glass to the royal couple.
Gala Graphics Team
Gala Graphics, the Rotherham-based graphic design and promotional print specialist, is on course to achieve a £1m turnover, just four years after it was established.
Success for Liverpool tent company
Local party entertainment and marquee hire company Aladdin’s Cave is geared up for business growth after moving into new premises on Hanson Road in Aintree and winning a national award! The company, which is in its third year of trading, saw a significant rise in sales when it invested in a new range of marquees from UK marquee and gazebo manufacturer Gala Tent. Aladdin’s Cave owner Stephen Roberts recognised that the business needed a permanent base and storage area, so decided to move....
From tents to tech, Gala is a story of success Jason Mace is one of the most natural entrepreneurs in Rotherham. His track record of launching companies, hiring people and supporting other firms is probably second to none.
Sporting figures support charity
A former FA Premier League Chairman has visited a Dearne charity which offers alternative education. Sir Dave Richards visited the Empress Buildings in Mexborough to meet staff and service users of the Dearne Valley Personal Development Centre (DVPDC), which is based there.
A former ballroom and dance hall in Mexborough is being transformed into a hub for business, health and community activity. The Empress Building dates back to the 1920s and was built to mirror iconic dance halls in places like Blackpool. However it has fallen into disrepair in recent years.
5 mins with…Jason Mace, MD, Gala Ten
Please explain who you are, what your business is and what it does/aims to achieve?
UK IT Awards 2016
UK IT Awards 2016 Gala Technology a finalist for the Business IT Innovation of the Year
Computing's Security Excellence Awar
Gala Tent shortlisted for 4 awards:- 1. Cloud Security Award 2. IoT Security Solution Award 3. Security Innovation of the Year 4. Enterprise Security Award
ELMS LMP3 CHAMPIONS
From right to left Jason Mace, Zak Brown, Richard Dean, Mark Thompson
Peter Jones Dragon's Den
BBC Dragons' Den star and leading entrepreneur Peter Jones was very complimentary about the quality of Gala Tent gazebos and feather flags at his recent Peter Jones Foundation event. The event raised over £140,000 for the foundation.
My Yorkshire: Jason Mace
I’m a Rotherham lad at heart. I was born and grew up in East Dene, not far from the town centre
Croft Wine Bar Opening Day
Glasses were raised as a new wine bar was officially opened alongside the recently re-opened Double Barrel Steakhouse in Rotherham.
Gala Tent eliminates fraud with SOTpay
Tech entrepreneur sets sights on tackling telephone fraud
Croft Coffee Opening
Croft Coffee is a wonderfully renovated new business providing a unique space on Woodhouse Green, Thurcroft. The venue is now available to hire for business lunches, private meeting space, networking events or corporate drinks.
Sir David Richards
Formor Chairman of the FA Premiership Football League Sir David Richards with Jason Mace
Marquee firm sees record sales
A Rotherham-based marquee and gazebo company has achieved a record breaking month of sales, as the company's income for a single month exceeds the £1m mark
Entrepreneur dials up anti-fraud technology
Fit For Royalty
Always celebrate in style with Gala
The Hospital Charity has been helping visitors and patients to get into the festive spirit with Christmas music and mince pies at its annual Charity Christmas Fair.
Gala Tent Ligier
United Autosports make marquee signing for 2016 European Le Mans Series
Jason Mace test driving the new LMP3 Ligier after sponsoring United Autosports for the 2016 European Le Mans Series
Jason Mace in practice mode with the F1 simulator
Barnsley driver set for world stage
Thank you and Merry Christmas
Throughout December patients, visitors, volunteers and colleagues of The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust have been getting into the festive spirit and with all their support, have helped raise over £3700 for Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity. here was a raffle, tombola, cake sale, Christmas card sale and even a Santa’s Grotto provided by Gala Tent, which brightened the day of many children visiting and staying in hospital!
Jason Mace International Award 2015
Gazebo company pops up as winner at International Trade Awards
Jason Mace UK IT Awards Winner 2014
Collecting the UK IT Award for the Secure Order Transfer Technology from Right to Left - Graham Wright, Chief Information Security Officer, National Grid, Managing Director of Gala Tent Jason Mace and American comedian and compare Rich Hall
Jason Mace Business Person 2014
Passing the trophy to Winner - Lynne Darwin – Building Product Solutions
Business of the Year 2014
ACQ Global Award for Corporate Hospitality - Gala Tent Ltd
Jason Mace Business Excellence
Gala Tent has been selected as a winning company in the prestigious 2014 Acquisition International Magazine ‘Business Excellence Awards’. Voted for by a worldwide network of professionals, advisers, clients, peers and business insiders, the Acquisition International Business Excellence Awards celebrate the individuals and companies whose commitment to the highest possible standards sees them exceeding clients’ expectations on a daily basis while setting the bar for others in their industry.
Thousands Raised For Little Boy's Funeral
OVER £5,000 has been raised in two days for a four-year-old boy who tragically lost his battle with leukaemia. Jake Croft started to show signs of being unwell just four weeks before he was diagnosed with the disease earlier this month. He had stage four neuroblastoma, a cancerous tumour that develops in nerve tissue, usually just above the kidneys. He sadly passed away on Friday night. Gala Tent Ltd pledged £1,269 to take the family to their £5,000 target.
Balsam House Raises Over £1,200
The tours ran all day and I was kept busy providing Mum and Dad with cups of tea throughout. Outside in the gardens of the house the guests enjoyed home-made cakes from the volunteers of St Margaret's Hospice. Also in the garden were Moor Plants of Ashcott and local handicraft creator Jean Whitlock. Due to the weather a tent was generously loaned to us for the day from Gala Tents, part of the Evercreech-based business, Thompson Support Services.
Jason Mace Business Awards 2013
Jason Mace Winner of Business person of the year who also sponsored the apprentice of the year award and picked Winner: Theo Smith – Newburgh Engineering, Rotherham and Barnsley Chairman in the middle Andrew Deniff
Hit a run school girl Jasmyn Chan
South Yorkshire based Gala Tent was pleased to be able to support a race night in memory of Sheffield school girl Jasmyn Chan, who lost her life after being tragically killed by a hit and run driver, recently. Gala Tent loaned three event-size gazebos for the fundraiser, held at Hollin Bush Pub, Hollinsend Road, Intake, which attracted hundreds of people and has so far raised over £5,300 towards 14 year old Jasmyn’s funeral costs.
Life-wise sponsored by Jason Mace
An industrial building in Rotherham has been transformed into an imitation village. It features a Coronation Street type set which includes houses, a park, shops, a pub and some new areas such as a courthouse, an internet cafe and an accident and emergency department. The Lifewise Centre is customised for interactive learning and is run by South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue where they and other agencies deliver safety advice to the public.
Jason Mace Business Person 2013
Jason Mace, managing director of Rotherham-based marquee and gazebo manufacturer Gala Tent, has won this year’s ‘Business Person of the Year’ Award from Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce. Jason was up against tough competition from other local entrepreneurs and business people in this category, but was commended by the judging panel for “his innovative approach, sheer determination and how is constantly investing in new product development to stay ahead of the market.”
Jason Mace Business Person 2013
Jason Mace is Highly commended by Rotherham and Barnsley Chamber of Commerce
Jason Mace Entrepreneur Award 2011
Jason Mace of Gala Tent picks up his Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Peter Jones Academy
Jason helping students with their final presentations
Business Growth Award 2011
With the Mayor of Barnsley at the Chamber Awards
Jason Mace Triple Success
Rotherham-based Gala Tent is celebrating its success in being awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in three categories at the Rotherham and Barnsley Business Awards 2012. The awards were for Business Person of the Year, Excellence in Manufacturing and Innovation & Technology in business, which were presented at the prestigious Business Awards dinner held at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham recently.
Awards with Mark Thompson
A great photo of Jason Mace and buiness partner Mark Thompson who is also an award winning MD
Finalist at the CCR Awards
The problem comes when customers order goods via telephone and want them to be delivered to an alternative address. Previously there was no way to be sure that this wasn’t someone committing fraud – but with our Secure Order Transfer system we can. This means retailers can avoid having to carry out manual fraud checks, whilst protecting themselves and their customers.” Gala Tent is now making this technology available to other retailers, under license.
Gala Tent Dives Deep For Charity
The UK’s leading manufacturer of marquees and gazebos has donated a marquee carport to Ripon based charity Scuba Diving For All to support its fundraising efforts. The charity recently attended the Pickering Steam Rally with their marquee, and sold a variety of items including books and antiques to raise money for the cause. The event raised a staggering £900 from local supporters and donations, with Gala Tent’s marquee ensuring the volunteers
Britain’s Got Talent Duo boost
Two Brothers’ Racing stunt team”, the UK’s Championship-winning motorbike stunt team, is benefiting from increased brand awareness, thanks to a custom-printed gazebo, from Gala Tent, the UK’s leading manufacturer of marquees and gazebos.
Local hospice with help of Gala Tent
On the 12th and 13th July, Wakefield’s picture perfect country estate house Nostell Priory hosted Fueled Society Car Show for the third year running. The show was a two day event with camping in the priory’s beautiful grounds, and attracted over 4000 people with over 800 cars on show. The cars ranged from classic Rolls Royces and Volkswagens to full on Hot-rods, to slammed super cars.
‘GET READY’ FOR WORK
Five young people from Rotherham have been given a unique insight into the world of work by Gala Tent, one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of marquees and gazebos. The company jumped at the chance to help unemployed people between the ages of 18 and 22 to prepare for the world of work, having been approached by Rotherham Youth Enterprise, who were delivering the Job Centre Plus initiative, for help with the ‘Get Ready’ programme.
Jason Mace House of Lords
Jason Mace, managing director of Gala Tent in Rotherham, one of the UK's largest marquee manufacturers, has pitched his idea for a National Entrepreneurial Service, where school leavers would be given support to set up their own businesses. Jason was invited to attend a private discussion at the House of Lords by Lord Borwick of Hawkshead on the subject of young enterprise and how teenagers leaving school could be encouraged to set up their own businesses and be more enterprising.
Barnsley print business acquired
he print firm has also relocated to Gala Tent’s premises at Farfield Park, Manvers. The agreement will see investment of £50k in new printing equipment, as part of expanding its custom branded and printing services to customers.
Mace makes shortlist for director
Shortlisted for the prestigious Institute of Directors (Yorkshire and the Humber) Director of the Year Awards 2014
Helps disabled servicemen’s charity
Rotherham-based Gala Tent has donated one of its Gazeebos to KartForce, a charity which helps disable ex-servicemen to compete in Kart racing.
Students pitch their tent ideas
The managing director of Gala Tent, which supplies commercial marquees, tents and gazebos, has been working with students from the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy (PJEA) to create a brand new product
New Steakhouse Creates 14 Jobs
The Mayor of Rotherham Cllr John Foden and the Mayoress and Kevin Barron MP performed the official opening ceremony for the Real Steakhouse & Grill at the Double Barrel in Thurcroft, Rotherham on Friday (25th October 2013).
Dearne Valley sports bar to the top
A NEW manager is promising to take a Dearne Valley sports bar to the top of the league. Michelle Barber-Carr recently took over the management of newly refurbished Park View in Swinton
Funds raised for cash for kids
Music was provided by Steel City Radio DJs, there was dancing by young people and Britain’s Got Talent belly dancer Sophie Mei. Funds were raised for Hallam FM’s Cash for Kids, which provides treats for children who are ill or living in poverty at Christmas. The event was sponsored by Manvers company Gala Tent.
Gala Tent pegs holes for expansion
GALA Tent, the UK’s largest importer and distributer of tents, marquees and pop-up awnings, has agreed £2.3m of finance as part of the company's international expansion
South Yorkshire steak house chain
Mace set up Gala Tents fifteen years ago and has now grown it into a multi-million pound business. The company also operates out of an office in China, where a number of the innovative patented in-house shelters it has designed are developed and made. Regarding the new steak house business, Mace has acquired the Double Barrel public house, on Brampton Road, Thurcroft, and will now invest £80,000 on refurbishing it before re-opening the site next month. It will employ around a dozen staff
Jack’s with winning web skills
Jack Biggs, a 12 year old pupil at Netherwood ALC in Barnsley, has proven what a difference young people on work experience can make to a business, with the creation of a brand new website for a Manvers-based company. Jack, who lives in Wombwell, approached marquee and gazebo manufacturer Gala Tent, as he was interested in IT and website design. He wanted some commercial experience during the summer holidays.
REVOLUTIONARY UNTHREADED FASTENER
Known as ‘Spirotite’, the fastener has all the advantages of threaded fasteners – without the disadvantages of the thread. Whereas thread can work loose under vibration and also makes maintenance difficult, this innovative fastener works on compression so it is not effected by vibration, and wont work loose. Spirotite fitings are therefore much safer and more secure than traditional threaded fittings and offer a faster set up and lower maintenance of a product.
How I Made It:
Featured in the Sunday Times
Boss snaps up electricity test firm
Jason Mace acquired the client base and assets of Pat Man UK and set up a new business called Pat Man Company. The business is now part of Gala Tent and is based at its purpose-built premises at Farfield Park in Manvers, Rotherham. It is led by managing director Chris Winterbourne, with a team of electrical engineers.
Gala Tent Limited supplies marquees to Islamic Relief for use as temporary shelters in Pakistan following the earthquake.
Wheels for Charity
Sponsorship of a 6m x 12m marquee to host charity events to raise funds for our heros with special big brother guests Mario and Lisa
Haiti Earthquake Disaster
Gala Tent provides cover to aid in the earthquake disaster in Haiti, the marquees are used to shelter children for schooling.
Feeding The Homeless
The Christian and Muslim community joined forces for the first time this Christmas to help the poor and needy. Members of the Huddersfield Methodist Mission and Amadiyyah Muslim community united at the Welcome Centre on Christmas Day to provide food, clothing and tea and coffee to homeless people in Huddersfield. Around 30 people turned up throughout the day, as representatives from both communities were on hand to make soup and pasta, and hot tea and coffee from 1pm to 5.30pm.
Fayre for Wentworth Woodhouse
Growing Rotherham business, Gala Tent has secured a marquee signing, a major new partnership agreement with Wentworth Woodhouse to supply marquees and gazebos for a number of events throughout 2013.
New Ghost Chair
The Mayor of Rotherham and Mayoress and Kevin Barron MP were amongst first to try out our new ghost chairs at the opening of the Double Barrel Real Steakhouse & Grill.
Acquisition with Sign Man Designs
MARQUEE and gazebo manufacturer Gala Tent has acquired a 50% stake in digital printing business Sign Man. Both firms are based in Rotherham and the deal will see Sign Man relocating to Gala Tent’s 53,000sq ft purpose-built premises on Farfield Park. Gala Tent, which has an annual turnover of £7m, provides custom printed services for commercial gazebos for promotional products, market traders, motor racing, new businesses and for exhibitions and events.
Exhibition in London
Exhibiting the new commercial gazebo Dye Sublimation printing service for company and product promotions
Dragonfly PR deliver with integrated
Following a recommendation by the local Chamber of Commerce, Gala Tent, the UK’s largest importer, exporter and distributor of marquees & accessories in the UK, chose Dragonfly PR to review the company’s marketing activities.
Jason Mace with MP John Healey
Manvers company Gala Tent scored a huge success with its special Marquee and Gazebo Show which it held at its Fairfield Park premises. The show attracted over 200 visitors and was opened by deputy mayor Coun John Foden and wife Kath. MP John Healey
Donation to refugees in West Africa
A community of refugees in Burkina Faso, West Africa have been able to set up a school thanks to the donation of a marquee by Rotherham-based Gala Tent and MD Jason Mace
Park View Opening Day
—The Mayor and Mayoress of Rotherham, Cllr Shaun Wright and Mrs Lisa Wright open the Park View Sports Bar with Chris Winterbourne (left) of Church Street Pub Company and along with Jason Mace Managing Director of Gala Tent Ltd A COMMUNITY fun day has raised around £2,000. Together with a personal donation from Jason Mace of £6900 for local childrens play centre
Park View Opening Day
Boxing World Champion Kell Brook and European boxing Champion Ryan Rhodes, turn up at the official opening day pictured with Jason Mace and Chris Winterbourne
Jason Mace with Boxer Andy Townend
A BIG-HITTING boxer from the Merrie City has set his sights on winning a British title after signing forms to turn professional. Andy Townend, from Portobello, will train as a pro under trainer Stefy Bull at Mexborough’s Empress Ballroom gym and will enter the ring for his first pro fight on November 4th 2011. The 22-year-old was hot property during his amateur career, winning the national Golden Belt title at light welterweight and going on to represent England.
Park View Opening Day
Former professional darts world championship Dennis Priestley visiting the Park View for a beer on the opening day picture with Chris Winterbourne and Jason Mace
New garden Pod
Jason Mace with MP John Healey going over the details of the new innovation garden pod designed by Jason.
The first folding banquet chair.
Jason designs paterns and innovates new concept in banquet folding chairs,
Locked up for charity
Jason Mace, the Managing Director of Gala Tent Ltd has been arrested for charity. He needs to raise at least £500 to be released (yes, I know what your thinking) but it is for charity.
Jason Mace with Mayor of Rotherham
The Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Shaun Wright now police commissioner
Gala Tent moves in to new 53,000sq.ft warehouse in Rtherham
Gala Tent Exhibition
Mayor of Rotherham Councilor John Foden and wife Kath, officially declared the exhibition open
Judge of Drangons Den Style Panel
After seeing a dozen pitches from espirng students of the Peter Jones Academy the Judges have a private meeting choose a winner.
Jason Mace Advise to students
Jason provides advice and a chance to ask questions to students at Sheffield College
Gala Tent challenges next generation
Fast-growing Rotherham company, Gala Tent Ltd has set the next generation of entrepreneurs a challenge to design new products that could be added to the marquee specialist's range. Jason Mace, managing director of Gala Tent Ltd, recently launched the project at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy at Sheffield City College. Students will benefit from the business experience and expertise of Jason and other mentors throughout the five weeks given to create the product design.
Impressed by enterprising students
Students at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy at the Sheffield College were given a real life business challenge by Rotherham-based Gala Tent, one of the UK's leading designers and manufacturers of marquees and gazebos. The challenge was to create a new tent product for the pet market and students worked in small groups to come up with a new product design and material specification, which they presented to judges from Gala Tent in a Dragons' Den-style pitch
Double Barrel steakhouse opens
The Mayor of Rotherham Cllr John Foden and the Mayoress and Kevin Barron MP performed the official opening ceremony last week for the Real Steakhouse & Grill at the Double Barrel in Thurcroft, Rotherham creating 14 new jobs.
Early Christmas present to hospital
One the UK's largest importer and exporter of tents, marquees and pop up awnings, the Manvers firm will donate one of its Santa's Grottos for the event, which will be complete with Santa Claus and presents. The festive marquee is in the design of a log cabin and a perfect retreat for Santa Claus and his reindeers.
Wheels for Charity
Gala Tent sponsoring Wheels For Charity for BBC Children in Need Appeal 2009