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Gala Technology extends payments to video meetings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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....

Rotherham Roars

Rotherham Roars

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

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.

Restoration hope

Restoration hope

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

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

UK IT Awards 2016 Gala Technology a finalist for the Business IT Innovation of the Year

Computing's Security Excellence Awar

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

ELMS LMP3 CHAMPIONS

From right to left Jason Mace, Zak Brown, Richard Dean, Mark Thompson

Peter Jones Dragon's Den

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

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

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.

SOTpay

SOTpay

Gala Tent eliminates fraud with SOTpay

Telephone fraud

Telephone fraud

Tech entrepreneur sets sights on tackling telephone fraud

Croft Coffee Opening

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

Sir David Richards

Formor Chairman of the FA Premiership Football League Sir David Richards with Jason Mace

Marquee firm sees record sales

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

SOT Pay

SOT Pay

Entrepreneur dials up anti-fraud technology

Fit For Royalty

Fit For Royalty

Always celebrate in style with Gala

Festive fundraising

Festive fundraising

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

Gala Tent Ligier

United Autosports make marquee signing for 2016 European Le Mans Series

Be United

Be United

Jason Mace test driving the new LMP3 Ligier after sponsoring United Autosports for the 2016 European Le Mans Series

F1 Simulator

F1 Simulator

Jason Mace in practice mode with the F1 simulator

Christian England

Christian England

Barnsley driver set for world stage

Thank you and Merry Christmas

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

Jason Mace International Award 2015

Gazebo company pops up as winner at International Trade Awards

Jason Mace UK IT Awards Winner 2014

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

Jason Mace Business Person 2014

Passing the trophy to Winner - Lynne Darwin – Building Product Solutions

Business of the Year 2014

Business of the Year 2014

ACQ Global Award for Corporate Hospitality - Gala Tent Ltd

Jason Mace Business Excellence

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

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

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 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

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

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 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 Business Person 2013

Jason Mace is Highly commended by Rotherham and Barnsley Chamber of Commerce

Jason Mace Entrepreneur Award 2011

Jason Mace Entrepreneur Award 2011

Jason Mace of Gala Tent picks up his Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Peter Jones Academy

Peter Jones Academy

Jason helping students with their final presentations

Business Growth Award 2011

Business Growth Award 2011

With the Mayor of Barnsley at the Chamber Awards

Jason Mace Triple Success

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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’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

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:

How I Made It:

Featured in the Sunday Times

Boss snaps up electricity test firm

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.

Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief

Gala Tent Limited supplies marquees to Islamic Relief for use as temporary shelters in Pakistan following the earthquake.

Wheels for Charity

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition in London

Exhibiting the new commercial gazebo Dye Sublimation printing service for company and product promotions

Dragonfly PR deliver with integrated

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

The first folding banquet chair.

Jason designs paterns and innovates new concept in banquet folding chairs,

Locked up for charity

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

Jason Mace with Mayor of Rotherham

The Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Shaun Wright now police commissioner

New Premises

New Premises

Gala Tent moves in to new 53,000sq.ft warehouse in Rtherham

Gala Tent Exhibition

Gala Tent Exhibition

Mayor of Rotherham Councilor John Foden and wife Kath, officially declared the exhibition open

Judge of Drangons Den Style Panel

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 Mace Advise to students

Jason provides advice and a chance to ask questions to students at Sheffield College

Gala Tent challenges next generation

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

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

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

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

Wheels for Charity

Gala Tent sponsoring Wheels For Charity for BBC Children in Need Appeal 2009

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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.