Covid-19 Mass Testing Stations

January 6th, 2021
Covid-19 testing station in school Since the start of the pandemic we’ve worked closely with our clients to support them by creating additional space. The Christmas period has been no different. As a result of the roll out of increased testing for Covid-19, our team has been working hard installing and converting marquees to be used as testing stations across London and Surrey during the Christmas break. Working closely with our clients and school... more

Trafalgar Marquees recognised as ‘UK Business Hero’

December 3rd, 2020
Untitled design (1) We were thrilled to learn that we've been recognised as a UK Business Hero  with an award from The British Chambers of Commerce. British Chambers of Commerce "launched the campaign ... more

Trafalgar Marquees scoops resilience award

October 23rd, 2020
Marquee during set up at Chessington Garden Centre Earlier in the month, we were asked to attend a virtual awards ceremony by Surrey Chambers of Commerce, part of the 'new-normal' we're currently experiencing. We were absolutely thrilled, when we were presented with the "Resilience in the face of Coronavirus" Award, in recognition of the work we've done during th... more

Back to work

October 3rd, 2020
Marquee for TV shoot to allow for social distancing Our clients head back to work, a 'new normal', at least for now! We've helped them back to work (and school), by creating extra space using our wide range of marquees and temporary structures throughout London, Surrey and Sussex (and further afield). In some cases, this has meant working with existing clients (such as Multiplex, Denbies Vineyard etc) as well as new clients. We've created temporary canteens, perfor... more

Temporary Classrooms

August 5th, 2020
Large marquee build on hard standing We're working with a number of our clients in the education sector, creating a range of structures to allow them to bring students back in September for the start of term. These spaces include: Temporary classroom spaces (in a range of sizes) Temporary performing arts spaces Temporary gyms and physical education spaces Temporary storage spaces Our wide rang... more

Covid-19 & Planning freedoms

July 27th, 2020
The Montagu Terrace 2 (2) In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Government has created greater freedoms on a number of planning issues. Specifically regarding legislation around planning permission required for marquees and temporary structures. On 22nd July, Robert Jenrick (Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government), announced changes to the planning laws that will allow marquees and temporary structures to be... more

500 construction workers return to site

June 27th, 2020
Socially distanced canteen space for construction We've been busy over the last few months creating bespoke solutions for our clients to enable them to return to work whist the Covid-19 pandemic continues. Our latest install involved creating a temporary canteen solution in car park area to enlarge the canteen to allow for social distancing. We worked closely with our client Costain to ens... more

Covid-19 Return to work solutions

May 5th, 2020
Marquee build in the City of London, atop 20 Old Bailey. Over the last couple of weeks, we've worked extensively with a number of our clients to design structures to adhere with social distancing guidelines. This has allowed our clients and their teams to return to work in London, Surrey and Sussex by using temporary structures to support key areas such as enlarged canteen/cafeteria area. As a result, working with key industry partners, we've developed a range of soluti... more

Coronavirus (Covid-19), rapid deployment structures

March 18th, 2020
A view of our team building a marquee for corporate function Coronavirus: Covid-19 Whilst we all find ourselves amongst a global pandemic, as a small Surrey & Sussex based company (providing marquee and temporary structure hire in London, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, Berkshire and nationwide as required) we would like to reach out to other local businesses, councils, government bodies and any of the emergency services to see if we can help with any short... more

Coronavirus (COVID-19), we take your health seriously

March 16th, 2020
Untitled design (3) We’re conscious that many of our clients, supply chain and wider communities are concerned about the current outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are doing their best to avoid spreading the virus. As a result, we would like to share some of the steps we’ve taken, as a business, to do our best to protect our team, clients, supply chain and wider community. We are: • Following the Public Health England G... more

Good Morning Britain gives Trafalgar & JF Marquees seal of approval for royal wedding

May 21st, 2018
royal wedding TV marquee in Windsor Berkshire With the country gripped with royal wedding fever. ITV called upon our services for their flagship morning show 'Good Morning Britain', to help them have a right royal party in Windsor, just a stone's throw from Windsor Castle. Our team rose before the crack of dawn (at 2am!), to have the marquee onsite and ready for Good Morning Britain production crew to start at 0530am.... more

Top 5 Winter Events we’ve created

October 3rd, 2017
The winter events we create always feel special. Being able to deliver a solution that beats the elements, adds sparkle, whilst keeping guests warm and toasty, is always a pleasure. It was hard to choose just 5 winter events to feature in this blog but we’ve selected a variety of different occasions to highlight the solutions a marquee can provide.  1) English Heritage Centenary Dinner This gala event r... more

How to create stunning Winter Events

September 21st, 2017
With Autumn most definitely in the air our thoughts are turning to creating some stunning Winter events for our clients. From enchanting, sparkling winter wonderlands to more intimate and cosy soirees, the winter months offer the chance to inject great warmth into any occasion. Things to consider when planning your Winter events Space A big consideration for many of our corporate and private ... more

Long Term Marquee Hire for Corporate Clients

September 1st, 2017
View of marquee at start of build in Covent Garden, London for the Africa Centre Summer Festival. We know that many people can think of marquees as just for summer weddings, put up and used for a weekend, a short-term solution for a one-off event. However, increasingly more of our business is coming from long term marquee hire, and you may be surprised at the type of events marquees are used for. One of our long-term clients is The Royal Society and for the last few years we have provided a marquee for their S... more

All the questions you have ever had about marquees but were afraid to ask!

April 19th, 2017
20130504-1426-5DII-W-1908 When you are hiring a marquee it can sometimes be a bit overwhelming knowing the different options you could take.  At Trafalgar and JF Marquees we try to make the decision making as painless as possible with tools like our marquee price calculator, but we know there are lots of myths associated with marquees which we... more

Young Director of the Year!

April 4th, 2017
james 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... more

What can a marquee do for your topping out ceremony?

March 21st, 2017
IMG_3501 - Copy (1) Over the last year we have had the pleasure of supplying marquees for a number of topping out ceremonies, most recently for 20 Old Bailey and Brookfield Multiplex. These can be inspiring events, marking a significant point in the construction of a new building, or new part of an existing building.  There are many reasons why a marquee can add so much to these events, but first some info on Topping Out Ceremonies ... more

‘Winter marquees are not just for showbiz extravaganzas’

December 12th, 2016
Summer Chambers of Commerce Magazine Whilst marquees often conjure up thoughts of a beautiful (or indeed rainy) British Summer, we continue to supply our marquees and temporary structures for a wide range of events throughout London, Surrey and Sussex during the often cool and chilly winter. Such has been the continued success of our marquee hire during the winter months, we excited to be featured in The Surrey Chambers of Commerce magazine announcin... more

Farewell to Bake Off

November 8th, 2016
Front cover of Radio Times, Great British Bake Off We were absolutely thrilled to be part of the photoshoot 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 t... more

Thames Valley Expo

October 18th, 2016
Hard hats and mugs We are thrilled to be exhibiting at the Thames Valley Expo on 27th Oct. Do pop in, say hello and have a chat, details are as below: Thursday 27th October 09:00 am - 3.00 pm Green Park Conference Centre Green Park Reading RG2 6GP http://www.greatbritishexpos.co.uk/thames-valley-expo/ ... more

Dark Days, Bright Nights

October 4th, 2016
18th birthday party marquee in London. As the often unpredictable British Summer draws to a close, our thoughts turn to dark days, bright nights and creating warm winter events. Whilst marquee hire often conjures up the image of a typically British Summer, we continue to provide fantastic marquees and event spaces across London, Surrey, Sussex and the Home Counties. Our extensive range of ... more

‘Quality and expertise’ says South East Business Magazine

August 31st, 2016
South East Business Magazine front page We’re delighted to be featured over two pages in the South East Business magazine with our Managing Director, James Morris profiled in The Boss slot. This mentions our values of ‘quality and expertise’ and ‘the speedy rise of Trafalgar Marquees with the impressive list of clients extending to The Army, MoD, the German Embassy in London, The Royal Society and Hyatt Hotels’. In her editorial, the Editor, C... more

360 degree images

August 19th, 2016
360 icon We're continually striving to use new technologies to enhance our offerings to our clients. Whether that has been video testimonials or videos of our marquees, to our latest 360 degree images of our marquees, loos and equipment. Head over to our dedicated 360 degree image gallery, we a... more

Surrey Director “Trafalgar & JF Marquees celebrate major award”

August 2nd, 2016
corporate marquee hire We’re also very happy to have a half page news feature in Surrey Director magazine in the Business Success section. This records our accounts with Nike, English Heritage and BP, as well as our Best Marquee Hire Company award for business excellence from Acquisition International. Read the full article click here ... more

‘Trafalgar Marquees wins award’

July 26th, 2016
Trafalgar & JF Marquees win award We were thrilled to be mentioned in 'The Business Magazine', and congratulated on our Business Excellence award, for 'Best Marquee Hire Company 2016, South East'. Read more on the following link....http://www.businessmag.co.uk/guildford-trafalgar-marquees-wins-award/  ... more

Surrey Life “JF Marquees was named Best Marquee Hire Company, South East”

July 26th, 2016
Surrey Life August 2016 Front page Honoured to be featured in the latest edition of Surrey Life Magazine, Surrey’s leading lifestyle magazine. Here are a few excerpts from the article: 'James Morris … one of Surrey’s most dynamic young entrepreneurs’ ‘JF Marquees was named Best Marquee Hire Company, South East, in the Acquisition International Business Excellence Awards’ ‘… now works with such prestigiou... more

Surrey Chambers of Commerce

July 12th, 2016
SCC We are extremely proud (and just a little bit excited), to announce our membership of Surrey Chambers of Commerce. In becoming members of this dynamic business group, we not only join a number of our suppliers and clients but also reaffirm our commitment to doing business in Surrey. Do head over to the ... more

Surrey Advertiser “Young entrepreneur scoops leading business award”

July 8th, 2016
Best Marquee Hire Company, South East 2016 We’re delighted to be featured in the Surrey Advertiser Business news pages in a story headlined: Top marquees: Young entrepreneur scoops leading business award. The article reports our Business Excellence Award as Best Marquee Hire, South East and names some of our blue chip clients such as The Royal Society, English Heritage and BP. ... more

A beautiful gourmet wedding reception in the Surrey Hills

May 21st, 2016
Fabulous food platter for a Wedding In one of our latest blog posts, we have invited one of our friends and fabulous caterers, Justin, from Catered by Justin Summer 2015 - Rob and Laura had a sneaky wedding at the register office in Sunny Surrey, but then came the full-on blessing in a farmer’s field 15 miles away where we held a marquee for ninety-eight guests... more

Sir David Attenborough opens Woodberry Wetlands

May 6th, 2016
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 Trafalgar & JF Marquees 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... more

Surrey Business Affairs, Brooklands Radio

April 15th, 2016
Our team at work, planning events It was a privilege to be featured on the Surrey Business Affairs programme on Brooklands radio. Our MD, James spoke to Jackie Mitchell about our growth and  more importantly the events we create for our clients. Listen to the full interview below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUjYqrWaWNY... more

Trafalgar & JF Marquees to showcase at International Confex 2016

February 19th, 2016
International Confex Trafalgar & JF Marquees is coming to an events conference near you – Kensington Olympia, to be precise. We’ll be heading to the International Confex, the UK’s leading exhibition for the meetings and events industry, on the 2nd and 3rd of March. It’s an opportunity to meet our award-winning team, as ... more

Exciting, exclusive partnership with Wheely

September 10th, 2015
wheely JF Marquees is partnering with Wheely for the annual Portman Square Garden Party.  Tonight, the events company, alongside the tap-to-ride personal driver firm, will be taking revellers from party to pillow in style. “Both our companies believe in offering the best possible service for our customers through business innovation and partnership. We want attendees to have a memo... more

3 things we’ve been up to

June 20th, 2015
Sample marquee layout for a seated dinner. As you can imagine, we've been busy at Trafalgar & JF Marquees creating amazing event spaces, hiring marquees across Surrey and Sussex, helping our clients have amazing parties and solve sometimes challenging conundrums. So, without disappearing, we thought we would update you with a snippet of what we've been doing! If you're want a little more gossip on the latest happenings, please do follow us on ... more

In the media

May 27th, 2015
Camera crew in our office. From big screen to small screen, online to offline. You may have seen us in a variety of media over the last few years, so we thought we would put pen paper (or text to screen) and mention where you may have seen us.   The Big & Small Screen Channel 4, “... more

Seating layouts in a marquee

May 18th, 2015
Clear marquee hire HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT LAYOUT FOR MY MARQUEE? When considering marquee layouts, and what seating to choose, there is a large amount of choice available; a certain aspect will be dictated by the type of function and whether it is a fully seated, part seating, or standing function. Whilst we stock a wide variety of ... more

Accreditation from leading industry body

May 5th, 2015
Logo showing JF & Trafalgar Marquees MUTA accreditation JF & TRAFALGAR MARQUEES AWARDED MUTA ACCREDITATION Whilst this is slightly old news, we thought we should update our lovely new website with some significant happenings earlier in the year. Back in February, JF & Trafalgar Marquees were accepted to become an accredited member of our renowned industry body (... more

Marquee Power and Electrics

April 7th, 2015
This large three phase distribution board shows power being distributed from the main generator to the marquee. HOW TO 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 overlooke... more

Why Hire A Marquee?

March 25th, 2015
A PARTY WITH A MARQUEE IS A FANTASTIC AND QUINTESSENTIALLY BRITISH CUSTOM. Most of us remember the idyllic summer wedding complete with marquee and the simple joys of drinking champagne outside in the sun, before being gently ushered into the pleasant shade of the marquee for a relaxed Wedding reception. The Marquee makes the wedding or party an occasion, people see a marquee and they hear ... more

Marquee Hire Help & Advice

March 25th, 2015
WHAT EFFECTS THE MARQUEE HIRE PRICE? Number of Guests To obtain a marquee hire quote, you will need to decide how many guests are attending your reception, as the size of the marquee will dictate its cost. We recommend approximately one square meter per guest, as well extra space for other elements such as the bridal table, buffet tables and dance floor.... more

Your Wedding Day is one of the best days of your life

February 2nd, 2015
This was a great day! At Marquee Hire we pride ourselves at ensuring that it will be. We know how important the day is to you. 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 b... more

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