Crown Canopies started out life as part of one of the biggest and highest quality marquee manufacturers in the UK. Tectonics UK was setup by Andy and Simon nearly 20 years ago after 10 years of living and breathing the marquee hire industry as Alresford Marquees.
After 6 years it became apparent that sales of the Pagoda Canopy alone would be enough to sustain itself as a standalone business. In 2011 the Pagoda canopy (originally named Value Canopy) was split off and named 'The Value Canopy Company' which is run by former Tectonics UK partner Andy.
That focus on delivering durable, quality products for the UK market has not stopped, and since then we have developed and introduced new marquees in the Star, TwinStar and Espree. We also changed our name to Crown Canopies, to better reflect the products and service we offer
In 2017 we are still run by Andy with over 30 years experience in the hire, design and manufacture of high quality marquees.
We pride ourselves on our customer service and commercial quality at a competitive price. We position ourselves alongside (and in many respects above according to our customers) Tentnology and Eureka but at a fraction of their prices, with the durability to beat the best in the business. This allows many of our marquee hire customers to get a quicker return on their investment compared to our competitors.
We don't hide away the fact that most of our products are made in China. We wouldn't be able to pass on these savings to you if they were made in the UK. However with over 30 years in the UK marquee market, we combine our experience in design with a quality manufacturer for the best of both worlds. You won't see extensive marketing from us anywhere, which means you don't pay for it either. Instead we prefer to travel to China at least once a year and develop new products and refine our already excellent products, rather than invest on a big marketting budget. We believe the focus should always be on the product quality and meeting customers needs, and word of mouth will do the rest.
If you would like to know anything more, or get advice about starting a hire company we are more than happy to speak over the phone or through email. You might not hear it that often but marquees are our passion and we love to share our knowledge with new businesses. Whether you're interested our products or another companies, we know most manufacturers in the business and will point you in the right direction.