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Our Story

At Tents & Events

We're a family run business that was founded in 1995!

 

The business has grown year-on-year and we currently employee 22 full-time staff in the office and on the road. 

Follow our timeline below to see our journey:

1990s.

1995

Tents & Events is founded up by Peter Newell & Co-Founder, Iain as an idea to change the events industry in North Wales. 

2000s.

2007

Peter sees Chalets on his travels and decides these could be the missing puzzle piece to ensuring event work, all year round. The first X Chalet's are purchased and brought over to the UK.

The Chalets become the second venture of the events business, known today as 'Chalet Events'.

Clawdd Offa Farm Before

2009

The first phase of the Farm's renovations begins, with new storage created to house event equipment. 

2003

Peter's son, Ben Newell, joins Tents & Events as a Director.

Chalet Events

2008

Clawdd Offa Farm is purchased as the new home of Tents & Events and Chalet Events in Penyffordd, North Wales.

Renovations at the Farm

2010s.

2012

Tents & Events purchases Rhyl Marquees & merges the team.

2014

The Barn refurbishment begins on site at Clawdd Offa Farm, making this into a 4 bedroom property to accommodate 9 people. 

Farm Renovations

2016 

T&E purchases Anglesey Marquees. 

2018

With the team and operations growing, Ben sees an opportunity for Linings washing to be done in house and develops an in house linings wash plant. The purchase of state of the art machinery ensures the team are kept busy in the colder, winter months. 

The Farmhouse is refurbished on site, converting this into another 4 bedroom properties with hot tub.

2013

Tents & Events purchases Abbey Marquees & Andrew Paddock joins the T&E team.

Barn Renovation

2015

As the team continues to expand, even more storage is needing on site and another storage shed is built. 

2017 

Four Season's Marquees is purchased and the team merges with T&E.

2019

Planning permission is granted for an onsite development of 2 glamping pods to expand the Farm's accommodation offerings. 

Marquee Washing TAE
Farmhouse Clawdd Offa Farm

Another 64 chalets are purchased for Chalet Events, further expanding the Chalet business and increasing the size of the team.

Glamping Pods
Chalet Events
Clawdd Offa Farm Marquee Hire

Clawdd Offa Farm hosts it's first onsite wedding with a temporary marquee installed on the farm grounds. 

2020s.

2020

Lockdown hits the business and the team finds a way to keep the business a float during unpresendented times.

Our marquees are used for temporary structures for the NHS, testing and social distancing options. 

2021

A permenant marquee license is granted for a marquee at Clawdd Offa Farm, which becomes a wedding and event premisises. 

2022

The marquee at Clawdd Offa Farm is further developed with the purchase of a full permanent bar and toilet area, making it into a luxury venue. 

2023

A further 2 glamping pods are purchased for the grounds of Clawdd Offa Farm, offering more accommodation for events on the farm. 

Tents & Events purchases Skye Marquees to further develop the luxury events business. This adds the Radial Marquee to the range of offerings. 

Clawdd Offa Farm
Bar Area - Clawdd Offa Farm

2024

The story continues...

Glamping Pods North Wales
Radial Marquee - Skye Marquees

Event Management

Whatever the occasion, we've got you covered

Our attention to detail guarantees the perfect event and is the key factor for our Event Management Service. If you require help in setting up a small conference, a full product launch, a wedding or even a charity ball, we can provide a level of service to suit your needs. ​

 

We feel that this combination will ensure that you will have the most comprehensive solutions for your special event.

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Meet The Team

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"We have been working with Tents and Events for ten years now and wouldn't consider using any other company for our marquees. 

 

All your staff are very friendly and helpful and we consider Tents & Events to be an integral part of the event team."

Gwledd Conwy Feast

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