East Anglia’s leading giant tipi hire company, Events Under Canvas, has announced it is to relocate from its existing premises in East Bergholt to a purpose-built facility at Great Gilberts Farm in Capel St. Mary, Suffolk to accommodate its continuing expansion.
Jenna Ackerley, Founder and Director of Events Under Canvas said of the decision: “Since our inception we have worked incredibly hard to build a thriving, customer-focused business and I am delighted that our success has necessitated this move to larger premises.”
Planning has recently been granted to redevelop the two acre site on Old London Road, which currently houses two agricultural barns and a farm house. Works have already begun and will include the construction of a brand new 360 m2 warehouse and office space, including meeting rooms and reception areas, as well as the renovation of one of the existing barns to provide additional storage.
Once complete, the site will become the permanent home for Events Under Canvas’ ten strong team of warehouse managers, operations coordinators, event planners and office support, plus additional seasonal workers in the summer.
“2017 was a huge year which saw us play a part in over 180 events across the region and beyond” continued Jenna. “However, in order for us to continue to grow it was essential that we found a place which could accommodate our expanding team and ever-increasing stock of tipis, sailcloth tents, bell tents and furnishings – Great Gilberts Farm is the ideal location”.
To mark the move, the business intends to host a VIP evening for staff and their families before it welcomes prospective brides and grooms to its first ever ‘Event Under Canvas – the tipi and sailcloth showcase’, on the site in April.