Burgeoning giant tipi hire company, Events Under Canvas, has continued its expansion with the appointment of Greg Allen as Operations Manager. The appointment comes after a bumper year which saw the team undertake over 180 events across East Anglia and beyond.
Greg joins Events Under Canvas from Hadleigh firm Erben, and brings with him over 40 years’ experience in operations and management. His long career includes 12 years as facilities manager with St Joseph’s College in Ipswich, and over 20 years with the Parachute Regiment in the British Army.
In his new role, Greg will be working alongside seasoned professional Hugh Boyd-Lambley who has been with the company since its inception in 2013. Together they will be responsible for leading operational staff in the successful, safe and high-quality delivery of outside events, as well as ensuring team leaders are well-trained and prepared to fulfil their duties.
Greg Allen said of his appointment; “Events Under Canvas has an excellent reputation as a company that puts its staff first and I am thrilled to be joining the family. The team has a real passion and enthusiasm for everything they do and as a result has been growing at an impressive rate. I am keen to bring all my experience to the fore, working alongside Hugh as we embark on another busy year”.
Jenna Ackerley, Founder and Director of Events Under Canvas added; “I am so pleased to welcome Greg to the team. I’m confident that he and Hugh are going to work brilliantly together – the perfect mix of experience and youthful exuberance – and I look forward to seeing their relationship develop during what will be a really exciting year for Events Under Canvas.”