Marquee company appoints business development manager

Marquee distributor Gala Tent has appointed Steven Jones as Business Development Manager.

The new role will see Steven, pictured, search for public and private contracts, and liaise with existing customers to strengthen Gala Tent’s position in the market.

Steven will be driving new sales to grow the company’s diverse customer base, which already includes Virgin Media, The Scout Association, Raleigh UK and the largest operator of outdoor and indoor markets in Europe, Groupe Geraud.

Since working at Gala Tent Steven has secured several high profile contracts in markets previously untapped by the company.

Gala Tent’s MD Jason Mace says: “The decision to appoint a new business development manager came amid unprecedented growth which produced a gap in the business. We appointed Steven to target large contracts and develop relationships with both new and existing clients. Steven has excelled in his role by generating over £200,000 worth of incremental sales which is outstanding in such a short period.”

Steven’s 17 years’ experience in managerial sales and marketing roles has allowed him to integrate with the Gala Tent team effectively. He commented on his new role: “It has been a pleasure to work at Gala Tent thus far- the forward thinking nature of the business allows me the freedom and creativity to excel. The success of Gala Tent in the past, made it an attractive proposition for me and I hope I have already proved my worth by securing a number of high profile new customers. We are at the start of an exciting journey, which will cement Gala Tent as the market leader in this sector of the events industry.”

Gala Tent, based at Wath upon Dearne near Rotherham, is currently expanding internationally. The company has established 11 international distributors in the past year, and employed an additional seven members of staff at its UK headquarters.