Top Tips to Consider when Choosing your Marquee Manufacturer

We appreciate the importance of thinking strategically when choosing suppliers and manufacturers for your business. Choosing the right supplier involves much more than checking a price list. Your choice should depend on a range of factors such as; price, quality, reliability and service. How you consider these factors depend on your business priorities.

J & J Carter have created our top areas to consider when choosing a marquee manufacturer to help you make the right choice. 

 1. British Made

J & J Carter are proud to make their products in Britain and we are compliant with all UK regulations and standards. Foreign imports have become the norm for many of us Brits, and British made products are often considered a high-priced luxury. We are here to show that you can purchase British made quality event structures at affordable prices. Also, because our products are made in the UK the availability of spare and additional parts is much more easily obtained. In need of a last-minute order? We have you covered with our large stock availability! 

Furthermore, using a UK marquee manufacturer means we have stable prices as we are not subject to foreign exchange fluctuations. Over the last 5 years, the pound to euro conversion has seen a variation of 33%.  With the uncertainty of Brexit, choose J & J Carter for a safe bet!

 2. Quality

J & J Carter ensures everything we do, from the service we provide to the quality of our products, is of the highest standards. We adhere to a large number of safety, quality and technical standards such as; ISO 9001 Quality Assurance and EN1090 CE Marking for structural steel and aluminium products. All of our structures are engineered and designed in accordance with EuroCode standards. See our full list of accreditations here. We ensure everything we do is of the highest quality!

Quality doesn’t stop at our products, but the technology we use to produce our products. We proudly invest in our people and our manufacturing products to ensure what we create is to the highest technical standards. Our talented team have over 100 years of combined experience in fabrication and are true craftsmen who take pride in their work. Our metal and membrane facilities include in-house computerised design & engineering, CNC cutting facility with inspection, computerised high-frequency welding, and the latest European sewing machines

3. Experience

J & J Carter is a family run business, founded in 1988 by John Carter. Today, his sons Rob and Charlie run the business and continue to be committed to serving clients worldwide. Rob and Charlie are 5th generation tensile tent engineers, it doesn’t get much more experienced than that! 

Because of this experience we know we can supply you with the best in the industry – in order to do so we make a continual investment in the latest technologies and training to not just meet, but exceed standards. Using special fabrics, state of the art computerised design and manufacturing methods, we can design and manufacture almost any style and size of structure in our 25,000 sq. ft. tent factory.

 4. Service

We have all had experiences working with suppliers and manufacturers that leaves a sour taste in our mouths. Maybe they didn’t deliver in time, perhaps they weren’t friendly or weren’t easy to talk to, maybe they even overquoted you! With J & J Carter you will never have these experiences. We know our service is paramount to creating lasting relationships and that’s why we are dedicated to providing not just friendly service, but fast, flexible and fair service.

Even in the height of peak season, we are always trying to accommodate our customer’s last-minute requests. And if that means we work overtime to achieve our goals, then that’s what we do. We believe in honest and consistent pricing, year-round. We don’t inflate prices in peak season, just ask our customers! This was one of the most important qualities according to them in our latest customer survey. Also, we aren’t a standard marquee manufacturer, we don’t have a catalogue that you can pick from, instead we work with you to create something that’s not just amazing, but more importantly meets your requirements, and exceeds your expectations.

Choose J & J Carter today…  

You have heard our top tips for choosing a marquee manufacturer and how J & J Carter delivers. We are passionate about what we do which is why we do it well and why we do it with a smile. Still not sure? Pick up the phone and give us a call on +44 (0) 1264 721630 or email [email protected] with your questions. We are more than happy to help! 


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