We design, manufacture and build structures
for events and commercial clients.


If you need more space, we’ll build it for you!

Our company has two divisions: Events & Structure Solutions.

We’re proud members of the Made in Britain campaign and champion British manufacturing.

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Who we are


Over thirty years of operations has seen us work with world-renowned brands and on some very exciting projects! Our experienced in-house team of engineers and installers sees us operate all around the UK, Ireland and internationally.

We’ve grown significantly as a business since starting out in 1991, now offering products two serve two divisions: Events and Structure Solutions. Whether you’re organising a premium event venue or an extension to your warehouse, we’ll provide a solution that meets your needs… and then some!

Our History


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A hobby and passion for Olympic sailing led our founder David Tabb to leave his job in hardware and software engineering to set up Tabb Sails selling sails and yacht masts.

Tabb Sails was introduced to extruded aluminium sections and began exploring the manufacture of temporary structures.

A storm blew the main exhibition tent at Southampton Boatshow down. David sought to ask why not use aluminium structures instead, thus began the process of designing structures.

David was approached by a client who had heard his story, and asked him to manufacture some small structures. He designed ‘Tabby Tents’ and began supplying to the British military.

During the recession, David’s friend was struggling to keep his business running, so suggested that they go and win some more tent contracts to make some money. They won the contract for the Beneteau Cup.

As more enquiries started to roll in, Mar-Key Marquees Ltd was born!

Ben Scroggie (now Group CEO) joins the company as a summer labourer.

The business experiences significant growth in the manufacturing division, supplying to industrial clients such as Tesco.

Rebrand from Mar-Key Marquees Ltd to Mar-Key Group after a 600% growth in industrial sales to retail clients.

Significant growth over the last few years continues to build brand credibility, and Mar-Key Group is made official supplier to The America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth.

As the world of events comes to a stop due to Coronavirus, Mar-Key Group divert all of their stock and staff to supplying structures to the NHS, retailers and key workers to support the national efforts during the pandemic.

Our ‘Events’ and ‘Structure Solutions’ two divisional strategy is launched on our brand new website.

New HQ and manufacturing facility opens in Christchruch, Dorset and the business secures significant investment from Alcuin Capital Partners to fuel future growth.

Our Deliveries


international suppliers

From Australia to Bermuda, we have a proven track record delivering export projects all around the world.

We undertake structural calculations based on your exact site requirements, which can be calculated anywhere in the world.

In 2023 we exported a grandstand canopy to the infamous Adelaide500 event. The client themselves could not believe how quickly they managed to have a solution in place.

Our team


Our fantastic team is the key to our success, after all, we are only as good as the team we have…

We are fortunate that some of the most loyal and talented people in the industry work here, which is why we constantly exceed expectations and work with such an impressive client base.

 

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