About us

The English Marquee Company

Our story

The English Marquee Company is a family-owned and operated Specialist Events company based in Harrogate, Yorkshire. With over 100 years of combined experience in the Events and Leisure business, we work hand in hand with our clients to blend classic Marquees with beautiful furniture to create timeless events.

Established in 1995 our parent company has been delivering excellence in the Hospitality and Leisure fields from our base near Harrogate in the heart of Yorkshire to clients throughout the UK, Europe and North America. 

Sam - Managing Director

Sam is a graduate of the Royal Agricultural University. With 10 years’ experience in Events and Agricultural construction Sam oversees all aspects of the English Marquee Company as well as sourcing the best products available for our clients, from tables and chairs to flooring, lighting and Marquees.

Tor - Events Director

Tor has a proven track record in the Events business with a degree in Event Management. This includes several years’ experience in high end catering in the Harrogate area, followed by a successful career working in outside events across the UK for HiHo Jewellery, Chalet operations for luxury Ski Companies in Courchevel as well as working for Fortnum and Masons in London. Tor leads our Event Planning and Sales Team.


Harry joined the team in August 2021 and brings with him work experience in planning and delivering events in the hospitality, music and wedding sectors. With a degree in Events Management, Harry is on hand to guide clients along their event journey from the first call to the big day. Working alongside other departments Harry assists with Sales and Marketing and occasionally leading a team out on site.


Will joins the team with an abundance of energy and a passion for event construction. Since graduating university with a Sports Science degree, Will has worked with both the National Trust and Regional Rivers Trust leading research projects. This experience combined with Will’s leadership qualities guarantees that your event will be delivered to the highest quality.


Ben is our Structural and Engineering Manager. He has a degree in Engineering and over 20 years of experience in the marquee industry. Planning, designing and project managing numerous high-end projects both nationally and internationally. With an extensive knowledge of structures and flooring systems. 

The Crew

Our crew are pivotal to our success, they work tirelessly throughout a long season to create magical moments for our clients. We’re proud to welcome back returning crew each summer whether that be summer breaks from university or working part time during the summer, they’re dedicated to each and every event.



We work hard to deliver a service and experience that can’t be bettered. We always think it’s important to share what our clients say.