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“I had the pleasure of working with Ironmonger Marquees during the UBS Hong Kong Open in October 2015.

Ironmonger Marquees supplied the tented structures, fencing, and all relevant fittings for the event. Ironmonger’s team was professional in every way, and I was impressed with their willingness and ability to always go the ‘extra mile’. Ironmonger’s equipment is very good quality, and their large amount of stock meant they were always able to cope with last minute changes and additions to my order.

I would recommend Ironmonger Marquees for any job large or small. “

Mike Uyede, Operations Director

“Ironmonger Marquees were exceptional in delivering the inaugural HKSEVENS Kick Off Concert. They provided a first class event management service that was integral to the success of the concert.”

Sam Pinder, Head of Hong Kong Sevens

“We have had the good fortune of working with Ironmonger Marquees across a number of events over the last few years. Most recently as a supplier of tents, productions services and marketing assistance on both AIA Great European Carnivals and The HK Classic, our high end classic car show.

Ironmonger Marquees are a unique partner for us as their experience, knowledge and willingness to add value for us at short notice continue to have significant influence over the successful delivery of our events.

The Great European Carnival has welcomed just under 2million guests in the last two years and the Classic Car Show delivered 40,000 High Net Worth consumers, all of which were satisfied customers, in no small part due to the IME team.”

Michael Denmark, Chief Executive Officer

“Your construction of the TELUS Mountain View Lodge with its cantilevered floor and glass walls and ceiling was an outstanding accomplishment that demonstrated exceptional quality and creativity. Moreover, the structure reflected the TELUS brand magnificently and created an unforgettable experience for our valued customers and guests.”

President and CEO

“The team at Karl’s did an incredible job and were an absolute pleasure to work with. Their professionalism, efficiency and endless good humour was evident at all times during both the challenging year of planning and the enormous build and breakdown period. I couldn’t ask for a better team to work with and I’m proud to have them as our partner.”

Production Director

“Arena Structures work to the highest standards but are always looking for ways to improve their products, they contribute a crucial part of our course infra-structure. It has been a pleasure working through the process of combining previously separate hospitality structures to create this incredible new triple-decker structure for the John Smith’s Grand National.”

Aintree’s operations manager

“We all produced an extraordinary result. The Royal Meeting was considered by commentators to be the most successful in decades. This year’s performance was ‘top drawer’. The customers said so. I have never seen the racecourse so well presented at the commencement of a Royal Meeting. While our staff have received many compliments, I fully realise that much hard work was done by Arena Seating. You were truly a part of ‘Team Ascot’ and huge levels of professionalism and expertise were demonstrated.”

R.J. Wilkie, Director

Ascot Racecourse, Royal Ascot

“Arena Lea has met and exceeded all expectations working with us and the CAA to create an environment that has allowed our clients to focus on their business contacts. This format has meant they haven‘t had to worry about their stand design and is a more cost effective way of exhibiting to meet clients and showcase their brand and products.”

Ian Godden

Chairman of FIL and British Aerospace, Defence and Security (ADS) trade association

“The triple deck Arena Structures hospitality suites are an integral part of the Cheltenham Festival experience for so many of our hospitality guests. Whatever the weather our guests are comfortable in these uniquely robust suites, with great viewing over the racecourse.”

Edward Gillespie, Managing Director

Cheltenham Racecourse

“I would like to thank you for the concerted efforts you made in assisting us both during the build up to the St Leger 2008 and during the festival itself. We had well over 60,000 people here throughout the four days, including 26,000 on Leger Day, and the feedback has been very positive. We have taken massive strides forward and the hard work has paid off. Please pass my thanks to all your team as it was definitely a team effort.”

Mark Clayton, Doncaster Racecourse

Operations Manager, St Leger

“I wanted to express my thanks to Arena Structures and the onsite team for the fantastic works recently achieved for the State Visit of the President of the United Mexican States. In response to the request to derig all three pavilions within a period of 36 hours, Arena Structures rose to the challenge and made sure that everything was cleared from site, on time and with no impact on the ceremonial events taking place. This was a very tall order to fulfil. However, this was achieved and highlights the calibre of the operatives on the job.”

Tim Maynard, EC Harris LLP

The State Visit of the President of the United Mexican States

“Arena Structures has long been a trusted partner of Henley Royal Regatta and is an integral part of this highlight of the English sporting calendar. As the Regatta’s official structures supplier, it delivers a diverse range of structures to the highest of standards year upon year, from the Boat Tents through to our prestigious Bar and Dining facilities. We have come to respect and rely on Arena’s staff, who have become an invaluable extension of the Regatta’s team and work seamlessly with our other partners to deliver a unique event we are all very proud of.”

Daniel Grist, Secretary

Henley Royal Regatta

“It’s thanks to suppliers like Arena Seating that my company can shine,” says Robbie Wilson. “Arena did a fabulous job by providing the brand new equipment requested by the clients.”

Robbie Wilson, R&R Logistics, Technical Director

Honda Dreamscape at British International Motorshow

“Arena Seating presented me with the best and most economical option, which worked very well. I was impressed by their attention to detail and professionalism – when Arena Seating say they can do it, they always deliver.” Keith Morris, Riverside Productions.

Keith Morris, Riverside Productions, Production Manager

Rick Wakeman Six Wives of Henry VIII 500th Anniversary Concert, Hampton Court Palace

“We work with Arena Group in the UK. We know their product, we know their standard and we knew we could raise the tournament to a higher level with their input.”

Paul Gillmon, IMG, Championship Manager

Abu Dhabi Golf Championship

“People don’t believe that this infrastructure is only built for a week’s tournament. Arena Group is so good at co-ordinating with each other and with all our other suppliers to ensure that everything comes in at the right time. One of our first challenges was the fact that we needed blue seats for the new sponsor. I’ve worked with both Arena Seating and Arena Structures in branding the whole event and they’ve been really helpful. They’ve come back to me at every stage of the design process with different ideas for different materials across the site and have particularly helped this year in developing an area solely for the public.”

Lottie Cresswell, Head of Event Operations

LTA, AEGON Championships, Queens Club, London

“The planning, implementation and dismantling of the tentage has been to a very high standard with no complaints received from Turnberry Golf Club on whose ground the tents were erected. The quality of the tentage provided by Arena, together with the interior fittings and furnishings, helped to make this year’s Open Championship one of the best for many years with many complimentary remarks about the whole layout of the village. This, combined with the drama of Tom Watson almost making history, helped make it one of the most memorable weeks in the game of golf. We look forward to working with Arena Structures again at St Andrews next year when tentage and ancillaries will be provided to cope with 200,000 people over the week.”

David Hill, Director of Championships

The R&A

“On behalf of World Polo I would like to offer you my sincere thanks for supporting the inaugural tournament of the New World Polo series, Polo in the Park – London, held earlier this month at Hurlingham Park. As a first year event we are delighted with the outcome and the feedback so far indicates that the weekend was a resounding success.”

Daniel Fox-Davies, Chairman

World Polo Limited, Polo

“We regard Arena Seating very highly. Their pre-site service, administration and actual onsite delivery are second to none. Everyone was delighted with the way they delivered the brief.”

Claudia Bush, innovision

Operations Director, Red Bull Air Race

“Extending the strong working relationship between the Ryder Cup, the PGA European Tour and Arena Group, they (Arena) once again justified our trust through the professional delivery of key elements of the event infrastructure. They have provided a very good service and their offering has enhanced this Ryder Cup tournament.”

Edward Kitson, Ryder Cup match director

Celtic Manor Ryder Cup 2011

“My sincere thanks for a job well done! This year’s Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix was the most successful I have ever worked on. Over 310,000 fans enjoyed the weekend and its outstanding success is, in all respects, entirely down to a tremendous team effort. As a team, we have again done an amazing job and put on a fantastic event for the fans. Many thanks for the key part you played.”

Richard Phillips, Managing Director

Silverstone Circuits Ltd, Silverstone Grand Prix

“Trust is an essential part of the process when running an event like ours. Arena Group has been a trusted supplier for over 50 years and we are delighted that we continue to work with them in the 21st Century.”

Robert McCowen, Marketing Director

All England Lawn Tennis Club, The Wimbledon Championships

“I wanted to thank you for the fantastic work the Arena Seating team undertook with regards to the Qatargas event. We all know what a difficult venue it was to work in, in terms of accessibility and restrictions, made even more challenging by the fact that this was the first time an event of this scale and complexity had been carried out on this site. You and your team rose to this challenge and were outstanding and you certainly made my life easy in a difficult environment. The event was a resounding success and both Qatargas and the Emiri Diwan were truly delighted and stunned by what we had achieved. In addition, the Qatargas General Services and H&S departments told me that WRG and our suppliers have been the best overall event team they have every had the pleasure to work with. So thank you for the part that Arena played in these accolades.”

Tim Elliott, Technical Director

WRG, Inauguration of Qatargas 2 Project

“I have worked with Arena Seating for 10 years. They are the only company I would trust to deliver a project this complex to such a high standard.”

Paul Viollet, PAV Productions Ltd

working with Talkback Thames, The X Factor

“My trip to the tented village take down last week reminded me that I owe you a letter of thanks for all that your team achieved at the BMW PGA Championship this year. Common consensus was that this was the best year ever. In particular, the 18th Green and Village were the best presented on the tour. Arena’s contribution to this statement of excellence is very much appreciated by all at the European Tour, BMW and Wentworth Club. We have a huge number of visitors and never before have I had so many enquiries regarding how and who helped achieve this level of presentation. A lot of this concerned your tentage. I feel confident that BMW continues to be a great shop window for Arena’s talent and product.”

Jamie Birkmyre, Wentworth Club, Director of Championship Management

BMW PGA Championship