Before joining the GL events group of companies, Owen Brown was a supplier of stylish, state of the art temporary structures for more than 100 years. The company was acquired by GL events in 2002, and has gone from strength to strength thanks to a £30 million investment in its award-winning temporary structure range.
GL events UK builds on Owen Brown’s heritage
GL events UK is proud to incorporate Owen Brown’s prestigious reputation, wealth of experience and dedication to excellence.
With our GL events UK headquarters located in Castle Donington, on the border between Leicestershire and Derbyshire, we remain close to our Owen Brown roots, too. The Owen Brown story began in 1913 when Owen Brown started selling ropes, tarpaulins and netting at farmers’ markets in Loughborough and throughout the Midlands area.
The business soon expanded into event supply, providing the finest Owen Brown marquees and becoming synonymous with quality and reliability. Today, the GL events UK team continues to provide beautiful bespoke temporary event structures for the most prestigious events throughout the season’s sporting and social calendar.
Owen Brown event structures
We’ve come a long way since the earliest days of the Owen Brown story. Now providing anything from hospitality chalets and single deck event structures to giant structures, double-deck temporary buildings and triple-deck structures, GL events UK offers solutions for all levels of hospitality.
We also specialise in many other innovative, stylish and unusual marquees for corporate events and product launches, parties and large-scale celebrations, shows and festivals, as well as for exhibitions and trade shows. Our range of pagodas can also provide the ideal solution for temporary retail venues and pop up shops within a wider event infrastructure.
World-class event structures by Royal appointment
GL events UK’s accumulated experience in the provision of temporary structures for sporting events – particularly in the worlds of horse racing, motorsport, tennis and golf – has established us as a world-class provider of temporary structures for events on the global stage.
Like Owen Brown before us, GL events UK takes pride in delivering high quality service and customer care. We are extremely proud to be a Royal Warrant Holder, as Temporary Building Supplier by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen, and we see this royal accolade – the highest available to a company – as proof of the quality of our craftsmanship. It also demonstrates the dedication and commitment shown by our teams in the supply and installation of our temporary structures.