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About us

GL events UK supports event providers with everything from temporary structures, marquees, spectator seating, and complete event infrastructure solutions.  With more than a century of heritage in the UK events industry, we’re at the forefront of the UK temporary structure market.

Our expertise also extends to stadia construction services and, through Aganto and Spaciotempo UK, temporary structures for industrial, retail and sports and leisure markets. So whether you’re in need of simple tents, marquees and pagodas, or bespoke single-deck and multi-deck structures, seating or stadium construction – you’re always in safe hands. And as recently as 2020, the Group acquired Xpect Furniture, to cater to rental furniture requirements for events and exhibitions.

We’re committed to compliance with industry best practices and safe working.  Our recent certification to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management, and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management, demonstrates a long-standing commitment to quality and excellence, which are at the core of the business.  Read more about our Awards and Accreditations.

Our values

When you engage GL events UK to oversee your event requirements, you can rest assured that our service will deliver a professional, high-quality solution with a number of benefits, including:


Our knowledge of international markets means that we have the ability to deliver a unique event in each location, tailored to the social and cultural expectations of each audience. Or equally, if required, we can simply ‘pick up’ an event solution and replicate it in one or more additional locations.


The size and strength of GL events UK, as a global player within the events market, means that our customers can rely on us being around for the duration. We pride ourselves on developing long-term relationships with our customers and delivering high quality events year after year.


Our international network enables us to divert stock to wherever it is needed around the world. That means we have a better chance of delivering the structure you really want, wherever and whenever you need it – even during the busiest event season.


Despite our global presence and international range, GL events UK is very much a local operator, ensuring that in every country where we operate, we have an in-depth knowledge of the events industry. That means we are best placed to meet our customers’ requirements.


Being a key player in the global events market also means that we can easily meet your event’s infrastructure needs. Whether you are running one UK-based event or a whole network of international events, we’ll be there for you every step of the way, offering a total event solution.


As part of the recruitment process, our teams are hand-picked from some of the most experienced and respected events industry professionals, so you are always in safe hands. The UK team’s unmatched experience is borne out of acquiring existing companies Owen Brown, Snowdens, and Slick Seating – each bringing a wealth of provenance.

Our UK history

Owen Brown

Before joining the GL events UK 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.  Read more about Owen Brown.

Snowdens Marquees

With an event pedigree dating back to 1820, Peterborough-based Snowdens was a marquee-hire specialist with an enviable reputation for the highest possible standards of customer care and a proud events heritage, making Snowdens the perfect match for GL event.  It was acquired by Owen Brown in 1984 and continued trading as Snowdens until it was fully incorporated into GL events UK in 2014.  Read more about Snowdens Marquees.

Slick Seating Systems

GL events UK’s wealth of experience in seating and stadia solutions is thanks to the expertise of the company previously named Slick Seating Systems.  The company, established in 2000, was acquired by GL events UK in 2010 and fully incorporated into the GL events UK brand in 2014.  Read more about Seating and Stadia.

GL events around the world

GL events UK is part of the global GL events group, a world-class provider of integrated solutions and services for live events, conferences and exhibitions. With offices worldwide, GL events can offer its customers in the UK a number of key benefits.  Read more about GL events’ global reach.