Why choose an Owen Brown temporary structure?

For more than 100 years, Owen Brown has been the by-word for first class marquee hire. Since welcoming Owen Brown marquees into the GL events stable, we’ve taken the brand to new-found heights, providing the finest global solutions for event infrastructure.

Owen Brown temporary event venues

When you hire a temporary venue from GL events, you benefit from more than a century of event hire expertise and a pedigree of event supply excellence that’s second to none. At GL events Owen Brown, we’re incredibly proud of our heritage. We’ve been on the events scene since 1913 and, before Owen Brown was acquired by GL events in 2002, Owen Brown temporary structures were well established as the UK’s best and most stylish temporary event venues.

GL events Owen Brown’s heritage

These days, the Owen Brown name is an integral part of the powerful, international and diverse GL events brand. We’ve joined forces with marquee, tiered seating, event overlay and total event production and delivery specialists throughout the UK and around the world. Now known as GL events UK, we’ve come a long way but we’re proud of our brand’s history of success, and glad to be located at the GL events UK headquarters, just 20 miles from the textile-producing town and farmers market where the Owen Brown story began back in 1913.

Owen Brown started out as a cord-maker and supplier of tarpaulins. With his origins in cloth and ropes, it’s little surprise that our entrepreneurial founder developed his trade and became famous for supplying Owen Brown marquees. The Owen Brown success story hasn’t stopped. Today, we partner with organisations located around the globe, enabling the production of a fantastic range of premium events. We’re the go-to partner for clients looking to hire temporary event venues – and have been for many decades.

Owen Brown marquees in action

If you want proof of our history and heritage, look no further than GL events Owen Brown’s relationship with The British Grand Prix, one of the best-loved races in the calendar of the FIA Formula One World Championship. Owen Brown first partnered with the iconic Silverstone Circuit in 1950, when we supplied six beer tents to the British Grand Prix.

For many years since, we have provided premium temporary hospitality suites across the three-day event. Today, 300,000 event-goers experience more than 60 of our finest GL events Owen Brown temporary structures, together spanning more than 17,000sqm. It’s thanks to this partnership that GL events was nominated for the Best Festival Support Service title in the 2017 Festival Supplier Awards.

Owen Brown temporary structures

You’re in good company when you choose an Owen Brown temporary structure. Our long-standing clients include various Royal Palaces, the Goodwood Estate, Royal Ascot and Jockey Club Racecourses.

Whatever your requirement, you can rest assured that we’ll value your event and deliver quality, personal care as well as an exciting and innovative package of products and services. Whether you need to hire a temporary event structure – to brand, style, heat or furnish your venue – or would simply like discuss your ideas with expert event enablers, contact us today – our knowledgeable advisors at GL events Owen Brown will be only too happy to offer their advice and assistance.