Fletchers supply marquee for royal visit to the region
We were contacted by M I Dicksons of South Shields to provide a marquee for the visit of Princess Ann to unveil a plague celebrating their 60th Anniversary since starting business in 1953.
Dicksons have 24 shops throughout Tyne & Wear and supply butchery products to supermarkets, other major retailers, the catering industry and local department stores between the Scottish Borders and Yorkshire. They have continued to evolve adapting to changing shopping habits and consumer tastes offering traditional pork butchery together with 'food on the go'.
The client required a marquee to provide hospitality for their employees and clients with space for an exhibition. They wanted minimum disruption to their site to enable production to continue thoughout the event.
Following a site visit it was decided to erect a frame pavilion using ballast weights on the block paving. The size of the area available was limited and trees further restricted the site. Poseur / cocktail tables were used rather than large tables to make best use of the space within the marquee with chairs around two sides to leave the central area free for the raised dias. Princess Ann entered through a feature pagoda fitted with a red carpet linked to the main building. Guests entered though a separate entrance as security was paramount.