Cheshire Marquees was originally founded in 1989 by David Garrard, whose wife, son, daughter and grandson all worked within the business over the years. They became a leading competitor in the North West, renowned for their excellent customer service, competitive prices and incredible ability to install marquees in the most awkward of spaces.
In 2019, David reluctantly decided it was time to retire and was keen for the business to be taken over by people who understood its core values whilst building on the incredible work that the Garrard family had put in over thirty years. Luke and Jay Finch, 2 brothers from Wilmslow have been family friends of the Garrard’s for almost as long as the company has existed and saw an opportunity to a) own and develop a family business and b) put their experience in hospitality, retail, HR and business change to good use.
Despite exchanging ownership in January 2020, David has continued to work closely with Luke and Jay to ensure a smooth transition. David’s son, daughter and grandson are still an integral part of the business- their knowledge, experience and expertise is key to the future success and the new working relationships are working superbly.
Luke and Jay wish to continue harnessing the excellent repeat customer relations and priceless word of mouth marketing that Cheshire Marquees has thrived on in recent decades, whilst also rebranding and growing the business and keeping the core values that are the foundations of historical success.