Meet the team

Hello, lovely to meet you! We started off as a husband and wife team and over the years have expanded our team into one happy family.

The Owners: Richard & Jacquie Hale

We are a husband and wife team initially inspired by the tipis back in 2010. We have grown the Elite team over the last 10 years with an office and crew who literally LOVE our tents. That is why it has been easy to build an ethos in which every Elite employee care about the events and the people they work with, and are prepared to go the extra mile to ensure that their event is as stress free as possible and memorable for all of the right reasons! Having been involved in over 6090 events we have a huge amount of experience and will be able to help, support and advise you in every aspect of your outdoor event.

The Crew: John, Matt & Chris

John Lacey is a senior crew chief and started with Elite on Day 1. His expertise in the field is second to none. Matt and Chris also head up our amazing crews as we create sometimes four or five set ups per week, supported by a group of fabulous students who spend their summers with us.

The Coordinators: Debbie & Kayla

Debbie absolutely ‘keeps it in the family’, sister of Jacquie she looks after customers right from booking to the day of their event, ready at the end of the phone for even the smallest of questions. Kayla has recently joined the team, but with her background in, and her love of, weddings and events she is brilliant to chat through your ideas and options with and will help you turn them into the perfect set up.


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Proud to be a MUTA member

Elite Tents are proud members of MUTA, the UK’s only trade association dedicated to marquees, tents and structures. Being a MUTA member isn’t as simple as paying a subscription fee. We’re bound by a code of practice, follow an industry-leading best practice guide, and are regularly inspected on-site and at our premises to make sure we meet the highest of standards. (Which we always do!) So, don’t take a risk, use Elite Tents and you’ll know you are in SAFE HANDS.

Authentic Nordic Tipi Association

Elite Tents insist on Tipis made by Tentipi and are proud members of the ANTA. Tentipi have been manufacturing Authentic Nordic Tipis for over 25 years and their quality is second to none. With a Tentipi Tent you DO NOT NEED TO WORRY about having a 'weatherproofing option' as these tents were designed for the weather in Scandanavia and will stand up to wind, rain or whatever the British weather can throw at them!