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, Sophie & Nicola
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. Sophie is the most longstanding member of the team and has loads of ideas on what would be the perfect set up for you and will help you decide what will suit your day. And to complete our fabulous office team is Nicola, who is also a wedding photographer so has an excellent eye for detail.