“I went to Westdene Primary School and the Barn playgroup so was pleased to get involved in helping to bring it back into use for the community"
We interviewed Matt, who is a Director of Brighton Marquees
Tell us about the history of the business
Brighton Marquees has been running for almost 30 years and when the owner retired, he left me and his son to manage the business. I’m now responsible for all the operations and general management. I started there as a labourer and have worked my way up. We cater for everything from garden parties, through weddings to Music Festivals. Last year we did the outdoor pub next to Der Spiegeltent for the Brighton Festival. We can provide marquees, lighting, flooring, heating and furniture to cater for any event.
What do you aim to achieve for your customers?
The company’s reputation rests on reliability and friendly, polite staff.
We are a close knit team and in the peak months we see as much of one another as we do our families. Customers notice when a team is happy and motivated so I work hard on this.
What excites you most about being in business?
I love working outside and the challenge of making sure we provide the right design for people. We’ve even put a marquee over a swimming pool, which was a challenge.
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Matt Waterman, left and his Marquee team cool down
Blackbarn Farm, Hailsham BN27 4BZ
Telephone 07900 212655
Barn Buddies is a unique scheme which recognises the regular financial support local businesses give to The Barn and promotes their goods and services to the Westdene community in return.