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How To Weatherproof Your Wedding (Spring/Summer & Autumn/Winter)

17th Mar 2020

When it comes to your big day, you want to make sure everything runs as smooth as possible. However, one thing you can’t control is our British weather. You’re far better working with the weather than against it. The most important thing is that you’re prepared. So, to help you plan for bad weather on your wedding day, we’re going to show you how to weatherproof your wedding so you can have the best day possible. Spring/Summer Weddings Have you paid extra for a su
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Filming During Bad Weather: Advice for Film Directors and Producers

17th Feb 2020

Top Advice For Film Directors and Producers To Film During Bad Weather Film directors and producers are taking advantage of the UK’s impressive landscape and architecture more than ever before. Official figures (provided by BFI’s Research and Statistics Unit) reveal that 188 feature films were put into production in 2019; the highest spend on film and television production in the UK to date ( bfi.org.uk). One of the many challenges film directors and producers face is the UK’s famousl
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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Business Events to Exhibit at in 2020

3rd Jan 2020

As 2019 draws to a close, its highly likely that your business will be focusing on the New Year, particularly how you will promote yourself in 2020. And, a big part of this will be planning which events you are going to attend over the next 12 months.With over 1.3 million business events held every year in the UK (Eventbrite), there's certainly a lot of choice for your company. However, with so many possibilities, it can also be a bit of a challenge to narrow down the best options.To help you ou
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How to Make Your Market Stall Stand Out at Christmas

6th Dec 2019

Christmas is the most profitable period for the retail sector, especially for market traders looking to boost their revenue. Some of the most lucrative sales opportunities for SMEs at this time of the year lie at one of the UK's many Christmas markets — a sector that's worth £500 million annually (LGA). However, even if you aren't able to attend one of these events, there is plenty of trade to capitalise on by making your regular stall as festive as possible, so it really stands out. I
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How to Host A Charity Great British Bake Off (Despite the Weather)

23rd Oct 2019

It's finally October! That can only mean one thing: we're approaching the final of this year's Great British Bake Off. If you're one of the millions baking obsessives in the UK, you might be looking for a way to share your passion with your fellow fans, and, what better way of doing just that than hosting your own charity competition at work?But, if you're going to do your event justice, you need to do it in its traditional surroundings — outdoors. This way, you can invite neighbouring businesse
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TFH Gazebos celebrates its 10 year anniversary!

16th Nov 2018

It is with great pride that TFH Gazebos celebrates its 10 year anniversary this year. The company was formed in November, 2008, and takes its name from the director’s children – Teddy, Frankie and Harry. As a family run business, our heart has always been in everything we do, ensuring that we always go above and beyond. Our company started in a small home office and has developed through the years with the help of all of our customers, into a successful business with warehousing and of
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TFH Gazebos working with Hoxton Street Market – one year on

21st Dec 2017

At TFH Gazebos, we have many years of experience supporting the UK market trade, both locally, and nationally. For the past year, we’re proud to be have been working alongside  Hackney Council on the expansion of the popular Hoxton Street Market. Established in 1687, the market is a classic East End experience, and just a short stroll from trendy Shoreditch, renowned for its fashionable clubs and bars. The market has played a key role in building a strong local community a
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The Big Freeze: Preparing your outdoor event for the British Winter

8th Dec 2017

As the UK is set to be hit by snow, strong winds and freezing temperatures this winter, it’s important that market traders and outdoor event organisers, especially in the lead up to Christmas, are fully prepared to embrace the colder weather. Even when snow does fall, it doesn’t necessarily mean an outdoor event is a write-off – with a bit of planning and preparation you can still have fun.. Here are our top tips for ensuring that bad weather doesn’t ruin the occasion.
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A Trick or a Treat? Promotional Ideas for Halloween

26th Oct 2017

Seasonal marketing is a fantastic way to keep generating interest in your brand from one holiday to the next. And October is no exception. Consumer spending in the UK on Halloween continues to rise, with more people buying into the event than ever before. It is now the third most popular festival behind Christmas and Easter, with Mintel forecasting that Britons will spend a record £320m celebrating the spooky occasion this year. 46% of consumers spent money on the event
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Tips for creating the perfect Santa’s Grotto

29th Sep 2017

Are you running a Christmas Santa's Grotto this year? With hundreds of grotto's now appearing across the UK, it is essential to put on a good show to attract as many visitors as possible. Here are some top tips to ensure your festive event runs like clockwork. A great gift One of the easiest things to do is make sure that you give a great toy as your gift from Santa. Whether you charge £10 for your grotto or £2, it’s important to give a gift that represents value for mon
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Quick Guide for Exhibitors at the Essex Craft and Design Show this Autumn

7th Sep 2017

The  Essex Craft and Design Show is returning once more to Cressing Temple Barn this autumn. The two-day event, happening on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September, will be showcasing photography, ceramics, textiles, fine art, jewellery, glass and many other contemporary crafts. This will be its tenth year at Cressing, and therefore a great opportunity for artists, craft makers and designers to promote and sell their work to the public. For visitors, it is also a chance
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Summer BBQs and Festivals – Perfect Uses For Your Pop Up Gazebo

18th Aug 2017

With September just around the corner, it won’t be long before you’ll be getting the kids ready to go back to school and the nights will start to draw in. It’s therefore essential we all enjoy the final days of summer with family and friends and make the most of being outdoors – come rain or shine! Whether you decide to attend a local festival in the forthcoming weeks or choose to throw a garden party or BBQ over the August bank holiday weekend, we know that the British weather
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Is Your Gazebo Ready For The Summer?

4th Aug 2017

The summer is probably the key time of the year when you will make the most of your  pop up gazebo, however with the longer days and drier weather conditions, it is also a great opportunity to check that your gazebo is in a good state of repair. While a gazebo does not require a lot of care and maintenance, it is exposed to the elements all day and so does need some basic attention which will ultimately help extend the life of your equipment. Here is our checklist for looking a
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Celebrate Wimbledon fortnight with the perfect outdoor party

6th Jul 2017

For many the highlight of the British summer is watching the  Wimbledon tennis tournament, which will be taking place at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club from 3rd – 16th July. Here’s all you need to know about the prestigious sporting event, which in 2017 is celebrating its 140th year, as well as tips as to how you can join in the celebrations with your family and friends at home.. When do the important matches take place? The Ladies’ Singles fina
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A Quick Guide to the Essex Festival of Food and Drink

20th Jun 2017

One of the most popular events in the Essex county calendar is back next month for the seventh consecutive year! That’s right, the Essex Festival of Food and Drink will take place on 15–16th July at Cressing Temple Barns’ beautiful grounds. This year’s event has an action-packed line-up of food events, cooking demonstrations, expert talks and tutored tastings, as well as fun free events for the family such as cookery classes and live music.. There will be over 150 artis
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Get Ready for Fling Festival

12th Jun 2017

With a fantastic line-up of music, comedy, theatre, cabaret, crafts and burlesque, Fling Festival is one of the best adult-only festivals in the country. Taking place at Hylands House in Essex on 1st July, festivalgoers will get the chance to enjoy an intimate atmosphere with a village of tents and bespoke mixes of music and unique performances alongside a fantastic array of food and drink. This year’s event will be particularly special, with BBC 6 Music joining in the party
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Tips for a Great Day Exhibiting at the Blackwater Country Show

25th May 2017

Celebrating its twelfth year running, the Blackwater Country Show is one of the best and most established events in the Essex calendar. Situated in beautiful surroundings, the show promotes the local countryside and embraces outdoor living. With a variety of entertainment and displays on offer, marquees filled with amazing local food and drink producers, trade stalls for shopping opportunities and the Main Ring, the show is a great family day out.. What Events Are Taking Place at the Blackwa
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Make the Most of Attending the National Flower Show

17th May 2017

With over 25,000 visitors expected for 2017, this year’s fifth annual National Flower Show is set to be the biggest event yet. From 19th to 21st May, the UK’s favourite exhibitors, businesses and sponsors will be coming together at the Hylands House estate, Chelmsford, to showcase the very best of gardening, home and lifestyle. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the National Flower Show is sure to inspire both visitors and traders alike. From the moment you enter the grounds, you will be greet
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Exhibitors Tips for the Essex Main Event Wedding Shows

26th Apr 2017

As a supplier in the wedding industry, you will understand how important and eagerly anticipated a wedding day is to your customers. With so much to think about and so much planning involved, getting ready for a wedding can be extremely stressful and overwhelming: that’s why events like the Main Event Wedding Show can bring welcome relief for those who are newly engaged. We’ve put together our tips for those who are planning to maximise your business by exhibiting at any of
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Top Five Gazebo Accessories for Traders and Businesses

21st Apr 2017

Having a job that requires you to work outside much of the time can take its toll but having the protection of a pop-up gazebo year-round makes outdoor work so much more enjoyable, especially if you invest in some great-quality gazebo parts and accessories. We’ve put together a list of our top five gazebo accessories that will help to turn your stall or trade stand into the perfect environment. Check out the best products below. Weights Fill these bags with sand or
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Tips for Exhibiting at the Essex Craft and Design Show 2017

15th Apr 2017

The  Essex Craft and Design Show will be returning to RHS Garden Hyde Hall in May (Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May) for a long weekend showcasing crafting, photography, ceramics, textiles, fine art, jewellery, glass and many other contemporary crafts. Over the bank holiday weekend, the event will have over sixty craftsmen, designers and artists coming together to celebrate the very best in British design.. Whether you’re a new and emerging talent or an established art
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Expert Tips on Styling Your Pop-up Marquee

10th Apr 2017

Planning a big party or wedding and wondering how you can style your hire pop-up marquee or gazebo? We’ve put together a list of our expert tips on how to decorate marquees for any event and included all the equipment not to forget. Flooring Laying down  flooring in a pop-up marquee can take the space from being a little rough and ready to fancy and finished. It completely changes the look of the marquee and gives a more polished and professional impression that i
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TFH Gazebos Supports Relaunched Well Street Market

30th Mar 2017

At TFH Gazebos, we are passionate about supporting the British market trade and regularly supply to customers in this industry. In December 2016, we joined up with Hackney Council to relaunch Well Street Market. Dating back to the 19th century, this historic shopping area was once a major trade hub for the city and is known for being the birthplace of Tesco, which in 1919 was only a mere market stall on the cobbled streets run by owner Jack Cohen. From its launch in 18
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TFH Gazebos January & February Newsletter

6th Feb 2017

Welcome to the first TFH Gazebos newsletter of 2017. We’re looking forward to another busy year and are excited to continue sharing all our great news and updates throughout the year. Check out our latest posts and features below! The Nation's Biggest Gazebo Nightmares Check out our fun infographic showing the results of our 2016 survey on the nation’s biggest gazebo nightmares. We surveyed the nation to discover the truth and the public’s biggest bugbears w
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Host the Ultimate Six Nations Rugby Party

23rd Jan 2017

The world’s greatest rugby tournament is fast approaching, with the first matches kicking off on Saturday, 4 February 2017. Whether you support England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland or Wales, you’ll agree that this year’s Six Nations is set to be an exciting one for all rugby lovers. Considering hosting a party to celebrate and watch the big game? We’ve put together a guide to help you plan a party to remember. Location Go big or go home! If you’ve got lots of friends who are fans o
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TFH Gazebos Flying the Chequered Flag for Pirelli

12th Jan 2017

TFH Gazebos Flying the Chequered Flag for Pirelli with 2017 British Masters Sponsorship At TFH Gazebos, we love to support national events taking place around the UK and have a long-standing history of lending our support to motor sport. This trend will continue into 2017 with our latest exciting partnership with Pirelli for the  2017 British Masters in association with Offroad Motorsports UK. The dates are now set for the calendar year, with events taking place a
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How to Throw a Charity Fundraising Event

29th Dec 2016

It’s almost 2017! With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, many of us will be making our new year’s resolutions, and although hitting the gym, being healthier or getting that promotion at work might be high on the agenda, it’s also the perfect time to sign yourself up to volunteer. Charity work and volunteering can be much easier than you first expect. Whether you have a few hours a week or a few hours a month, there are lots of worthy causes that would appreciate a little hel
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The UK’s Best Christmas Markets to Visit This Festive Season

21st Dec 2016

‘tis the season to be jolly! Nothing else gives you that festive feeling quite like visiting a Christmas market in December. The smell of mulled wine wafting through the air, plenty of mince pies to keep you fuelled up and twinkling lights shining away. Many Brits plan on taking winter weekend breaks to enjoy a market, but they needn’t do as the UK has some of the best Christmas markets in the world. We’ve put together a list of the best markets to visit in the UK this festive season. Bi
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Expert Tips on How to Store Your Gazebo in Winter

25th Nov 2016

The weather is turning as we roll into winter and with the days growing colder and shorter, for many of us it’s time to pack up our gazebos and head inside. For those of you who only use your gazebo for garden parties and events in the summer months, it’s important to ensure that you pack up your pop-up gazebos and shelters correctly and store them well in order to give your equipment a longer life. Traders, market stall vendors and events workers may find that this equipment is needed yea
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Expert Tips on Standing out at Your Next Trade Show

16th Nov 2016

Expert Tips on Standing out from the Competition at Your Next Trade Show If you’re lucky enough to host or attend an event in the great outdoors, a pop-up gazebo can be the perfect setup for a garden party, a great way to attract people over at events and an ideal way to protect against any unpredictable weather changes that may occur. Creating a basic stall or setup is perfectly fit for purpose but if you take the time to go the extra mile and pimp your gazebo with de
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Pimp Your Gazebo

11th Nov 2016

Pimp Your Gazebo – How to Create an Eye-Catching Setup If you’re lucky enough to host or attend an event in the great outdoors, a pop-up gazebo can be the perfect setup for a garden party, a great way to attract people over at events and an ideal way to protect against any unpredictable weather changes that may occur. Creating a basic stall or setup is perfectly fit for purpose but if you take the time to go the extra mile and pimp your gazebo with decorations and accessor
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Gazebo Nightmares

31st Oct 2016

The Nations Biggest Gazebo Nightmares For those of you who use a gazebo regularly you will know what an amazing and useful piece of equipment it can be for outdoor events and parties. In summer, pop-up gazebos can provide much-needed shade from the hot, sunny weather, on colder days’ gazebo walls will shield you and your customers or guests from the elements and at events, a gazebo can help to make your stall look professional and stand out from the crowd with exciting branding.
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A Beginner’s Guide to Battling the Great British Weather

31st Oct 2016

The weather in Britain is notoriously unpredictable. Although we are lucky enough to be occasionally graced with glorious warm sunshine and clear skies, this is a rarity and is often interspersed with blustery winds, downpours of rain and even snow showers. We’ve put together a guide for conquering the great outdoors for all of you who face the elements working outside every day or even for those who just enjoy spending time outside but don’t want to get caught out by the wea
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Top 10 Tips for Market Stall Traders

17th Sep 2016

If you missed the 2016 launch of Love Your Local Market in May fear not because British Food Fortnight is coming! The two-week event runs from 17 September - 2 October and is a national celebration of amazing British food and drink. The campaign is run by Love British Food and will be its 14th year of hosting the event, and it has now partnered with Co Op Food and The Great British Food Campaign. Farmers markets and the wonderful trade stall holders that run
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Why Your Business Needs a Printed Gazebo

1st Aug 2016

Anyone who works in the market stall business, attends trade shows or even takes part in events will understand that it can be difficult to compete whilst surrounded by an array of other company stands. Whether you’re a huge corporate business sponsoring and hosting a large outdoor event, a small charity holding a stall at a local community fair or a school or university looking to liven up your open days and sports days, TFH Gazebos have the answers. One of the best ways to get no
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The Ultimate Essex Local Summer Festival Guide

9th May 2016

Summer is just around the corner and we’re getting ready for long, sunny days in our home county of Essex. What better way to celebrate the start of the summer season than by attending a festival? We’ve put together a list of our top 24 local summer festivals across Essex. From May to August the county will host everything from film festivals and food festivals to music festivals and even niche performance and craft festivals. This summer’s events are a real mixed bag, so there is some
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Your Guide to Choosing the Right Pop Up Gazebo

13th Apr 2016

Choosing the right gazebo can be a tricky decision. With so many options and price points you can be left confused, but fear not: this handy guide is here to help you make the right choice. What Is a Pop Up Gazebo and Why Do You Need One? A pop up gazebo is a collapsible shelter that folds down to a compact, portable size. Also referred to as a frame tent or mini marquee, gazebos come in all different sizes, colours and shapes, usually depending on their purpose. These handy shelter
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Five uses for your pop up gazebo

6th Apr 2016

With spring and summer just around the corner, gazebos are a great outdoor accessory to start utilising. Manufacturers have recognised there are a huge number of uses for ‘mini marquees’ and are now creating products that are much more versatile, hard-wearing and useful. Gone are the days when gazebos were used for nothing but wet camping holidays now that more diverse product ranges are on offer. If you’re in the market for a new mini marquee or you want to find out more about them, ch
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Six Nations Rugby 2016

25th Jan 2016

Six Nations Rugby kicks off the 2016 sporting calendar There’s nothing like a gazebo for selling merchandise and hot food at sporting events. It’s been a slow start to the year but after the hardship of Dry January, it’s time to look forward to the start of the 2016 sporting year with the Six Nations. The Calcutta Cup - Scotland versus England - kicks things off on February 6th. After the Rugby World Cup, much is expected on the field. But it’s off the pitch that we’re interested in as
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Five ways pop up gazebos help Bonfire Night go with a bang

5th Nov 2015

Bonfire Nights are exciting events, and a pop up gazebo can be an incredibly useful addition. Pop up gazebos and other temporary structures are usually a must-have for Guy Fawkes events. Here’s a few ways to put a gazebo to good use. All eyes are on the fireworks on Bonfire Night, but for the organisers of these events there are lots of things to think about other than just ensuring the evening goes off with a bang Food stalls At this time of year, it’s impossible to
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