New jobs created as Dorset Marquee firm expands

A DORSET firm that provides marquees for events including Royal Ascot and the Wimbledon Championships, is expanding.

Temporary structures company Mar-Key Group, based in Christchurch, has increased capacity with a new office and manufacturing site, thanks to a seven-figure finance package from HSBC.

The move will allow the business to handle larger orders and streamline operations, as well as creating jobs in th area.

Ben Scroggie, CEO of Mar-Key Group, said: “Mar-Key has embarked on a transformative journey, growing from its roots as a small-scale organisation to becoming a prominent player in the temporary structures field.

“The HSBC UK funding has opened new opportunities for both our people and our products.

“This year, we have been able to expand our offer and facilitate projects that were previously hard-to-fulfil, such as custom or short lead-time requests. All of which helps to give us a competitive edge in a crowded market.”

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Jane Fancy, area director for Hampshire and Dorset at HSBC UK, added: “Mar-Key is an excellent example of a small company that has diversified its offer to unlock significant growth opportunities.

“HSBC UK has worked with the team since 2011 and we’ve watched the company gain confidence and grow into new sectors, as well as create new jobs for the local Dorset community.”

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