The purchase of equipment to enable Your Event to provide a complete marquee package for family events.
Your Event was established by Slieve Gallion Rural Development Association as a marquee hire business in 1998 to provide flexible employment for farming families in the locality. The vast majority of customers to the business were private, community and sporting organisations who required a marquee for an organised event. The Company reviewed its structure and proposed changes to its Memorandum and Articles of Association to become an umbrella group for a consortium of community and voluntary groups in the wider Mid Ulster area that have the ambition and capacity to organise their own festival or event capable of attracting visitors from all over NI and beyond.
Funded under Axis 3, through SWARD, the project involved the establishment of a niche business to provide a range of hire equipment for families wishing to organise a celebration event such as a birthday, anniversary and christenings.
The business gives the family maximum flexibility in terms of hiring either the basic marquee or the complete Your Event package for a very special celebration in the family home. The project has created 3 part time jobs and has built up an inventory of hire equipment and a trained team of contract operatives that are a shared resource for the community and voluntary members of the company.