Looking for a lifestyle business offering great returns?
Having established a successful network across the UK, we’re now looking to find a small number of international partners to supply their home markets.
We believe in local, which is why every Wills Certified Provider, is an independent business operating in their own, exclusive territory.
We don’t just work with existing marquee rental companies looking to extend their portfolio, we also work with industry newcomers and startups.
With or without an industry background, the reasons for choosing to partner with us are the same:
Handmade using a blend of traditional artisan skills and the best of modern technology, Wills marquees are made by us in Yorkshire, England. There is no substitute for coming in person to see a marquee but we have made a film Setting the Scene which we hope will help illustrate the quality of materials and workmanship that go into the making of each and every Wills.
Timelessly elegant, Wills marquees transcend fashion. Nonetheless, we remain committed to evolving the Collection, developing complementary products and driving brand awareness both in our home market and abroad.
Demand is driven by the growing reputation of the Wills brand and a recognition among those in the know, that there are no finer marquees anywhere. We have found that high demand linked to the exclusive rights to supply a region enables premium pricing which leads to high levels of return
Return on investment – the purchase cost of any Wills marquee should be recouped in under ten rental bookings and as a marquee is always hired with additional items (furnishings, facilities, services), there is an opportunity for incremental or subcontract profit with each hire.
We offer a level of support which is unique to our industry. In addition to the intangible benefits of the Wills brand umbrella, access to free advice and being part of a network that collaborates rather than competes, you can expect:
For those contemplating a new venture, we know how rewarding it is to be your own boss. Having started from scratch ourselves, we also know how hard it is to get things going. So we are always on hand to provide practical advice (as much or as little as might be needed); we’ll help you build your business without dictating how.
We feel most alive in the outdoors and we work in some of the most beautiful settings imaginable, many of which we would otherwise never have seen. On top of that, we love that what we do makes people happy.
If this strikes a chord with you, then you may well have found your new calling!
If you’d like to explore things further, please get in touch.
Typical rentals over a five year Wills marquee lifespan
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Assuming a period of marketing prior to launch, we believe the following first year top line performance is achievable:
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Chris and the team were (and still are) incredibly supportive and more than happy to help with advice from rigging to complex questions around business development.
Once you have handled the marquees and seen first hand the production process and met the Wills team ‘selling’ them becomes extremely easy. And we know we can leverage the name – Wills has a stellar reputation.
James d’Ath jimjimmy.co.uk
Having previously operated clearspan marquees, we took the decision to aim for the very top end of the wedding and party market and went looking for a marquee that would provide us with a point of difference. Wills instantly jumped out at us and after a couple of chats and emails, we were on our way to Wills HQ for an informal tour (and pub lunch!), followed a few days later by a day on-site with the team.
From the moment we arrived we knew we had found what we were looking for. Craftsmanship, carefully sourced materials and the most beautiful marquees we’d ever seen. But the quality of the Wills brand runs much deeper, every member of the team is superb to work with, and the help and advice they give is priceless.
Richard & Steve Hemmings coveredbycanvas.co.uk
My ‘journey’ started when Terry (my better half) and I were on the hunt for the most perfect marquee for our wedding but as the only way to buy one was to start a business hiring them I called Wills and was invited to join the team setting up for an open day at Newby Hall. Rather informal for a business meeting I thought (which I loved).
The marquees blew me away, everything slotted into place and I haven’t looked back. If you would like to chat to me about my experience, I would love to be able to help out just as other partners did for me (I had so many questions).
Katharine Snowden peacockandbow.co.uk