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Voted best in the West Midlands in the 2016 Wedding Industry Awards, family run Good Intents provides marquee hire and event organisation services throughout the UK. Wye Life chats with owners Bruce and Lucy Scho eld at their Ledbury base…


Why Good Intents, and how did you get involved?
We first met at Agricultural College; years later we both left agriculture to work for Lucy’s family marquee businesses, manufacturing and hiring marquees. These businesses were subsequently taken over, and in 2003 we decided to do our own thing. We knew of Good Intents, it had been going since 1985 but the owners were ready to retire. We bought the business and moved it from Droitwich to Ledbury, and grew from there.

What are your marquees used for?
We’ve been involved with pretty much any kind of marquee hire that you
can imagine. Weddings will doubtless always be our core business, but we also provide marquees for birthday parties (all ages!), anniversaries, charity balls, festivals, home and garden shows, corporate hospitality, product launches, Christmas parties, opera festivals, (bear with!), school and university speech days, graduations and open days, equestrian and rugby hospitality (not on the same site, I hasten to add!), and any other excuse for a jolly good party, or any requirement for a large white tent!

Wow! And what makes your business stand out from other marquee companies?
We are innovative, bespoke and certainly not the norm; we embrace peoples’ ideas and vision, and bring their dreams to reality. We offer the personal touch; Lucy is mainly in the office pulling the strings, while I carry out site visits. We employ ve full-time staff, and several more casual seasonal workers, although the season seems to be lengthening every year! We usually only run one site at a time, so that I can supervise, and I or a senior manager will usually be present on site during the event to ensure that everything runs smoothly. We have a variety of shapes and sizes of marquee, seating up to around 800 guests under one roof.

Do you provide other services as well as marquee hire?
Absolutely. We can be a one stop shop, providing ooring, lighting and electrics, interior décor, furniture, dance oors, posh loos, catering facilities, bars, chillout furniture, and mirrorballs! We also provide very effective heating solutions for our marquees, particularly in the winter months! We can source pretty much anything, and deliver it all with our own eet of transport. We can recommend caterers, orists, bands and other suppliers who we have worked with.

What areas do you cover, and how can our readers book your services?
We can install our marquees anywhere in the UK (and beyond!), but most of our work is within 60 miles of Ledbury. We have recently supplied Llangoed Hall, Flanesford Priory, Eastnor Castle and Glewstone Court. In fact we’re supplying the marquee for the Wedding Showcase at Glewstone on Saturday October 8th and we’ll be attending, so hopefully lots of people will pop along and say hello, we’re very friendly! Potential clients can request a quotation by phone or email. We produce 2d and 3d visuals of your marquee so that you can see exactly what you are getting.

What are your plans for the future?
We’ve already taken lots of bookings for 2017 and 2018. Our main aim is to grow organically, always improving and staying ahead of the pack, keeping our (Award Winning!) reputation for excellent customer service.

Good Intents
Unit 1, Hazel Park Industrial Estate Dymock Road
Herefordshire HR8 2JQ

0800 9556 505 or 01531 636505

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