About Us

Welcome to the Highfield Event Group Ltd, the leading marquee hire and event management company in Cambridgeshire. Established in 1979 near Cambridge, we are a family-run company that has grown over the years and built a solid reputation for Marquee hire. Our founder Garry Chapman is joined by daughter Claire as director of sales and event management and son Chris as operations director.

We can create the marquee of your dreams whatever the event and its size: from weddings and parties to corporate exhibitions or the grand university balls for which Cambridge is famous. We take pride in being competitive and affordable, we are passionate and have a loyal team whose enthusiasm and attention to detail has set us apart and earned us an enviable reputation for providing the very best marquees and event management locally. Our core values of professional service, best value for money and our heritage in this domain contribute to make us one of the region's top players. 

We are a member of MUTA, the UK's Only Marquee Trade Association dedicated to raising industry standards.

Meet The Team

About us: we are very fortunate to have a broad and diverse team, with a variety of different backgrounds and experience. But we are all united by our passion for our work and for our commitment to helping you have the best day you can.

Garry Chapman

Director CEO and Founder

Garry is our our chairman, CEO and founder.  He is a font of knowledge when it comes to marquees and is always happy to share his experience or recall a tale or two from the past. Garry oversees everything that takes place at The Highfield Event Group and is the linchpin of our organisation.

Claire Chapman

Managing Director, Director of Sales and Event Management

Claire is one of the three directors at Highfield and has been involved in the industry for as long as she remembers. Her job is her passion and as vital to Claire as the air she breathes. Claire is a member of the MUTA Executive Committee, the UK’s only Marquee Trade Association dedicated to raising industry standards.

Chris Chapman

Operations Director

The third director and in charge of Operations, Chris provides the link between management and on-site teams and is instrumental in making it all happen. His experience is phenomenal, making him a critical member of our team. Chris also has a fabulous of humour and it is big hit with all he works with.

Perry Roberts


Our poodle loving foreman who would love to tell you his tales about his large family of dogs over a cup of tea and piece of cake!

A friendly chappie with bundles of experience putting up marquees all over the country. You can be assured you are in very safe hands with Perry and his team

Stefan Wray


Our foreman Stefan is a bundle of energy and a fast-talker to boot! A cheerful cheeky chappy, Stefan is very good at what he does, making him very popular with our clients.

Paul Olen

Director Manufacturing & Transport

Paul has been with us from the very start. What Paul does not know about marquees is not worth knowing. Paul looks after all our fleet of vehicles, repairs and creates essential kit for us and generally makes himself indispensable in every way, every day.

Gail Parkins

Operations Assistant

Gail has known the Chapman family 25 years and has recently come back to work for Highfield.  Gail has over 19 years’ experience in the marquee industry and is a fountain of knowledge!  A keen hockey player in her spare time, as well as looking after her 2 beautiful daughters.

Pam Ellwood

Financial Administrator

The only blonde in the office! -Pam has a serious eye for perfection and the most friendly of personalities.

Suzanne Mayers

HR Manager

Suzanne juggles several jobs, working as PA to Garry, Claire and Chris, as well as handling all matters HR. She is always smiling, regardless of what you throw at her. She is also a keen baker and is happy to share her wares with us, much to our delight


Guard Dog

The office would not be the same without him….this cheeky chappy is very inquisitive and he loves a cuddle!