New recruit at Manvers-based manufacturing firm

Shannon Kelly has joined Gala Tent.
Shannon Kelly has joined Gala Tent.

A Manvers-based marquee and gazebo manufacturer has expanded its marketing department with the appointment of a new apprentice after a period of business growth.

Shannon Kelly, 18, of Thurnscoe, has joined Gala Tent on a one year business administration apprenticeship run by training provider Create Skills Ltd.

The former Wath Sixth Form College pupil applied for the apprenticeship position to develop her business skills and give her the foundations she needs to launch her career.

She said: “It’s great to be able to study whilst working as I will gain valuable work experience whilst still gaining further qualifications.”

Over the past 12 months Gala Tent has seen a sharp increase in sales and a 20 per cent overall growth in business. The company has secured 11 international distributors in a year.