New recruits join award winning tent supplier

Paige Adamson and Leanne Mace who have become the latest recruits to Gala Tent.
Paige Adamson and Leanne Mace who have become the latest recruits to Gala Tent.

TWO teenagers have become the latest recruits at an award-winning party tent and gazebo supplier.

Paige Adamson and Leanne Mace have joined the team at Manvers-based Gala Tent Ltd as apprentice event specialists.

Both aged 18 and from Rotherham, they will be joining a double award-winning team.

The firm took home the Business Growth Award and managing director Jason Mace was named Entrepreneur of the Year for Barnsley and Rotherham in 2011.

As part of their new roles, Paige and Leanne will complete a six month business administration apprenticeship at the LifeSkills Centre in Rotherham.

The day release programme will see them work four days at Gala Tent and a day on their course at the centre.

Mr Mace said: “The initial five apprentices have restored my faith in today’s youth and the future of our economy as they have proven to be a very fast moving and diligent group of individuals. Employing more was simply a no brainer.”

After the initial six months, they will have gained a qualification equivalent to five GCSEs with the opportunity to stay on as a full time employee.