Garry Wakefield

Garry Wakefield, Director, Capital Barriers & Temporary Fencing Ltd.

Re-elected to the EHA Event Equipment Board 2023

After twenty years working in the portable building industry for a number of very large national companies supplying temporary buildings predominantly for the event hire sector I thought that I could offer a more professional and quality of service without the red tape that you get with non-personal national companies.

I studied the fence and barrier industry in the event hire sector across the south of England and found that there was a distinct lack of quality suppliers who would go the extra mile with their service provision.

In 2005 I started a business within the event hire industry to supply quality fencing and barrier products along with the facility of an installation team who would be prepared to work the long and unsociable hours that the event industry requires.

We have gone from strength to strength over the last fourteen years and during 2018 we merged with Capital Barriers who were one of our clients who we have worked with for eight years. The company specializes in supplying the film premiere sector and theatre industry in London with security barriers and fencing.

I have gained an enormous amount of experience across the board whilst building my business by surrounding myself with the right people who can help the business grow to where it is now.

During the building of my business in the event hire sector I have work closely with a variety of other event hire businesses of various sizes and have forged close working relationships with them to further our service levels to both our clients and our partner businesses.