Meet the Team
Orlando Vaughan (Director)
Orlando has worked within the ranks at Lewis Marquees for the past 6 years gaining a wealth of experience in the field along the way. In December 2013, Orlando, seeing great potential in this old and much loved company, acquired shares in the company to help further Lewis Marquees fortunes . Orlando not only manages the sales and marketing but takes great care to make sure your event goes exactly the way you dreamed it, from the initial site visit to the design and layout and, in most cases, overseeing the build.
Orlando is available to take your call out of office ours on 07887791382 if you need to get in touch urgently.
Tom Greene (Director)
Tom has just recently joined the team at Lewis Marquees as a new Director, having worked as an operations manager for two of Australia’s biggest Marquee and Event companies; Pages Events and Butlers Events in Sydney. Tom brings a wealth of logistical knowledge with him and, having worked for Lewis Marquees before his Australian adventure, knows how importantly we regard our heritage.
Tom left the Household cavalry regiment as a Sniper Corporal in 2011 so brings all his military precision to Lewis Marquees! From Point of contact to the finished build, you can be assured that Tom will leave no stone un-turned.
Tom is also available to take your call out of office hours on 07752 191972
Nick Minkley (Master Tent Maker)
Nick has been in the marquee industry for over 40 years and still makes our tents in the age old way of the original Lewis family. Though now a sole trader (his business is called Needle and Palm), he is very much part of the Lewis family and still oversees some of the operations and scheduling and can consult you at your event site to make sure you have the perfect tent for the day. Nick manufactures in the Lewis factory so we still offer tents of any shape and size for our clients.
Steve Grant (Head Foreman)
Steve joined Lewis Marquees in 1983 and has been Foreman since the mid 90’s. Although Steve took a break from marquees from 2008-11, he has returned to Lewis’ and brings all his experience and stabilising influence with him. There are not many who have the knowledge of the marquee trade as Steve does, and you can feel comfortable that your event is safe in his hands. Steve manages all the crew and oversees the delivery and build of your Marquee with his affable and good natured approach making for a stress free process.
Steve’s number in an emergency only is 07565 565858
Please note that the foremen rotate responsibility for on call duty during the summer and so may be unavailable. Other numbers can be found on this page.
Paul Merry (Foreman)
Paul has been an ever present personality within the Lewis Marquees ranks for over a decade. His experience and knowledge of Marquees mean he directs his crews with military precision while remaining calm and providing no little comic relief along the way! Paul has an array of onsite qualifications including operating heavy machinery, further enhancing Lewis Marquees’ ability to adhere to its strict health and safety and on site protocols.
Paul can take your call out of hours if other numbers are unavailable on 07920 017222
Jamie Kagan (Seasonal Foreman)
Jamie can be found during the winter months on the slopes of the Rockies in Canada or Verbier in Switzerland among others as a skiing instructor and returns to England in the summer to bolster Lewis Marquees already very experienced team. Having worked in the industry for many years, you can be confident of Jamie’s ability to make the build of your marquee a stress free experience and his friendly and affable nature means his crews remain happy and hard working on site.
As a qualified Plumber, he is also very handy around the yard if there are any leaky taps!
Jo Rampton (Office and Sales Manager)
Jo joined Lewis Marquees sales team in May 2015 and and has become a much loved point of contact for our clients. With her friendly and affable nature, Jo will walk you through all the aspects of your wedding or event having taken a firm grasp of the industry, and how our company operates, within a very short space of time.
Jo has a background in legal expenses, insurance and account management so is a reliable and assured presence here at Lewis Marquees.
Rob Ramage (Foreman)
Rob is another Army veteran having served for the Royal artillery regiment on Thorney Island. Rob has worked for Lewis Marquees since 2010 and so like his Colleagues brings great experience and assurance to site. Having a military background, Rob is the master at keeping the younger crew in check and keeps them motivated while, at the same time, taking a light hearted approach with his Yorkshire wit!
Rob can take your call out of hours if others are unavailable on 07707137298
Kevin Weston (Transport Manager and Foreman)
Kev is a new addition to Lewis Marquees having joined for the 2015 season. Now full time, he brings all his transport experience (holding all his heavy goods vehicle and plant licences) and eagerness to the ranks and is a real credit to the team. Having travelled the world in HGV’s Kev is not short of a good story and is constantly cheery on and off site and is a very likable and helpful presence to all that meet him.