One of Scotland’s most promising young entrepreneurs has signed a franchise deal which is set to bring a unique touch of glitz and glamour to the country’s weddings and corporate events sector.
Greg Anderson, from East Kilbride, has an impressive CV which includes working for The Royal Family at their Balmoral estate – which culminated with him dancing with Her Majesty The Queen at the Annual Ghillies ball.
At just 29 years of age he has already taken the Scottish events industry by storm after setting up The award winning Blue Parrot Company five years ago and despite the current economic climate, has created one of Scotland’s most successful specialist table linen and prop hire companies.
Now, his company has secured the first franchise deal with Warwickshire based Table Art, the innovative event lighting specialist, to bring their unique wireless illuminated table centres to the Scottish events arena.
This business deal is the first international franchise contract agreed by Table Art and signals the start of a plan to ultimately roll out their highly successful products across Europe and the Middle East.
Commenting on the franchise deal, Greg said: “The Table Art centre pieces really are spectacular and provide illuminated table centres, the like of which have never before been seen in Scotland. These centre pieces, which have graced top UK celebrity awards ceremonies, such as the MOBO and Sony Radio Awards, are now available from The Blue Parrot Company.
“We initially trialled the table centres, hiring them on from Table Art on an individual event basis in order to test the Scottish market. We knew they were innovative and very different but we were bowled over by the huge interest and demand from our clients. It confirmed to us that the franchise deal was the logical next step in further building our events hire offering in line with our future expansion plans”.
“It is fantastic to be working closely with Table-arts founder Gary Martin on expanding the business throughout Scotland, and being aided by fellow director and Dragons Den TV star Hilary Devey. I am excited about the future of our company in the Scottish Events Industry”.
Table Art’s founder and managing director, Gary Martin, explained: “We are delighted to welcome Greg and Blue Parrot to the Table Art family. Since setting up the company more than ten years ago, we have revolutionised the events industry.
“Our use of wireless illuminated LED lighting systems for use as interactive table centres is now used by some of the biggest brands in the world to promote their vision at corporate events and awards ceremonies.
“As part of the evolution of Table Art, our centre pieces are being increasingly used by wedding organisers and hotel venues to bring a touch of Hollywood sparkle and sophistication to their events.
“Event organisers already recognise that our wireless interactive LED lighting systems provide so much more than a floral table decoration ever could. Greg Anderson’s Blue Parrot company shares Table Art’s vision of providing stunning table centres which provide the difference between making a venue simply look “nice” and giving an event a stunning ‘wow factor’ that guests will talk about for years to come.”