I’ve always had a passion for furniture, lighting and interiors and working in this industry has allowed me and my company to expand and reach some incredible heights…”

Graham Jones, founder, GBJ Event Hire

Graham Jones, founder of GBJ Event Hire, supplies quality furnishings, mobile bars and lighting to events all over the UK and Europe; working closely with high profile brands and private clients, all year round Graham installs and positions the most beautiful statement pieces that perfectly reflect the theme and tone of their private parties, weddings and high-profile events…

ABOVE: Kate Moss at a launch event decorated with GBJ Event Hire furnishings and lighting

C&B: ”Graham, it looks like you’ve positioned your company perfectly to capture the luxury events market – what prompted you to start GBJ Event Hire in the first place?”

GJ: ”I set up GBJ Event Hire because at that time there was a ‘one size fits all’ attitude to furniture hire, as in ‘quantity over quality’, and I knew I could address that by adding a personal design touch and also high quality customer service to the already crowded furniture hire landscape; I wanted to establish my own identity in this industry and create my own brand. With GBJ I’ve been able to form relationships with clients and companies and travel to amazing venues and places around Europe, meeting likeminded creatives…”

Over the past two decades of operating in the events industry, I’ve developed my own style – this led me to create my own company back in 2012…”

Graham Jones, founder, GBJ Event Hire

C&B: ”How has the business evolved and what profile of clients do you mainly work for?”

GJ: ”Our main client base is made up of production companies and PR consultancies, although wedding planners and direct client enquires are on the increase through Instagram and social media. We’ve recently been working with ‘Whispering Angel’ which then led us on to work alongside Giorgio Armani tennis, Ascot racing and Moet & Chandon…”

We specialise in product launches, parties, weddings, cocktail receptions, any and all type of events…”

Graham Jones, founder, GBJ Event Hire

GJ: ”We’ve also worked with Aston Martin at the Dorchester Hotel, Bulgari at Selfridges plus the Trinity May Ball at Manchester and Cambridge universities; we regularly supply to Abbey Road Studio and often collaborate with high profile event organisers. We’re best known for supplying small to medium bespoke events but on the larger side we’ve also furnished all 12 galleries at the Saatchi Gallery to accommodate over 1000 guests…”

We’re flexible with our events and we stock a large variety of furnishings that can be adapted to a range of event spaces…”

Graham Jones, founder, GBJ Event Hire

I’m looking forward to working with our existing client base again this coming year and introducing new clients to our extensive event hire stock…”

Graham Jones, founder, GBJ Event Hire

GBJ has supplied furniture, bars and lighting across the UK and Europe, including parties in St Tropez, Paris, Madrid, Marbella and Sotograde…”

Graham Jones, founder, GBJ Event Hire

C&B: ”What would you say are the current trends in event furnishings?”

GJ: ”Sandstone upholstered seating with added detailed furnishings are a sophisticated statement; velvet furnishings have been very popular over the past year, including sofas, chairs and stools which we offer in a variety of colours…”

Working in such a creative industry every day is a delight…”

Graham Jones, founder, GBJ Event Hire

C&B: ”Out of all the amazing furnishings you offer, what would you say are your most hired items?” 

GJ: ”Cordiale vanilla and bianco bars are perfect for poolside parties and DJ’ing or ‘wow factor’ statement pieces; our new marble-top poseur tables have been taken to events up and down the country this summer, perfect for parties when also paired with our velvet stools…”

C&B: ”Finally, what would be your dream event furnishing project for GBJ Event Rental?”

GJ: ”The Met Gala… no question!”


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