OUR IN HOUSE PRODUCTION TEAM CAN MAKE THE SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE A REALITY

Stephen Reeve

Managing Director

Ryan Brown

Sales Manager

Kate Forrest

Senior Account Manager

Jess Fields

Sales Executive

Ashley Mason

Graphic Artist & Marketing Assistant

Andrew Hill

Graphic Artist & Marketing

Courtney Green

Graphic Artist & Marketing Assistant

John Fields

Operations Director

Julie Herring

Finance Director

Rachel Dent

Accounting Assistant

Robert Russell

Stock Control/Purchaser

Wendy Kennelly

Senior Order Administrator

Gillian Cooper

Office Manager

Jane Whitehouse

Order Administrator

Our production lead times are days not weeks, we are renowned for our on-time delivery record of high quality products.

As a strictly trade only supplier our nationwide network of distributors are able to demonstrate our comprehensive product collection of umbrellas to match most budget, style or quality requirements.

  • Our in house production team can make the seemingly impossible a reality.
  • Bespoke made umbrellas – Design and print any UK umbrella to your clients specifications with NO MINIMUM ORDER quantity.
  • We hold huge stocks of frames that cover budget priced to fully storm proof styles. Spectrum™, Fibrestorm, StormSport UK, ProSport Deluxe and more.
  • We can offer a choice of frame colours and a superb selection of handle styles and colours in many cases at no extra cost.
  • We can offer a choice of over 50 standard stock panel colours to use in any combination to create a truly bespoke canopy or alternatively Pantone™ match your panels to any colour of the spectrum.
  • We produce state of the art, high resolution, dye sublimation printed umbrellas in house for limitless colour and design coverage.
  • We can now create bespoke Vented, Square & Double Canopies here in the UK using any of our stock panel colours and add them to any of our stormproof frames.
  • We distribute a wide selection of umbrellas including pre made styles for decorating with corporate or advertising branding. This includes our best sellers, the Budget Golf, Supervent, Supermini and a selection on traditional walking styles, along the Totes and Fulton Brands.

We can offer a choice of over 50 standard stock materials to sew into a truly bespoke standard canopy to screen print in house. We produce state of the art, hi-res, sublimation printed umbrella in house for limitless colour and design coverage.

This includes our best sellers, the Budget Golf, SuperVent & the SuperMini and a selection of traditional walking styles, along with the stunning, retail quality FARE umbrellas

2000

Founded on April Fools Day in the year two thousand (yes, we think it’s ironic too!)
The Umbrella Company was founded by Shawn Hassack, formerly a director and share holder of Creative Contracts, to specialise in the supply of umbrellas to the promotional distributer. Never going direct to an end user.

2002

Awarded 2nd Place in the Supplier of the Year from 4imprint.
The Umbrella Company were happy to runner up in the Supplier of the Year at the 4imprint awards for 2002.

2003

Awarded Gold Supplier of the Year from the PAGE catalogue group.
The Umbrella Company were pleased to be named Gold Supplier of the Year by PAGE Catalogue Group members in recofnition of a continous high standard of product, backed by an excellent attention to order detail and meeting of delivery schedules.

2004

Awarded Supplier of the Year from the PAGE catalogue group.
The Umbrella Company were honoured to be again be named Supplier of the Year by PAGE Catalogue Group members in recognition of a continous high standard of product, backed by an excellent attention to order detail and meeting of delivery schedules.

2005

Awarded Best Large Supplier of the Year from Promota

The Umbrella Company were privelaged to be named Best Large Supplier for 2005 by Promota.

2006

Awarded Practical Product of the Year from Promota.
The Umbrella Company chosen as the Practical Product of the Year for 2006 by Promota.

2011

Moved into new, all encompasing premises to incorporate all deparments under one roof.
Whilst the move was only small in distance (just over the car park) the logistics involved were still massive but we successfully moved into our new building allowing us room to grow and flourish with a new level of control previously unseen at the company.

2011

Made in Sheffield

2012

Introduces new logo and brand identity

2013

Awarded the Advantage Group Supplier of the Year commend award for 2012-13.
The Umbrella Company were delighted to receive a Commend Award from The Advantage Group at their 2013 annual awards dinner.

2014

Awarded a place amongst the Top25 Specialist Suppliers in 2013 from Sourcing City.
The Umbrella Company were proud to be held in such high esteem from the members of Sourcing City and to be amongst such great company as part of the top 25 Specialist Suppliers of the Year.

2016

Awarded Supplier of the Year at the Sourcing City awards ceremony.
As voted by the users of Sourcing City, this award was a very welcome surprise and is great recognition for all the staff at the company and the hard work they put in over the year. We have redoubled our efforts for 2017 in an attempt to surpass expectations as a thank you to everyone who voted for us.

2016

Awarded Quickest Response Team for 2016 at the Fluid Branding awards ceremony

2016

The company has a new ownership structure for the first time in its history as a management buyout is completed

2017

Awarded the Advantage Group Supplier of the Year commend award for 2016-17.
The Umbrella Company were delighted to receive a Commend Award from The Advantage Group at their 2017 annual awards dinner.

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Golf Umbrellas

Featuring the largest canopy sizes for an umbrella, designed for maximum protection from the elements.

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Walking Umbrellas

Featuring slightly smaller canopies than a golf size umbrella but with all of the strength, designed for daily use where space might be more limited.

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Telescopic Umbrellas

Featuring a collapsible frame that slides inside itself so is compact and lightweight, designed for easy storage when not in use compared to a full size umbrella.

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Fare Umbrellas

Featuring retail quality umbrellas from one of the largest umbrella brands in europe but with competitive trade pricing.

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Impliva Umbrellas

Featuring low cost but high quality umbrellas from our guest suppliers in europe, including the brands Falcone & Falconetti.

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Eco Umbrellas

Featuring umbrellas that are made from recycled and/or highly sustainable sources, ideal for your environmentally conscious customers.

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PVC Umbrellas

Featuring umbrellas with super clear PVC canopies that allow you to see all around while in use, a firm favourite of Her Majesty the Queen so come with the royal seal of approval.

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Parasols Umbrellas

Featuring a comprehensive selection of parasols with various canopy sizes and heights, ideal for either the garden, outdoor events or pub beer garden.

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Events Umbrellas

Featuring our range of products specifically selected for outdoor events, from the visual impact of a massive pop up gazebo down to a full branded umbrella stand.

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